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GUEST BLOG: 5 Things All Spring Admits Should Know

Posted on by Jomar Gomez

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     ***My colleague and fellow USC Admission Counselor, Vivika Demel, is a USC Alum. I just recently discovered that she happened to be admitted into the spring semester at USC. She was gracious enough to share her personal experience on the following guest blog. Read on for an inside look into what it’s like as a spring admitted student.***

     As a former spring admit, I understand the confusion many of you might be experiencing right now. I remember receiving my big envelope, reading my acceptance letter from USC, and then realizing I was admitted for the spring.

“What does spring admission even mean?,”

I thought, “Why me? Does it mean I was not good enough for fall?” Continue reading

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STUDENT BLOG: My Admission Story

Posted on by Katherine Grabar

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     I had not expected it. My best friend texted me as I got home and asked,

“Did you get in?”

I instantly knew he was asking about my USC admission decision. I ran out of my house, past my mom who was wondering why I was running since I never do, to my mailbox 100 yards away. I got the mail and found the big envelope and knew what was inside would change my future. Continue reading

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Applying For Housing

Posted on by Jomar Gomez

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Attention USC admitted students!

Have you applied for housing yet? Well you should because the application is due on May 1st. If you are a student admitted in the spring semester, your housing application can be accepted beginning July 1st.
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STUDENT BLOG: Vision and Voices – The Arts and Humanities Initiative at USC!

Posted on by Aleek Sherikian

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     This past week, I have been religiously calling 102.7 KISS FM to win tickets to the upcoming Dodgers game with a chance to meet-and-greet with Robin Thicke! I know this sounds really desperate, but the thing is, I have never won anything from a radio contest! I really thought that I would have a good chance, but some other dedicated radio listener won the tickets…
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Admitted Student Events

Posted on by Kenley Turville

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    Over the last few months, our office reviewed many applications, and now it is time for our admitted students to decide whether or not USC is the place for you. In the coming weeks, we have many events to help students learn more about what it is like to be a student at USC. We’ve created a little breakdown about what each event entails, so that you can determine which is the best for you!
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STUDENT BLOG: Spring Break Recap

Posted on by Andrew Minassi

Just a few weeks ago as Trojans were deep in the heart of midterm season, it appeared that spring break just could not arrive fast enough. As spring break is nearing its end, one simply cannot help but troll through an endless number of photos of how peers spent their spring breaks. From countless snap chats of students on an exotic vacation, on an alternative spring break, and working, one thing became clear: Trojans do not waste a second of their spring break. So, I sought out some amazing snaps and put together a photo stream of just how Trojans spent their time off.
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STUDENT BLOG: Benefits of Taking the AP/IB Test: A Student’s Perspective

Posted on by Katherine Grabar

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It’s that time of year. The college decisions are coming in; USC’s come out this week! You may have already been accepted by a few, knowing your future is secure and yes you are going to college! Congratulations! Still, what many of my high school senior friends forget is that getting in is not the end of the story. One of the many things still left to do is taking and passing your AP and IB exams.
          Some of you may be thinking, “Seriously, it’s senior year, the last thing I want to do is take another exam.” From my own personal experience and knowledge of USC course curriculum, an AP test that takes a few hours can save you a semester of heartache. Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished!

Posted on by Jomar Gomez

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Moments ago, we bid adieu to a truck full of admission decisions. They are officially mailed today! So exciting! To keep with our USC Admission Blog tradition, Dean of Admission Tim Brunold was kind enough to write a guest blog again this year. Read more as he reflects over the file review season and provides some data about our recently admitted first-year class.
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STUDENT BLOG: Simplifying Your Campus Visit

Posted on by Cole Jones

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Four years and a few months ago I embarked on a weeklong tour of colleges on the East Coast. This was my first time traveling, my first time in a big city, my first time using a crosswalk, and, consequently, my first time almost getting run over by a New York taxi—all with only my cousin in tow. The combination of navigating a new city and worrying about how to decide where to spend the next four years of my life made this trip extremely stressful. Here are a few tips to simplify a campus visit, from student to student. Continue reading

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Curriculum Strength and Advanced Testing: Do They Matter?

Posted on by Jomar Gomez

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I was talking with a mother of a prospective student recently. She brought up questions about our evaluation of rigor and AP/IB/SAT Subject tests. These questions have recently come up more often so I thought it would be fitting to address it in a blog. Maybe it’s because AP tests are coming up soon and students are starting to question if it is worth it to take the tests.

First, let’s address rigor. The overall inquiry seems to essentially boil down to this:

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