I’ve been so bored and anxious waiting for the decisions to come out for transfers, so I might as well do this.
College transferring from: Santa Monica College
Trojan Transfer Plan (TTP)/Legacy: No
Units completed: 47
Units in progress: 12
Pre-reqs completed: None required
GEs completed: 6/6 (7/8 if Category G) and H) are taken into account)
ECs listed on app: Phi Theta Kappa (Honors Society)
Job/Work Experience: 2 Retail Sales Associate Jobs
Understanding You: I wrote an anecdote about a time when I struggled to create a piece of clothing and related it to what kind of student I am and what I stand for. I talked about how I want to create clothes for women of extended sizes and change how the fashion industry creates clothes for bigger women.
Why USC specifically: Focused this essay on how Roski can help me gain the skills and experience for becoming a designer. I also talked about what assets I can offer as an art student to be admitted.
650 word Transfer Essay: I wrote the reasons and listed why I want to transfer in this essay. Basically explained that the CC I go to now doesn’t offer a BFA degree, and want to create more hands-on artwork. I also mentioned professors I want to be taught by and wrote about the opportunities I would strive to be a part of. I mentioned some personal issues that pertained to some withdrawals I have.
Letters of Recommendation: I needed 2 letters of rec from Artistic mentors, one being a tutor and the other being my art professor.
Other schools applied to: SAIC (accepted) and SCAD (accepted)
I feel pretty good about my application, but at this point, anything could happen. USC is my top choice, and I would be so disappointed to get rejected. I got rejected in high school for financial and GPA reasons, so I’m hopeful this rebound will be a better one. My grades have an upward trend, I’m technically still taking courses that are/were at least 12 units or more (except for winter and spring), I submitted my portfolio, LORs, and submitted everything early or on time. The essays I would say are a 9/10. I think I covered all of my bases and brought up some important personal information but I don’t know how it will appeal to my admissions counselor.
Best of luck to everyone applying! I haven’t seen many Roski applicants here, so hopefully, I won’t be the only one here. I’ll update once my decision is in