Summer time Is Almost right Here! Summer is nearly here!

Summer time Is Almost right Here! Summer is nearly here! In only a few short weeks school that is high around the country will be happening summer break. We receive numerous concerns from pupils in regards to what they should be doing over the summer. There truly isn’t one answer.

Having read 46,000 applications, we now have seen a wide range of summer experiences that kids have embarked on. We’ve read every thing 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.

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 pool that is local, or coastline
  • Baby-sit your neighbor’s kid
  • Just Take a college-visit road journey
  • Serve up fro-yo at your local yogurt that is frozen (get some work experience)
  • Sign up for the service or mission trip in america or abroad
  • Tutor younger students in your chosen subject
  • Have a class at your district college or college

Whatever you end up carrying this out summer, be sure to opt for a summer activity based on everything you love doing and not based on exactly how you think it will look on your university applications.

Transfer Decisions

In about a week we will likely be transfer that is contacting regarding their application to USC. at this time a small number of students have heard of their admission. But, nearly all transfer applicants will receive a choice or perhaps a request to get more informative data on or by June 1st.

If a request is received by you to learn more:

Generally, the extra information we demand will likely be your spring transcript with your final grades for the academic 12 months. This request is not an indicator that the student is more probably be admitted or not; rather it offers us with a more complete academic history. Once we get the information that is additional you ought to hear of a decision within 2 to four weeks.

If you receive 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 a economic aid prize (if you applied). You shall also wish to register for orientation as soon as possible. Finally, you should complete your housing application promptly, as space is limited for transferring students if you are interested in university housing.

Professional Development


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

While there, we attended sessions about various admission topics and best practices, such as just how to supply an effective high school visit, what forms of technology might be beneficial in the recruitment procedure, and how to read university essays while paying attention of our own personal biases (positive or negative). The seminar additionally gave us a chance in order to connect with our colleagues from various components 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 seasoned admission counselors on our staff discovered something brand new at the meeting!

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

Summer in the City


It’s officially summer in Southern California! Campus is really a bit quieter, the temperatures are becoming warmer, and a lot of importantly, the rate in our office has slowed down. We are also advantage that is taking of downtime to explore Los Angeles and all which our city has to supply our students.

Like in previous summers, we’re using the Summer Restaurant Series, planned by some of our very own peers, to explore the local cuisine. Just last month, we ventured to 23rd St. Café in USC’s garden. This unique restaurant offers United states, Indian, and Mexican food, along with some fusion dishes. The Chicken Tikka Masala quesadilla was quite popular in our group! For the 2nd food outing, our restaurant series took us to Umamicatessen. According to the web site, this location is ‘inspired by worldwide road bazaars plus the classic American delicatessen’ and will be offering 5 different kitchens serving up diverse kinds of food within a dining hall situated inside the Orpheum Theatre. Some of our dishes that are favorite this outing were the truffle fries, made-to-order donuts, and various types of Umami’s specialty: burgers.

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

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