USC Waitlist 2012

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Buffer1212
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USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Buffer1212 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:32 pm

I saw people started making these for other schools, so I figured to start one for USC. Anyone else riding out the waitlist with me?

xmnmroxx
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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby xmnmroxx » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:38 pm

I just got the wait list email today.

nthakker
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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby nthakker » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:39 am

yep, just got waitlisted yesterday. did you guys get the link for the video interviews? do you know anything about this?

Buffer1212
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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Buffer1212 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:39 pm

submitted my video a few days ago, definitely pretty awkward talking to myself. haha.

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby drobe24 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:14 pm

Buffer1212 wrote:submitted my video a few days ago, definitely pretty awkward talking to myself. haha.


How long after accepting your position on the waitlist did the email about the video interview arrive?

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Buffer1212 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:42 am

drobe24 wrote:
Buffer1212 wrote:submitted my video a few days ago, definitely pretty awkward talking to myself. haha.


How long after accepting your position on the waitlist did the email about the video interview arrive?


The video interview e-mail came about 2-3 days after. The deadline from my e-mail said April 27th, so they will probably be e-mailing you tomorrow if the deadline is the same! Good luck!

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby whatismylife » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:07 pm

So, do you get the questions before-hand???

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Buffer1212 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:24 pm

whatismylife wrote:So, do you get the questions before-hand???


Yes, you get them when you login to the mycollegei interview website.

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby gravityrides0 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:41 pm

lol I'm scared to do the video. I feel like it's so awkward.

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Buffer1212 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Yah, definitely way up there on my awkward list, especially with my roommates in the other room who could probably hear me saying the same thing over and over as I did quite a few takes.

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby BVest » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:41 pm

Georgetown had a video optional question which I did. Really wasn't that bad. But then, it was an open "video about yourself of one minute in length," so not much time to screw anything up.

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby tropicanax » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:11 pm

i hate talking about myself. these questions are hard.. it would probably kill to not do it huh

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby bingbang1025 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:41 am

i spoke to a girl in admissions a few weeks back who said it really doesn't matter, and that it's actually hurt people. i'm definitely not doing it - a strong LOCI will serve me better.

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Excellent117 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:54 am

bingbang1025 wrote:i spoke to a girl in admissions a few weeks back who said it really doesn't matter, and that it's actually hurt people. i'm definitely not doing it - a strong LOCI will serve me better.


Hurt people as in they came off really poorly in their video interview?

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby tropicanax » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:18 pm

bingbang1025 wrote:i spoke to a girl in admissions a few weeks back who said it really doesn't matter, and that it's actually hurt people. i'm definitely not doing it - a strong LOCI will serve me better.



O.O really??? it doesn't hurt to not do it?

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby bingbang1025 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:23 pm

tropicanax wrote:
bingbang1025 wrote:i spoke to a girl in admissions a few weeks back who said it really doesn't matter, and that it's actually hurt people. i'm definitely not doing it - a strong LOCI will serve me better.



O.O really??? it doesn't hurt to not do it?


Yeah. I definitely am not. A good 'ol LOCI is a lot more dependable. At least you have control over your message.

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby bingbang1025 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:23 pm

Excellent117 wrote:
bingbang1025 wrote:i spoke to a girl in admissions a few weeks back who said it really doesn't matter, and that it's actually hurt people. i'm definitely not doing it - a strong LOCI will serve me better.


Hurt people as in they came off really poorly in their video interview?


yes, that's what i deduced

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby gravityrides0 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:27 pm

sure, but they say they strongly recommend it... seems like it would hurt you more to not do something they are strongly recommending to you?

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Buffer1212 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:31 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:sure, but they say they strongly recommend it... seems like it would hurt you more to not do something they are strongly recommending to you?


I agree^ I also think making one shows strong interest in wanting to attend, maybe making the difference if you are being comapred with someone who has equal numbers.

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby tropicanax » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:46 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:sure, but they say they strongly recommend it... seems like it would hurt you more to not do something they are strongly recommending to you?



yeah i agree. Even if it's bad.. at least they can see your face and that you genuinely tried?

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby tropicanax » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:46 pm

bingbang1025 wrote:
tropicanax wrote:
bingbang1025 wrote:i spoke to a girl in admissions a few weeks back who said it really doesn't matter, and that it's actually hurt people. i'm definitely not doing it - a strong LOCI will serve me better.



O.O really??? it doesn't hurt to not do it?


Yeah. I definitely am not. A good 'ol LOCI is a lot more dependable. At least you have control over your message.



who did you talk to exactly? someone that helps to make decisions?

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Buffer1212 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:54 pm

Here's to hoping we hear back as early as next week!!

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby millamonikki » Tue May 01, 2012 10:34 pm

Buffer1212 wrote:Here's to hoping we hear back as early as next week!!



i checked last year's waitlist thread and they started accepting people off the waitlist on the 11th. but most of the activity happened either in late May or late June.

I just hope I wasnt as awkward as I felt like I was on the webcam interview -__-

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby Buffer1212 » Wed May 02, 2012 5:23 pm

WHAT! The 11th is so far away... :( haha

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Re: USC Waitlist 2012

Postby xmnmroxx » Fri May 04, 2012 1:31 am

I got the wait list email on April 17th and I just got my acceptance today which was surprised me because it was so fast after the May 1 deposit deadline.

I did the following:
*video interview (I know I am not good at interviews/speeches but I guess the video didn't hurt me)
*one letter of rec mailed last week
*visited the campus for a tour class visit
*email a LOCI last night
*mailed another letter of rec on Tuesday (I don't even know if they read it yet)

I got an email saying I got in today around 5pm so I don't even know if they got my last letter. I would definitely suggest visiting and writing a LOCI to show your interest. Hope this helps anyone planning to wait it out!




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