• 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
19
Series
1
Applications
4,435
Views
3,023,674
Comments
3,923
GabrielSR
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85
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
Applied as a transfer student from a four year public university.
Film Program & Degree
USC School of Cinematic Arts (BFA)
Submission Date
Feb 15, 2024
Interview Notification Date
Apr 16, 2024
Interview Date
Apr 17, 2024
Decision Notification Date
May 24, 2024

Application Materials attached:
  1. Writing Samples

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
sals
Updated
Views
245
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
1
Doing a good application is intensive and...
Film Program & Degree
USC School of Cinematic Arts (BFA)
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Feb 18, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 19, 2024
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Nunyabidness
Updated
Views
813
Reaction score
3
Comments
3
It wasn't bad. But then again, I tackled the...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Feb 20, 2024

Application Materials attached:
  1. Writing Samples

kikimahones
Views
175
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
The essays are deceivingly difficult despite...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Peter Stark Producing Program
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 24, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 15, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Mar 7, 2024
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aliciawassana
Views
196
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)
Arthrax
Updated
Views
540
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
iheartmfa
Views
398
Reaction score
3
Comments
3
-First time applying
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 16, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 19, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 20, 2024
watericemoon
Updated
Views
374
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
1
Second time applying and spent more time on my...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 18, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 21, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 20, 2024
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Keeks619
Updated
Views
610
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
1
25, Female, Middle Eastern, first time applicant
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Feb 20, 2024
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honks
Views
257
Reaction score
2
Comments
1
first time applying
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Feb 20, 2024
observer222
Views
447
Reaction score
1
Comments
2
First time applying. Application was due November 15, 2023.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 18, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 20, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 20, 2024
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
malcovain
Views
885
Reaction score
2
Comments
3
First time applying. Spent a lot of time in the outline stage and ended up hitting submit with a couple hours to spare.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Feb 25, 2023
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coolpandas
Views
861
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
The application process wasn't too bad! I...
Film Program & Degree
USC School of Cinematic Arts (BFA)
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 13, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 17, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 24, 2023
Scholarship Notification
Apr 26, 2023
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Aseer
Updated
Views
965
Reaction score
1
Comments
2
I applied for the first time at USC
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 14, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Dec 27, 2022
Interview Date
Dec 29, 2022
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MaryMacCecilia
Views
734
Reaction score
3
Comments
7
This is my second time applying. I simultaneously enjoyed and stressed about the different writing prompts. Decided to just have fun with them though and really focus on the type of stories I want to tell.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Apr 7, 2023
Scholarship Notification
Apr 10, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Personal Statement
  2. Writing Samples

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
missscarlett
Views
578
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
First time applying international student
Film Program & Degree
USC - Peter Stark Producing Program
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 1, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 23, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 11, 2023
monetswaterlillies
Views
855
Reaction score
1
Comments
3
Lots of prompts. This is my first time applying, but it is my alma mater (which made it even more stressful). I enjoyed it!
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 14, 2023
Scholarship Notification
Mar 27, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Writing Samples

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
Kris 4_2
Updated
Views
1K
Reaction score
4
Comments
9
Writing samples attached; for non-paywalled description of writing samples see my post in the USC Writing for Screen & TV MFA Fall 2023 thread.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Feb 25, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Writing Samples

tfarrenkopf
Views
566
Reaction score
1
After examining my application after...
Film Program & Degree
USC Cinema Studies MA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Feb 16, 2023
Scholarship Notification
Mar 29, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Personal Statement
  2. Writing Samples
  3. Resume

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kaporal
Views
917
Reaction score
1
Comments
2
The application procedure was great. I felt...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Peter Stark Producing Program
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 6, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 24, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2023

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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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