• 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.

2024 Fall Entry

Film School Applications for the Fall 2024 entry application period.

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jimothy
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First time applicant. I graduated undergrad in June 2022 and originally wanted to apply to MFA programs for Fall 2023. Glad I waited -- I feel much more confident in my decision to pursue film than I did a year ago. Now I'm anxiously waiting to hear back!
Film Program & Degree
NYU Tisch - Graduate Film MFA
Submission Date
Dec 3, 2023
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jimothy
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First time applicant. I graduated undergrad in June 2022 and originally wanted to apply to MFA programs for Fall 2023. Glad I waited -- I feel much more confident in my decision to pursue film than I did a year ago. Now I'm anxiously waiting to hear back!
Film Program & Degree
Columbia - Directing/Screenwriting MFA
Submission Date
Dec 19, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Feb 2, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 7, 2024
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jimothy
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First time applicant. I graduated undergrad in June 2022 and originally wanted to apply to MFA programs for Fall 2023. Glad I waited -- I feel much more confident in my decision to pursue film than I did a year ago. Now I'm anxiously waiting to hear back!
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 19, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 26, 2024
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BuckysOwner
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I submitted a 120 page feature film that I wrote through taking a few NYFA courses. It went through an entire round of edits based on teacher feedback. This is also my first time applying for any MFA program.
Film Program & Degree
NYU Tisch - Dramatic Writing MFA
Submission Date
Nov 30, 2023
LillyAngelo
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First time applicant
Film Program & Degree
NYU Tisch - Dramatic Writing MFA
Submission Date
Nov 30, 2023
DakotaJoestar
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first time I applied to a grad school. Ended up submitting my application on the due date due to making constant changes to the essays and wasn't able to film a good portion of the short film until a week prior to the deadline.
Film Program & Degree
LMU - Film and Television Production MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Feb 2, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 22, 2024

Application Materials attached:
  1. Visual Samples (Video)

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comradecowboy
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First time applying, outside the film industry
Film Program & Degree
Brooklyn College Feirstein - Screenwriting MFA
Submission Date
Dec 28, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Feb 12, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 16, 2024
jackauger
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This is also a fairly standard application...
Film Program & Degree
PLEASE ADD MY PROGRAM
Submission Date
Oct 8, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Feb 15, 2024
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jackauger
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Very standard and straightforward. They...
Film Program & Degree
FSU - Screenwriting
Submission Date
Oct 30, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Feb 14, 2024
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jackauger
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Also a very straightforward application. Had...
Film Program & Degree
Columbia College Chicago - Cinema and Television Directing (MFA)
Submission Date
Sep 26, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 29, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 3, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 13, 2024
Scholarship Notification
Feb 13, 2024
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jackauger
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It was very straightforward. You need 2...
Film Program & Degree
DePaul - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Oct 8, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 19, 2024
Interview Date
Jan 29, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 5, 2024
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
mrmothra
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This is one of the more demanding applications...
Film Program & Degree
Stony Brook - MFA in Film Directing
Submission Date
Dec 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Feb 12, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 13, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Feb 16, 2024
Scholarship Notification
Feb 16, 2024

Application Materials attached:
  1. Portfolio
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Writing Samples
  4. Visual Samples (Video)
  5. Short Film
  6. Resume

I enjoyed the application process, especially...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
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Application was straightforward and I enjoyed...
Film Program & Degree
Columbia - Writing for Film & Television MFA
Submission Date
Dec 19, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Feb 5, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 13, 2024
SAT: #### (Data visible for Supporting Members)
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
watericemoon
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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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m_w
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The process was the easiest compared to other programs because there were no requirements, at least for international students, except for IELTS
Film Program & Degree
DePaul - MS Film and Television
Submission Date
Dec 15, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Feb 1, 2024
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
this has gone fine so far and stop making me...
Film Program & Degree
Northwestern - Writing for Screen and Stage MFA
Submission Date
Jan 17, 2024
Interview Notification Date
Feb 21, 2024

Application Materials attached:
  1. Portfolio
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Writing Samples
  4. Visual Samples (Video)
  5. Short Film
  6. Resume

The application was pretty straightforward. I...
Film Program & Degree
PLEASE ADD MY PROGRAM
Submission Date
Dec 15, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Feb 20, 2024
kingofsweaters
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First time applying.
Film Program & Degree
AFI - Screenwriting
Submission Date
Nov 29, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 18, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 20, 2024
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Keeks619
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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
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)

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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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