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June 5, 2012

It’s finally summer here at USC, which means our campus is quieter, the days are warmer, and our office is wrapping up making transfer decisions and gearing up and preparing for next year. Since we have a little more free time on our hands, we thought now would be a great opportunity to get to know our blog readers a bit better! We’ll be opening up the comments section on a few blog posts, starting with this one.

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Transfer Decisions

May 23, 2012

In about a week we will be contacting transfer applicants regarding their application to USC. At this point a handful of students have heard of their admission. However, the majority of transfer applicants will receive a decision or a request for more information on or by June 1st.

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Summer Is Almost Here!

May 17, 2012

Summer is almost here! In just a few short weeks high school students around the country will be going on summer break. We receive many questions from students as to what they should be doing over the summer. There truly isn’t one answer.

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Why USC? Part I

April 26, 2012

We recently asked over 700 current USC students why they ultimately chose to attend USC for their undergraduate education. We received an overwhelming response and wanted to highlight some of them here for you. As the May 1st National Candidates Reply Date approaches, we hope some of these students’ experiences and perspectives will help you make your decision. Who better to tell you why USC than our current students?

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May 1 Is Less Than A Week Away!

April 26, 2012

We’re excited to host our Admitted Student Reception this Saturday, April 28th! We will be on campus all day Saturday hosting an open house event for admitted freshmen. The program will give students and their families the opportunity to take a closer look at USC one last time before making their final decisions.

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Picking the right college for YOU

April 20, 2012

It’s the middle of April, which means high school students across the country have less than 2 weeks to make a huge decision: which college to attend for the next four years. I remember quite vividly how I felt during the month of April when I was a high school senior—panic, excitement, pressure, fear of the unknown, and anticipation and hope for the future. I spent weeks agonizing over different options and comparing colleges that, in hindsight, are like comparing apples and oranges.

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Decisions, Decisions

April 7, 2012

     Oh, how the tables have turned! For months and months students have been waiting patiently to hear back from USC with their admission decision. Those decisions have been made and now we are waiting anxiously to hear whether or not you are going to come to USC.

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If it seems easy, you’re not doing it right

March 28, 2012

Today’s post is written by guest blogger Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission.

Well, the hour has arrived. The long reading process has come to an end.

Many different emotions compete for my attention, which makes it difficult for me to begin. My mind is racing. So I’ll begin with the simple stuff: some basic numbers.

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Spring Break!

March 16, 2012

One of the things I love about USC is all of the amazing travel opportunities offered by different organizations on campus. This past winter break I was able to participate in the Alternative Break Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Getting Around Los Angeles

March 12, 2012

Each year we find that more and more students are coming to USC without a car, and inevitably prospective students have a lot of questions about whether or not it’s even possible to get around the city without one. I am happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the typical “car culture” that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of options for those who have decided to leave their cars at home.

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