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DEN@Viterbi New Student Orientation

Fall 2022

Thursday, July 21

5:30 pm - 7:30pm (PT)

Register for DEN Orientation (Closed)

DEN@Viterbi students will have the opportunity to participate in our general and department specific online orientations. These online interactive orientations will be a great forum to ask questions about registration, degree progress, academic support, student services, and provides an opportunity to meet your advisors and classmates. A recording of the session and a copy of the presentation will be available for those students who were unable to participate in the live online session.

These orientations are for DEN@Viterbi students. Students not directly admitted to DEN@Viterbi should attend the Viterbi Master's Student Orientations (On Campus Students).


Academic Department DEN@Viterbi Orientations

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Tuesday, July 26

10:00 AM (PT)

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Astronautical Engineering

Monday, July 25

10:00 AM (PT)

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Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, July 28

2:00 PM (PT)

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Chemical Engineering and Material Science

Friday, July 29

11:00 AM (PT)

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, July 27

11:00 AM (PT)

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Computer Science 
& Data Science

Wednesday, July 27

1:00 PM (PT)

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tuesday, July 26

2:00 PM (PT)

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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Thursday, July 28

10:00 AM (PT)

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Systems Architecting and Engineering

Monday, July 25

11:00 AM (PT)

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Additional Information

DEN State Authorizations

Prior to enrolling in classes, DEN@Viterbi (online) students in the United States need to confirm that their academic program is authorized by their state for online delivery.

USC must be authorized to deliver online programs to students residing in certain states that requires state authorization. Prior to enrolling in classes, DEN@Viterbi (online) students in the United States need to confirm that their academic program is authorized by their state for online delivery. Your program may not be authorized in all states and therefore if you move, you may not be able to continue in the program.

Should you plan to move, please contact den@vase.usc.edu well in advance to determine your options for continuing this program. A list of states where your program is currently authorized is available at the State Authorizations page: https://viterbigradadmission.usc.edu/denviterbi/stateauthorizations/

Questions: If you have any questions about a specific state or academic program, please email stateauthorizations@den.usc.edu.


D2L Training

After registering for a course, Technical Support and Training is available for New DEN@Viterbi students.

Schedule an appointment for technical orientation including Desire2Learn training. We will teach you the basics, from navigating your course page to submitting homework. We want to make sure your DEN@Viterbi experience is stress-free, particularly when it comes to the technical side of online learning.

Registration in your courses is required. Schedule an appointment


Tuition Refund Insurance

Tuition Refund Insurance (TRI) is an optional insurance that students may purchase for a small fee during fall, spring and summer terms. It provides a refund of tuition and fees to a student who must withdraw from all classes due to an illness or accidental injury.

By default, at the time you register, Web Registration will enroll you in Tuition Refund Insurance. During the fall and spring semesters, the Web Registration system automatically enrolls students in Tuition Refund Insurance.

You may decline Tuition Refund Insurance up until the end of week three of the semester by clicking on the Tuition Refund Insurance button in Web Registration and selecting the Opt Out button  and update. If you decide before the 3rd week of classes that you want Tuition Refund Insurance, you can follow the same process to purchase tuition refund insurance.

Please review the Tuition Refund Insurance (TRI) Program website for more information.


Health Insurance Waiver

USC requires that ALL students have comprehensive health insurance. Please review the information for online degree program students provided by the USC Student Health Office.

You are automatically enrolled in the USC Health Insurance Plan if you are enrolled in 6 units or more. Please check your student account.

If you already have a health insurance plan, you may be eligible to waive enrollment in the USC Health Insurance Plan by providing proof of comparable coverage. Enrollment may be waived only if documented proof of comparable coverage from another plan is presented to the Student Health Insurance Office and it meets the University’s requirements. You must be actively registered for classes for the upcoming/beginning semester before starting the online enrollment/request for waiver process. 

Waivers must be submitted annually in the fall semester by the end of the third week of classes; new students admitted for spring admission may submit up until the third week of classes in January.

Waiver Criteria & Online Waiver Request


Tuition Payment

USCe.pay

  • Pay online through USCe.pay in OASIS or MyUSC.

Employer Reimbursement Deferment Program

  • The Employer Reimbursement Deferment Program assists students with "up front" payment of tuition and mandatory fees.
  • For students working at companies who reimburse student at end of semester.
  • The program applies only to tuition and mandatory fees. Other fees, such as parking, will not be deferred.

Boeing and UTC Employees

  • These companies are set up to be directly billed for employee’s tuition
  • Please visit the VASE Corporate Billing section for instructions

Students are responsible for any fees not paid by company.


Mandatory Graduate Student Online Training

All graduate students must complete two online learning modules designed to provide knowledge and skills on the critical topics of sexual assault prevention and campus safety in order to register in future terms at USC.

Review the Mandatory Online Training for Graduate Students Requirements.


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Published on March 11th, 2021

Last updated on September 2nd, 2022