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The Day My Life Changed Forever…When I Received My USC Acceptance Letter

I remember the day I received my USC Acceptance, not because the story of how I found my letter was extraordinary, but because even though it was a day unlike any other, it was the day that my life changed forever.

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The morning of January 28, 2015 began like any other Wednesday weekday morning. As I got ready for my day and packed my belongings, my dad shouted from the bottom of the stairs that I had received a “fat package” from USC. I laughed, thinking he was just trying to trick me, and replied “Ha Ha, very funny, those letters don’t come for a few months.”  He walked to the bottom of the staircase leading to my bedroom, tossed the package up the stairs, and replied with an enormous grin, “Then what is this.”

To my own astonishment there was a package addressed to me from what was easily, and still remains, my dream school.  I quickly opened the package to find a thick red packet and as I unfolded the cover I read the golden words “Welcome to the Trojan Family.” From that moment I knew my life was forever changed because I was now part of something I had only dreamt of, but never truly thought possible. I was a member of one of the greatest universities in the world. From that day forward, I could not wait to step on to the University of Southern California’s campus and finally call it home. But more than finally finding a home, I knew I had joined a family that would not simply last four years…but a lifetime.

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Posted on March 9, 2017 by Mariel Salem

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