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Category Archives: Applying to USC

November 12, 2011

Homecoming Weekend!

It can be very difficult to describe The Trojan Family because quite frankly there truly isn’t anything else like it. Essentially, The Trojan Family is the network of students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families. It is an incredibly diverse family but is united by our university, shared experiences, and core values.

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November 10, 2011

USC Supplemental Application

 
By now, most of you should know that USC has adopted the Common Application as our exclusive means of applying to the University. In addition to the Common Application students interested in applying to USC will need to complete the <a href="http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply/supplement.html" target="_blank"
USC Supplemental Application. The USC Supplement can be found on the Common Application website once you have selected USC as one of your schools. It will take some time to complete, so give yourself plenty of time to work on it.

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November 1, 2011

Deadlines and Discover USC


As the fall months slowly disappear one by one, USC’s application deadlines inch closer. One month from today is December 1, 2011. This also happens to be USC’s Merit Scholarship Consideration application deadline for first-year applicants. What exactly does this mean?

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October 27, 2011

Essay Tips


The infamous college essay. For most colleges, this is a required part of the application. For some of you, this may be a major source of stress within the application process. While there’s no perfect essay, topic, or approach, there are some general tips that may be helpful when writing your college essays.

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October 20, 2011

Transfer Process


When some students think about going to college, they actually plan on going to more than one college. Many students will spend 1 or 2 years at a community college or other university prior to transferring to USC. There are various reasons why students choose this route of getting to USC.

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September 30, 2011

Quality, Not Quantity

As most of you already know, more goes into applying to colleges and universities than just submitting your grades and test scores. The qualitative components of an application carry a lot of weight in our admission decisions. One such component is the letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or college advisor.

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September 23, 2011

To Interview, Or Not To Interview

To interview, or not to interview: that is the question on many of our freshmen applicants’ minds these days. While they are not required, interviews can be a great way for applicants to provide additional information about themselves to the admission committee.

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September 9, 2011

The Common App is here!


Yes, it’s true. This year we have adopted the Common Application as our now exclusive means of applying to USC. We in the admission office couldn’t be any more excited! We can’t wait to tell students, parents and counselors that applying to USC has become even easier.

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