hi! I was recently rejected from USC as a senior in high school class of 2026 and I have appealed my decision. However, I’m not even sure if the committee will review my application again as I read that they usually only overturn decisions if there was an error in your transcript. I think my biggest flaw was my grades. Although my overall GPA is around 3.9, I had an IB4 history grade in my senior year.
what I included in my appeal that’s new is:
- I created a podcast that tackles the Asian American high school experience
- My music youtube channel has over 170k subs and 11Million views (i didn’t include this in my original application but it was mentioned in my common app. back then I had 10K subscribers)
- I was featured on Glamour Magazine’s youtube channel because of my video
- I participated in a red carpet event with medical device companies such as cynosure, BTL, and thermiva and I aided the reps to promote their products and expose them to different treatments
do you think usc will even look at my appeal? i’m hoping to get a trojan transfer plan because I’m ok with going to my state school for a year but do I have any chances to being granted one?