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Journalism and Mass Communications

Advisement and Registration

If you are planning to attend USC next semester, check the Graduate School Calendar to determine when VIP registration will begin. It will continue until the first day of classes for the particular term in which you are enrolling. Please note that you need to be advised prior to registering for courses. Pre-enrollment data will be used to determine which classes will remain open and which will be dropped for the term. The courses you want/need to take may not be available if there is not sufficient pre-enrollment interest.

Before seeing your advisor, review the master schedule and make out a tentative schedule. Make sure the courses you select do not overlap in the schedule.

If you have an approved program of study (a full 30- or 36-hour total program for master's, 48- or 60-hour total program for doctoral), you should check the on-line master schedule and select courses that appear on your program of study.

If you DO NOT have an approved program of study, fill out a tentative plan to discuss with your advisor and submit your Master's or Doctoral Degree Program form BEFORE THE END OF THE SEMESTER.

After getting your advisor's approval, return your advisement form to the Graduate Office for final approval. You will receive a copy of your approved advisement form to use for registering. The other copies of your advisement form will be kept in the Graduate Office. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE AN APPROVED ADVISEMENT FORM IN THE GRADUATE OFFICE IN ORDER TO BE CLEARED TO REGISTER BY VIP.

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