Welcome towards the USC Undergraduate Admission We Blog

Just What started out being a idea that is tiny now growing into far more and we are excited to make use of this platform to offer you a behind-the-scenes look at what occurs inside our admission office and on campus throughout the year.

Having said that, our admission staff had a tremendously summer that is busy! We made a true point to explore the neighborhoods around USC, plus the rest of the city of Los Angeles, as much as possible. During our weekly Summer Restaurant Series, we familiarized ourselves with the diversity of food obtainable in LA. We visited places like Chinatown’s Empress Pavilion, where many of our staff attempted dim amount for the first-time. We also ate at restaurants like 23rd Street Cafe that features Mexican, Indian, and American cuisine. The USC tram conveniently has a stop at this location, which managed to make it even better to get here from our office on campus.

Once we weren’t satisfying our appetites, we used public and USC transportation to go places like Olvera Street, which is the birthplace associated with the city of la. Another journey took our staff to a different part of Los Angeles to visit Little Tokyo together with Museum of Contemporary Art’s Art in the Streets display, which was ‘the first major U.S. museum study of graffiti and street art.’ During our most recent field trip, our staff walked throughout the street from campus for eating lunch in the Natural History Museum’s famous Rose Garden and see the California Science Center and the African United states Museum, which both offer free admission. It had been amazing to understand wide range of knowledge available to our entire campus such proximity that is close!

We loved seeing all that our city is offering, and now we are gearing up to travel across the nation and around the world visiting high schools, college fairs, and other recruitment events. Into the months that are coming you will hear more about our experiences on the highway, programs happening on and off-campus, the application procedure, and more. We hope you enjoy reading the USC Admission Blog!

The Common App is here now!

Yes, it is true. This year we have used the Application that is common as now-exclusive means of signing up to USC. We in the admission office could not be any more excited! We can not wait to inform students, parents and counselors that applying to USC has become even easier. We believe it could relieve a number of the stress surrounding the application form procedure by switching to an application that is more familiar to school that is high counselors. Finally, my colleagues and we are excited to learn the typical App and progress to know year that is next freshmen class.

There are a few subdued distinctions between the normal Application and the former USC application. Nevertheless, we feel that the Common Application will allow us to review students’ applications from a holistic approach. Additionally, with the USC Supplement, we’re able to continue to inquire of the concerns that allow us to get to know our students more in depth.

Over the summertime, my peers and the opportunity was had by me to take a sneak peek at the (then new) 2012 Common Application. We had been really impressed with just how easy it would be to navigate the application and feel like students will appreciate the user-friendliness of the normal App site. Aided by the App that is common being so long as it’s, students should take comfort in knowing that their senior school counselors (one of these biggest resources in the faculty application process) are going to be specialists at applying to schools using the typical App. We recognize that there are always questions so please feel absolve to contact your USC territory manager if any help is needed by you throughout the procedure. The Common Application and the USC Supplement are available on the internet if you want to check them out. Wow, all of this application talk is making me excited to begin reading applications again!


We Tell You how we Learn What

With over 150 majors across different academic units, USC has a whole lot to supply undergraduates that are prospective. This means there is a lot to know about this university as an admission counselor! This is sometimes a really daunting challenge, which is why our staff is constantly familiarizing and educating ourselves with all the wonderful academic opportunities and other experiences available to students.

My colleagues and I recently invested an entire week walking all over campus to meet with scholastic department representatives, teachers, and current students to know about possibilities such as for example completing a double major, studying abroad, conducting research with a teacher, and having internship experiences. In hearing from our colleagues who work in the departments that are academic I became excited to read about new programs like the First-Year Investigations (FYI) program housed within the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. This autumn, quite a few students takes benefit of the and other similar programs to work closely with a professor and explore subjects outside of their major-related courses. For example, pupils have the opportunity to take classes such as the ‘Understanding Los Angeles’ FYI, where they will learn about the real history and culture of LA through fieldtrips and small class conversations. Some students will participate in the Marshall School of Business’ Learning about International Commerce (LINC) program, where they have the opportunity to take a ten-day trip with their class to meet company and political leaders abroad during the spring semester. Still, other students could find themselves interning utilizing the Center Theatre Group during the educational year, while many pupils might want to use for research funding so that you can work more closely with faculty in checking out a specific industry.

Just What I gained from hearing about the exciting updates and strong educational programs across the university is that this is often a place that is special students can truly make use of sets from research, study abroad, internships, and even pursuing multiple majors and/or minors. There is a wealth of opportunities to enrich your academic experience as an undergraduate pupil at USC- it’s your responsibility to determine what your four years will include!

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