College transferring from: Ventura Community College
Entering as: Sophomore, junior once spring grades are sent
Units in progress:15
Pre-reqs completed:english and math
GEs completed:all courses needed
ECs listed on app:High school: 4 years of track and volleyball 2 years in varsity for both sports, active in clubs, 2 years ministry work. College: 2 years of ministry work, helped establish and run a non-profit organization
Job/Work Experience:sales associate at Vans, server at Applebees, currently an office assistant and sales associate at Michaels arts and crafts
Essays (subject and responses):CommonApp: I made sure to not read anyone elses personal statements before finishing my own, that way I wouldn't compare myself. When it came to writing it I did not concern myself with the word limit until after I put all my thoughts on paper. When it came to editing I had a handful of people critique my essay over and over again until I was completely satisfied. USC Essay: I did a little research into the department I am majoring in and made sure to put specific details about USC. Adding details about the campus helped to show that I really knew what I was writing about.
Letters of Recommendation:none! not necessary
Other:[list][*] Other schools applied to:UCLA UCSD UCSB (accepted to all schools) [*] Comments: Really excited to for next semester to start! good luck to everyone else
College transferring from: Glendale CC
Entering as: Junior, after spring semester
Units completed: 53
Units in progress:16
Pre-reqs completed:Econ 102 and Calc 1. Calc 2 and Econ 101 in progress
GEs completed: missing 1 I think... make sure you have math and English completed before you transfer!!! very important
ECs listed on app: USC University Hospital Volunteer, Law firm intern, AGS, ASA etc .
Essays (subject and responses):CommonApp: 8/10
USC Essay: Very short and concise, just make sure to come off like you've done your research for USC and that you're interested in something particular they have to offer
Letters of Recommendation:none!
Comments:GOOD LUCK!!!!!! Remember, we all end up where we're supposed to be
College transferring from: Orange Coast College
Entering as: Junior
Units completed: 54
Units in progress: 18 (+6 during Summer)
ECs listed on app: CA Real Estate Licensee, Admin Youth Leader, Strong Leadership at Local Church.
Job/Work Experience: Project Engineer at Local Construction Company, Salesperson at Coldwell Banker.
Essays (subject and responses): My passion for Real Estate, family involvement and goals for the future (Narrative Form)
Letters of Recommendation: Crit Wrtg Teacher, Family Friend (USC EMBA Grad)
Other schools applied to: Pepperdine (Rejected), LMU (SGR), Chapman, University of San Diego
College transferring from: College of Southern Nevada
Entering as: junior
Units completed: 65
Units in progress:13
Pre-reqs completed: English and math
GEs completed:all but GE I
ECs listed on app:High school: 1 year-Volunteer teacher aid at elementary school
College:2 years- PTK member and volunteer, 6 months- volunteer at horse rescue
I am also a mother and wife, so I think that counts
Job/Work Experience:None because I got laid off right before the CA was due
Essays (subject and responses):CommonApp: Didn't worry too much about the word limit. I thoroughly explained how going to USC would help the future of my family and integrated how important it was to me.
Letters of Recommendation:One from my Honors English Professor
Other:[list][*] Other schools applied to: None
Comments: I am really excited about getting accepted, this is all I've wanted for the past year and a half
Hi all accepted students! Congratulations! If you are looking for housing next year, I may have the place for you. I live in a house of USC students that is a 5 minute bike ride from campus and we have a double that we are trying to fill. The rent is super cheap for SC at $775/month including all utilities, maid that comes once a year, household products like toilet paper and soap and plenty of parking! Here are some photos: Facebook
I absolutely love living here and know you guys will too!
Sophomore with 78 credits
Two very strong rec letters
ECs are good but not phenomenon
Took additional math courses: Cal1,2,3; DE; Linear Algebra
GEs: I didn't pay much attention to that.
Also accepted into UT-Austin McCombs, Cornell-AEM, UNC,
Waitlisted by UVA-McIntire
Comment: I personally love USC and LA! very much and I applied. But when I asked my friends/family members/profs for advice, none of them picked USC-Marshall among the five. After a little consideration, I decided not to pay the deposit. Again, USC is great but it may not be the best for me.
American University- 3.56 GPA
Diplomatic Programs Intern - Organization for International Cooperation (NYC)
Research Intern- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DC)
PK Divani Financial Representative- (LA)
Brad Lee Law Firm- Paralegal Intern- (LA)
United Nations Association -United States of America (UNAUSA)- Staff Intern (NYC)
International Model United Nations Association- Staff
U.S State Department - Foreign Service Intern (DC)
Essays : Talked about how my stay in DC will benefit the LA community through political experience and skills.
Comment: Prob got in through my Extra curriculars. Good luck to everyone.
Spring Grade Request - 5/10/2012 - Marshall School of Business
College transferring from: Santa Monica College + West LA College
Entering as: Sophomore
Units completed: 29
Units in progress: 12
Pre-reqs completed: Business Calculus 1 & 2
GEs completed: All
ECs listed on app: Many
Job/Work Experience: Many + Started my own successful business.
Essays (subject and responses): Common App essay was good, USC specific essay was great.
Letters of Recommendation: Two. One from my Calc 1 professor (PhD in Math), one from my AHIS professor (PhD in Art History).
Other schools applied to: Columbia, GW, Boston, Babson, Miami
Comments: Business Calc 2 is currently in progress at West LA College... Since it is necessary for Marshall/BUAD they requested my Spring grades once the semester is complete. Good thing I still have straight A's!
