• How to use the Film School Application Database & Tracker

    How to use the Film School Application Database & Tracker

    Thanks to our many members, the FilmSchool.org Application Database and Tracker consists of over 4,000 applications that date back to 2015, making it one of the most advantageous tools on the website. Its basic function is to track film schools’ rates of acceptance, minimum GPAs, accepted test scores, in addition to each program's many notification and decision dates.

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Application Periods
18
Series
1
Applications
4,329
Views
2,758,475
Comments
3,750
jimothy
Updated
Views
141
Reaction score
2
Updates
1
Comments
1
First time applicant! I graduated undergrad in June 2022 and applied for Fall 2024 entry. Though I'm disappointed I was waitlisted, I am thrilled that I have guaranteed admission for Spring 2025. I'm crossing my fingers that a spot opens up for Fall 2024!
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 19, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 26, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 29, 2024
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
aliciawassana
Views
58
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
First time applying.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 14, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 12, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 19, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 29, 2024
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
YamiYugi24
Views
26
Reaction score
2
Comments
1
Have applied before as a transfer applicant for undergrad a couple years back, but first time applying for the Masters Program!
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 10, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 16, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 20, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 29, 2024
jackauger
Views
52
Reaction score
1
Comments
2
After being waitlisted, it does say that they...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Oct 2, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 9, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 13, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 29, 2024
Arthrax
Updated
Views
362
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
2
My first time applying and as an international student!
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Feb 29, 2024
uuuuuy
Views
127
Reaction score
3
Comments
1
first time applying
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 13, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 18, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 22, 2024
jhan
Updated
Views
946
Reaction score
2
Updates
1
Comments
1
Quite a stressful process of many written...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Oct 31, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 9, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
manicpixiejedi
Views
429
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
Waitlisted, then admitted for Fall :D
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 14, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 1, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 3, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 8, 2023
Admitted Off Waitlist Date
Apr 27, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
Samsamsam321
Views
441
Reaction score
3
Comments
2
This was my first time applying to USC SCA and film school overall. I was recently notified that I am currently on the waitlist for Fall 2023 but will be admitted to the Spring 2024 class!
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Jan 20, 2023
Interview Date
Jan 22, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 8, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
xTide
Views
325
Reaction score
1
Comments
3
Second time applying.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 21, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Jan 20, 2023
Interview Date
Jan 21, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 8, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
Achow
Views
1K
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
First time applying, as a college video production enthusiast
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 13, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Jan 13, 2023
Interview Date
Jan 16, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 8, 2023
abdullahshahid
Views
813
Reaction score
1
Comments
7
First time applying as an international student from Pakistan. Quite an exhaustive application that I had to stay awake for the 30 hours before deadline since I decided to rewrite my entire personal statement, possibly a risk but I thought I'd go for it.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
ScriptToScreenDream
Updated
Views
2K
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
1
Fourth time applying
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Jan 16, 2022
Interview Date
Jan 17, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 2, 2022
Admitted Off Waitlist Date
Sep 11, 2022

Application Materials attached:
  1. Visual Samples (Video)

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
teyyana
Views
1K
Reaction score
1
Comments
4
First time applying
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Aug 6, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Sep 23, 2022
Interview Date
Sep 25, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Nov 7, 2022

Application Materials attached:
  1. Short Film

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
turkey bacon & porkchops
Views
433
Reaction score
1
First time applying to USC
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 14, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Jan 6, 2022
Interview Date
Jan 12, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Feb 2, 2022
filinese
Views
520
3rd time applying (although the first two applications were almost identical so more like 2.5).
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 14, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Jan 21, 2022
Interview Date
Jan 23, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 2, 2022
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
This is my first time applying for the MFA...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Jan 9, 2022
Interview Date
Mar 10, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 2, 2022
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
Wade5464
Views
1K
Reaction score
1
Comments
6
First time applicant
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Aug 15, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Nov 16, 2021
Interview Date
Sep 19, 2021
Decision Notification Date
Oct 18, 2021
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
julesbeegood
Views
1K
Reaction score
1
Comments
4
first time applying
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 14, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Jan 16, 2022
Interview Date
Jan 19, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 2, 2022
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
HeyCandaceMae98
Views
2K
Reaction score
2
Comments
4
sTRESSFUL DAHLING. I decided to apply very...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 12, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Jan 10, 2022
Interview Date
Jan 11, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 2, 2022

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Acceptance Data
For up to date Film School Acceptance Rates, including Minimum GPAs, Minimum Test Scores, After Interview and Off-Waitlist Acceptance Rates, Film Experience and Undergraduate degrees of accepted applicants, Age data, and other acceptance statistics for your film program of choice simply navigate to the Acceptance Rates tab on each film school's page in our Film School Database.

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Log your own Application with our application database to help improve the site's acceptance data.

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