New CS Master Students

Congratulations and Welcome to the USC Computer Science Department!

Visit the Next Steps Checklist!

Watch our CS Orientation Videos!

Watch the Academic Webinar for New Fall 2022 Students (from June 22, 2022).

Timeline for new Fall 2022 students:


  • Students who will be attending USC will need to certify at the following link: youSC.
  • Activate your USC email account.
  • RSVP for the required Viterbi Master's Student Welcome (on-campus orientation event).
  • By the end of July you will receive welcome and new student information from the USC Computer Science department.


  • Early August is when you will receive your course assignment/preference and registration instructions.
  • August 10th is the Viterbi New Master's Student Welcome (on-campus orientation event).
  • TBD is the day you can begin enrolling in your assigned classes using web registration.
  • TBD is when you can apply for alternate first semester courses through the myViterbi D-Clearance Request Manager.
  • August 19th is the last day to enroll and settle all your fees. There is a $100 late fee per week for any unsettled fees appearing on your account after August 20th.
  • August 22nd is the first day of the semester.


Group advising will be available for new students prior to the start of the semester and during the first three weeks of classes.  After Week 3 of the semester, the department advisors will be available for 1-on-1 advisement sessions which can be booked through the myViterbi portal.

The following list includes policies, procedures, and useful links:

Published on June 15th, 2016

Last updated on May 21st, 2023