How to Get Into USC

Recorded Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 12:00 AM

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University of Southern California | USC

Los Angeles, CA

Learn more about the University of Southern California and how to maximize your chances of getting in.

Join us for an informative discussion about USC's campus, housing, application requirements and admissions statistics. From learning about which supplemental essay prompts you should expect to what your dorm options are, we've got you covered.

Finally, we'll open up the floor for a Q&A session, where we'll answer any and all questions about applying to USC and talk about how to set yourself apart with your application.

School information

University of Southern California | USC

Los Angeles, CA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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