Summer time Is Almost Here! Summer is almost here! In just a few short weeks school that is high around the country is going to be happening summer break. We receive many questions from pupils as 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 look over every thing 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 become a lifeguard at your pool that is local, or coastline
  • Baby-sit your neighbor’s kid
  • Simply Take a college-visit road journey
  • Serve up fro-yo at your local yogurt that is frozen (get some good work experience)
  • Sign up for a service or mission trip in the US or abroad
  • Tutor younger students in your chosen subject
  • Take a course at your community that is local college university

Whatever you become doing this summer, be sure to opt for a summer time activity considering that which you love doing and maybe not based on just how you think it will look on your college applications.

Transfer Decisions

In about a week we are going to be transfer that is contacting regarding their application to USC. A handful of students have heard of their admission at this point. Nevertheless, nearly all transfer applicants will receive a choice or even a request for lots more info on or by June 1st.

If a request is received by you to find out more:

Generally, the extra information we request are your spring transcript with your last grades for the academic year. This request isn’t an indication that the student is more probably be admitted or maybe not; rather it offers us by having a more complete history that is academic. As we get the additional information, you need to hear of a decision within 2 to four weeks.

If a letter is received by you of admission:

If you are admitted to your fall term, you will have two weeks to submit your dedication deposit. During that two week period you need to receive a monetary aid prize (if you applied). You will also want to register for orientation when possible. Finally, if you are interested in university housing you need to complete your housing application promptly, as space is bound for transferring students.

Professional Development


Things have started initially to calm down round the working workplace now that all freshman decisions are made. We’re still working 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 greatest methods, such as how to provide a successful school that is high, what kinds of technology might be useful in the recruitment process, and exactly how to read university essays while knowing of our own private biases (positive or negative). The conference additionally provided us a chance to connect with our peers from various parts of the country, including many of your high school counselors. It in fact was a opportunity that is great share our own knowledge and expertise and learn from one another. Perhaps the most admission that is seasoned on our staff shmoop pro learned something new at the meeting!

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 can perform the same during your summer break!

Summer in the town


It’s officially summer in Southern California! Campus is really a bit quieter, the conditions are getting warmer, and most importantly, the rate in our office has slowed down. We’re also advantage that is taking of downtime to explore Los Angeles and all our city has to provide our pupils.

Like in past summers, we’re utilizing the Summer Restaurant Series, planned by some of our very own colleagues, to explore the cuisine that is local. Simply month that is last we ventured to 23rd St. Café in USC’s garden. This unique restaurant offers American, 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 internet site, this location is ‘inspired by worldwide road bazaars and the classic United states delicatessen’ and offers 5 different kitchen areas serving up diverse kinds of food within a hall that is dining within 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 LA’s notable restaurants, we will invest time during July and August attending social events and checking away 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 on the newly opened Expo line to simply take the train to the Culver City Farmers Market.

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



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