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

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

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

Sure, it is semester that is second summer time may feel it’s right around the corner. 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 If your grades decline from the time you had been admitted, there is a possibility that the admission could be rescinded. And no one wants to cope with that.

Here are tips on the best way to avoid senioritis:

Do enjoy your self! You’re only a senior high school senior once. Locate a balance between hanging away with friends, attending school that is high, and buckling right down to study for AP exams classes.

Do not allow your grades slip. You’ve worked hard for much 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: university. You understand that saying that college will be the best years you will ever have? Imagine how a lot more you’ll enjoy it knowing that you worked difficult in highschool to have where you are as being a college student.

Don’t let others peer force you into not caring about your classes. Perhaps some of your classmates have been admitted to your college of these dreams and think that now is a great time to celebrate and relax. As I mentioned early in the day, universities will look at your last school that is high, which could affect your offer of admission.

Do remain positive! This could be a time that is stressful waiting to get admission decisions, wanting to decide where you should spend the following four several years of your life are not simple what 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.

Odds are you ‘re going to possess some college that is fantastic. Celebrate your victories. Continue to work hard. And most of all? Take a breath that is deep. Your year that is senior is you make of it.

A Valentine’s Tale of Two Trojans day

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 only a mere freshman studying Cinema at USC. Kirk lived on the ‘Cinema Interest’ floor of this dorm, mostly inhabited by other film guys and only a few girls (in those days, the School of Cinematic Arts possessed a male majority). One of those girls ended up being 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 program. Kirk says one of his favorite memories at USC involved this course: He stayed up so late working on his ‘480’ film project he slept through the deadline of the 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 time, Kirk and his buddies decided it would be fun to have screening party, 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 when he knew he’d to ask her away: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty adorable!’

A couple 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 get together’ after that evening, and six years later, Kirk got down on a single knee and asked Julie to be their wife.

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 household over and pop the question ‘under the guise of the house cooling party.’ Kirk rented a video camera from Blockbuster (evidently you could do that in the nineties) to ensure the 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 says, ‘marriage ain’t easy, but it’s worthwhile!’

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