Summer Is nearly right Here! Summer is nearly here!

 In just a few short weeks high school students across the country are going to be happening summer break. We receive numerous questions from pupils as to what they should be doing over the summer. There truly is not one answer.

Having read 46,000 applications, we’ve seen a selection of summer experiences that high school students 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 interests.

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 become lifeguard at your local pool, pond, or beach
  • Baby-sit your neighbor’s kid
  • Just Take a college-visit road trip
  • Serve up fro-yo at your local frozen yogurt store (acquire some work experience)
  • Sign up for the mission or service trip in the usa or abroad
  • Tutor younger students in your preferred subject
  • Take a class at your local community college or college

Whatever you end up carrying this out summer, make sure to choose a summer activity centered on everything you love doing and maybe not based on exactly how you think it shall look on your university applications.

Transfer Decisions

In about a week we are contacting transfer applicants regarding their application to USC. at this time a small number of students have heard of their admission. But, the majority of transfer applicants will get a decision or perhaps a request for lots more informative data on or by June 1st.

If a request is received by you to learn more:

Generally, the extra information we demand is going to be your spring transcript with your last grades for the academic 12 months. This request isn’t an indication that the student is more apt to be admitted or perhaps not; rather it gives us by having a more complete history that is academic. Even as we get the information that is additional you need to hear of a decision within 2 to 4 weeks.

If a letter is received by you 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 need to receive an aid that is financial (if you applied). You will also want to register for orientation as soon as possible. Finally, if you are interested in university housing you should complete your housing application promptly, as space is limited for transferring students.

Professional Development


Things have started initially to settle down across the workplace now that all freshman decisions have been made. We’re still working on reviewing transfer files, but our staff recently took a quick trip to Reno, NV to attend a conference that is professional.

While there, we attended sessions about various admission topics and best methods, such as exactly how to produce a fruitful school that is high, what types of technology might be useful in the recruitment procedure, and how to read university essays while paying attention of our own private biases (positive or negative). The conference additionally offered us a chance for connecting with our colleagues from various parts of the country, including many of your high school counselors. It was a great opportunity to share our own knowledge and expertise and learn from one another. Even the most seasoned admission counselors on our staff discovered something brand new at the conference!

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

Summer in the City


It is officially summer in Southern Ca! Campus is just a bit quieter, the temperatures are becoming warmer, and a lot of importantly, the pace in our workplace has slowed down. We’re also taking advantage of this downtime to explore Los Angeles and all that our town has to offer our pupils.

Like in previous summers, we’re using the summer time Restaurant Series, prepared by some of our own peers, to explore the cuisine that is local. 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 second food outing, our restaurant series took us to Umamicatessen. According to the website, this location is ‘inspired by worldwide road bazaars plus the classic United states delicatessen’ and offers 5 different kitchen areas serving up diverse types of food within a hall that is dining inside the Orpheum Theatre. A few of our dishes that are favorite this outing had been the truffle fries, made-to-order donuts, and various types of Umami’s specialty: burgers.

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

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