Come Discover USC! During my visit that is last to Metro DC area

Come Di<span id="more-8558"></span>scover USC! During my visit that is last to Metro DC area I worked at one of our Discover USC programs. We host these programs for prospective students around the world in order that students and families gain information that is helpful USC and our application process. We realize it’s just not feasible, so we try our best to bring a bit of USC to you although we would love for everyone to visit USC!

During Discover programs we hope presenting ourselves as organized and professional. That generally means we show up extra-early, run around like crazy people making certain the brochures we sent ahead of time have arrived, curse at non-functioning technology, while having the hotel manager’s number on speed dial. Luckily for me, this time in D.C., there was clearly no digging through offices and mail rooms to get our boxes of materials, our energy Point miraculously worked, and we were ready to get before the first family arrived (there is always one that arrives at least a half hour early!) We realize that families invest a lot of the time attending information sessions, touring campuses, and filling out applications, so you want to ensure we are supplying the most readily useful information into the most efficient way at all our occasions. We usually have some wonderful USC alums provide hand when they’re available. I always question my life choices when I listen to just what our alums are up to. Law school at Georgetown…working for the CIA….no big deal.

I was scheduled to speak quickly at this system. A big section of my job is presenting and public speaking; I give presentations to kids in auditoriums, classrooms, and career centers on a regular basis. So I am generally very comfortable talking up to a group. That stuff doesn’t faze me anymore. But, put me in a hotel ball space using the Dean of Admission (my boss’s boss’s employer) and have me to speak, and I also’ll feel a bit nervous ( just a tad!)

It was great to see a couple of familiar faces of students I had met at high schools that week. I talked with one family members who had driven about four hours to attend! That you have to make that sacrifice while we loved that the family was there, please don’t feel. Near you, please feel free to just let your admission counselor know that you want more information but can’t attend a Discover program if we aren’t coming to a city.

Once our formal presentation is over there’s to be able to inquire and hear from admission counselors from academic divisions. Pupils can split into groups according to market and have major questions that are related well. I heard from numerous families who had been having their first experience with USC that evening. Several other parents provided they had already been to USC, but they learned something new which somehow changed their perspective on the college application process or about USC with me that. We additionally spoke with a parent who appeared to have some outdated information about USC or had accumulated some information based on another person’s experience. This is an opportunity that is great parents to recharge their knowledge and discover about present time USC.

Among the last, and another of my personal favorite, comments I heard about the was ‘now I understand why we have all so much college spirit! night’ A job well done on our part.

At Discover USC! Maybe you will learn something new…you never know if we are coming to a city near you, or if you will be in Los Angeles on November 22nd, please come visit us!

Mythbuster: I’m able to take the SAT or ACT right before the admission deadline


The Myth: I can take the SAT or ACT prior to the admission deadline also it shall be fine.

The Verdict: Not an idea that is great. The test may not allow it to be into the application with time for review.

With our December 1 deadline approaching, its almost that time of year when our office is delivered thousands and thousands of applications, transcripts, test ratings and letters of recommendation. Honestly, it is amazing that every thing gets placed into each and every student’s application file given the high volume of content we receive.

It really is crucial to understand that it takes a significant amount of time for all application materials to be organized and downloaded as a student’s application file- especially test scores. Think about this. SAT and ACT offer certain test times and dates. They then need certainly to score those tests, send you your score, and send the score then to all the colleges on your list. This takes a huge amount of time on their end, also it takes weeks that are several our end to download and process the scores.

It can take up to two weeks from the moment the test is scored to be downloaded into your application file if you take a standardized test right before the admission deadline. That could be too late. Our staff has from December 1 until early January to review all of the applications submitted by our December 1 merit scholarship deadline. We shall accept ratings that are submitted after the due date, but keep in mind we require formal test scores before we can review a student’s application.

You shall would also like to ensure that you request all of your other application materials to be sent on time. Your school is quite busy at this time of year while they deliver transcripts to hundreds of colleges. On top of grading tests and papers, your teachers are writing letters of recommendation for you personally by themselves time. You shall desire to provide everyone else advance notice of admission deadlines and when they need to submit materials in your behalf. Your instructors and counselors will actually enjoy it! If you give them plenty of time, they are going to be able to get us your transcript on time and write thoughtful suggestions.

You shall be able to always check on the application materials during your portal. Just remember you submit won’t show up on your portal instantly that we are processing hundreds of thousands of documents, so any application pieces Please wait a business that is few before reaching out to us if it seems like something is missing.

Application processing is a huge task with a lot of moving parts. The ship will sail smoothly if students be careful of their application materials beforehand, and at the time that is same can get rocky and fall through the cracks if documents and materials are sent late. We thank you in advance for being courteous and submitting every one of the application materials on time!

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