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USC class of 2023 Applicants Thread

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  • HollyGTHollyGT 9 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Did everyone get an email tonight about completing forms for financial aid?
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  • Suave123Suave123 139 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    My D did get an email abt fin aid completion
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  • romns116romns116 606 replies32 threadsRegistered User Member
    Yes, DS received same email
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  • TreeAlumTreeAlum 103 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @WWWard It's crazy but USC yield was up just over 40% this past year! It had been at 37% prior. They admitted fewer students trying to get to a class of 3000 but the yield went up by 3 percentage points and they ended up with 3400. I expect to see an adjustment this year to even fewer students accepted. Between more fall and spring admits enrolling, housing has become a big issue this spring!
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  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN 5459 replies102 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited January 15
    FA deadlines are approaching for CSS and FAFSA so yes they are sending reminders about that. Means nothing admissions wise, they are sent every year.
    edited January 15
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  • VPDadVPDad 64 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Do they require CSS and FAFSA for merit aid/scholarship?
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  • garamxmasalagaramxmasala 90 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @VPDad no, would still recommend submitting for need-based (even if there’s a small chance), including other schools
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  • jdecker9jdecker9 148 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    How long does it take for the FAST to update? I submitted my W-2 forms four days ago and the site still says that they're required
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  • prouddad2020prouddad2020 93 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    FAFSA can take a couple weeks.
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  • WWWardWWWard 2693 replies15 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited January 15
    @shs888 you're welcome

    @treealum yes... I concur. I suspect a declining # of admissions too... to coincide with an expected higher yield rate.
    edited January 15
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  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN 5459 replies102 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I am not a loan expert by any means, but you do need to do FAFSA for the Stafford loans - these are the student loans that are in the student's name and it seems virtually anyone can get (again, no expert here). They can take these each year, one is subsidized and the other is subsidized.
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  • WWWardWWWard 2693 replies15 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited January 15
    ^^^ Yes, all traditional financial aid disbursements... university grants, federal grants, federally supported work study and federally supported student loans... will require an initial CSS profile, FAFSA and complete signed tax returns by both parents (regardless of martial status) and the student (if applicable). And you will have to re-file all of these items (except for the CSS profile) each year thereafter.
    edited January 15
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  • WhiteKnightQAWhiteKnightQA 7 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks for all the information on this forum especially to @WWWard and @CADREAMIN. My S has expressed interest in all his essays, statements etc about why he'd love to be a part of USC. Hopefully, that interest will help him out since he is weak on his EC's owing to his condition.
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  • drag0n21drag0n21 12 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    getting so anxious ugh
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  • SlimJim005SlimJim005 258 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Is Jan 24th the day we hear about merit aid? Also, anyone know how many don't get merit but eventually get accepted?
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  • jdecker9jdecker9 148 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @SlimJim005 From their website:

    "Among the 2017 entering first-year class, nearly two-thirds received some form of financial assistance, with more than 21 percent receiving a USC merit-based scholarship."

    So the vast majority of admits don't get merit
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  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN 5459 replies102 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Note those figures are based on entering class - people that actually commit, which is only 3400 - the percent of applicants (64,000 of them) that get offered merit is very small. Not to be a downer, just to set realistic expectations and fend of huge disappointment. Good to dream, but keep it real too.

    http://admission.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/Freshman-Profile-2019.pdf

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  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam 1881 replies1 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My daughter got in 5 years ago without merit. I would think MOST acceptances are of people that didn't get merit, but not sure.
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  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN 5459 replies102 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes, most is almost an understatement. Of the 40,000 that applied by December 1st deadline for merit consideration, about 1200 will get notified of merit/interviews. Add to that another 20-25,000 applications that come in after December 1st and you are talking 1200 of about 64,000 applications. That's a pretty small amount of students getting merit notifications, yet there are still many that think a 4.0 and some good ECs is a slam dunk to USC merit, when even an acceptance is still hard. It's sooo competitive.
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  • collegeboy321collegeboy321 3 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Does anyone know when merit decisions for those who applied before Dec. 1st will come out?
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