Summer Is nearly Here! Summer is nearly here! In only a few short weeks school that is high across the country are happening 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 kids have embarked on. We’ve read 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, museum or aquarium
  • Become a Camp Counselor at a summer camp
  • Train to become lifeguard at your local pool, lake, or beach
  • Baby-sit your neighbor’s kid
  • Take a college-visit road journey
  • Serve up fro-yo at your local frozen yogurt store (get some good work experience)
  • Sign up for the mission or service trip in the usa or abroad
  • Tutor younger students in your preferred topic
  • Have a class at your community that is local college college

Anything you find yourself carrying this out summer, be sure to select a summer activity according to what you love doing and perhaps not based on how you think it shall 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 number of students have heard of their admission. But, the majority of transfer applicants will get a decision or a demand for lots more info on or by June 1st.

If you receive a request to find out more:

Generally, the additional information we request are going to be your spring transcript with your final grades for the academic 12 months. This request is not an indication that the student is more apt to be admitted or maybe not; rather it offers us having a more complete history that is academic. After we get the additional information, you need to hear of a decision within 2 to 30 days.

If a letter is received by you of admission:

If you are admitted towards the fall term, you should have two weeks to submit your commitment deposit. During that two week period you ought to receive an aid that is financial (if you applied). You shall additionally want to register for orientation as soon as feasible. 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 across the 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 expert meeting.

While here, we attended sessions about various admission subjects and greatest practices, such as exactly how to deliver a highly effective school that is high, what forms of technology might be useful in the recruitment procedure, and exactly how to read university essays while being aware of our personal biases (positive or negative). The conference additionally gave 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 new at the meeting!

Summer is our chance to rest, review what we’ve learned over the past year, and prepare for the year that is coming. We hope you can perform the same through your summer time break!

Summer in the town


It’s officially summer in Southern Ca! Campus is just a bit quieter, the temperatures are getting warmer, and most importantly, the pace in our workplace has slowed down. We are also taking advantage of this downtime to explore l . a . and all our town has to supply our students.

Like in previous summers, we’re utilising the summer time Restaurant Series, planned by some of our very 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 United states, Indian, and Mexican food, in addition to some fusion dishes. The Chicken Tikka Masala quesadilla was quite popular in our group! For the food that is second, our restaurant series took us to Umamicatessen. According to the website, this location is ‚inspired by worldwide street bazaars as well as the classic American delicatessen‘ and offers 5 different kitchens serving up diverse types of food within a dining hall situated within the Orpheum Theatre. Some of our favorite dishes during this outing had been the truffle fries, made-to-order donuts, and various types of Umami’s specialty: burgers.

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

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