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redhotchiligochu

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Thank you for making this thread!

They actually cashed my $85 THE DAY I MAILED IT! (Yes I live in LA lol)

Despite a lot of USC haters on this forum, this is one of my top choices :)
 
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Thank you for making this thread!

They actually cashed my $85 THE DAY I MAILED IT! (Yes I live in LA lol)

Despite a lot of USC haters on this forum, this is one of my top choices :)
I'm in LA too! I would actually be happy to go there, a dream! How do you feel about their problem based learning curriculum?
 
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I called the admissions last week, and they told me that we won't hear back from USC for at least another month. They said that they haven't even looked at the applications yet. I think they are busy prepping for orientations and whatnot. So let's just sit here and wait guys!
 
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Hi what's up guys? No interview yet? Me neither....... Come on schools, just give us something!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Thank you for making this thread!

They actually cashed my $85 THE DAY I MAILED IT! (Yes I live in LA lol)

Despite a lot of USC haters on this forum, this is one of my top choices :)
I've read a lot of posts about the hate on USC. Can you explain why it's one of your top choices?
 

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I'm considering applying to USC, but not sure if 3.2 sGPA/oGPA 21AA is competitive enough.
 

redhotchiligochu

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I'm considering applying to USC, but not sure if 3.2 sGPA/oGPA 21AA is competitive enough.
The 2015-2016 ADEA handbook and USC brochure says 3.4/3.5 sGPA/oGPA, but their range is 3.0-4.0. DAT AA average (academic average average hahaha.... :meh:) is 20 with a range of 15-25.

I personally know of someone with a 19 AA (reapplicant from Alabama) who got into USC last year, and someone who got in the first try with a 3.0 2 years back.

I think what happens is because of insane $100k/yr tuition, applicants who get into a cheaper school will end up declining acceptances, opening up more and more spots as post-December comes by. Even around this time, you'll see lots of 2020 NYU and USC threads still being active with students getting last-minute acceptances.

That's also why USC stands for University of Second Choice, at least what people from cross-town rival UCLA say... :D

Long story short, you have a chance! And they don't even send out invites until September.
 
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The 2015-2016 ADEA handbook and USC brochure says 3.4/3.5 sGPA/oGPA, but their range is 3.0-4.0. DAT AA average (academic average average hahaha.... :meh:) is 20 with a range of 15-25.

I personally know of someone with a 19 AA (reapplicant from Alabama) who got into USC last year, and someone who got in the first try with a 3.0 2 years back.

I think what happens is because of insane $100k/yr tuition, applicants who get into a cheaper school will end up declining acceptances, opening up more and more spots as post-December comes by. Even around this time, you'll see lots of 2020 NYU and USC threads still being active with students getting last-minute acceptances.

That's also why USC stands for University of Second Choice, at least what people from cross-town rival UCLA say... :D

Long story short, you have a chance! And they don't even send out invites until September.
I may give it a shot then! Any crazy lengthy supp ?'s to deal with?
 

redhotchiligochu

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I may give it a shot then! Any crazy lengthy supp ?'s to deal with?
Nope no supp, just mail a $85 check.

USC Office of Dental Admissions
File No. 121452
Los Angeles, CA 90074-2145


I think they give you an actual supplemental like a week before you're invited for an interview, so if you get one, that pretty much means you're invited.
 
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USC doesn't even show up on my portal. Is this the case with you guys?
 

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Hello guys,
How many supplemental essay questions are required by USC? and what are they? I had one 15 on my DAT and it is worried the head of me :(.
Thanks in advance!
 

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USC posted this on their Facebook, if anyone's bored with nothing to do. Lol
 

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KoonS

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Hi guys,
I just bought a money order to pay for the fees, but not sure what to put down for the "pay to the order of" line, any idea?
thanks in advance
 
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Hey guys,
quick question about the letter of rec-
does a committee letter satisfy the requirement of two letters?
or do I need an additional letter from a dentist?
thanks in advance!
 

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Anyone get a confirmation email from them?
I've heard nothing from them. The only confirmation I had was from checking my bank statement and seeing that they cashed my check.
 

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I got the emails too! USC still doesn't show up on my AADSAS portal though.
 

bazingela

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Has anyone else not received the 2 e-mails and should I be concerned?... My application was sent out 7/15 and I paid around the same time.
 
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Has anyone else not received the 2 e-mails and should I be concerned?... My application was sent out 7/15 and I paid around the same time.
App mailed 6/24 and mailed the check 6/4 and I didn't get those 2 e-mails, so yea idk.
 

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Should we contact USC admissions if we have not gotten the two emails but paid/applied back in June?
I'm wondering that too... I'm not sure if we should just wait it out a little longer or what. Haha, bummer because USC is one of my top too.
 
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I received 2 emails on 09/12 and my portal changed to Received/Under Review also. One said they received my aadsas app and the other said they received my secondary fee. My aadsas mailing date was 07/01.
 

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Last year on September 18th(Friday), the first batch of invites went out. Possibly this Friday is the day for the first interview invites to go out this year.
 

TrueMenace

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Got the double email from them just now. However, the second email about the $85.00 application processing fee said they "have not" received it, yet they cashed the check on 6/10 (sent it on 6/6)...
 
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