Summer Is nearly Here! Summer is almost here!

Summer Is nearly Here! Summer is almost here! In just a few short weeks high school students round the country will be going on summer break. We receive many concerns from students in regards 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 gaining work experience at their local mall, to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (literally). We admire students that pursue their passions.

Here is a list that is short of activities you could pursue:

  • Volunteer at a hospital, park, library, aquarium or museum
  • Become a Camp Counselor at a summer camp
  • Train to be always a lifeguard at your local pool, lake, or beach
  • Baby-sit your neighbor’s kid
  • Just Take a college-visit road trip
  • Serve up fro-yo at your local yogurt that is frozen (acquire some work experience)
  • Sign up for a service or mission trip in america or abroad
  • Tutor younger students in your favorite topic
  • Take a class at your local community college or college

Anything you wind up doing this summer, make sure to go with a summer time activity considering what you love doing and maybe not based on just how you think it shall look on your college applications.

Transfer Decisions

In about a week we will be transfer that is contacting regarding their application to USC. A handful of students have heard of their admission at this point. However, the majority of transfer applicants will receive a choice or perhaps a demand for lots more home elevators or by June 1st.

If you will get a request for more information:

Generally, the additional information we request will be your spring transcript with your final grades for the academic 12 months. This demand is not an indication that the student is more apt to be admitted or maybe not; rather it gives us having a more complete history that is academic. If we get the information that is additional you should hear of a decision within 2 to four weeks.

If a letter is received by you of admission:

If you are admitted to the fall term, you’ll have two weeks to submit your commitment deposit. During that two week period you need to receive an aid that is financial (if you applied). You shall additionally wish to register for orientation as soon as feasible. Finally, in the event that you are interested in university housing you need to complete your housing application promptly, as space is limited for transferring students.

Professional Development


Things have began to settle down round the working workplace now that all freshman decisions were made. We’re still taking care of reviewing transfer files, but our staff recently took an instant trip to Reno, NV to attend a professional seminar.

While here, we attended sessions about various admission topics and greatest methods, such as how to produce a fruitful senior school see, what kinds of technology might be beneficial in the recruitment process, and exactly how to read university essays while knowing of our own personal biases (positive or negative). The seminar additionally provided us a chance to connect with our peers from various parts 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. Perhaps the most admission that is seasoned on our staff discovered one thing brand new at the seminar!

Summer is our chance to sleep, review what we’ve learned in the last 12 months, and prepare for the coming year. We hope you’re able to do the same throughout your summer break!

Summer in the town


It is officially summer in Southern Ca! Campus is really a bit quieter, the conditions are getting warmer, & most importantly, the rate in our workplace has slowed down. We are also advantage that is taking of downtime to explore l . a . and all which our city has to offer our students.

Like in past summers, we’re utilizing the Summer Restaurant Series, planned by some of our own peers, to explore the local cuisine. Simply month that is last we ventured to 23rd St. Café in USC’s garden. 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 food that is second, our restaurant series took us to Umamicatessen. According to the web site, this location is ‘inspired by international street bazaars and also the classic United states delicatessen’ while offering 5 different kitchen areas serving up diverse forms of food within a dining hall situated inside the Orpheum Theatre. A few of our favorite meals during this outing were the truffle fries, made-to-order donuts, and different forms of Umami’s specialty: burgers.

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

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

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