Undergraduate Admission Blog

Follow the Official USC Undergraduate Admission Blog for information, advice, and a behind-the-scenes look at our process

Archive for October, 2011

October 28, 2011

Trojan Family Weekend


This weekend is Trojan Family Weekend! Trojan Family Weekend is one of the most exciting, engaging, and long-standing traditions at USC. As you may have guessed, it is a weekend that brings parents, grandparents, and siblings to campus to experience some of the great things that USC offers our students on a daily basis.

(read more)

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.

(read more)

October 23, 2011

Music & Los Angeles

I once had an applicant describe Los Angeles as a “magical place” where one can do just about anything that meets their interest. With a plethora of entertainment options, USC students never fall short of something to do in the city of LA.

(read more)

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.

(read more)

October 12, 2011

“How’s your psychology major?”


Our office has a running joke: “How’s your psychology major?” This question, while valid, is one of the more common questions we hear from students. I can absolutely see why a student would want to ask about a specific major they’re interested in, but there might be a better way of phrasing this type of question.

(read more)

October 8, 2011

Things to do at USC

Students are always interested in what there is to do on campus.  Of course, there are clubs and organizations, athletics, Greek life, movie screenings, guest lectures, community service programs, and many other things.

(read more)

October 5, 2011

Discover USC without stepping foot on campus


Over the next couple months, our admission staff is going to be spread out across the country and the world. Why, you might ask? We’re doing it to come meet you, your families, and anyone who is interested in learning more about USC. It’s true- we bring a little bit of USC (and quite a few USC representatives) directly to many cities.

(read more)