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Archive for February, 2012

February 23, 2012

When To Visit Campus

During the next few months, we expect to host many prospective students and their families on campus. Although we’ve touched on the visit programs USC offers in a past blog post, we wanted to address it again since many students make spring travel plans to tour various college campuses.

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February 15, 2012

Local Cuisine


As a Los Angeles native, my favorite thing about this city is the diversity. Los Angeles is an ethnic and cultural hub that allows us to have access to wonderful art museums, musical venues, and my personal favorite, delicious food! I am known in the office for being a food aficionado and am constantly surprised by what Los Angeles and the local USC neighborhood has to offer in this regard.

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February 8, 2012

You’ve submitted your college applications… now what?

It’s an interesting time of year—all our first-year application deadlines have passed and we are continuing with our review of applications. If you’re on the other side as a first-year applicant, you may be looking forward to your last semester of high school, spring break, and hearing back from all the colleges. Hopefully, you’re not spending a large amount of time stressing out! Even if you are, here are some of my personal recommendations for Do’s and Don’ts now that you’ve submitted your college applications…

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February 3, 2012

Admission Decisions Part 1

Recently we sent out letters to applicants who submitted their applications prior to the December 1st merit-based scholarship consideration deadline. A small number of students were notified of their admission and invited to interview for Trustee and Presidential Scholarships, while everyone else was notified that they are still being considered for admission along with all of the students that met the final January 10th application deadline.

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February 2, 2012

Financial Aid

I know you are all anxiously awaiting your admission decision, but I would like to take some time to tell you about the financial aid process. Most students think they should wait until they receive their admission decision, but that is a big misconception. You should be working on completing your Financial Aid application after you apply for admission.

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