Application To Viterbi PDP for Seniors Graduating in Spring and Summer 2020
Seniors graduating in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 are being extended a special invitation to apply to the Viterbi Progressive Degree Program. Only students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher are eligible to apply by submitting the Application and Course Plan form to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 1, 2020. Along with the Application and Course Plan form students will also need to submit a current copy of the STARS Report. Please combine these documents into a single PDF (Application first, STARS second) and email them with the subject line: 2020Seniors LastName, FirstName (USC ID Number). Please note that the course plan requires the approval of the graduate department to which you are applying and must therefore be drafted in consultation with an academic advisor. For more information on who your graduate advisor is, scroll down to the Advising section of this webpage.
For students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, no letters of recommendation are required. For students with a GPA between 3.2 and 3.49, one letter of recommendation is required from a USC faculty member in your major field of study. Please have all letters of recommendation sent to email@example.com. The letter can come either as an email attachment or written in the body of the email, whichever is more convenient for the letter writer.
Students admitted to the PDP must complete all undergraduate coursework by Summer 2020. All graduate coursework must be completed within 12 semesters of the student’s first term in college. Students will be admitted to the PDP with graduate student standing and should expect to be eligible for graduate level financial aid only.
To view a recording of the webinar that outlines the special application offer to 2020 seniors, please click here.
If you have questions, please read through the FAQs below, which will be updated on a regular basis. You may address questions not covered below to firstname.lastname@example.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: My GPA is slightly below 3.2. Can I still apply? A: Only if you expect your GPA to reach 3.2 once Spring 2020 grades are factored in, in which case please wait until after the end of the semester to apply (your STARS report must reflect a GPA that meets the requirement).
Q: I want to take graduate courses in Summer 2020. Will that be possible? A: Yes, but you must apply by Wednesday, May 6 so that we can review your application and process your potential admission by the time the summer term begins on May 20. We will review all applications on a rolling basis until the final July 1 deadline.
Q: I am a senior set to graduate in Fall 2020. Can I apply to the PDP? A: No, per university policy, only seniors who are graduating in Spring or Summer of 2020 may apply under these special circumstances.