New CS Master Students

Congratulations and Welcome to the USC Computer Science Department!

Visit the Next Steps Checklist!

Watch our CS Orientation Videos!

Timeline for new Spring 2018 students:



  • November 10th is when you will receive welcome and registration information from the USC Computer Science department.
  • November 15th is the date you can begin submitting your course preferences through the New Student Course Preference system.
  • November 19th is the deadline to submit your course preference requests. However, we advise students to submit their request as soon as possible. 


  • January 3rd is the Viterbi New Master’s Student Welcome.
  • January 5th 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 18th.
  • January 8th is the first day of class and all students should attend the first day of class.

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