Author Archives: Kenley Turville
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.