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D-Clearance Process


Fall 2020

**July 10, 2020 - D-clearance requests have started to be processed. Please be sure to select the correct class section if you are taking the course online or are attending in-person class.**
Please read the instructions listed below prior to requesting “D” clearance

GRADUATE STUDENTS

ISE Students

March 27, 2020 - On Campus ISE students may request D-Clearance starting at 5:00 p.m.

March 30, 2020 – The ISE Student Services Office will begin processing D-Clearances requests. If you have an ADM21 and/or ENGR01, contact the ISE Student Services Office at isedept@usc.edu prior to registering.

ISE students are allowed to submit a maximum of 5 D-Clearance requests. Only 3 D-Clearances will be granted. If you have no longer interested in a D clearance request, please select the Request Deleted by Student.

ISE PDP Students - be sure to enter PDP in the index box when submitting your request.


NON-ISE Students

July 20, 2020 - Non-ISE students will be allowed to submit D-Clearances request starting at 9:00 a.m.

July 22, 2020 -The ISE Student Services Office will begin processing Non-ISE students D-Clearances requests.

Non ISE Students - Are allowed to submit a maximum of 2 D-Clearance requests. Only 1 D-Clearance will be granted.

Non-ISE PDP Students, be sure to enter PDP in the index box when submitting your request.

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D Clearance Information

D-Clearance Requests are managed through the myViterbi on-line system. Please login to https://myviterbi.usc.edu using your USC NetID. Access, the D-Clearance Request Manager.

1) Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email notification from the myViterbi on-line “D” Clearance system.

2) If you allow the D-Clearance to expire, you will be required to resubmit your request.

3) The myViterbi on-line system for requesting D Clearance(s) for ISE course(s) will be deactivated on September 4, 2020 at noon.

4) On the third week of classes, students must obtain approval directly from the professor before trying to add a course. To obtain D-Clearance have the professor sign the Course Schedule Change Form and bring the signed form to the Epstein ISE Department Student Services Office at GER 247.

ISE Off-Campus DEN@Viterbi Students D-Clearance Requests are handled through DEN Tools https://courses.uscden.net/d2l/login. If you have any problems, please email den@vase.usc.edu

SUMMER 2020
“D CLEARANCE"

ISE Graduate Students

Summer 2020 Schedule of Classes is now available online.

February 28, 2020 - On Campus ISE students may request D-Clearance starting at 5:00 p.m.

March 2, 2020 -  The ISE Student Services Office will begin processing D-Clearances requests. If you have an ADM21 and/or ENGR01, contact the ISE Student Services Office at (213)740-4893 or isedept@usc.edu prior to registering.


NON-ISE Students

March 2, 2020 - Non-ISE students will be allowed to submit D-Clearance requests starting at 9:00 a.m.

March 4, 2020 -The ISE Student Services Office will begin processing non-ISE students D-Clearance requests. If you submit a D Clearance request prior to March 2, 2020, your request will be DELETED.

Non ISE Students - Are allowed to submit a maximum of 1 D-Clearance request.

ISE Off-Campus DEN@Viterbi

Students D-Clearance Requests are handled through DEN Tools https://courses.uscden.net/d2l/login. If you have any problems, please email den@vase.usc.edu.

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D Clearance Information

D-Clearance Requests are managed through the myViterbi on-line system. Please login to https://myviterbi.usc.edu using your USC NetID.  Access, the D-Clearance Request Manager.

1) Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email notification from the myViterbi on-line “D” Clearance system.

2) If you allow the D-Clearance to expire, you will be required to resubmit your request.

3) The myViterbi on-line system for requesting D Clearance(s) for ISE course(s) will be deactivated on TBD at noon.

4) On the third week of classes, students must obtain approval directly from the professor before trying to add a course. To obtain D-Clearance have the professor sign the Course Schedule Change Form and bring the signed form to the Epstein ISE Department Student Services Office at GER 247.

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ISE Department Teaching Assistant Job Description

Teaching assistants are responsible for assisting their assigned professors in student instruction. Exact duties can vary from class to class but may include:

  • Creating solution sets for homework and examinations
  • Assisting students outside of class in understanding course material and assignments
  • Grading homework assignments
  • Providing tutorial sessions outside of normal class hours
  • Instructing students during scheduled laboratory sessions (if applicable)

All teaching assistants are expected to hold a minimum of 2 office hours per week for 25% appointments or 4 office hours per week for 50% appointments. Office hours must be held in the assigned room, according to a schedule determined with the instructor and the ISE Department.

On occasion (no more than twice per semester unless approved by the Chair), teaching assistants may act as a substitute instructor for their assigned professor.

Teaching assistants are not allowed to proctor final examinations.

The normal workload for a 25% appointment is 10 hours per week. The normal workload for a 50% appointment is 20 hours per week.

Ph.D students have priority for TA assignments over other graduate students.

ISE Department Grader Job Description

Graders are responsible for assisting their assigned professors and/or teaching assistants in grading problem sets and non-essay homework assignments. Graders are expected to meet with professors and/or TAs as needed to discuss assignment grading. Graders may also assist the professors in creating answer sheets and handouts, under direction from the course professor or TA. Graders are not responsible for grading tests, providing classroom instruction or tutorials, or holding office hours.

Workload and compensation varies from course to course depending on the number of students.

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