Author Archives: Kenley Turville
Completed Orientation? Check. Registered for your first semester of classes? Check. Paid the first semester’s student account bill? Ummm…
This month, students and families will receive their first bills from the university, so we’d like to share some tips and advice for managing your costs and making use of the resources the university has to offer. Continue reading
6:00am alarm, shower, eat breakfast, pack lunch, race out the door to catch the Expo line. Arrive at USC. Reply to emails. Review applications. Give a presentation. Meet with Admission Committee. Read more files. Listen to voicemails. Reply to more emails. Catch the train home. Head on a run. Shower. Crash in my bed.
High school students have a similar hectic schedule during the academic year. But replace review applications with attend class. And you’re practicing a sport or prepping a debate instead of attending an Admission Committee meeting. I am aware that the school year is busy, which is why it is important to take some time to relax. Continue reading
1. Write a draft of your personal statement. I know, I know. This can be overwhelming. But once you get that first draft completed, it will (mostly) be smooth sailing from there. You’ll provide yourself with plenty of time to edit. Continue reading
It has been sizzling hot on campus, which can only mean one thing: summer is here! As a high school student, you have so many opportunities in the summer, not to mention three months without school! I spoke with a few colleagues around the office to see how they filled their favorite summers. Here is what they had to say:
Posted in Applying to USC |
Over the last few months, our office reviewed many applications, and now it is time for our admitted students to decide whether or not USC is the place for you. In the coming weeks, we have many events to help students learn more about what it is like to be a student at USC. We’ve created a little breakdown about what each event entails, so that you can determine which is the best for you!
Sam and Eric from the Office of Admission took the SAT test in December. Yes, that is correct. They willingly took the SAT. For fun! Hard to believe, I know. We speak often about the SAT and our Dean of Admission, Tim Brunold, suggested we take it to be able to relate to the students with whom we work. Sam and Eric accepted the challenge. I sat down with both of them to discuss how it went. This is what they had to say:
For those of you who submitted on December 1st, you’re probably waiting patiently wondering when you’ll hear from us. Check out Courtney’s post from last year to learn a little more about the waiting process. Happy New Year!
Mary Waller (Junior from Chicago, IL): As you freak out about small details in your essay, and have regular panic attacks because you got mixed up about an essay topic or a deadline, just remember that you are (probably) not actually insane, and that everyone else is experiencing the same thing. Try to remember, instead, that you are awesome. That’s the part of you that admissions officers want to see, and if you don’t think that you’re awesome, how in the world are you going to convince an admissions officer that you are? Challenge yourself to be authentic.
Our first deadline is just around the corner. Can you believe it?! December 1st is less than a month away. Students applying for talent-based majors must submit a bit more information, so we’ve clarified a few things about the process. Continue reading
It was just over two years ago that I started as an Assistant Director of Admission at USC. Wow, what a journey it has been! I work with students from a variety of areas: Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas City, and parts of Orange County and San Diego (phew!). I have bright red hair, and the fiery personality to match, so I am always full of energy and up for any adventure. I love to travel, explore the outdoors, bake anything with chocolate (lots of it!), and you can always find me dancing if there is an upbeat tune.