Summer time Is nearly right Here! Summer is almost here! In just a few short weeks school that is high across the country is happening summer break. We receive numerous concerns from students as to what they should be doing over the summer. There truly isn’t one answer.

Having read 46,000 applications, an array has been seen by us of summer experiences that high school students have embarked on. We’ve look over everything 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 list that is short of activities you could pursue:

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

Whatever you find yourself achieving this summer, be sure to opt for a summer time task centered on everything you love doing and perhaps not based on just how you think it will look on your university applications.

Transfer Decisions

In about a week we is going to be contacting transfer candidates regarding their application to USC. at this time a number of students have heard of their admission. Nevertheless, nearly all transfer applicants will get a decision or perhaps a demand for more information on or by June 1st.

If a request is received by you for more information:

Generally, the additional information we request are going to be your spring transcript with your last grades for the academic 12 months. This request just isn’t an indicator that the student is more likely to be admitted or perhaps not; rather it gives us with a more complete academic history. If we get the additional information, you ought to hear of a decision within 2 to 30 days.

If you be given a page of admission:

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

Professional Development


Things have started to calm down across the working office now that all freshman decisions are made. We’re still taking care of reviewing transfer files, but our staff recently took a fast trip to Reno, NV to attend a conference that is professional.

While there, we attended sessions about various admission topics and greatest practices, such as how to supply an effective school that is high, what kinds of technology might be beneficial in the recruitment process, and how to read college essays while knowing of our own personal biases (positive or negative). The seminar also provided us a chance for connecting with our peers from various parts of the national country, including many of your high school counselors. It in fact was a great possibility to share our own knowledge and expertise and learn from the other person. Even the most admission that is seasoned on our staff discovered something new at the seminar!

Summer is our opportunity to rest, review what we’ve learned in the last 12 months, and prepare for the year that is coming. We hope you can perform the same through your summer break!

Summer in the town


It’s officially summer in Southern California! Campus is a bit quieter, the temperatures are getting warmer, & most importantly, the rate in our workplace has slowed down. We are also taking advantage of this downtime to explore l . a . and all which our city has to provide our students.

Like in past summers, we’re utilizing the summer time Restaurant Series, planned by some of our own colleagues, to explore the cuisine that is local. Simply month that is last we ventured to 23rd St. Café in USC’s backyard. This restaurant that is unique American, Indian, and Mexican food, also 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 internet site, this location is ‘inspired by international street bazaars as well as the classic United states delicatessen’ while offering 5 different kitchens serving up diverse types of food within a hall that is dining within the Orpheum Theatre. A few of our dishes that are favorite this outing had been the truffle fries, made-to-order donuts, and different types of Umami’s specialty: burgers.

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

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

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