Decisions, Decisions. Oh, how the tables have actually turned!
Your admit packet carries a pamphlet with all of your shmoop pro options. I extremely encourage you to definitely attend one or more of the programs we provide before making a decision that is final. Even although you’ve been to campus many times or you have attended an autumn reception that is off-campus the admitted student programs will allow you to see the University through a much different perspective- now you are an admitted student! By now you probably have many questions about USC. Why must I choose USC? What will the class that is incoming like? Social life? Academic resources? Housing options? Financial aid? The admitted student programs are built to give responses to these questions and many more. Parts of some of our programs are specifically designed you to the diverse communities on campus for you to learn more about your admission to the spring term or to introduce. We do want to help you make the best choice.
We within the Office of Admission are extremely excited to meet you after spending months and months getting to know you through your application, so whenever you do come visit us either at our programs that are on-campus off-campus receptions, be sure to introduce yourself. This week i’m going to be heading down to South Florida to operate on my tan, consume some Cuban food, and take some good photos. But most importantly, I am looking ahead to seeing every one of my students at the Miami system on night wednesday!
When again congratulations in your admission so we hope to soon see you!
Picking the college that is right YOU
It’s the middle of April, which means that school that is high throughout the nation have less than two weeks to produce a huge decision: which college to attend for the next four years. I remember quite vividly how I felt during the month of April once I was a high school senior—panic, excitement, pressure, fear of the unknown, and anticipation and hope for the long term. I spent weeks agonizing over different options and comparing colleges that, in hindsight, are like comparing apples and oranges. Also so, I learned a whole lot through the experience and now have found that there are different factors students take into account whenever causeing this to be decision that is life-changing.
- Gut Feeling at this point, you’ve likely visited a college campus or many. Or even, now would be the time to take a virtual trip, read through to the college, and perhaps talk to present students. Sometimes it comes down to a feeling that really tips the scales and helps student determine which college campus they intend to call ‘home’ for the better part of 4 years. It are because you felt comfortable at the college or felt as if you recognized bits of yourself in other students. Or even you can’t explain it—maybe you saw one thing happen during a college visit that just clicked for you. In any case may be, a gut feeling can get a long way.
- Professionals and Cons Quite the opposite of the gut feeling approach, making a pros and cons list or creating a chart that compares and contrasts universities in various areas employs a more formulaic approach. This is helpful in organizing exactly what you are looking for in an university and what is actually of value for your requirements. Are you looking for opportunities to increase major or pursue a minor? Do you thrive in a classroom that is large or prefer more intimate, discussion-based classes? Do you want to be near a city or in a small college city? This technique can help you sort often your ideas and assessments.
- Rankings, Reputation and Stereotypes we are all familiar with common stereotypes related to different schools, but, these stereotypes frequently skip the mark—by a shot that is long. I hear students who say they want to attend a ‘prestigious university’ nonetheless they are unable to define exactly what makes an institution ‘prestigious’ or how this is going to affect their college experience. Similarly, students will disregard a college that is potential to an adverse reputation and rumor they believe become true. It is important to know your source and find the truth out about any schools you are thinking about. Just because a college is ranked as a ‘top college’ somewhere doesn’t signify it’s the right college or best fit for everyone. Which includes you.
There are numerous other facets, methods, and ways to evaluate what college will provide you with all the experience that is ideal. Into the final end, it’s probably best to select the school you identify with for some reason.