USC Scholarships Flashcards

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USC Scholars
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Trustee Scholars (full tuition) Presidential Scholars (half tuition) Dean’s Scholars (quarter tuition)
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% Legacy Students
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20%
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Gender
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45% Male 55% Female
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Race/Ethnicity
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50 states represented and 135 countries African American/Black: 7% Latino/Hispanic: 13% Native American/Pacific Islander: 2% Asian/Asian American: 25% Caucasian: 42% International: 11% (student VISA holders)
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Most Represented Public & Private High School
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Public: Troy HS in Fullerton, CA Private: Harvard-Westlake, North Hollywood, CA
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Top non-Californian Origins (Top 3)
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US: Texas, Illinois, New York Outside: China, South Korea, Canada
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Academic Distribution
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Colleges of Letters, Arts and Sciences: 25% Marshall School of Business: 18% Undecided: 15% Viterbi School of Engineering: 15%
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%Yield, %Admitted, # of Applicants
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# of Applicants: 35,000 % Admitted: 24% % Yield: 34%
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Mean GPA (unweighted, 4.0 scale)
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3.8 Admitted
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Middle 50% SAT & ACT Composite
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2030 – 2240 30 – 33
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Public vs. Private HS
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60% Public, 40% Private
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Instate vs. Out of State vs. International
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Instate: 53% Out of state: 35% International: 12%
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Pre-Professional Emphasis
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Pre-Medicine: 12% Pre-Law: 6% Pre-Health: 2% Pre-Teaching: 1%
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Merit & Need Based Scholarships
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USC administers one of the largest financial aid programs in the US. More than $382.8 Million was awarded annually. 24% – Merit-Based Scholarship 60% – Need-Based Assistance Need Based Aid only available to US citizens but international students can be eligible for merit-based scholarships
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Information Used to Determine USC Aid
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FAFSA, CSS Profile, 2010 Parents’ & Student Tax Return
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2010-2011 Annual Cost of Attendance
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Tuition & Fees: $41,000 Room & Board: $11,500 Misc Expenses & Transpo: $1,500 Books & Supplies: $1,500Annual Total: $55,578
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2011 Freshman Application Process
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USC does NOT offer early action or early decision admission programs. Required: Part 2 Application, Official high school transcripts, Results from SAT or ACT (with writing) Essay & Responses to short answer topics Activities List Counselor/Teacher Rec Form & Letter
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Important Dates & Deadlines
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December 1st- Part 2 deadline for scholarship applicants January 10th- Final Part 2 deadline Feb 2nd- FAFSA & PROFILE should be filed by this date for priority financial aid consideration March 1st- Submit student & parent tax returns April 1st- Admission notification date May 2nd- National candidates reply date Aug 17th- Move in Day Aug 22nd- First day of classes
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Office of Admissions Address & Number & Email
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700 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089 Telephone: (213) 740-1111 www.usc.edu/admission
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Established? Undergraduates? Graduates? Student/Faculty Radio? Average Class Size?
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Established 1880 Undergraduates 16,500 Graduates 17,000 Student/Faculty: 9:1 Average Class: 26
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USC Core
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General Education Program. I Western Cultures and Traditions II Global Cultures and Traditions III Scientific Inquiry IV Science & Its Significance V Arts & Letters VI Social Issues
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Student Life
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more than 700 student organizations. Division I athletic program. Names on of the Princeton Review’s top \”Colleges with a Conscience\” for providing students a wide array of opportunities to volunteer in community and educational initiatives.
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University Housing
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University housing is guaranteed for two years to incoming freshmen.
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Admission Factors
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academic performance, rigor of a student’s curriculum, writing ability, standardized test scores, & extracurricular activities or community ervice
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SAT Subject Tests
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Optional. We require SAT Subject Tests only from freshman applicants who do not attend a regionally accredited high school.
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Colleges
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USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences USC Marshall School of Business USC School of Cinematic Arts USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC USC Viterbi School of Engineering USC Roski School of Fine Arts USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Keck School of Medicine of USC USC Thornton School of MUsic USC School of Policy, Planning and Development USC School of Theatre USC Independent Health Professions
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Essential Transfer Information
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In 2010, average GPA of transfers was 3.7. USC does not require a minimum number of transfer units. Fewer than 30 transferable units, decision will primarily be based on high school record & SAT or ACT scores. You are expected to have earned strong grades in at least 3 years of high school mathematics. If you are transferring in as a Junior (64 credits+) you have to declare a major.
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Important Transfer Deadlines
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October 15, 2010: Part I Application deadline (optional) February 1, 2011: Final deadline for transfer admission Notification will be mailed by June 1, 2011.
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Transfer Admission Stats
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Applicants: 9500 Admit Rate: 26%
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Housing & Financial Aid for Transfers
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Housing for transfer students is not guaranteed. Undergrad Aid includes scholarships & grants, Federal Work-Study and low-interest loans for students & parents.
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Transfer Credit Policies
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Courses that WILL transfer: accredited, AP (4), IB. Courses REQUIRED for admission: 3 years of math (intermediate algebra), 2 english composition courses. RECOMMENDED: foreign language & diversity courses.
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Which schools require supplemental application information?
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Dec 1: USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Thornton, USC School of Theatre, Feb 1: Cinematic Arts (Transfers), Dentistry (Transfers) March 1: Marshall School of Business Transfers
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Benefits of a Private University
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Often receieve a larger financial aid package, class size is generally smaller and most graduates earn a degree in four years
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Factors of Need Based Aid
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Cost of attendance & Expected Family Contribution
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EFC Factors
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parents income, family assets, any unusual expenses, # of children, # of children in college, how close parents are to retirement
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Federal Grants
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Aid from USC government
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State Grants
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For state residents attending an instate college or university
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USC Grants
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Awarded by USC after federal and state aid has been determined
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529 Saving Plans
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Guarenteed Savings Plan, a college investment plan where parents, relativesof anyyone can add money to the account. Money invested in a mutual fund.
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Federal Student Loans
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Need Based & Non Need Based loans. Need Based: Perkins Loan, Subsidized Stafford Loan Non Need: Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the Federal Parent PLUS Loan
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Private Loans
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Banks – no rate cap
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Meet USC
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Grades 11-12 (3.5hrs) M/W/F 8:30am & 12:30pm Admission Presentation (with Admission Counselor): 1 hour Campus Tour: 90 min Meeting with Academic Dept: 1 hourCheck people in on the ESD site. For walk-ins have them register on the ESD site using guest computers.
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Campus Tours
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2 hours Admission Presentation (30min) Optional Campus Tour (90min) Maximum 35 guests M/W/F: 11am, 2:30pm T/Th: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm Enter the presentation room 20min into program
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Discover USC -on campus
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Campus Tour Admissions Presentation Financial Aid Presentation
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Discover USC – off campus
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October – November Admission Presentation Financial Aid Presentation Academic Program Presentation
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Transfer Information Session
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Give them a transfer packet and articulation agreement
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Group Tours
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Have the guests meet the tour guide at Tommy Trojan. Double check to see if the group requested a presentation.
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Cart Tours
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Check to see if the guest has an admission interview or meeting with a counselor before or after their tour. These guests are VIPs! Any other use requires the approval of the Admission Center Manager. Mid day cart ban in the middle of campus. d
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Graduate Preview
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Check them in on the paper Check-In list. Give them a folder.
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Preview
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Give them a Preview USC packet & walk them through the day. Remember these are admitted students!
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Explore USC
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At check in guest will pay the Explore fee, turn in their parent waiver form and be provided with a schedule for the day

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