Summer Start 2020


Congratulations! The Viterbi School of Engineering would like to provide you with an opportunity for admission to  your M.S. degree through the 2020 Summer Start program. Due to the tremendous interest in our graduate programs from talented students around the world, it is not possible to accommodate all of the students we wish to admit. You were selected to be a part of a small number of talented students to begin your M.S. program in the summer. The Summer Start program is designed for Computer Science (all emphasis) majors.

As part of the Summer Start Program you will:

• Complete (possibly) the M.S. degree in three semesters or 15 months.
• Begin your MS program with a smaller cohort of peers.
• Enjoy access to faculty and other programs within a small cohort.

Next Steps

  • Step 1

    Submit your financial document. If you are an international applicant, you will need to submit a sufficient financial statement of support and a copy of your passport. We recommend that you submit your financial documents as soon as possible to be processed into your file.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your financial statement of support must indicate proof of funding dated within 12 months of your intended first day of classes (May 2020 or later). Your passport verification must be a copy of the first two pages of your passport.  Please make sure to submit as soon as possible and allow time for processing.

Please follow the instructions on AskUSC to submit your documents as attachments.  Use the drop down menus to Select the Area: Graduate Admission Viterbi and the category Immigration Matters.
After we process these documents and make you an official offer of admission, then you will be able to submit your statement of intent form.

  • Step 2

    Submit statement of intent and the $500 commitment deposit for the Summer 2020 term.


The timeline for the summer admission process will be as follows:

Deadline to submit financial statement documents

April 15, 2020

   For more information about these documents, please visit the USC Graduate Admission Financial Support website.

Deadline for Intent to Enroll Form and Commitment Deposit

May 1, 2020

Orientation and Registration Information Available

June 30, 2020

Contact Us

Please contact our office for all general questions regarding the application process and for a general status on submitted graduate applications.

  • Tel: 213 740 7755
  • Email:
  • Address: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • Hours: Mon-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm

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Published on November 20th, 2018

Last updated on April 9th, 2020