Tips to Avoid Senioritis. Never wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

Tips to Avoid Senioritis. Never wait by the mailbox for admission decisions!

You’ve worked hard, you’ve applied to university, and perhaps you’ve already gotten 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 really is second semester and summer may feel like it’s appropriate 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your grades decrease through the right time you were admitted, there exists a possibility that the admission could be rescinded. And no one wishes to cope with that.

Here are tips on how to avoid senioritis:

Do enjoy yourself! You’re merely a school that is high when. Locate a stability between hanging away with friends, attending high school occasions, and buckling down to study for AP exams classes.

Never let your grades slip. You’ve worked hard for much 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 prize: university. You know that saying that college will be the best years you will ever have? Imagine how far 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 pressure you into not caring about your classes. Maybe some of the classmates have been admitted to the college of the desires and think that now is a excellent time to celebrate and relax. As I mentioned earlier, colleges will consider your last senior high school transcript, which can influence your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This will be a stressful time- waiting to get admission decisions, trying to decide where you can spend the next four years of your life are not simple items to handle. 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.

Odds are you are going to possess some college that is fantastic. Celebrate your victories. Continue steadily to work hard. And above all? Have 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 option 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 just a mere freshman studying Cinema at USC. Kirk lived on the ‘Cinema Interest’ floor of the dorm, mostly inhabited by other movie guys and only a few girls (in days past, the School of Cinematic Arts had a male bulk). 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 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 their homework that is late and his relief, she complied. Thankfully, Julie never heard about Kirk’s tardiness!

One day, Kirk and his buddies decided it would be fun to have party that is screening and luckily 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 according to Kirk, that’s as he knew he previously to ask her down: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty sweet!’

A couple weeks later, on September 19th, 1986, Kirk invited Julie to a fraternity rush celebration, which may become referred to as their very first date. One date is all it took- Kirk and Julie ‘decided to get 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…

Whenever Kirk’s friend told him that he had been moving and wanted to really have a goodbye party, Kirk saw a chance to invite friends and household 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 the afternoon would live in perpetuity. Too bad the Trojan Marching Band wasn’t there to serenade!

Kirk asked Julie to marry him, and in June, they are going to commemorate two decades of wedding. As Kirk claims, ‘marriage ain’t easy, but it’s beneficial!’

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