Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate students are required to seek advisement prior to obtaining D-clearances. Students can receive advisement by going to the ISE Student Services Office, GER 247 to schedule an appointment, or by contacting Crystal Conley at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students should review their STARS reports prior to seeking advisement. STARS reports are available on OASIS. Graduate/Masters students must seek advisement from Mary Ordaz at (email@example.com). Student should make appointments with their advisor well in advance of their registration appointment time. Students can make appointments by calling the ISE Department at (213)740-4893 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduates are assigned to Crystal Conley, who is available at GER 243. You may also talk to departmental faculty if you would like additional advice on career paths and electives. Graduate/Masters students are assigned to Mary Ordaz (email@example.com) for advising. Students are strongly encouraged to see their advisor each semester, and must see their advisor for approval of electives, pre-requisite courses, or any deviation from program requirements. Students may contact advisors at (213)740-4893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on our initial review, you have not satisfied the program pre-requisites listed in the Graduate Program Handbook (pdf). Upon your arrival at USC, we will make a more thorough review to determine which, if any, pre-requisite courses you will need to take at USC as part of your degree program. While these pre-requisites may reduce your flexibility when choosing electives, they usually do not require a longer then normal program. Pre-requisites are most stringent for the M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. If you do not have an undergraduate degree in this area, you may want consider another major, such as the Master's in Engineering Management or the Master's in Operations Research Engineering, both of which have fewer pre-requisites. Students wishing to change majors can usually be accommodated.
If a course has a "D" designated after the 5-digit class number (such as 35100D), departmental clearance ("D-clearance") is required prior to registration. Students must request D-clearance for such courses through the online queue system. When a seat becomes available in a D-designated class, the student at the top of the queue is automatically notified through the student's USC email that D-clearance has been granted, allowing for that student to register using Web Registration. It is then the student's responsibility to go on Web Registration to schedule and register the cleared course. Detailed D-clearance instructions (PDF)
D-clearance queuing system website: https://myviterbi.usc.edu
No. Only students living near USC Satellite Centers are eligible to take DEN courses. If you have any questions, please contact DEN by phone at (213)740-4488 or by email at email@example.com
Undergraduate students will receive a Degree Deficiency Summary Report in the mail. Students should compare the information on the Deficiency Summary Report with a current STARS report. Both of these reports are available on OASIS. Graduate students are expected to complete an Application for graduation should be submitted AFTER you register for your final semester but BEFORE the deadline to register and add or drop a course. Check the current schedule of classes for exact dates. https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/academic-services/graduation-checklist/