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I've said this in another thread, but I've been rejected from USC's Thematic Option Program, which was...depressing. Just a bit.
I absolutely love the concept of interdisciplinary learning and writing-intensive courses. I believe that T.O. is really one of the best general education possible, and although I was upset at the rejection, I knew that the competition was intense.
Or at least, I thought it was. However, I've researched through the CC's threads on USC's T.O. program, and it seems that my rejection seemed...strange? I was invited to apply, am a Presidential Scholar, and have an SAT of 1460 (CR + W). I believed that my essays were pretty strong, but apparently they aren't? Is it suddenly really competitive this year?
I've emailed the T.O. staff asking if there is a waitlist or anything like that, but I saw on the website that they are are still considering applications on a space available basis. Should I ask to reapply? Or even possibly appeal the decision?