Summer time Is practically right Here! Summer is nearly here! In just a few short weeks senior school students around the country are happening summer break. We receive numerous questions from students about what they should be doing over the summer. There truly isn’t one answer.

Having read 46,000 applications, we have seen a wide range of summer experiences that students have embarked on. We’ve read every thing from summer time programs at prestigious universities, to work that is gaining at their local mall, to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (literally). We admire students that pursue their passions.

Right Here is a short list of summer time activities you could pursue:

  • Volunteer at a hospital, park, library, aquarium or museum
  • Become a Camp Counselor at a summer camp
  • Train to become a lifeguard at your pool that is local, or beach
  • Baby-sit your neighbor’s kid
  • Simply Take a college-visit road journey
  • Serve up fro-yo at your local yogurt that is frozen (get some work experience)
  • Sign up for the service or mission trip in the usa or abroad
  • Tutor younger students in your preferred subject
  • Take a course at your neighborhood college or college

Anything you wind up doing this summer, be sure to opt for a summer task according to what you love doing and not based on how you think it will look on your college applications.

Transfer Decisions

In about a week we are going to be contacting transfer candidates regarding their application to USC. A handful of students have heard of their admission at this point. However, the majority of transfer applicants will get a decision or perhaps a request to get more informative data on or by June 1st.

If you receive a request to find out more:

Generally, the excess information we demand is going to be your spring transcript with your last grades for the academic year. This demand is not an indication that the student is more likely to be admitted or perhaps not; rather it gives us having a more complete academic history. Once we get the information that is additional you need to hear of a decision within 2 to four weeks.

If you be given a letter of admission:

If you are admitted towards the fall term, you should have two weeks to submit your commitment deposit. During that two week period you ought to receive an aid that is financial (if you applied). You will also desire to register for orientation when possible. Finally, if you have an interest in university housing you ought to complete your housing application promptly, as space is bound for transferring students.

Professional Development


Things have started initially to settle down round the working office now that all freshman decisions have already been made. We’re still focusing on reviewing transfer files, but our staff recently took a quick trip to Reno, NV to attend a professional seminar.

While there, we attended sessions about various admission topics and best methods, such as just how to supply a fruitful high school visit, what kinds of technology might be beneficial in the recruitment process, and exactly how to read college essays while being aware of our own private biases (positive or negative). The seminar additionally gave us a chance to connect with our peers from various components of the country, including many of your high school counselors. It was a opportunity that is great share our own knowledge and expertise and learn from each other. Even the most admission that is seasoned on our staff discovered something brand new at the meeting!

Summer is our opportunity to rest, review what we’ve learned in the last year, and prepare for the year that is coming. We hope you can perform the same throughout your summer time break!

Summer in the City


It’s officially summer in Southern California! Campus is really a bit quieter, the temperatures are getting warmer, and most importantly, the speed in our office has slowed down. We’re also benefiting from this downtime to explore Los Angeles and all our city has to provide our pupils.

Like in past summers, we’re utilizing the Summer Restaurant Series, planned by some of our own colleagues, to explore the cuisine that is local. Just month that is last we ventured to 23rd St. Café in USC’s yard. This unique restaurant offers American, Indian, and Mexican food, in addition to some fusion dishes. The Chicken Tikka Masala quesadilla was quite popular in our team! For the 2nd food outing, our restaurant series took us to Umamicatessen. According to the web site, this location is ‘inspired by worldwide road bazaars and also the classic United states delicatessen’ while offering 5 different kitchen areas serving up diverse forms of food within a hall that is dining inside the Orpheum Theatre. A few of our dishes that are favorite this outing had been the truffle fries, made-to-order donuts, and various types of Umami’s specialty: burgers.

Besides eating our way through some of Los Angeles’s notable restaurants, we’ll spend time during July and August attending events that are cultural checking away historic spots around the town. Some activities we will experience include a tour that is guided of Disney Concert Hall and Music Center, enjoying the Downtown LA Art Walk, and hopping on the newly opened Expo line to just take the train to the Culver City Farmers Market.

What restaurants, tasks, and outings do you enjoy around Los Angeles? Inform us within the opinions section—maybe we can add your suggestion to our list this summer!

Summer time Is practically right Here! Summer is nearly here!