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[b]Date applied:[/b] X
[b]Date decision postmarked/received:[/b] X
[b]Accepted at which school/major at USC:[/b] X
[*] SAT Total: X M: X, CR: X, WR: X,
[*] ACT: X
[*] SAT Subject Tests: X
[*] GPA-UW/W: X/X
[*] Rank: X
[*]AP/IB classes: X
[/list][b]Subjective:[/b][list][*] Essays: X
[*] Teacher Recs: X
[*] Counselor Rec: X
[*] EC highlights: X[/list][b]Location/Person:[/b][list][*] State or Country: X
[*] School Type: X
[*] Ethnicity: X
[*] Gender: X
[/list][b]Other Factors, hook?:[/b] X
[b]General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to USC...?:[/b] X
If it works, it should look something like this (BE SURE TO PREVIEW YOUR POST!):
Decision: Accepted Decision: Rejected
Date applied: X Date decision postmarked/received: X Accepted at which school/major at USC: X
SAT Total: X M: X, CR: X, WR: X,
SAT Subject Tests: X
AP/IB classes: X
Teacher Recs: X
Counselor Rec: X
EC highlights: X
State or Country: X
School Type: X
Other Factors, hook?: X
General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to USC...?: X
Last edited by alamemom; 01-21-2010 at 04:06 PM.
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Date applied: 11/15/2010 (approx.) Date decision postmarked/received: 1/26/2010 * 1/27/2010 Accepted at which school/major at USC: Viterbi/Undeclared Engineering
SAT Total: 2200 M: 750, CR: 740, WR: 710, Took Once Junior Year
SAT Subject Tests: Physics: 790, BioM 790, Math 2 790, Chem 780, Math I 710
AP/IB classes: GCSEs 9 A*s, 5 A Levels (Phy, Bio, Chem, Maths, Further Maths); 1 A* so far. Four more (hopefully) in July.
Essays: Pretty Good
Teacher Recs: Probably Good; Did Not Read
Counselor Rec: Probably Good; Did Not Read
EC highlights: State or Country: London, UK
School Type: Boy's (very) British Boarding School
Other Factors, hook?: Went overseas in 8th grade to start at Harrow. No friends or relatives and had a great experience. Top flight academics, activities and experiences. Lots of friends and good times. I am very fortunate.
General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to USC...?: Loved USC when we visited. Looking forward to sunny weather. Fight On!
Date applied: December 1 Date decision postmarked/received: 1/27/10, 1/28/10 Accepted at which school/major at USC: Computer Science/Business Administration major, Viterbi School of Engineering (why isn't it Marshall as well?)
SAT Total: 2390 M: 790, CR: 800, WR: 800,
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math 2, 770 Chemistry
AP/IB classes: Comp sci 5, English language 5, US history 5, Macro econ 5, Micro econ 5, Human Geography 5, Statistics 5, European history 4, Physics 4 (will take calculus BC, spanish language, chemistry, biology) IBSL math 6, IBSL economics 6 (will take IBHL history, IBHL chemistry, IBHL english, IBSL spanish)
Date applied: before 12/1, don't remember exact date Date decision postmarked/received: 1/26 Accepted at which school/major at USC: Viterbi - Biomedical Engineering
SAT Total: 2140 M: 760, CR: 700, WR: 680,
SAT Subject Tests: Math II 770, Literature 730, Chemistry 720
GPA-UW/W: 4.0/School doesn't weight
AP/IB classes: Biology (5), World History (5), AB Calc (5), Lang & Comp (5). This year: Environmental Science, Statistics, US Government, and Literature
Essays: Pretty good
Teacher Recs: Pretty good
Counselor Rec: Pretty good
EC highlights: Riding horses for 10 years, 4-H equine 7 years (treasurer 3 years, state participant in performance 3 years & judging 2 years), HS equestrian team 4 years (treasurer 2 years, 1st district and 6th state cow sorting), NHS, key club, recreational soccer 12 years, HS tennis, church youth conferences/youth group, volunteer at a riding center for the disabled, band 6 years
State or Country: Washington
School Type: Public, sends a few people to top schools
Other Factors, hook?: No real hook, but being a girl in engineering may have helped, and horse ECs are relatively unique/I'll be on their equestrian team hopefully.
General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to USC...?: Hoping for a scholarship letter in the next week Not my top choice, but I really like the school, so if money plays out right I may well be a trojan next year. Fight on!
Date applied: 12/01 Date decision postmarked/received: January 26/January 28, 2010 Accepted at which school/major at USC: CAS/International Relations
AP/IB classes: Full IB Diploma + 9 APs
Essays: pretty good
Teacher Recs: didn't read
Counselor Rec: didn't read
EC highlights: Junior Class President, NHS Vice President, NEHS and NSHS tutoring, Habitat for Humanity secretary, cross country, Scholars Bowl Co-Captain, restaurant job 40hrs/week, intern at WBHM (local NPR station), individual UNICEF volunteer
State or Country: AL
School Type: public IB school
Other Factors, hook?: X
General Comments, scholarship chances, status info, going to USC...?: WOW. Just wow. My stats aren't great, so I was pretty surprised. I'm really hoping for a nice (dare I say TRUSTEES? lol) scholarship; otherwise we can't afford it. I'm still pumped though...would LOVE to get a chance to visit through Explore USC. To the rest of you still waiting to hear back - I wish you the best of luck!