Tips in order to avoid Senioritis. Never wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

Tips in order to avoid Senioritis. Never wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

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

Sure, it’s semester that is second summer time may feel it’s right around the corner. But even if you had a stellar autumn semester academically, the school you wind up attending will review your spring grades even when you’ve been admitted. If your grades decrease from the time you were admitted, there exists a possibility that the admission could be rescinded. And no one wishes to deal with that.

Here are tips on how to avoid senioritis:

Do enjoy your self! You’re only a school that is high as soon as. Find a stability between hanging down with friends, attending school that is high, and buckling down to study for AP exams classes.

Don’t let your grades slip. You’ve worked hard for far too long to stop caring and start slacking. Colleges will take notice of a downward trend in grades.

Do keep your eyes on the prize: university. You know that saying that college will be the best years you will ever have? Imagine how much more you’ll enjoy it knowing that you worked difficult in senior school getting where you are being a university student.

Never let others peer force you into not caring about your classes. Perhaps some of your classmates have now been admitted to your college of their aspirations and believe now is a wonderful time to celebrate and relax. As I mentioned early in the day, colleges will consider your last school that is high, which could influence your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This will be a stressful time- waiting to get admission decisions, wanting to decide where to spend the next four many years of your life are not effortless things 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 have some great college choices. Celebrate your victories. Continue to work hard. And above all? Take a deep breath. Your year that is senior is you make of it.

A Valentine’s Tale of Two Trojans day

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 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 the dorm, mostly inhabited by other movie dudes and merely a few girls (in those times, the School of Cinematic Arts had a male majority). Certainly 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 course: He stayed up so late working on their ‘480’ film project which he slept through the due date of a Geography that is big lab! He begged the TA to accept their belated homework and to his relief, she complied. Thankfully, Julie never heard about Kirk’s tardiness!

One time, Kirk and his buddies decided it would be fun to have party that is screening 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 based on Kirk, that’s when he knew he had to ask her down: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty attractive!’

A few weeks later, on September 19th, 1986, Kirk invited Julie to a fraternity rush party, which will become known as their very date that is first. One date is all it took- Kirk and Julie ‘decided to get together’ after that night, and six years later, Kirk got down on one leg and asked Julie to be his wife.

And now for the proposal…

Whenever Kirk’s buddy told him that he ended up being moving and wanted to have a goodbye party, Kirk saw a way to ask friends and family over and pop the question ‘under the guise of the house cooling party.’ Kirk rented a camera that is video Blockbuster (apparently 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’s worthwhile!’

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