DEN@Viterbi Limited Status Students: How to Apply

Application Overview for Limited Status Students

'DEN@Viterbi How to Apply' Webinars

Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission. Representatives from the Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement office will be available to answer any question you have during the live session.

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(All times in PDT)


Limited Status Student: Application Checklist


Verify Application Deadlines

Spring 2022: DEN@Viterbi applicants are eligible for an application deadline extension of November 1, 2021. All required application materials are due at this time. After submitting your application, email with your 10-digit USC ID, full name and program(s). Please also indicate that you were formerly a Limited Status student. 

Fall 2022: January 15, 2022.
DEN@Viterbi applicants can request an application deadline extension, if needed. For more information, please email



Start the USC Graduate Application

Tips for Limited Student Applicants

  • USC ID: Under "USC Background Information," select 'Yes' for the question 'Have you previously applied or attended USC?' and indicate your existing 10-digit USC ID.
  • Academic History:
    • Upload a copy of your official, university-issued transcripts on institutional letterhead for all postsecondary institutions attended. Missing transcripts will result in an incomplete status and delayed application review.
    • Include USC under 'Colleges Attended' to ensure your Limited Status coursework is included in your application review. You do not need to upload your USC transcripts.
  • DEN@Viterbi Status: In the 'Questions' section under 'Program Materials' select 'Yes' under 'Do you intend to pursue your graduate program fully online via DEN@Viterbi?'


Contact if you have any questions before, during, or after the application process. Be sure to include your 10-digit USC ID, full name and the program(s) you have applied to in all email communications.

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Published on September 22nd, 2020

Last updated on August 18th, 2023