Summer Is practically Here! Summer is nearly here!

Summer Is practically Here! Summer is nearly here! In only a few short weeks senior school students round the country is happening summer break. We receive many concerns from students 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 look over everything from summer time programs at prestigious universities, to work that is gaining 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 a lifeguard at your pool that is local, or coastline
  • 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 favorite topic
  • Take a course at your community that is local college college

Whatever you end up doing this summer, be sure to pick a summer activity according to everything you love doing and 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. at this time a few students have heard of their admission. Nevertheless, the majority of transfer applicants will get a choice or a request for lots more home elevators or by June 1st.

If a request is received by you to learn more:

Generally, the excess information we request is going to be your spring transcript with your last grades for the academic year. This demand just isn’t an indicator that the student is more likely to be admitted or maybe not; rather it offers us having a more complete academic history. Even as we receive the additional information, you need to hear of a decision within 2 to four 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 a financial aid award (if you applied). You shall additionally desire to register for orientation once 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 began to calm down round the office now that all freshman decisions happen made. We’re still focusing on reviewing transfer files, but our staff recently took a fast trip to Reno, NV to attend a conference that is professional.

While there, we attended sessions about various admission subjects and best techniques, such as just how to deliver a successful school that is high, what kinds of technology might be beneficial in the recruitment procedure, and exactly how to read college essays while paying attention of our own private biases (positive or negative). The seminar also gave us a chance to connect with our colleagues from various components of the national country, including many of your high school counselors. It in fact was a great opportunity to share our own knowledge and expertise and learn from one another. Perhaps the most seasoned admission counselors on our staff discovered one thing new at the meeting!

Summer is our opportunity to sleep, review what we’ve learned over the past 12 months, and prepare for the year that is coming. We hope you can perform the same during your summer time break!

Summer in the City


It’s officially summer in Southern California! Campus is really a bit quieter, the temperatures are becoming warmer, & most importantly, the speed in our workplace has slowed down. We’re also advantage that is taking of downtime to explore Los Angeles and all that our town has to supply our pupils.

Like in past summers, we’re utilizing the summer time Restaurant Series, prepared by some of our very own colleagues, to explore the local cuisine. Just last month, we ventured to 23rd St. Café in USC’s yard. This restaurant that is unique American, Indian, and Mexican food, also 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 web site, this location is ‘inspired by international street bazaars while the classic United states delicatessen’ and offers 5 different kitchen areas serving up diverse kinds of food within a dining hall situated within the Orpheum Theatre. A number of our favorite meals 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 are going to spend time during July and August going to events that are cultural checking out historic spots around the city. Some activities we will experience include a tour that is guided of Disney Concert Hall and Music Center, enjoying the Downtown LA Art Walk, and hopping in 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 within the opinions section—maybe we are able to add your suggestion to our list this summer!