Monday, December 2, 2019

Hi, my name is potential student…

I have resided in Los Angeles my life that is entire and I don’t ever recall meeting anyone famous, despite having Hollywood in my yard. But, because of USC, i’m like I’ve become somewhat of a celebrity among America’s teenagers (well, never to the known level of Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber) because thousands of students want to meet me personally every fall. As much as I’d like to think it’s me, high school seniors desire to make sure I realize their strong fascination with USC. They take time to meet me personally at high college visits, at off-campus receptions, and during their campus visits. The goal: to be sure I can put face up to a name on an application. I don’t blame them. USC is definitely an extraordinary place where students can come to achieve their academic goals and prepare themselves due to their future careers. But as it is possible to imagine, we meet a large number of pupils through the fall semester and while I truly make the effort to keep in mind as many students that you can, I’m not getting any more youthful and my memory seriously isn’t exactly the same.

My blog series ‘Do This, Not That’ is inspired by a book directed at me personally by my mother: Eat This, Not That (she thinks I need to drop a lbs that are few that’s perhaps not going to happen. Los Angeles’ diverse cultures has me trying different foods all time!) That being said, I’m here to supply you with some advice about how to contact your admission counselor and make sure it’s really a experience that is meaningful both events. Every morning i’m greeted with over 40 emails and immediately tell myself: ‘this is likely to be a long time.’ But through them, I realize these emails are from prospective students who want to ‘introduce’ themselves to me as I filter. Works out, only four emails have actually concerns that I need to answer. Three of them have quick easy responses (I’m glad we have this kind of website that is thorough I always refer to it when I don’t keep in mind something). The last one, this one is special. A student asks me a question i have no idea the answer to and I can’t get the answer on the internet site. I’ll simply take this challenge! My responsibility as admission therapist is always to verify my students are well informed applicants. I understand this process is confusing and difficult to navigate but We shall do my best to clarify things for you. I shall do my research and respond to your question. I actually don’t have most of the answers and when student asks me something I don’t know, they truly are sharpening my skills. I appreciate this sort of discussion with students because this lets me know that they’re taking this admission process very seriously and they want to make sure USC is an excellent fit for them. So I challenge you to definitely challenge your admission counselor and ask them questions for your leisure. We are ready!

5 Things to Double Check Always Before Hitting Submit.

1. You’ve got done all necessary fields on the application form

This could seem like common sense, however with so response that is many to complete, it’s really simple to inadvertently skip or disregard a question. Be yes to respond to all or any applicable questions in order that you distribute an application that is complete.

2. No errors or typos

We understand that senior year is just a time that is busy but undoubtedly leave time and energy to proofread your application. Have a close friend or family member do equivalent for you personally. An application that is riddled with errors demonstrates that you do not know how to write and/or don’t care enough to check your work, both of that are harmful.

3. You actually explain why you need to attend USC, be specific

Most colleges will ask question comparable to ‘Why would you like to attend our institution?’ Instead than being generic and stating you want an university with school spirit, in a large city, where you could study biology, research your facts and mention specific programs, research opportunities, or classes that interest you.

4. Academic summary and self-reported test that is supplemental

Despite the fact that your academic history and self-reported test ratings look as optional things, it is in your benefit to accomplish them in the application that is common. Often test scores or transcripts will get lost in the mail, if you self-report the information as well so it helps. This way we can continue to judge your file for the time being while waiting for the documents that are official arrive.

5. That you truly hit the submit button…for both typical app and supplement

Every year you will find students who surprisingly forget to actually hit the submit button. Also often, students hit submit for the common software, but forget to submit the USC Supplement. It may possibly be the easiest part associated with the application, but make sure you bear in mind that last step.

*Deadlines are very important so please take note that you must submit by December 1st to be considered for merit scholarship. With that being said, we realize some things are from the control such as letters of suggestion and official transcripts. That is another explanation it’s important to fill in your educational summary, even as we wait for official documents to arrive as we can evaluate that in the meantime. Strive to have all documents in by December 1st, but we realize if some of these documents that are supplemental in just a little after the deadline.

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