A few CEE courses require D-clearance (i.e., a Departmental clearance) to register in these courses. D-clearance can be requested through myViterbi.
All CEE undergraduate students (BSCE and BSCENE) must be advised by a staff or faculty advisor before registering and requesting D-clearance.
All students must meet all prerequisites as stated in the university catalog for D-courses. You may request a waiver of a prerequisite in some special circumstances.
A student who wants to take Directed Research (CE 490 for undergraduate students, CE 590 for master's students, CE 790 for Ph.D. students) must follow the steps below to register for Directed Research:
Get verbal approval from a faculty member for a Directed Research course, including number of units and a project title/description.
Fill out the online form in the Directed Research part of http://myViterbi.usc.edu and specify with a pop-up menu the faculty member who will supervise the Directed Research.
The faculty member is automatically sent an email directing them to the admin site where they can log in and approve or deny students requests (as well as view all previous semesters).
After the faculty member approves or denies the request, a confirmation email is sent to you (the student).
If approved, you will receive D-clearance within 1-3 business days for the course.
Register for the course via web registration.
At the end of the semester, the faculty advisor will be sent an email requesting them to log into the admin website to enter their grades.
Please contact the CEE Student Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.