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Category Archives: Admitted Students

May 13, 2014

You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello (Hello, Hello)

photo     After a year and a half of (virtually) working with you, our followers, I find it bittersweet to say that this is my last blog post. Today is my last day at USC. Sharing my voice through the blog has been such a fun learning experience. I was able to discover a passion for web development and user design/experience, and I am excited to say that I will be moving on to continue working in that field!
     I am forever grateful for the time I’ve spent at USC and I can’t say enough about my personal and professional development while I’ve been here. The people who work here are GREAT at what they do; you are all in good hands. It is particularly inspiring to work every day alongside colleagues who truly care about this work. They are colleagues, but I am honored to also call them friends.

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May 9, 2014

Finish Strong & Fight On!

     Hey, high school seniors! We all know that summer is around the corner. For Southern California residents, it’s already here (at least it was for a week). You are ready to stock up on suntan lotion and your attention span is getting shorter and shorter in class. I know it can get difficult but hang on a little longer. Don’t give in!

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May 1, 2014

Get Oriented With USC


May 1st is here. You’re committed. We’re so excited. You’re relieved. HOORAY! Time for the next step.

Sign up for USC Orientation!

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April 24, 2014

GUEST BLOG: 5 Things All Spring Admits Should Know

     ***My colleague and fellow USC Admission Counselor, Vivika Demel, is a USC Alum. I just recently discovered that she happened to be admitted into the spring semester at USC. She was gracious enough to share her personal experience on the following guest blog. Read on for an inside look into what it’s like as a spring admitted student.***

     As a former spring admit, I understand the confusion many of you might be experiencing right now. I remember receiving my big envelope, reading my acceptance letter from USC, and then realizing I was admitted for the spring.

“What does spring admission even mean?,”

I thought, “Why me? Does it mean I was not good enough for fall?”

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April 22, 2014

STUDENT BLOG: My Admission Story


     I had not expected it. My best friend texted me as I got home and asked,

“Did you get in?”

I instantly knew he was asking about my USC admission decision. I ran out of my house, past my mom who was wondering why I was running since I never do, to my mailbox 100 yards away. I got the mail and found the big envelope and knew what was inside would change my future.

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April 18, 2014

Applying For Housing

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Attention USC admitted students!

Have you applied for housing yet? Well you should because the application is due on May 1st. If you are a student admitted in the spring semester, your housing application can be accepted beginning July 1st.

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April 12, 2014

STUDENT BLOG: Vision and Voices – The Arts and Humanities Initiative at USC!


     This past week, I have been religiously calling 102.7 KISS FM to win tickets to the upcoming Dodgers game with a chance to meet-and-greet with Robin Thicke! I know this sounds really desperate, but the thing is, I have never won anything from a radio contest! I really thought that I would have a good chance, but some other dedicated radio listener won the tickets…

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April 4, 2014

Admitted Student Events


    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!

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March 29, 2014

STUDENT BLOG: Spring Break Recap

Just a few weeks ago as Trojans were deep in the heart of midterm season, it appeared that spring break just could not arrive fast enough. As spring break is nearing its end, one simply cannot help but troll through an endless number of photos of how peers spent their spring breaks. From countless snap chats of students on an exotic vacation, on an alternative spring break, and working, one thing became clear: Trojans do not waste a second of their spring break. So, I sought out some amazing snaps and put together a photo stream of just how Trojans spent their time off.

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