|By John2004 (John2004) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 06:26 pm: Edit|
Are the Midyear Reports USC is sending out really an indicator that you might get accepted?! There's this girl in my class who received one. She has a 3.0 cumulative (weighted) and she got a weighted 3.0 for the Fall semester. She doesn't have any major EC's, and her SAT was a 1100.
So, I'm wondering why I didn't get a midyear grade report...
|By Nmoreno1 (Nmoreno1) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:28 pm: Edit|
Everyone gets a midyear report; it's a mandatory part of the application.
|By Ghewitt04 (Ghewitt04) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:28 pm: Edit|
I didn't get one either and my stats are much better...(1390, 3.9UW top 4% of class) What are your stats?
|By Bluestar86 (Bluestar86) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:34 pm: Edit|
its actually not a mandatory part of the application and students are only supposed to send them upon request....
|By Spiffybrownboy (Spiffybrownboy) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:44 pm: Edit|
Not mandatory? That's odd. I thought all colleges require midyear grade reports. Well then that's actually a good sign for you guys. They probably want that girl's midyear grades because she really hasn't performed that great in school. If Bluestar is right, midyear grade report requests are only sent to students that the college is unsure of.
|By Bluestar86 (Bluestar86) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:49 pm: Edit|
hmm of the people that i know that were asked for transcripts, they are all good students.
not that this is irrelevant but nyu also does not require midyear grades.
|By Chitownsfnst3 (Chitownsfnst3) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 10:38 pm: Edit|
USC is different than a lot of other universities b/c the mid-year is NOT requested for everyone. last year i knew someone who got accepeted and they never asked her to send it, and in the info sessions and things like that from USC, they've repeatedly said that you'll probbaly get a request, but they don't ask everyone for their grades. i don't think you should read into it too much either way (unless you did bad first semester)
|By Sd_Dad (Sd_Dad) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 10:56 pm: Edit|
So here's the deal: Within the next few days, students will probably start receiving the next batch of acceptance letters. I guess that in addition to the usual questions like "how big was the envelope" and "what are your stats", we'll also need to know whether your mid-year grades were requested.
Good luck everyone!
|By Bmurry (Bmurry) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 11:04 pm: Edit|
Who told you that????
Oh the stress!
|By Emyh (Emyh) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 11:11 pm: Edit|
Well the truth is: The whole situation is pretty much out of your hands, and there's very little you can do now. So don't stress. Go with the flow.
Honestly, I don't see the big fuss over the midyear request. I don't think anyone should jump to conclusions until they hold the actual acceptance/rejection letter in their hand. And Bmurry, if you're worried, I've found out calling the admissions office (with a sensible question) usually relieves my anxiety. It also helps when you're greeted by a nice, friendly person on the other end
But I gotta say, coming home to the mailbox these next few weeks is like a box of chocolates... you'll never know what you're going to get!!
|By Araesova (Araesova) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 11:28 pm: Edit|
for the midyear grades, I did mine online. Do I still need to send my report card? If so, the official report card sent to me by my school, or would an official transcript suffice? Thanks
|By Comish (Comish) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 01:28 pm: Edit|
I have a duagther ut SC and a son appling. If you got a midyear request they need more information. If not you are in or out all ready. One is not necessarily better than the other.
|By Kewkiekid (Kewkiekid) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 08:32 pm: Edit|
I am a mediocre student, at least compared to this board. i have like a 3.2ish gpa, 1380 SAT, but TONS of EC and Leadership.
USC doesn't want my midyear grades, i called monday and asked. one good thing for me there is that i want to major in jewish studies, and they're specifically recruiting jewish students.
so i'll just wait and see!
|By Bmurry (Bmurry) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 09:26 pm: Edit|
SO has anyone gotten any mail yet? On Tuesday Sd Dad said people would probably start receiving the next batch of acceptance letters. Anyone?
And who is typically in the second batch? Type of student.
There hasnít been much talk on USC these last few days. Is this the calm before the storm (next batch)?
|By Sd_Dad (Sd_Dad) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 09:50 pm: Edit|
Bmurry - My assumption that the next batch was due out anytime was based on Tsdad's experience last year, and my review of the archives from 2003 which showed that the second batch started getting received on 02/21/2003.
So far, the admissions office personnel have been pretty uniform in holding to the published April date. I'd be interested in whether this was the case last year as well - i.e. sticking to the April 1 date, but sending out admissions decisions from the end of February and throughout March. Does anyone with experience from last year recall this?
Another thing I've noticed: it seems that USC admissions decisions are mailed late in the week and often received on Fridays (in state) and over the weekend & Monday (out of state). Maybe tomorrow will be a good day....GOOD LUCK!
And yes...it's been VERY quiet.
|By Flyguy (Flyguy) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 10:16 pm: Edit|
Does being Jewish help for any major or just Jewish Studies?
What's up fellow Jew?
|By Tsdad (Tsdad) on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 11:38 am: Edit|
Being Jewish may help. USC is in the center of the second largest Jewish community in the country. For years it has had a reputation, based on a number of events that happened over a 30-40 year period, as being unwelcoming to Jewish stduents. They're trying to change that perception.
There was an article in the LA Times by Stuart Silverstein on 12/11/2002 titled: "USC's recruitment effort makes significant gains, countering the school's embarrasing history of sometimes alienating Jews." It's available on-line but I think you'll have to pay to read it.
USC has a pamphlet on Jewish student life, and a person in the admissions office, Jessica Pashkow, who was named in the article, as being responsible for identifying Jewish applicants. Last year, my son e-mailed her and asked for the pamphlet. That sort of gave an indication of his religion, which may have helped. Also the regional admission's officer was Jewish and he talked with her about some of his youth group activities. Someone has also established two $40,000 scholarships for Jewish students with leadership qualities.
According to the article, Vanderbilt is making a major effort to increase the number of Jewish students.
|By Isaman (Isaman) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 04:46 am: Edit|
I too applied to SC, adna lot of my friends received this verification form, and I have not. Does this mean that I am getting rejected? I hope not...
|By Ghewitt04 (Ghewitt04) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 05:25 pm: Edit|
Isaman, what are your stats? I personally I agree with commish that if you got the midyear report request it means that you are borderline and if you didn't it means you're already in or out...maybe its just wishful thinking on my part though....I guess I'll know in a month.
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