D-Clearance and Wait List Information

D-clearance for all GRADUATE students please fill out this form.   Please note that we require a minimum of two working days for processing.  During busy times, it may take us longer to respond.  You will receive an email confirmation when processing is complete.

Note: Biology undergraduate advisors are located in Kaprielian Hall, 3620 S. Vermont Ave. (KAP 357)

For UNDERGRADUATE D-clearance and course wait lists contact the following for the appropriate course:

General Education Courses for specific cohorts:

  • BISC-120/121
  • BISC-220/221
  • BISC-320

BISC, BIOC, BME, ENSH, ERSC, GLBH, HAHM, HBIO, HP and NEUR majors: no permission necessary for BISC-120; permission still required for BISC-320; please fill out this form


For all other majors, please fill out this form.  This form is for BISC-120/121, BISC-220/221 and BISC-320 onlyPut the lab section you want in the Comments section.  Please note that we require a minimum of two working days for processing.  During busy times, it may take us longer to respond.  You will receive an email confirmation when processing is complete.

Gorjana Bezmalinovic | bezmalin@usc.edu | (213) 740-6078
BISC-108
BISC-109

Linda Bazilian | bazilian@usc.edu | (213) 821-1088
BISC-290 (Application required)
BISC-411
BISC-490 (Application required)
BISC 305
BISC 408 (email approval from undergrad advisor required; include your student ID)
BISC 410

Celeste Chong-Cerrillo | chongcer@usc.edu | (213) 740-6085
BISC-103
BISC-150
BISC-300
BISC-406

Michael Moore | moore@usc.edu | (213) 740-6084
BISC-104
BISC-230
BISC-307

Angel Tabancay | tabancay@usc.edu | (213) 740-6079
BISC-330

Carolyn Ruiz| carolycr@usc.edu | (213) 740-3800
BISC-493x
BISC-494x

All other undergraduate courses requiring D-clearance – have course instructor (see contact on the Schedule of Classes for each course) e-mail approval with student 10 digit ID # to bazilian@usc.edu

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • University of Southern California
  • Allan Hancock Foundation Building
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371