Tips to Avoid Senioritis. Never wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

You’ve worked difficult, you’ve applied to university, and perhaps you’ve already gotten some university acceptance letters. Congratulations! As exciting as it might probably to life after high school, now is not the time for you to slack off.

Sure, its semester that is second summer may feel like it’s appropriate around the part. But even 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 If your grades decrease from the time you had been admitted, there’s a chance that your admission could be rescinded. And no one wants to cope with that.

Here are some tips on how to avoid senioritis:

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

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

Do keep your eyes on the prize: university. You realize that saying that college shall be the best years of your life? Imagine how even more you’ll enjoy it knowing that you worked difficult in high school to get where you are as being a college student.

Do not let others peer pressure you into not caring regarding the classes. Possibly some of your classmates have been completely admitted to your college of their ambitions and believe that now is a excellent time to celebrate and relax. As I mentioned earlier, universities will have a look at your final school that is high, which could influence your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This can 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 easy 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.

Chances are you ‘re going to possess some college that is fantastic. Celebrate your victories. Continue to strive. And above all? Take 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 way to celebrate than by sharing a love story that is near and dear to our hearts.

It absolutely was Fall of 1986, and our esteemed Director of Admission, Kirk Brennan, was just a mere freshman studying Cinema at USC. Kirk lived on the ‘Cinema Interest’ floor of this dorm, mostly inhabited by other movie dudes and only a few girls (in those days, the School of Cinematic Arts had a male majority). One of those girls had been 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 due date of the big Geography lab! He begged the TA to accept his late homework and to his relief, she complied. Thankfully, Julie never heard about Kirk’s tardiness!

One day, Kirk and his friends decided it might be fun to have assessment party, and fortunately for them, Julie offered to host the party at her Dad’s house in Santa Monica. Julie, an excellent cook, whipped up some fried chicken for the hungry teens, and based on Kirk, that’s as he knew he previously to ask her down: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty cute!’

2-3 weeks later, on September 19th, 1986, Kirk invited Julie to a fraternity rush celebration, which will come to be known as their very date that is first. One date is all it took- Kirk and Julie ‘decided to get 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 buddy told him that he ended up being moving and wanted to really have a goodbye party, Kirk saw a way to ask buddies and family over and pop music the question ‘under the guise of a house cooling party.’ Kirk rented a camera that is video Blockbuster (evidently you could do that in the nineties) to ensure the afternoon 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 is beneficial!’

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