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All posts by: Bryan Hudson

January 13, 2016

4 Ways to Stand Out as a Transfer Applicant

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So what does a strong transfer applicant to USC look like? There are several rumors and theories out there about what we look for in applicants, so we decided to shed some light on the topic. This post will address how transfer applicants can best prepare, and stand out in our admission process.

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December 3, 2015

5 Most Common Questions for High School Seniors over the Holidays

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It’s the most happiest time of the year, right? The holidays are great for catching up with friends and family and eating until you physically can’t anymore. As a high school senior you should also prepare for the barrage of questions you will probably face about your future college plans. Don’t let these questions catch you by surprise. Keep reading to find out the types of questions friends and families love to ask over the holidays.

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November 17, 2015

5 Things to Double Check Before Hitting Submit.

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So you’ve done your research, visited campus, and wrote your application responses. Now it’s time to hit submit! Before you do, it’s important to ensure that you’ve put your best foot forward. You have worked so hard in high school; make sure that your application best represents who you are. No need to panic, here are five things you should consider before hitting submit.

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November 10, 2015

6 Things to Expect in an Admission Interview

Have you ever interviewed before? For many high school seniors, a college admission interview is their first exposure to interviewing of any kind. Interviews may vary from school to school, but this post will address general things that you can expect during most college interviews. Take a look to see how you can best prepare.
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October 14, 2015

5 Things to Expect at a College Visit

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So what exactly goes on during a college visit? You know that admission reps will be visiting your high school, but you have no clue what to expect. Not only do college visits allow us to meet with students and learn more about your high school, but students also get the opportunity to learn more about their prospective colleges. Find out what you can expect at these visits.

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