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  • Do we really mean test optional?
    Months ago, when the deepening impact of Covid-19 became apparent, the USC Office of Admission decided it would neither be wise nor safe to require applicants to go to testing centers in order to submit standardized test scores. As a result, for the upcoming admission cycle (students applying for the 2021-2022 academic year), we are test optional. That means…
  • Talking About COVID-19 in Your USC Application
    Several weeks back on the blog we posted a summary of a statement our Dean of Admission and hundreds of other Admission leaders signed in support of college applicants prioritizing taking care of themselves and others amidst the coronavirus pandemic. It's likely that you have now begun working on your Common Application, your personal statement, and perhaps even…