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New Blog Post: GUEST BLOG: I am a Renaissance Scholar - This week we will hear from Kirsten, a senior at USC who is double majoring in English and Narrative Studies with a minor in Psychology and Law?  Sound cool?  Read more to find out about how she discovered all of these awesome subjects and what she’s been able to do with them.   My name is Kirsten Greenwood, and I’m a senior originally from London, England. I came into USC as an English major. Since then, I have found my specialty in C...
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New Blog Post: Student Research at USC - Whether an upperclassmen or a wide-eyed first-year new to the university, every USC undergraduate student has many opportunities to involve themselves in scholarly research. Often, research is built into a student’s curriculum – for example, as part of a course I completed during my undergraduate education at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, I researched how social issues of different time periods can impact popular cinematic themes. Going beyond th...
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New Blog Post: Welcome to the USC Admission Center! - Have you ever seen a Heisman Trophy in real life? Do you know the origin of “Fight On?” Have you ever met a current USC student? By the time you finish a campus tour at USC, you will be able to answer “yes” to all of these questions. We are Hannah Maryanski and Andrew Huerta, two staff members in the USC Admission Center. You may see us giving your information session, collecting your application materials, or otherwise making the most w...
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New Blog Post: GUEST BLOG: Advice from the USC School of Dramatic Arts -   The week’s post is from Ramón Valdez, Assistant Director of Admission for the USC School of Dramatic Arts.  You can follow SDA’s admission office on Instagram @uscsdaprospect to stay up to date on current admission deadlines and announcements.  To learn more about SDA productions and events on campus follow SDA on Instagram @uscsda and follow them on facebook, twitter, and YouTube.  You can also check our their websi...
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New Blog Post: Happy Holidays! - Season’s greetings from the USC Admission blog team! The Office of Undergraduate Admission staff will be out on holiday next week, and we will be returning on Tuesday, January 2. Until then, if you have any questions about applying to USC, you may want to check out usc.edu/askusc. This database has answers to many of students’ common questions and is accessible 24/7. Additionally, in the holiday spirit, here are some admission reminders for the next few week...
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New Blog Post: International Admission and the USC Global Experience - I have the great privilege of working with prospective international students.  On any given day, I might be on the phone with a student from China, emailing with a parent from Turkey, or meeting with a family visiting campus from Saudi Arabia.  It is the best part of my job and one of my favorite aspects of the University of Southern California. Since August our international admission officers have visited hundreds of ...
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New Blog Post: I’m Not a QuestBridge Match, What Does This Mean? - This time of year can be stressful if you’re a high school senior. You’re trying to successfully balance school work, your home life, and college applications. Some of you applied to USC through the QuestBridge National College Match process, but have recently been notified that you were not selected in the match. Not being a match with the college you wanted can be disappointing, but you should be very proud of all the work...
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New Blog Post: Let Us Give Thanks - All of my favorite activities happen on Thanksgiving: spending time with your nearest and dearest, eating more than would be considered decent or even civilized by most, pretending to actually like football so you can get out of doing dishes, and—most importantly—taking time to reflect on what you are thankful for. For high school seniors, the fall semester flies by pretty fast.  Between class work, extracurricular activities, and applying to colleges, th...
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New Blog Post: How to Tell Your Story - One of the most common pieces of college application advice is to “be yourself” and “tell your story,” but what does that really mean? While the Common Application Personal Statement is undoubtedly a great place to tell your story, it’s not the only aspect of your application that can be used for this purpose. Students should consider weaving their story throughout the qualitative components of the application, so that we are able to learn more about ...
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