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 have applied to university, and possibly you’ve already gotten some college acceptance letters. Congratulations! Because exciting as it may to life after high college, now is not the time for you to slack down.

Sure, it is 2nd semester and summer may feel it’s appropriate around the corner. But also you end up attending will review your spring grades even after you’ve been admitted if you had a stellar fall semester academically, the college. If your grades decline through the time you had been admitted, there exists a possibility that your particular admission could be rescinded. And no one wants to handle that.

Here are some tips on the best way to avoid senioritis:

Do enjoy your self! You’re only a school that is high when. Locate a balance between hanging out with friends, attending school that is high, and buckling down seriously to study for AP exams classes.

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

Do keep your eyes on the award: college. You realize that saying that college will be the best years in your life? Imagine how a lot more you’ll enjoy it knowing that you worked hard in senior school getting where you stand being a university student.

Don’t let others peer force you into not caring about your classes. Perhaps some of one’s classmates have been admitted to the college of their goals and genuinely believe that now is a time that is great celebrate and relax. As I mentioned earlier in the day, colleges will view your last high school transcript, which could influence your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This will be a stressful time- waiting to receive admission decisions, trying to decide where to spend the following four several years of your life are not effortless items to handle. Focus on your academics and involvements and spend time with relatives and buddies rather than driving yourself crazy waiting by the computer or mailbox for college admission decisions.

It’s likely that you are going to possess some college that is fantastic. Celebrate your victories. Continue to work hard. And most of all? Take a breath that is deep. Your year that is senior is you make of it.

A Valentine’s Tale of Two Trojans day

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

It was Fall of 1986, and our esteemed Director of Admission, Kirk Brennan, was only a mere freshman studying Cinema at USC. Kirk lived on the ‘Cinema Interest’ floor of this dorm, mostly inhabited by other movie dudes and merely a few girls (in days past, the School of Cinematic Arts possessed a male majority). Certainly one of those girls ended up being 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 program. Kirk says certainly one of his favorite memories at USC involved this course: He stayed up so late working on his ‘480’ film project he slept through the due date of the Geography that is big lab! He begged the TA to accept their 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 would be fun to have a party that is screening and luckily for them, Julie offered to host the celebration at her Dad’s house in Santa Monica. Julie, a cook that is excellent whipped up some fried chicken for the hungry teens, and based on Kirk, that’s as he knew he had to ask her down: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty precious!’

2-3 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 get together’ after that night, and six years later, Kirk got down on a single knee and asked Julie become his wife.

And now for the proposal…

When Kirk’s friend told him that he had been moving and wanted to enjoy a goodbye party, Kirk saw a way to invite friends and family over and pop the question ‘under the guise of the house cooling party.’ Kirk rented a video camera from Blockbuster (apparently you could do that in the nineties) to ensure that the day would live in perpetuity. Too bad the Trojan Marching Band ended up beingn’t there to serenade!

Kirk asked Julie to marry him, and in they will celebrate two decades of marriage june. As Kirk claims, ‘marriage ain’t easy, but it’s worth every penny!’

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