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Category Archives: Applying to USC

December 14, 2011

What’s Trending Now


Every year, it seems like there are certain recurring trends we see in the Quick Takes section of the application. Whether it’s a popular humanitarian issue or simply a favorite movie that seems to be every student’s favorite, it’s amazing the similarities we often find.

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December 7, 2011

The Early Life of an Application

Throughout the last week, we received thousands of applications and materials for our December 1 merit scholarship deadline. Curious about how all these materials magically show up in the appropriate file for me to read on a computer, I decided to do some investigating into our processing office. As a result, I bring you: The Early Life of an Application.

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December 2, 2011

Coming soon…

Yesterday was the December 1 deadline for merit scholarship consideration for first year applicants! It was a busy day of phone calls and receiving tons of application materials in the mail. Check back next week to see exactly what the deadline brought us and learn more about how we process applications.

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November 29, 2011

The Busy Season

The December 1, 2011 merit scholarship consideration deadline for first-year applicants is almost here! Some of you may have already submitted your Common Application and USC Supplement, however, others of you may be putting the finishing touches on application pieces before submitting them. In any case, in order to be considered for the various merit scholarships we offer, your application needs to be submitted by December 1.

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November 22, 2011

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year


For most people late November marks the beginning of the holiday season and the end of another year. However for our office, the end of November marks the beginning of our reading season. This is the time of the year when my colleagues and I begin reading the applications that you all have been working so hard on over the last few months.

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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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