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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:43 pm
by JackShepard
Final review as well. 169/3.9x

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:36 am
by stacia137
I too am final review 1/26......... getting nervous

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:29 am
by hobojarpen
Still stuck on Halloween.

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:19 am
by confusedlaw
1st read 1/23 ugh

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:58 am
by mushybrain
Complete: 12/7
Committee first read: 12/12
Committee second read: sometime in Jan., can't remember and didn't note it
Final review: same as above
Decision finalized: 1/24
Result: admitted

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:01 pm
by bigeast03
mushybrain wrote:Complete: 12/7
Committee first read: 12/12
Committee second read: sometime in Jan., can't remember and didn't note it
Final review: same as above
Decision finalized: 1/24
Result: admitted


Congrats!!

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:02 pm
by jlc141
mushybrain wrote:Complete: 12/7
Committee first read: 12/12
Committee second read: sometime in Jan., can't remember and didn't note it
Final review: same as above
Decision finalized: 1/24
Result: admitted


Congrats!!! Did you receive the decision via mail? And how close are you to cali? My decision was finalized the same day, wondering how long I'll have to wait on the East Coast

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:03 pm
by mushybrain
Thanks! Yes, received by mail. Letter was dated same as status, 1/24, and it arrived in my PO box on the 26th. I'm just next door to CA :)

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:15 pm
by pdeturk
Just got an email congratulating me on my acceptance!

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:21 pm
by jlc141
pdeturk wrote:Just got an email congratulating me on my acceptance!


Same here, an hour after receiving my letter in the mail. FYI I'm in PA and it took 3 days from my "decision finalized" update on 1/24 for the letter to arrive here

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:25 pm
by nametaken
mushybrain wrote:Complete: 12/7
Committee first read: 12/12
Committee second read: sometime in Jan., can't remember and didn't note it
Final review: same as above
Decision finalized: 1/24
Result: admitted



Congrats and me too! almost the exact same dates haha

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:25 pm
by sinisterkid
it's been 2 weeks since i received the "application complete" e-mail, and i have still not received the status checker e-mail.

this is clearly pre-emptive rejection.

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:40 pm
by mushybrain
Congrats nametaken and the other fellow new admits!

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:44 pm
by drizzle12
Sometimes status check emails somehow don't get through. The same thing happened to me with my Georgetown application. I just emailed the admissions office and politely asked if there was a mistake or if something unexpected happened. They emailed me back and said there was some sort of miscommunication and they resent the status check email.

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:54 am
by d.schoenfeld16
Is there any chance they are dealing with the auto-admits/auto-rejects before dealing with everyone in between?

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:13 am
by Smumps
I don't think there is much rhyme/reason to what they are doing. My best guess is throw admissions darts at a wall of applications?

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:04 pm
by lakers3peat
i mean based on the stats of the above posters I would say they deal with autoadmits and autodenies then everything else after...

its not very hard to say yes to somone with a 175 and a 3.9 lol....

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:49 pm
by ktsai4
Committee 1st read 1/12. committee 2nd read 1/24 and. committee 2nd read again 1/27. anyone out there with this too?

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:08 pm
by Green Glass Windows
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IT HAPPENED!

Haha, committee 1st read 1/30. First update since 11/17.

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:12 am
by TrojanHopeful
Green Glass Windows wrote:
IT HAPPENED!

Haha, committee 1st read 1/30. First update since 11/17.


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Now if my complete date would only move...

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:24 am
by T00L
Anyone seen the LSN graph? Its like a little box.

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:26 am
by Green Glass Windows
T00L wrote:Anyone seen the LSN graph? Its like a little box.


Yeah, and I do not quite fit in that box. Close, but I definitely disturb the symmetry.

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:43 am
by fo sho
T00L wrote:Anyone seen the LSN graph? Its like a little box.


Considering there are only 300 people on lsn for USC, and figuring they will get at least 5500 applications as they have passed in the past few years, I wonder how representative the stats are. I assume most of the applicants have lower numbers because there is a higher ratio of acceptances to applicants on lsn, so I wonder how many, if any, applicants have been accepted from outside of that box this year.

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:55 am
by Green Glass Windows
fo sho wrote:
T00L wrote:Anyone seen the LSN graph? Its like a little box.


Considering there are only 300 people on lsn for USC, and figuring they will get at least 5500 applications as they have passed in the past few years, I wonder how representative the stats are. I assume most of the applicants have lower numbers because there is a higher ratio of acceptances to applicants on lsn, so I wonder how many, if any, applicants have been accepted from outside of that box this year.


I actually think that USC hasn't admitted many people outside of the box yet. I believe that they will, because those admitted have pretty high numbers for USC, so I think they've pretty much only admitted auto-admits at this point. This has also helped me justify the way they have been moving quickly with some apps and ignoring others, but these, of course, are only theories. :roll:

Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:13 am
by Smumps
Green Glass Windows wrote:
fo sho wrote:
T00L wrote:Anyone seen the LSN graph? Its like a little box.


Considering there are only 300 people on lsn for USC, and figuring they will get at least 5500 applications as they have passed in the past few years, I wonder how representative the stats are. I assume most of the applicants have lower numbers because there is a higher ratio of acceptances to applicants on lsn, so I wonder how many, if any, applicants have been accepted from outside of that box this year.


I actually think that USC hasn't admitted many people outside of the box yet. I believe that they will, because those admitted have pretty high numbers for USC, so I think they've pretty much only admitted auto-admits at this point. This has also helped me justify the way they have been moving quickly with some apps and ignoring others, but these, of course, are only theories. :roll:


I don't have fantastic numbers by any stretch of the imagination, but enough that I applied to USC as one of my more "sure things." Applied in November, complete early December. Radio silence.

What everyone has posted makes sense, but I really don't understand their process. Why go at a snails pace? Until I get accepted to a school, I don't focus on it too much. With other schools that have accepted me, I've planned out attending ASW, emailed some current/former students, gotten a decent idea of scholarship/COL, etc. It seems like it's only to USC's detriment to have people wait so long. Maybe they want people to withdraw once they know they wouldn't go no matter what. I don't know.

It makes sense if you're YHS, but otherwise? Maybe it goes a long way to explaining their 20% yield vs. UCLA's 30% (pure conjecture).