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Mary Waller (Junior from Chicago, IL): because you got mixed up about an essay topic or a deadline, just remember that you are (probably) not actually insane, and that everyone else is experiencing the same thing as you freak out about small details in your essay, and have regular panic attacks. Make an effort to remember, instead, you are awesome. That is the part of you that admissions officers desire to see, and if you don't genuinely believe that you are awesome, how on earth are you going to convince an admissions officer that you will be? Challenge yourself to be authentic.
Spencer Lepow (Freshman from Houston, TX): we wish I would have known that the goal associated with the admissions officer would be to get you IN. They are fighting for you personally, so help them out by submitting a polished application that actually reflects you and your talents.
Simone Geller (Freshman from Foothill Ranch, CA): For the most part, the students deciding on a prestigious school like USC are all going to be smart with good grades and high test scores. What's essential to get across in the application through your essays is a picture that is clear of you actually are. Speak about the things you are passionate about, your goals for the immediate and the distant future, and things you desire to do at USC if you decide to come right