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

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 I worked at one of our Discover USC programs. We host these programs for prospective students across the world to ensure 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 to provide ourselves as professional and organized. That generally means we appear extra-early, run around like crazy people ensuring the brochures we sent in advance have arrived, curse at non-functioning technology, and have the hotel manager’s number on speed dial. Luckily for me personally, this time in D.C., there was clearly no digging through offices and mail rooms to locate our boxes of materials, our Power Point miraculously worked, and we had been ready to get prior to the first family arrived (there is always one that arrives at least a half hour early!) We realize that families spend a lot of the time information that is attending, touring campuses, and filling out applications, so you want to verify we are supplying the best information into the most efficient way at all our events. We usually have some wonderful USC alums provide hand when they’re available. We always question my life choices when I listen to just what our alums are up to. Legislation school at Georgetown…working for the CIA….no big deal.

I was scheduled to talk briefly at this system. A big element of my task is presenting and public speaking; I give presentations to students in auditoriums, classrooms, and career centers on a regular basis. So I have always been generally very comfortable talking to a group. That stuff doesn’t anymore faze me. However, put me in a hotel ball room utilizing the Dean of Admission (my boss’s boss’s employer) and have me to speak, and I also’ll feel a bit stressed ( only a tad!)

It was great to see several familiar faces of students I had met at high schools that week. I spoke with one family members who had driven about four hours to attend! Although we loved that the family members was there, please don’t believe you have to make that sacrifice. 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.

When our formal presentation is finished there’s the opportunity to inquire and hear from admission counselors from academic departments. Pupils can split into groups according to market and ask major related questions as well. I heard from many families who were having their first experience with USC that evening. Several other parents shared with me that they had already been to USC, but they learned something new which somehow changed their perspective on the college application process or about USC. I additionally talked with a parent who appeared to have some outdated information about USC or had accumulated some information based on someone else’s experience. This is an opportunity that is great parents to refresh their knowledge and discover about present day USC.

One of many final, plus one of the best, comments I heard of the was ‘now I understand why we have all so much school spirit! night’ A job well done on our component.

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

Mythbuster: the SAT can be taken by me or ACT right before the admission due date


The Myth: we can take the SAT or ACT right before the admission deadline plus it will be fine.

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

With our December 1 deadline approaching, it is almost that season when our office is sent thousands and thousands of applications, transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation. Honestly, it is amazing that everything gets placed into each and every student’s application file given the volume that is high of we receive.

It really is crucial to realize that it takes a significant period of time for all application materials become organized and downloaded as a pupil’s application file- especially test scores. Think about any of it. SAT and ACT offer certain test times and times. Then they have to score those tests, deliver you your score, and send the score then to any or all the colleges on your list. This takes a huge amount of time on their end, plus it takes weeks that are several our end to download and process the scores.

Invest the a standardized test right before the admission deadline, it can use up to two weeks as soon as the test is scored to be downloaded into your application file. That would be too late. Our staff has from December 1 until very early January to review most of the applications submitted by our December 1 merit scholarship deadline. We will accept scores that are submitted after the due date, but bear in mind we need official test scores before we are able to 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 very busy at this time of year while they deliver transcripts to hundreds of colleges. On top of grading tests and papers, your teachers are composing letters of suggestion for you on their own time. You shall wish to give everybody advance notice of admission due dates when they should submit materials on your own behalf. Your instructors and counselors will appreciate it really! Them plenty of time, they will be able to get us your transcript in a timely manner and write thoughtful recommendations if you give.

You will manage to check on the job materials through your portal. Remember that we have been processing hundreds of a large number of documents, so any application pieces you submit won’t show up in your portal instantly. Please wait a few business days before reaching out to us if it looks like something is missing.

Application processing is just a task that is huge a lot of moving parts. The ship will sail smoothly if students be mindful of their application materials beforehand, and at the same time things 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 all of the job materials on time!