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Decision Notification
The length of time it takes for an application to be reviewed varies by department and degree program. After your application package is complete, it is sent to a graduate committee for review.
Once a decision is made, an official decision letter will be sent to you.
If you have questions about application status, please contact Viterbi Graduate Admission.

Note: All required application materials must be received by the respective application deadline to guarantee review for the intended semester.

Visit our Newly Admitted Students section for answers to common questions asked by newly admitted students including those about: statement of intent, commitment deposit, and deferring admission to another semester.

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For questions on application requirements or additional assistance completing your application you may contact the Viterbi Graduate Admission Office at or at 213-740-7755. If you need technical support with your application, click on the Contact Us link in the lower left of the online graduate application.