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

Sure, it’s semester that is second summer may feel it’s right 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 If your grades decrease through the time you were admitted, there exists a possibility that your admission could be rescinded. And no one wishes to cope with that.

Here are some tips on how to avoid senioritis:

Do enjoy your self! You’re just a high school senior once. Find a balance between hanging out with friends, attending high school occasions, and buckling right down to study for AP exams classes.

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

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

Never let others peer force you into not caring about your classes. Perhaps some of the classmates have been completely admitted towards the college of their desires and believe now is a time that is great celebrate and relax. As I mentioned previously, colleges will check your final highschool transcript, which can influence your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This may be a time that is stressful waiting to receive admission decisions, wanting to decide where you can spend the next four many 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 possess some fantastic college choices. Celebrate your victories. Continue to strive. And most of all? Have a deep breath. Your year that is senior is you make from it.

A Valentine’s Tale of Two Trojans day

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 dudes and merely a few girls (in those days, the School of Cinematic Arts possessed 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 class together at USC- a Geography program. Kirk says certainly one of his favorite memories at USC involved this program: He stayed up so late working on his ‘480’ film project that he slept through the deadline of the 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 time, Kirk and his friends decided it would be fun to have a assessment party, and luckily 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 according to Kirk, that’s when he knew he previously to ask her out: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty adorable!’

2-3 weeks later, on September 19th, 1986, Kirk invited Julie to a fraternity rush party, which would become 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 buddy told him that he was moving and wanted to truly have a goodbye party, Kirk saw a chance 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 wasn’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’s worthwhile!’

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