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Archive for December, 2017

December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!


Season’s greetings from the USC Admission blog team! The Office of Undergraduate Admission staff will be out on holiday next week, and we will be returning on Tuesday, January 2. Until then, if you have any questions about applying to USC, you may want to check out usc.edu/askusc.

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December 14, 2017

International Admission and the USC Global Experience

I have the great privilege of working with prospective international students.  On any given day, I might be on the phone with a student from China, emailing with a parent from Turkey, or meeting with a family visiting campus from Saudi Arabia.  It is the best part of my job and one of my favorite aspects of the University of Southern California.

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December 8, 2017

I’m Not a QuestBridge Match, What Does This Mean?

This time of year can be stressful if you’re a high school senior. You’re trying to successfully balance school work, your home life, and college applications. Some of you applied to USC through the QuestBridge National College Match process, but have recently been notified that you were not selected in the match. Not being a match with the college you wanted can be disappointing, but you should be very proud of all the work that it took for you to apply through QuestBridge, considering that this process requires that you be a bit more transparent and vulnerable about your background and story. If you ranked USC as one of your colleges, rest assured that we took the time to thoroughly review your QuestBridge application; we took the time to get to know you, your story, and your accomplishments. However, this process is extremely competitive and if you were not selected as a match that doesn’t mean that we didn’t like your application – it just means that we have a very limited number of spots for QuestBridge matches.

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