Summer time Is practically Here! Summer is nearly here!

Summer time Is practically Here! Summer is nearly here! In just a few short weeks senior school students across the country are going on summer break. We receive numerous questions from pupils about what they should be doing over the summer. There truly is not one answer.

Having read 46,000 applications, an array has been seen by us of summer experiences that 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 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 be always a lifeguard at your local pool, pond, or beach
  • Baby-sit your neighbor’s kid
  • Simply Take a college-visit road trip
  • Serve up fro-yo at your local frozen yogurt store (get some good work experience)
  • Sign up for a service or mission trip in the US or abroad
  • Tutor younger students in your preferred subject
  • Take a course at your community that is local college university

Anything you find yourself doing this summer, be sure to look for a summer activity centered on what you love doing and maybe not based on how you think it will look on your college applications.

Transfer Decisions

In about a week we will likely be transfer that is contacting regarding their application to USC. A handful of students have heard of their admission at this point. Nonetheless, nearly all transfer applicants will receive a choice or a demand for more home elevators or by June 1st.

If you get a request to find out more:

Generally, the additional information we demand are going to be your spring transcript with your final grades for the academic 12 months. This request isn’t an indication that the student is more likely to be admitted or perhaps not; rather it provides us with a more complete history that is academic. As we receive 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 to the fall term, you’ll have two weeks to submit your commitment deposit. During that two week period you should receive a financial aid award (if you applied). You will additionally desire to register for orientation once possible. Finally, in the event that you have an interest in university housing you ought to complete your housing application promptly, as space is restricted for transferring students.

Professional Development


Things have began to relax across the working office now that all freshman decisions are made. We’re still taking care of reviewing transfer files, but our staff recently took a fast trip to Reno, NV to attend a expert conference.

While here, we attended sessions about various admission subjects and greatest techniques, such as how to produce a highly effective school that is high, what types of technology might be useful in the recruitment process, and exactly how to read university essays while being aware of our own private biases (positive or negative). The seminar also provided us a chance to get in touch 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 discovered something new at the seminar!

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

Summer in the town


It is officially summer in Southern California! Campus is a bit quieter, the conditions are getting warmer, and most importantly, the speed in our workplace has slowed down. We are also advantage that is taking of downtime to explore l . a . and all 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 peers, to explore the local cuisine. Simply last month, we ventured to 23rd St. Café in USC’s garden. This restaurant that is unique United states, Indian, and Mexican food, in addition to some fusion dishes. The Chicken Tikka Masala quesadilla was quite popular in our team! For the second food outing, our restaurant series took us to Umamicatessen. According to the web site, this location is ‘inspired by international road bazaars and the classic United states delicatessen’ and will be offering 5 different kitchens serving up diverse forms of food within a dining hall situated within the Orpheum Theatre. A number of our favorite dishes during this outing were the truffle fries, made-to-order donuts, and differing forms of Umami’s specialty: burgers.

Besides eating our way through some of Los Angeles’s notable restaurants, we will invest time during July and August attending events that are cultural checking out historic spots around the city. Some activities we’ll 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 take the train to the Culver City Farmers Market.

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

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