You’ve worked hard, you have applied to college, and possibly you’ve already gotten some college acceptance letters. Congratulations! As exciting as it could to life after high school, now is not the time for you to slack down.
Sure, it really is semester that is second summer time may feel just like it’s right around the corner. But even if you had a stellar fall semester academically, the school you end up attending will review your spring grades also when you’ve been admitted. If your grades decline from the time you were admitted, there is a chance that your particular admission could be rescinded. And no one wishes to deal with that.
Here are some tips on how to avoid senioritis:
Do enjoy yourself! You’re only a school that is high when. Locate a balance between hanging out with friends, attending high school events, and buckling down seriously to study for AP exams classes.
Never allow your grades slip. You’ve worked hard for much too long to stop caring and begin slacking. Colleges will take notice of a trend that is downward grades.
Do keep your eyes on the reward: university. You realize that saying that college shall be the ideal years in your life? Imagine how much more you’ll enjoy it knowing that you worked hard in senior school to get where you stand as being a university student.
Do not let others peer pressure you into not caring about your classes. Possibly some of one’s classmates have been admitted to your college of their desires and believe that now is a excellent time to celebrate and relax. As I mentioned earlier, colleges will view your last senior high school transcript, which could impact your offer of admission.
Do remain positive! This could be a time that is stressful waiting to get admission decisions, trying to decide where you can spend the following four many 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 computer or mailbox for college admission decisions.
Chances are you are going to have some great college choices. Celebrate your victories. Continue to strive. And most of all? Have a deep breath. Your senior year is what 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 associated with dorm, mostly inhabited by other movie guys and only a few girls (in days past, the School of Cinematic Arts shmoop pro 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 certainly one of his favorite memories at USC involved this program: He stayed up so late working on his ‘480’ film project which he slept through the deadline of a big Geography lab! He begged the TA to accept their belated homework and to his relief, she complied. Thankfully, Julie never heard about Kirk’s tardiness!
One time, Kirk and his friends decided it might be fun to have party that is screening and fortunately for them, Julie offered to host the celebration at her Dad’s house in Santa Monica. Julie, an excellent cook, whipped up some fried chicken for the hungry teens, and in accordance with Kirk, that’s when he knew he had to ask her away: ‘When I saw her cooking that chicken, I thought she was pretty attractive!’
2-3 weeks later, on September 19th, 1986, Kirk invited Julie to a fraternity rush celebration, which will become referred to as their very date that is first. One date is all it took- Kirk and Julie ‘decided to go 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…
When Kirk’s buddy told him that he ended up being moving and wanted to truly have a goodbye party, Kirk saw a way to invite friends and household over and pop music 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 that 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!’
Day from the Trojan Family to yours, Happy Valentine’s!