Tips in order to avoid Senioritis. Don’t wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

You’ve worked hard, you’ve applied to college, and possibly you’ve already received some college acceptance letters. Congratulations! Because exciting as it could to life after high school, now is not the time to slack down.

Sure, it really is semester that is second summer may feel it’s appropriate around the corner. 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 If your grades decline from the right time you had been admitted, there is a possibility that your admission could be rescinded. And no one wants to handle that.

Here are tips on how best to avoid senioritis:

Do enjoy your self! You’re merely a senior high school senior once. Locate a balance between hanging down 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 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 award: university. You understand that saying that college will be the best years in your life? Imagine how much more you’ll enjoy it knowing that you worked hard in senior school to get what your location is as a university student.

Never let others peer force you into not caring about your classes. Possibly some of the classmates have been admitted to your college of the goals and think that now is a wonderful time to celebrate and relax. As I mentioned earlier in the day, universities will consider your final senior school transcript, which could affect your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This may be a time that is stressful waiting to get admission decisions, trying to decide where to spend the next four years of your life are not easy items to manage. Focus on your academics and involvements and spend time with family and friends rather than driving yourself crazy waiting by the mailbox or computer for college admission decisions.

Chances are you are going to have some college that is fantastic. Celebrate your victories. Continue steadily to work hard. And above all? Take a deep breath. Your year that is senior is 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 regarding the dorm, mostly inhabited by other film dudes and just a few girls (in those days, the School of Cinematic Arts possessed a male bulk). 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 class together at USC- a Geography course. Kirk says certainly one of his favorite memories at USC involved this program: He stayed up so late working on his ‘480’ film project he slept through the due date of a Geography that is big lab! He begged the TA to accept his belated homework and to his relief, she complied. Thankfully, Julie never heard about Kirk’s tardiness!

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

A few weeks later, on September 19th, 1986, Kirk invited Julie to a fraternity rush celebration, which will 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…

When Kirk’s friend told him that he had been moving and wanted to enjoy a goodbye party, Kirk saw a way to ask friends and family over and pop music the question ‘under the guise of the house cooling celebration.’ Kirk rented a video camera from Blockbuster (evidently you could do that in the nineties) to ensure that your 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 states, ‘marriage ain’t easy, but it is worth every penny!’

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