Accepted to USC Early Entrance

Yep, it’s true, I’ve been accepted to the USC Resident Honors Program. It’s very exciting! The major I chose is “Computer Engineering and Computer Science.” I have until May 1 to make a final decision of whether to attend.

I’m very happy to get accepted. Looking at the others, my grades and scores are not stellar, and the program is quite selective. I don’t know how selective exactly, but I do know that they don’t accept everyone =). This seems to be a great program for me for a number of reasons. Yes, I’m not into high school “fun” (I didn’t even know what Sadies was, or even how to spell it, until just a few weeks ago). But I also want to learn more about computer science and engineering, which is very very small at Walnut High, and opportunities are very limited. It’s a little frightening though. I’ve never taken a serious computer class, and USC offers the opportunity to do so.

On the other hand, USC is expensive, and I don’t think I have much chance for financial aid or scholarships. However, I am reasonably sure that I could raise the money if needed.

10 Responses to “Accepted to USC Early Entrance”

  1. dan says:

    Congratulations on your acceptance. That’s great!

  2. Rod (Geekerati) says:

    Congratulations Elliot, with your focus and determination, you should have very little problem obtaining your goals. Good luck to you and keep us posted !

  3. Eric Straven says:

    Congratulations on being accepted into the University of Southern California :-). Hope it pays off and you make good use of this chance. This is a rare opportunity. If you can raise money to pay for your admission, then go for it.

  4. Katy says:

    If it’s something that you are fully convinced of, will devote yourself wholly to it, and believe it is where God wants you, I know God will provide.

    “God’s work, done in God’s way, is never short of God’s supply.” – Hudson Taylor (pioneered missionary work into the inland of China)

  5. Taylor says:

    Good job, I see that you made hard sacrifices. I applied to transfer to USC for fall 2005. USC will give me their decision on June 1st. I doubt that they will accept me, but I will take it if they do. You should go there; it has good ties to politics, religion, and academics.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am a Software Engineer (Programmer/Analyst). Be careful, there are not as many jobs out there as there used to be in the computer business. Lots of layoffs. My advise, go into something medical…Radiography or something. If money is an issue, you can do Radiography in two years. Just a thought, don’t let it bring you down.

  7. Laurence says:

    GReat! Job.. I could’ve done the same thing, but chose not to enter early cuz I got ASB president..My question is..why would u leave before ur senior year? Three years of work not to have a prom and a Graduation? That seems crazy

  8. Alex says:

    Tell me your secret!

    email me! i am some random girl , who is dying to get in to that program.

  9. emily says:

    congratulations! did you decide to attend? e-mail me because I too am applying RHP for 2007-2008 and would love information

  10. Taylor says:

    Please email me who you contacted. I keep getting mail for EEPs and dont know where to start
    THANKS and congrats

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