Dear PhD Students,
Please read below for important information about the upcoming Spring 2020 semester.
If you have not already registered for the Spring semester, please do so as soon as possible. We recommend you register by December 20, 2019.
Dates and Deadlines
Please visit PhD Important Dates and Deadlines to review important dates and deadlines for the upcoming Spring 2020 semester.
International PhD students and all PhD students receiving funding are required to be enrolled full-time, which is six (6) units that will count towards your degree program. Classes taken Pass/No Pass or Audit will not count. Note: 794 A, B, C, D, or Z, and GRSC 800 fulfill this full-time requirement. Please consult your faculty and departmental advisors regarding your specific course requirements and obtain any necessary D-clearances. If you have not already registered for fall courses, please do so as soon as possible. If you are an international student, improper registration may violate the terms of your visa and will cause you to fall out of status. If you have additional visa-related questions, please contact OIS at email@example.com or (213) 740-2666.
Tuition Refund Insurance
Tuition Refund Insurance is optional, however, if you choose it you are responsible for paying this fee. You may reject Tuition Refund Insurance at the time of registration. If you have already accepted Tuition Refund Insurance, but would like to opt-out, please visit Opt-Out Tuition Refund Insurance.
All fellowship students who are registered for Spring classes will have the $75 Engineering Access Fee waived on their account by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 9. If this charge still shows up on your account AFTER 5 p.m. on January 9, email Tracy Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email Tracy only if there is a problem with your account, or you do not receive an expected payment.
It is your responsibility to check your USCe.pay account to ensure your account it up to date and you have not accrued late fees or finance charges. Please visit Student Accounts for more information about student accounts. If you are unsure what is your responsibility to pay, please email Tracy Charles at email@example.com prior to the payment deadline date.
New Fellowship Award
If you recently received an external fellowship for the upcoming academic year, please email your offer letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Switching from Fellowship to RA/TA
If you are switching from a fellowship to RA/TA, please consult your department aid coordinator to complete the necessary hiring paperwork.
PhD Student Resources
It is your responsibility to check your official USC email account frequently for important messages.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
We wish you a happy and successful spring semester!
Director, Doctoral Programs
Viterbi Admission and Student Engagement
Olin Hall of Engineering 106
Doctoral Programs Coordinator
Viterbi Admissions and Student Engagement (VASE)
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Published on November 18th, 2019
Last updated on October 14th, 2021