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Category Archives: Applying to USC

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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