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Archive for January, 2013

January 30, 2013

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait…Hopefully

So it’s been a while since you’ve submitted your last college application. The stress and anxiety you felt from meeting deadlines, submitting test scores, following up on letters of recommendation, are all gone. You may have a few free weekends in the future where you can actually relax. But then again, there is still that one nagging question, the one that keeps you up at night: What colleges are going to accept me?

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January 29, 2013

Financial Aid Opportunities

I know you are all either anxiously awaiting your admission decision or finishing up your application before the transfer deadline, but I would like to take some time to tell you about the financial aid process. Some students think they should wait until they receive their admission decision to apply for aid, but that is a huge mistake! You should be working on completing your financial aid application right now!

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January 25, 2013

Beyond the Merit Scholarship…. What Else is Out There?

            While the merit scholarship program, awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, is the largest merit-based scholarship program offered at USC and does not require any separate application, there are some merit-based scholarships put on by various groups on campus that provide scholarships to hundreds of students every year.

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January 17, 2013

Tips for Transfer Applicants

          In the midst of reading applications and recommending scholarships for the incoming freshman class, my colleagues and I are also receiving emails with questions from transfer applicants. Understandably so, because the deadline is coming up on February 1st. I would like to remind you that our final Transfer Day is on Friday, January 25th. This is a great opportunity to personally meet with admission counselors and representatives from various departments on campus. Keep in mind

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January 15, 2013

I Submitted by December 1st, Now What?!

For starters, congratulations! By this point, you have completed your application to be considered for admission to USC, and undoubtedly, to many other fantastic institutions across the country.

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January 8, 2013

New Year, New Bloggers

Everyone  here in the admission office is looking forward to what the new year has in store. One change that is already upon us is some new voices on the admission blog. Meredith Schweitzer Britt will stay on as our veteran blogger, but as you may have read in the previous post, Corey Marquetti will be moving on to other responsibilities in our office.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves:
Courtney Wilk: Hi! My name is Courtney, and

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January 7, 2013


I have some good news and I have some bad news. The good news is that the Admission Blog is getting two new admission counselor bloggers!

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