Our Program

Three-Week Summer Residency

Thoroughly evaluate your career interests and options, and develop an action plan

Gain invaluable and practical insights into the admissions and financial aid process

Receive comprehensive test preparation support

Learn how to thrive in a college environment

Upon departure from the summer experience, you will continue to work with your dedicated admissions coach throughout your entire college application process.

Schedule and Structure

You will be assigned a coach who will provide you with hands-on, individualized support throughout the college application and essay-writing process.

For some exercises, such as your career self-assessment, you will work independently. For most activities, you will work in small groups. For special guest speakers and general-interest lectures, the full USC Bovard Scholars cohort will come together.

On Saturday mornings, you will take a full-length practice exam to simulate the real exam process.

Following are just some of the anticipated sessions and activities:

  • Picture Your Ideal Life
  • Panel discussions with current students and/or recent graduates
  • Sample college lectures based on career interests (choose among several)
  • Industry visits (choose among several innovative companies to visit)
  • Dinner with industry guests
  • Jeopardy!-style game of college terminology
  • College-major breakout sessions
  • USC campus tour, highlighting the various student support services available
  • High-impact educational practices overview
  • Full-length practice exams
  • Essay-writing workshop
  • Integration of self-assessment & industry investigation
  • Time management techniques
  • Scholarship searches and databases
  • Goal-setting exercises

While you will participate in a full slate of daily programming during your three-week residency, we’re incorporating numerous social activities into the schedule to build camaraderie and provide breaks from the intensive learning sessions.