|Students who got into USC say:|
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| | To get in, I got a 700 or over in each category, did 8 AP's and 8 honors classes in high school with a 3.8 unweighted and 4.3 weighted gpa. I did a lot of community service which continues to be my passion. I did pretty well on my SATs, and was an honor roll student in high school. But I was certainly not an overachiever. Ultimately, I think my extracurricular activities, passion for film, and also my essays helped my application. When I say "extracurricular activities", I mean experiences like raising money to help bring construction volunteers to post-Katrina New Orleans and Mississippi, making a movie about the experience, starting an independent film club, etc. These were things I genuinely cared about, and admissions advisers can tell whether you've taken on certain activities because they're important to you, or simply because you want to pad your student resume. My advice: be forthcoming in what drives you, and reflect it in your high school studies. I had excellent grades in high school and was involved in a number of extracurriculars. USC definitely looks for students with more than grades--they want to see you involved in a variety of activities, especially philanthropic ones.
Have the ability to breath.....step your right foot in front of your left....chew gum......scratch your head.
| Public Policy|| Dec 27 2011 |
I even heard they're going to experiment with allowing chimpanzees attend class.