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Hi, my name is potential student…

Hi, my name is potential student…

I have lived in Los Angeles my life that is entire and I don’t ever recall meeting anyone famous, despite having Hollywood in my garden. Nevertheless, as a result of USC, I feel like we’ve become somewhat of a celebrity among America’s teenagers (well, to not the level of Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber) because thousands of students want to fulfill me personally every fall. In so far as I’d like to think it’s me personally, senior school seniors wish to make yes I comprehend their strong interest in USC. They make the effort to meet me at high college visits, at off-campus receptions, and during their campus visits. The goal: to make sure I can put face to a name on an application. I don’t blame them. USC can be an extraordinary place where students can arrive at attain their academic goals and prepare themselves for his or her future careers. But while I truly make the effort to remember as many students as possible, I’m not getting any younger and my memory just isn’t the same as you can imagine, I meet thousands of students during the fall semester and.

My blog series ‘Do This, Not That’ is inspired by a guide provided to me personally by my mother: Eat This, Not That (she thinks I require to drop a few lbs but that’s maybe not going to happen. Los Angeles’ diverse cultures has me trying various foods all time!) Having said that, I’m right here to supply you with some advice on how to contact your admission counselor and make sure it is a meaningful experience for both events. Every morning I am greeted with more than 40 emails and immediately tell myself: ‘this is likely to be a long day.’ 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 questions that I need to answer. Three of them have quick easy responses (I’m glad we have such a website that is thorough i refer to it when I don’t remember something). The very 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 site. I’ll simply take this challenge! My duty as admission counselor is always to verify my students are well informed applicants. I understand this process is confusing and difficult to navigate but We will do my better to simplify things for you. I will do my homework and answer your question. I actually don’t have all the answers so when a learning student asks me one thing I don’t know, they are sharpening my skills. I appreciate this sort of relationship with students because this lets me know that they have been taking this admission process extremely 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 question them concerns for your leisure. We are ready!

5 Things to Double Check Before Hitting Publish.

1. You have filled out all fields that are necessary the application

This might seem like typical sense, however with so many response fields to complete, it’s rather easy to unintentionally skip or forget a question. Be yes to respond to any or all relevant questions to ensure that you submit a complete application.

2. No errors or typos

We understand that senior year is a busy time, but absolutely leave time to proofread your application. Have a close friend or family member do similar for you. A credit card applicatoin that is riddled with errors suggests that you do not learn how to write and/or don’t care enough to check your work, both of which are detrimental.

3. You really explain why you intend to attend USC, be specific

Most colleges will ask a relevant question similar to ‘Why are you wanting to attend our institution?’ Instead than being generic and stating you want an university with school spirit, in a city that is large where you are able to study biology, research thoroughly and mention specific programs, research opportunities, or classes that interest you.

4. Academic summary and self-reported supplemental test scores

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

5. That you actually hit the submit button…for both app that is common supplement

Every there are students who surprisingly forget to actually hit the submit button year. Additionally often, students hit submit for the common app, but forget to submit the USC Supplement. It could be the simplest part associated with the application, but make sure you remember that last step.

*Deadlines are very important so please bear in mind you have to submit by December 1st to be considered for merit scholarship. With that said, we know some things are from your control such as letters of recommendation and transcripts that are official. That is another explanation you should fill in your educational summary, once we can evaluate that for the time being once we watch for official documents to arrive. Attempt to have all documents in by December 1st, but we comprehend if some of the documents that are supplemental in only a little after the deadline.