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USC class of 2023 Applicants Thread

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  • romns116romns116 606 replies32 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited December 2018
    DS is SCA hopeful for PROD or CAMS!
    QB finalist, first choice by far
    edited December 2018
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  • PieruanoPieruano 19 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Computer science(Games) and Journalism applicant. USC is my first choice by a long shot
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  • CelestialDreamsCelestialDreams 50 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I applied to Film Production at SCA!
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  • anxiety247anxiety247 69 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Does anyone know when we will get a notification if we qualify for a merit scholarship?
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  • SlimJim005SlimJim005 258 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @anxiety247 According to info posted here, you should get notified in late January.
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  • testingacct54321testingacct54321 28 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    If you are a national merit semifinalist does this boost your chances of getting merit scholarship at USC if you put it as your first choice? Do all nmsc's get merit if they put usc as first choice?
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  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN 5459 replies102 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    If you are an NMF, you have to be admitted first, obviously, not all are admitted. NM results don't come out until after January and they do not have anything to do with the USC scholarship decisions in late January. If you are accepted in spring and you are an NMF, and you make USC your #1 choice with NMSF by May 1st, you will get 1/2 tuition scholarship. Or you could have received different scholarship in late January (Presidential - which is also 1/2 tuition and causes some confusion with NMF 1/2 tuition recipients, Trustee, Deans - 1/4 no interview), and also happen to be an NMF (these scholarships don't stack). NMF is completely independent of the Jan results. But being NMF AND getting accepted does guarantee you the 1/2.

    Besides NMF, some scholarships are given in March Admission cycle, but those tend to be a handful of Deans (if any) or smaller departmental awards. The biggies are all at the end of January.

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  • srparent15srparent15 298 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    My daughter received a letter stating her application is in the merit scholarship pool (not national merit). Is that normal? I was surprised they sent out a letter. This is the only school she has yet to hear from and she applied to the combined Viterbi CS and Business program. She has already been accepted into her first choice school, but if she is admitted in this program and receives a scholarship, it may be a game changer.
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  • justinpsmithjustinpsmith 7 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited December 2018
    Does USC consider AP scores in the admissions process? I did not submit any of my AP scores (which were all 4s and 5s). Will this negatively affect my application? Should I email them to my admissions counselor?
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  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam 1881 replies1 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @justinpsmith did you report them on your Common Ap? I have been involved in a "sending AP scores" debate on another thread and it's a confusing thing for everyone...even if they are reported somewhere on your application, I'm not sure they will "count" them if they don't have the official scores (unless they allow self reporting for SAT/ACT?). Maybe call admissions and ask them if they consider AP scores as part of your application and if so, how would they like to see them reported?

    It can be confusing because the colleges don't "require" them to be sent. But some schools will only "count" them if they are formally submitted through college board. This is only some, not all, but if USC is a top choice, it might be worth finding out.

    Good luck!
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  • HownowbwncowHownowbwncow 44 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @srparent15 - My kid received an email and then the same info via letter. All applicants who applied prior to 12/1 are in consideration for merit.
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  • srparent15srparent15 298 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    You don't need to send your official AP scores unless you're accepted and later want credit for those courses. My friend's son who is a freshman at USC didn't send his until after he graduated high school. Also, for any senior year AP courses, the tests aren't until May and those results won't come until July anyway, so you can then send them all in one sweep which is what we did with my son a few years ago.
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  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam 1881 replies1 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @srparent15 yes, you are correct as it relates to getting the proper credit/waiving out of classes. But I am talking about something completely different....when a student wants the AP scores to be considered as part of their application...so like if a student takes the Chemistry subject test and doesn't do well, but gets a 5 on the exam, they may want the college to see this, and self reporting may not suffice. SOME not all schools will not consider the 5 AP score unless it is sent to them officially from college board (by the time the application is due). I called a few schools on this very topic last week. If anyone wants more details, feel free to private message me. IF there is any doubt and you want your AP scores considered as part of your application review, call the admissions office to ask for clarification, or directly email your rep.
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  • jsmith1jsmith1 12 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    has everyone who applied for merit received a letter and email stating they are in consideration for merit?

    I haven’t and I’m a little worrried
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  • dancegirl28dancegirl28 47 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I haven't. I thought they weren't supposed to come out until sometime in january?
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  • crknwk2000crknwk2000 325 replies15 threadsRegistered User Member
    D19 hasn't either. We shall see.....
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  • Suave123Suave123 139 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Same here, no mail/email on merit info.
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  • SwoleSoulSwoleSoul 33 replies10 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    same here, I've read at the information should come out late January
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  • frenchfry7123frenchfry7123 11 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hey guys Merit applicant that still hasn't heard back though a few days ago I recieved a packet from USC and I was so excited that it would be an acceptance but it was just a general financial aide packet so now i'm very antsy to hear back, Good luck everyone!
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  • k1ngp1nk1ngp1n 15 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    abt one month out! sending good vibes to all applicants!
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