Adventures of the SAT. Sam and Eric from the workplace of Admission took the SAT test in December.

Adventures of the SAT. Sam and Eric from the workplace of Admission took the SAT test in December. Yes, that is proper. They willingly took the SAT. For fun! Hard to think, I know. We speak usually about the SAT and our Dean of Admission, Tim Brunold, recommended we go on it in order to connect to the students with whom we work. Sam and Eric accepted the challenge. I sat down with both of them to discuss just how it went. This might be whatever they had to say:

Q: Why did you choose take the SAT?

S: I had been curious. We put it to use and have so many conversations around it so it felt irresponsible to not really know very well what it ended up being like.

E: I guess we decided to simply take the test for the reasons that are few. I do believe we both thought it could be enjoyable. (We might have been wrong). And we thought it would help us relate a bit to your applicants and recognize that it was just one aspect of this process.

Q: Now you’ve finished your undergraduate and graduate work, did you discover it easier or more difficult this time?

S: It absolutely was positively harder, I do believe because I do not sit down in a classroom analyzing literature or math that is doing days, so my brain just is not trained for that kind of stuff anymore. We additionally took it prior to the writing was added therefore it seemed plenty longer with that added section.

E: I thought the reading and writing had been considerably easier this time around. I guess the dozens of 15- Continue reading

Mythbuster: i did son’t get a scholarship, so USC is not likely to be economically feasible

Mythbuster: i did son’t get a scholarship, so USC is not likely to be economically feasible

Over 30,000 students applied to USC for our merit based scholarship consideration. The process is extremely competitive, and only 1,200 students is considered for the scholarships. Students often think they can’t afford USC without a scholarship, but that may not be true! I sat down with Danny Finlay, Assistant Director of Outreach for Financial Aid, to set the record right and get more details on how USC can be affordable.

Jessica: pupils often confuse the difference between merit aid and need based aid. Would you clarify the huge difference?

Danny: Merit based help is cash awarded to a student based on a compelling admission application that demonstrates significant achievements. Scholarships are the type that is only of based aid, and tend to be maybe not awarded by the Financial Aid Office. Require based help is fond of students based solely on their family members’ demonstrated need that is financial. Factors such as good grades or test ratings don’t play into awarding students need based help.

J: exactly what are the various kinds of Financial help?

D: There are many various types of need based aid- Loans, Grants, and Work-Study. Loans are quantities of money that may need to be compensated back to the government that is federal. A grant is an award that does not need to be paid back. Work-Study is just a kind of educational funding that enables students to put on jobs tha Continue reading