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December 18, 2014

Are We Having A Moment Or Nah?

65521820_697334_445267490_nYou’ve written the personal statements, hunted down that letter of recommendation, kissed the computer screen for good luck, and finally submitted that college application! Yay! Now what? Get a chair and go sit next to your mailbox until April. Get to know your mail carrier and try to bribe them with all of the leftover Halloween candy you still have stashed away. Alright, can we not? You can do plenty of things to keep yourself occupied while you wait for those decisions.

Applying to colleges is no simple task. It’s actually pretty challenging and can be draining. We get that and we understand that you have been working extra hard. Once the application is submitted, let us do our thang and get to know who you are. It does take us a while to get through the many applications we receive. Since we do read every single one, you’ll be hearing from us around April 1st. There’s a lot you can do between now and then. I know you’re already thinking about the financial aid applications, so I won’t go into that right now. I will go into reminding you that you’re a senior in high school! It’s time to start enjoying your last year in high school and getting back to the things that you put on the back burner for those college apps.

Remember when you and your friends were going to choreograph that flashmob promposal? Or how about that play you really wanted to try out for at school? You didn’t forget about that one cutie you’ve always had a crush on right? You told yourself you’d finally work up the courage to ask for their Snapchat-do it! Of course, you still have many assignments to complete and responsibilities to manage but don’t forget to enjoy the fun stuff that senior year has to offer.

This is a time for you to work hard, strengthen your relationships with family and friends, build new relationships, and mentally prepare yourself for what lies ahead. It’s easy to get overwhelmed once you start thinking about what will happen after graduation-I know the feeling all too well. Well let’s scale back for a minute and think about the present. I promise you that everything will be fine after graduation. Life has a funny way of working itself out and you should accept that and try to savor each moment.

Inhale….exhale….let’s start enjoying the moment at hand.


  1. Lorrie Arvin says:

    Love it!

  2. Kyle Sukley says:

    The Snapchat bit is brilliant.

  3. Triet K. Nguyen says:

    I highly recommend the Flash-mob idea. Updating USC about your achievements is a good addition also.

    • Sanjeev Chahal says:

      We love watching awesome flash mob videos, Triet! While we are proud of all of your achievements, there is no need to update us. The application provides us with all of the information that we need to make a decision.

  4. sharon wangui kamau says:

    I am a high school graduate and am looking for a vacancy for an undergraduate and also a scholarship at your university

    • Hillary Higgins says:

      Hello Sharon! Thank you for your comment. Please visit our website to find out general information about our application process. Our deadline for freshmen applicants was January 15th.

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