we know that things were mailed today because international students got the DHL email today stating that a package was on the way for them meaning that the admissions officers mailed their results today. Second, both the usc connect website and all of the mysterious "back door links" and down and inactivated for the first time in months today meaning that decisions were mailed out today and that the USC admissions office is preparing to allow people who get their letters tomorrow to sign up and pay deposits. However, i guess we wont know for sure until we see if people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties get their letters tomorrow.
Thank you so much!! How did you find out the dates? Were you a scholarship admit (February)?
^^No, no! My S2 is waiting like everyone. But S1 is a junior at USC and was just invited to speak on a panel for the Explore sessions to come for newly admitted students. When the admission link gets activated, you will be able to make a reservation at one of these sessions if you wish.
I was pretty hopeful for USC because many people from my school get in but now my confidence is shaken! Now I am really praying for that email. I just hope DHL is slow or something and that email is coming to my inbox soon. Guess we will know for sure in a couple of days but it's so hard to wait.
You may find these numbers of interest. USC is more selective than you thought.
There are rankings and rankings. I will use some information from U.S. News and some from the websites.
In the latest national university rankings SC was ranked above UCLA. It is difficult for a major university to continue cutting and cutting and not affect quality, in my opinion.
Here are some numbers from U.S. News that you would find of interest.
you're missing the point of what wesleyhwl is trying to say. I understand because im kind of in the same situation. We are both INTERNATIONAL applicants BUT live in the US. I in fact live 20mins away from SC. He/she is asking whether we will get DHL notifications or if it will be sent normal mail.
Im guessing we'll get normal mail, it would be a waste of USCs money to DHL us.
so from what i've read it seems like decisions were mailed out today, the 22. USC is one of my top schools and i've been extremely anxious to hear from them and they only send decisions through snail mail and do not post anything on their website. however, my question is i live in new jersey, any idea how long it will take from the time they mail out their decisions until i receive it? thanks and good luck to all of you applying !! :]
The question of how long it will take for the admissions decision to reach you in New Jersey is based on whether or not you get accepted.
If you get accepted then they send the letter via USPS priority mail (express) and it is in an 8.5x11 envelope. It takes 1-3 business days and should reach New Jersey by Friday.
If you get rejected (hopefully NOT) then they will send the letter via USPS first class mail (standard) and it is in a standard small business envelope. It should take 5-7 days and reach you mid next week or near the start of April.
I am not someone who is rabid about the rivalry, but USC is where I want to be and anywhere else is subpar. Period. I'm open minded though and have friends from other universities. A BRUIN SAVED MY LIFE. Srsly.
Hoping for my letter tomorrow...if not, hoping for it in two months. Those dang admissions people!