Mary Waller (Junior from Chicago, IL): because you got mixed up about an essay topic or a deadline, just remember that you are (probably) not actually insane, and that everyone else is experiencing the same thing as you freak out about small details in your essay, and have regular panic attacks. Attempt to keep in mind, instead, that you are awesome. That’s the part of you that admissions officers want to see, and if you do not believe you are awesome, how on the planet are you going to convince an admissions officer you are? Challenge yourself become authentic.
Spencer Lepow (Freshman from Houston, TX): I wish I would personally have understood that the goal for the admissions officer is get you IN. They are fighting them out by submitting a polished application that really reflects you and your strengths for you, so help.
Simone Geller (Freshman from Foothill Ranch, CA): For the many part, the students signing up to a prestigious school like USC are all going become smart with good grades and high test scores. What is imperative to get across in your application through your essays is a picture that is clear of you truly are. Talk about the things you are passionate about, your goals for the immediate therefore the distant future, and things you desire to do at USC if you choose to come here.
Paige Handley (Sophomore from Pr…