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    USC Fall Grades Request

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    I applied to USC and have received an email from them requesting my 2018 Fall grades.
    And in the email they said "identified you as a promising applicant" but more information is needed before a decision could be made.
    I was really excited to see this as USC is one of my top choices but was wondering how many people who applied to USC got this email.
    Does "promising" really mean something here?
    It would be really great if anyone who had applied to USC before or anyone who is familiar with the admissions process at USC could help out!

    Thank you guys.

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    Re: USC Fall Grades Request

    Reason through it: why would they bother asking you for more information if they were not seriously considering you for admission?

    Note that I am in your position, so this is purely speculation. Interestingly, I got a very similar email from TAMU yesterday.

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    Re: USC Fall Grades Request

    Quote Originally Posted by EXP View Post
    Reason through it: why would they bother asking you for more information if they were not seriously considering you for admission?

    Note that I am in your position, so this is purely speculation. Interestingly, I got a very similar email from TAMU yesterday.
    I was thinking the same, but I was just trying to see how many might have gotten such email from USC and if anyone who knows about the program could give insights.

    Thanks for you input tho!

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    Ah, okay. If it helps your data collection at all, I applied to USC but did not receive that email. What math/econ courses did you take in the Fall?

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    Re: USC Fall Grades Request

    The only information you can elicit from that email is that you were not desk rejected, which is a great sign.

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    Re: USC Fall Grades Request

    Quote Originally Posted by EXP View Post
    Ah, okay. If it helps your data collection at all, I applied to USC but did not receive that email. What math/econ courses did you take in the Fall?
    Thank you for your input again, EXP.
    For your question, I took 1 research course in Econ, 2 300-level Econ electives, and Algorithms (300-level comp sci) course.
    I did not take any formal math classes last semester.

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    Re: USC Fall Grades Request

    Quote Originally Posted by tutonic View Post
    The only information you can elicit from that email is that you were not desk rejected, which is a great sign.
    Yeah I am happy that I wan't desk rejected too.
    Do you have any idea or stats on the percentage of applicants who get desk rejected?
    I remember reading on UNC-Chapel Hill's website that if they only considered applicants who had GRE quant score over 166(not 100% sure but it was somewhere around it) the number of applicants would have almost halved.
    Although, they were not saying that those applicants with below that score were desk rejected.
    Last edited by 2019Fall; 01-24-2019 at 10:57 PM.

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    Re: USC Fall Grades Request

    I just got an email from USC requesting my Fall grades, in case you were still wondering.

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    Re: USC Fall Grades Request

    Quote Originally Posted by EXP View Post
    I just got an email from USC requesting my Fall grades, in case you were still wondering.
    That's interesting that they sent (I assume) another "round" of that email. I hope that was good news to you as well!
    And thanks for letting me know!

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