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[ *] College transferring from:UC Irvine
[ *] Entering as: Sophomore (by year)
[ *] GPA: 3.67
[ *] Units completed:40 quarter units from APs and 32 quarter units at UCI
[ *] Units in progress: 16, around 59 total semester units by the end of the year
[ *] Pre-reqs completed: currently finishing writing and math
[ *] GEs completed: all except the science category (GE III)
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[ *] ECs listed on app: many, all from high school though
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Essays (subject and responses):for the generic one, wrote about how my current university was not the fit for me and i needed to be in a different atmosphere, like USC. also how it doesn't really have as strong of a business program as USC does. for the usc specific, talked about particular things i liked from marshall/sppd and how i would use my education from marshall to help expand my dad's current business
[ *] Letters of Recommendation: one from my high school teacher who graduated from USC and worked as a counselor there and another from my language professor
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[ *] Other schools applied to: NONE!
[ *] Comments: REALLY hoping i get into USC..ive been wanting it for as long as i can remember
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College transferring from: California Community College
Entering as: Sophomore but a junior once I send in my spring grades
Units in progress:11
Pre-reqs completed:All but math
GEs completed:All but 2
ECs listed on app:Volunteered ALOT, member of PTK, UNICEF, RED CROSS, BUISNESS CLUB blah blah
Job/Work Experience:retail associate, office assistant i think thats all
Essays (subject and responses):CommonApp: I wrote about why I wanted to go to university in the first place, my motivation, and what I hope to achieve from such an education. It was an okay essay, took about a day to write didnt stress too much time on it.
USC Essay: Well, I wrote about how business is in all of us since we first started talking.. then I wrote how convenient it would be for me to major in business, and lastly I wrote about how USC would help me achieve those goals to the max.
Letters of Recommendation:None, not required.
Comments: This school has been my first choice ever since I can remember, so I'm so glad to be a part of the Trojan family!!
Spring Grades Request * 5/08/2012* ANNENBERG / PUBLIC RELATIONS- COMMUNICATION
College transferring from: ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
Entering as: SOPHOMORE
Units completed: 54
Units in progress: 12
Pre-reqs completed: NO
GEs completed: 3 COURSES IN PROGRESS
ECs listed on app: member of PTK, PRESIDENT OF 2 CLUBS IN 2010, VOLUNTEER IN FEED THE HOMELESS ACTION IN THE SANTA ANA SHELTER, BEING INVOLVE IN THE BOOKDRIVE ECT...
Job/Work Experience:MMM... INTERNSHIP IN THE HEALTH COMPANY, WORKING IN POLAND FOR SUMMER.
Essays (subject and responses): DIFFERENT DIALECTS IN VIETNAM AND HOW THEY FASCINATED ME WHEN I WAS 5 OR 6 YEARS OLD. GROWING UP IN EUROPE: HOW IT AFFECTS MY LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. EXPOSING MYSELF TO DIVERSITY OF CULTURES AS I WAS OFFERING MY HELP FOR JAPANESE, VIETNAMESE, KOREAN EMBASSY DURING THEIR CULTURAL EVENTS IN WARSAW.
Other schools applied to: NONE
Comments:HOPE MY UPDATES HELP YOU A LIL BIT =) IF IT HELPS, I WANT TO DISCLOSE YOU WITH SOME OBSTACLES I HAVE GONE THRU >>>>
WHEN YOU PLAN TO TRANSFER, MAKE SURE TO WORK ON YOUR ESSAY VERY DILIGENTLY! I REGRET THAT I DIDN'T TAKE WRITING MY ESSAY AS SERIOUSLY AS I SHOULD... ALSO FOR ANNENBERG'S PPL! PLAN TO COMPLETE ALMOST EVERY SINGLE USC'S GE BEFORE YOU APPLY! I ASSUME THAT I GOT SGR BECAUSE I HAVE 3 GE COURSES IN PROGRESS (+STATICTICS ) WHERE ENGLISH IS MY PREREQUISITE. SILLY ME SO PLEASE DON'T DO THE SAME MISTAKES BECAUSE THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING YOUR APP WILL LAST LONGER.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF US! CHEERS ^^
Entering as: Sophomore (should be a junior, but have to figure out transfer credit_
Units completed: 113 quarter units (?)
Units in progress: 16 quarter units
ECs listed on app: Profressional engineering fraternity, volunteer work
Job/Work Experience: summer engineering internships, and held jobs throughout school year
Essays (subject and responses): first one dealt with how what i wanted to gain out of college changed since high school. and the second one was about how the usc environment would he conducive with my own goals.
Letters of Recommendation: none
Other schools applied to: USC or bust!
Comments: Its a little surreal at the moment, but im excited nonetheless! I feel that my essays really conveyed how I felt USC would help me in all aspects, and how much being part of the trojan community really meant for me! FIGHT ON!
Diablo Valley College
Entering as: Sophomore
Units completed: 24
Units in progress: 15
ECs listed on app:HS Sports, Eagle Scout
Job/Work Experience: Internship
Essays (subject and responses): Talked about being involved in the community and the amazing opportunities USC offers.
Letters of Recommendation: None
Other schools applied to: None
HS Grades: 2.5, SAt: 1550
NOTE: MY GPA depends on if they include an intro to business class which i took two summers ago. IF they do then i have a 3.58. If they dont then its a 3.66.