July 11, 2013
Come Over, Stay A While
At USC, we strive to provide you with tools that will give you a better understanding of what it means to be a competitive applicant. You have direct access to your territory managers, we visit your high schools and we have even constructed a blog to help you navigate everything that is USC. We have also tailored our campus presentations according to your needs. If you are coming to the Los Angeles area and visiting USC is on your agenda, we offer a few presentations to get more acquainted with our campus.
The first presentation you should consider is the Meet USC program. If you want the most comprehensive overview of USC, this 3.5 hour program is it. The Meet USC is held twice a day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It begins with a one hour presentation by an admission representative and it provides an introduction to USC, detailed application information, and an overview of financial aid. If you’re lucky, you might see me giving this presentation to your group! Shortly after, you will be led by a student tour guide on a 90-minute walking tour of our campus. These tour guides are also current students and they will be able to provide you with more insight on what it is like to be a student at USC. This is a good time to ask questions about housing, academics and the social life on campus. Finally, the last hour of the program is with the academic unit of your choice where you will meet with a representative who will provide you with more information about that department. They will go into detail about faculty, current research and the different academic opportunities you will have within their department.
We also offer campus tours Monday through Friday. The campus tour is a 90-minute program that includes a 30-minute optional admission presentation followed by a 90-minute student led campus tour. These are structured for groups who have less flexibility with their schedule and require a shorter time period. Unlike the Meet USC, campus tours do not include a departmental meeting at the end of the program.
These programs are intended for first-year applicants. If you are interested in transferring to USC, it will be more helpful if you register for a Transfer Info Session. They are held every Tuesday at 3PM; you can find more detailed information about the transfer application process here.
All of our tours are available Monday through Friday at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. You should register in advance to ensure your space. Additionally, class visits are not included in our prospective student visit programs; however, if you are interested in attending a class while you are on campus, please contact the department of your choice to make arrangements. If you are planning to visit campus outside of our business hours, or if you want to learn about USC at your own pace, there is a self-guided tour that is available for download as well. Before coming to visit, be prepared to ask questions. There will be plenty of resources available when you visit so you should be ready to take full advantage.
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