Tips in order to avoid Senioritis. Do not wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

December 2, 2019

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

Sure, it is 2nd semester and summer may feel just like it’s appropriate around the part. 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 If your grades decrease from the time you were admitted, there exists a chance that the admission could be rescinded. And no one wishes to cope with that.

Here are some tips on how to avoid senioritis:

Do enjoy yourself! You’re only a high school senior once. Look for a stability between hanging out with friends, going to high school activities, and buckling down to study for AP exams classes.

Never allow your grades slip. You’ve worked hard for far too long to stop caring and start slacking. Colleges will require notice of a downward trend in grades.

Do keep your eyes on the prize: college. You realize that saying that college will be the best years of your life? Imagine how 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 regarding the classes. Perhaps some of the classmates have now been admitted to your college of the ambitions and believe now is a wonderful time to celebrate and relax. As I mentioned earlier in the day, colleges will view your final senior school transcript, which can affect your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This can be a time that is stressful waiting to get admission decisions, trying to decide where you should spend the next four several years of your life are not effortless items to manage. 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.

Odds are you are going to have some fantastic college options. Celebrate your victories. Continue to strive. And most of all? Have a deep breath. Your senior year is what you make of it.

A Valentine’s Day Tale of Two Trojans

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 merely a mere freshman studying Cinema at USC. Kirk lived on the ‘Cinema Interest’ floor associated with the dorm, mostly inhabited by other film guys 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 course 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 their ‘480’ film project that he slept through the deadline of a big Geography 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 friends decided it would be fun to have a party that is screening and fortunately 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 in accordance with Kirk, that’s as he knew he’d to ask her down: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty cute!’

A couple weeks later, on September 19th, 1986, Kirk invited Julie to a fraternity rush celebration, which would turned out to be known as their very date that is first. 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 was moving and wanted to really have a goodbye party, Kirk saw an opportunity to invite friends and household over and pop the question ‘under the guise of a house cooling party.’ Kirk rented a camera that is video Blockbuster (apparently you could do that in the nineties) to make sure that your day would live in perpetuity. Too bad the Trojan Marching Band had beenn’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 beneficial!’

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