Tips to prevent Senioritis. Don’t wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

Tips to prevent Senioritis. Don’t wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

You’ve worked hard, you’ve applied to college, and maybe you’ve already gotten some university acceptance letters. Congratulations! Because exciting as it would likely to life after high college, now is not the time and energy to slack off.

Sure, it’s second semester and summer may feel it’s right around the part. But even if you had a stellar fall semester academically, the faculty you end up attending will review your spring grades even once you’ve been admitted. If your grades decrease from the time you had been admitted, there’s a chance that your particular admission could be rescinded. And no one wants to cope with that.

Here are tips on the best way to avoid senioritis:

Do enjoy your self! You’re just a school that is high once. Locate a stability between hanging down with friends, attending school that is high, and buckling right down to study for AP exams classes.

Do not allow your grades slip. You’ve worked hard for way too long to stop caring and begin slacking. Colleges will take notice of a downward trend in grades.

Do keep your eyes on the prize: university. You realize that saying that college shall be the ideal years you will ever have? Imagine how far more you’ll enjoy it knowing that you worked hard in highschool to obtain where you stand as a college student.

Do not let others peer force you into not caring about your classes. Perhaps some of your classmates have been admitted to the college of their goals and genuinely believe that now is a excellent time to celebrate and relax. As I mentioned previously, universities will look at your final school that is high, which could affect your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This will be a time that is stressful waiting to receive admission decisions, wanting to decide where to spend the next four several years of your life are not effortless things to handle. Focus on your academics and involvements and spend time with family and friends rather than driving yourself crazy waiting by the computer or mailbox for college admission decisions.

Odds are you ‘re going to have some college that is fantastic. Celebrate your victories. Continue to strive. And above all? Have a deep breath. Your senior 12 months is what you make from it.

A Valentine’s Day Tale of Two Trojans

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and what better method to celebrate than by sharing a love story that is near and dear to our hearts.

It had been Fall of 1986, and our esteemed Director of Admission, Kirk Brennan, was merely a mere freshman studying Cinema at USC. Kirk lived on the ‘Cinema Interest’ floor regarding the dorm, mostly inhabited by other movie guys and just a few girls (in those times, the School of Cinematic Arts possessed a male majority). Certainly one of those girls was Julie- or ‘Bubbles’ as her friends affectionately called her because of her big, bubbly personality.

Kirk and Julie had one course together at USC- a Geography course. Kirk says one of his favorite memories at USC involved this course: He stayed up so late working on their ‘480’ film project which he slept through the deadline of a Geography that is big lab! He begged the TA to accept his homework that is late and his relief, she complied. Thankfully, Julie never heard about Kirk’s tardiness!

One day, Kirk and his buddies decided it could be fun to have party that is screening and fortunately for them, Julie offered to host the party at her Dad’s house in Santa Monica. Julie, a cook that is excellent whipped up some fried chicken for the hungry teens, and according to Kirk, that’s when he knew he previously to ask her away: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty adorable!’

A few weeks later, on September 19th, 1986, Kirk invited Julie to a fraternity rush party, which would turned out to be referred to as their very first date. One date is all it took- Kirk and Julie ‘decided to go together’ after that and six years later, Kirk got down on one knee and asked Julie to be his wife night.

And now for the proposal…

Whenever Kirk’s friend told him that he had been moving and wanted to really have a goodbye party, Kirk saw a chance to ask buddies and family over and pop music the question ‘under the guise of the house cooling party.’ Kirk rented a camera that is video Blockbuster (evidently you could do that in the nineties) to make sure that your day would live in perpetuity. Too bad the Trojan Marching Band wasn’t there to serenade!

Kirk asked Julie to marry him, and in June, they will celebrate 2 decades of wedding. As Kirk states, ‘marriage ain’t easy, but it is worth it!’

Day from the Trojan Family to yours, Happy Valentine’s!