Summer time Is practically right Here! Summer is nearly here!

Summer time Is practically right Here! Summer is nearly here! In only a few short weeks highschool students around the country is happening summer break. We receive many questions from students as to what they should be doing over the summer. There truly is not one answer.

Having read 46,000 applications, we have seen a selection of summer experiences that kids have embarked on. We’ve look over 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 short directory of summer 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, 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 work experience)
  • Sign up for a service or mission trip in america or abroad
  • Tutor younger students in your preferred topic
  • Take a class at your community that is local college university

Anything you wind up carrying this out summer, be sure to look for a summer task considering that which you love doing and not based on how you think it will look on your university applications.

Transfer Decisions

In about a week we will be contacting transfer candidates regarding their application to USC. At this point a small number of students have heard of their admission. But, the majority of transfer applicants will get a decision or a request for lots more information on or by June 1st.

If a request is received by you for more information:

Generally, the additional information we demand are going to be your spring transcript with your final grades for the academic 12 months. This demand just isn’t an indication that the student is more probably be admitted or maybe not; rather it offers us with a more complete history that is academic. Once we get the additional information, you should hear of a decision within 2 to four weeks.

If you receive a letter 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 desire to register for orientation once possible. Finally, if you are interested in university housing you ought to complete your housing application promptly, as space is restricted for transferring students.

Professional Development


Things have began to calm down round the office now that all freshman decisions were made. We’re still working on reviewing transfer files, but our staff recently took a quick trip to Reno, NV to attend a professional meeting.

While here, we attended sessions about various admission subjects and best methods, such as how to give a highly effective senior school visit, what types of technology might be useful in the recruitment process, and how to read university essays while knowing of our personal biases (positive or negative). The meeting additionally offered us a chance for connecting with our peers from various components 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 admission that is seasoned on our staff learned one thing new at the seminar!

Summer is our possibility to rest, review what we’ve learned within the last year, and prepare for the coming year. Develop you can perform the same through your summer break!

Summer in the City


It is officially summer in Southern Ca! Campus is just a bit quieter, the conditions are getting warmer, & most importantly, the rate in our workplace has slowed down. We’re also advantage that is taking of downtime to explore Los Angeles and all which our town has to offer 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 unique restaurant offers American, Indian, and Mexican food, along with some fusion dishes. The Chicken Tikka Masala quesadilla was quite popular in our team! For the 2nd food outing, our restaurant series took us to Umamicatessen. According to the web site, this location is ‘inspired by worldwide street bazaars and also the classic United states delicatessen’ and offers 5 different kitchens serving up diverse types of food within a hall that is dining inside the Orpheum Theatre. Some of our dishes that are favorite this outing had been the truffle fries, made-to-order donuts, and different forms of Umami’s specialty: burgers.

Besides eating our way through some of LA’s notable restaurants, we will spend time during July and August attending events that are cultural checking away historic spots around the town. Some tasks we are going to experience include a guided tour of the Disney Concert Hall and Music Center, enjoying the Downtown LA Art Walk, and hopping in 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? Let us know within the comments section—maybe we are able to add your suggestion to our list this summer!