Your admit packet carries a pamphlet with all of one’s options. I highly encourage one to attend at least one of the programs we offer before making a final decision. Even if you’ve been to campus several times or you’ve attended a fall reception that is off-campus the admitted student programs will enable you to see the University through a much different perspective- now you are an admitted student! By now you probably have numerous questions about USC. Why can I choose USC? What’s going to the incoming class look like? Social life? Academic resources? Housing options? Financial aid? The admitted student programs are built to give answers to these questions and many more. Areas of some of our programs are specifically created for you to learn more about your admission towards the spring term or to introduce one to the diverse communities on campus. We do want to help you make the decision that is best.
We into the Office of Admission are particularly excited to meet you after spending months and months getting to know you through your application, so when you do come visit us either at our programs that are on-campus off-campus receptions, be sure to introduce yourself. This week i’m going to be heading right down to South Florida working on my tan, eat some food that is cuban and take some good pictures. But most of all, i’m looking ahead to seeing most of my students at the Miami program on Wednesday night!
As soon as again congratulations on your own admission and now we desire to soon see you!
Selecting the college that is right YOU
It’s the center of April, meaning high school students over the country have less than two weeks to create a huge decision: which college to attend for the next four years. I remember quite vividly how I felt during the month of April when I was a school that is high, excitement, pressure, fear of the unknown, and anticipation and hope for the long term. I spent weeks agonizing over different options and colleges that are comparing, in hindsight, are like comparing apples and oranges. Even so, I learned a great deal from the experience while having found that there are various factors students take into account whenever making this life-changing decision.
- Gut Feeling at this point, you’ve likely visited a college campus or many. If you don’t, now will be the time to take a tour that is virtual read through to the college, and perhaps talk to present students. Sometimes it precipitates to a feeling that really tips the scales and helps a learning student decide which college campus they intend to call ‘home’ for the better part of 4 years. It may be because you felt comfortable at the school or felt as you recognized bits of yourself in other students. Or maybe you can’t explain it—maybe you saw something occur during a college visit that just clicked for you. In any case may be, a gut feeling can get a way that is long.
- Professionals and Cons Quite the opposite of the gut feeling approach, making a pros and cons list or creating a chart that compares and contrasts universities in various areas employs a more approach that is formulaic. This can be helpful in organizing what you are looking for in a college and what is actually of value for your requirements. Looking for opportunities to increase major or pursue a small? Do you thrive in a large class setting or prefer more intimate, discussion-based classes? Do you wish to be near a town or in a college town that is small? This method can often help you sort your ideas and assessments.
- Rankings, Reputation and Stereotypes we are all familiar with common stereotypes connected with different schools, but, these stereotypes often miss the mark—by a long shot. I hear students who say they want to attend a ‘prestigious university’ but they are unable to define exactly what makes an institution ‘prestigious’ or how this is certainly going to affect their college experience. Similarly, students will disregard a potential university due to a negative reputation and rumor they believe become true. It is critical to know your source and find out the truth about any schools you are looking at. Just because a college is rated as a ‘top college’ somewhere does not mean that it is the right college or best fit for everyone else. That features you.
There are many other factors, techniques, and methods to evaluate what college provides you with all the ideal experience. Into the final end, it’s probably best to select the school you identify with for some reason.