Senior Slump? Snap Out of It! We know you have got worked very hard within the last few years taking each of those challenging courses, getting taking part in numerous extracurriculars, taking on leadership positions, etc. And, you are truly working very difficult now on your university applications. You could feel very tempted to put off your college work in support of other, more exciting opportunities (senior ditch time, anybody?) But trust us, now’s perhaps not the right time to slack off. You attended this far, and you want to ensure that you complete strong. And not on your own peace of mind, you have your own internal motivations though we do hope. Realistically, though, what’s going to probably motivate you most to keep those year that is senior up is a little one thing called the Mid-Year Report.

The Mid-Year Report is a Common application that must be submitted by your therapist after your first semester senior year grades become available. Our workplace takes these grades into consideration, and expects that the trend in your grades will carry on. That means that when you’re earning grades that are high, there is no explanation those As shouldn’t be reflected on your Mid-Year Report.

And while we’re regarding the topic, senioritis is not an excuse to let your second-semester year that is senior slip, either. We are going to be sent a last transcript from your high college, and can be sure that those grades are intact, too. As always, we reserve the right to rescind any admission decisions.

So, moral of the tale is: continue working hard, up until ab muscles last day’s senior year. And, prepare to the office even harder (but have a lot of enjoyment too) in university!

The Art of the Health Supplement

Our first due date is merely around the corner. Is it possible to believe it?! December 1st is less than a month away. Pupils applying for talent-based majors must submit a little more information, so we have clarified a few reasons for having the procedure.

Along with finishing the App that is common and Writing Supplement, pupils signing up to the Iovine and Young Academy, Roski class of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, School of Cinematic Arts, School of Dramatic Arts, and the Thornton School of musical must finish the Arts Supplement.

To do that, students require to respond ‘yes’ to the question, ‘Do you intend to submit an art supplement which means your special skill in one or even more of this arts will be considered as element of the admission process to University of Southern California?’ on the Writing Supplement. This will allow for the web link to Slideroom to appear within the left column of Common App.


Thornton: pupils should be prescreened before being invited for an audition. To achieve this, pupils must upload tracks to the ‘Fall DecisionDesk portal’ by the 1st deadline december. They must also complete the Art Supplement in Slideroom. December Thornton will send students an audition confirmation in late. Please only submit a Slideroom health supplement for a major to which you are applying.

Dramatic Arts: To schedule an audition for the BFA, students must indicate their top three audition date preferences on Slideroom. If students are unable to go to an audition that is live they must select ‘Recorded Audition’ on Audition Date Preference #1 and upload a recording on the ‘Media’ tab in Slideroom.


Dramatic Arts: All applicants applying to the BA in Dramatic Arts system are asked to schedule an interview with an admission counselor either in person or on the device. Students can sign up for this meeting on the Dramatic Arts web site.

Portfolio distribution:

Fine Arts: In addition to answering questions about the student’s creative experience, students must submit 10-15 images on the Media tab on Slideroom. They are added one at time and cannot be added in PDF format.

Iovine and Young Academy: Applicants are needed to submit an original video of only 1 minute that illustrates an original idea for an innovative item, service or system that solves a challenge, addresses a need, or provides an opportunity. In addition to the video, pupils may submit as much as 5 media files including artistic images, motion graphics, original music recordings, poems, and essays. Every one of these elements should be uploaded to the Media tab within Slideroom.

Architecture: pupils can upload drawing, sketching, painting, graphic design, photography, video clip, web-design, sculpture, ceramics and furniture design project examples to the Media tab on Slideroom. The admission committee would like to see proof imagination. Up to 25 examples may be submitted.

Cinematic Arts: Depending on the program to that your student applies, students must submit a personal statement, writing test, creative profile list, responses to quick solution questions, and URLs in Slideroom. The Media tab is where students should upload sample that is visual movie, and pictures.