2016 Interviews- Acceptances- Rejections

Paul J.

Active Member
Been off the forums for a few days now and seems like much good news in the air. Congrats to all accepted and for those still waiting, stay tough!

@peace. Yeah - things indeed got more compicated! And now comes the tough part - figuring out finances. Columbia's letter was very detailed. As for USC, I am still completely in the dark on the tuition costs. No fellowships for me I guess, since I've heard nothing on that front. Which is a bummer.
 

Mister K

Member
Sigh... Waitlisted at Columbia. I guess there is still a tiny bit of hope left. What are my chances though? any idea? Quite a few students do get admission from the waitlist if I am not mistaken?
 

WriterGirl

Member
Just got rejected from Columbia. Might as well be a flat out rejection since being an international the Wait List would be no good for me (financial and immigration stuff does not wait for anyone)... so yeah.
 

gloucesterb

New Member
Anybody who got accepted to Feirstein? I've been accepted to Directing MFA for the fall 2016. If you're also going to Feirstein this fall, get in touch with me.

Congrats to everyone btw!
 

jedi578k

Member
Hei,
It would be great if people who are attending somewhere decline their other choices soon.
This will create opportunity for people who are on wait-list (official or not) and it will give a more clear picture to schools that have not announced their accepted fellows.
You can help your friends by this act and also you will speed up everything.
Thanks
 
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NYC28

New Member
Hei,
It would be great if people who are attending somewhere decline their other choices soon.
This will create opportunity for people who are on wait-list (official or not) and it will give a more clear picture to schools that have not announced their accepted fellows.
You can help your friends by this act and also you will speed up everything.
Thanks
Thanks for this post. Got me to formally accept and decline my admission offers. Good luck to everyone on WLs!
 

miguel

New Member
Hi! I got waitlisted too! Not sure if that's the place I'd want to go to though. Did you get a reply back when you emailed confirming you want to be on the waitlist? I didn't and am just paranoid about whether or not they received my email, but I'm probably just psyching myself out haha
Hey Indigo! Good to know there's someone else on the waitlist so we can support each other :)! It's good that you have other options though, NYU is my only option so the waiting game is even harder...!
I got a response from Joe just yesterday saying they received my email and thanking me for staying in the list. Last year people started hearing around the first week of May, so I guess we should sit tight for at least one month...

Best of luck! Hope you get good news from the rest of schools!
 

Mis

Member
Hey AFI people- this is it! It's hard to be the last group to hear back because your life is in limbo, but regardless...this is what we worked for, created for and chose. I am an AFI all or nothing candidate. Monday seems like an eternity away...but it's just around the corner. Everybody try to enjoy your weekend. I look forward to seeing how it all shakes out.
 

Abdullah

New Member
I have been rejected by different film schools AFI, Iowa university, University of Taxes Austin and UWM.

Cale State - LA and RIT accepted me.

I'm waiting for SCAD, Champan and Syracuse university.
 

jedi578k

Member
I have been rejected by different film schools AFI, Iowa university, University of Taxes Austin and UWM.

Cale State - LA and RIT accepted me.

I'm waiting for SCAD, Champan and Syracuse university.
Congrats on those that you got in and I am sorry for the rejected ones.
But AFI has not announced anything I guess!
Which program were you rejected from ?
 

Solomon_E

Member
Hey AFI people- this is it! It's hard to be the last group to hear back because your life is in limbo, but regardless...this is what we worked for, created for and chose. I am an AFI all or nothing candidate. Monday seems like an eternity away...but it's just around the corner. Everybody try to enjoy your weekend. I look forward to seeing how it all shakes out.
Good luck, Mis! I'm rooting for you to get in.
 

Mis

Member
Good luck, Mis! I'm rooting for you to get in.
Thanks @Solomon_E - Did you hear back yet from Northwestern?

I feel like if it doesn't happen to you this year than maybe that's life telling you to give AFI a shot. I may be singing a different song if I don't get in but...until then I will remain a pillar of optimism. If i do get in- I'll update the spreadsheet. If you need help working on your packet for AFI 2017- maybe I can answer some questions for you. You let me know. I'm not the average candidate but I felt like AFI really leveled the playing field taking away grade point minimums from the equation. Grades and undergrad majors seem to have very little impact on their interest in me.
 

Solomon_E

Member
Thanks @Solomon_E - Did you hear back yet from Northwestern?

I feel like if it doesn't happen to you this year than maybe that's life telling you to give AFI a shot. I may be singing a different song if I don't get in but...until then I will remain a pillar of optimism. If i do get in- I'll update the spreadsheet. If you need help working on your packet for AFI 2017- maybe I can answer some questions for you. You let me know. I'm not the average candidate but I felt like AFI really leveled the playing field taking away grade point minimums from the equation. Grades and undergrad majors seem to have very little impact on their interest in me.
Thanks, Mis. I greatly appreciate the offer of assistance with working on the AFI 2017 packet, especially since I'm probably not the average candidate either. It definitely helps to know someone who has been in that position. I haven't heard from Northwestern yet and I'm very interested in applying to AFI if Northwestern doesn't work out.

It's interesting that you mentioned "I feel like if it doesn't happen to you this year than maybe that's life telling you to give AFI a shot." I've thought the same thing and have been trying to keep that idea in mind, although I really like Northwestern and hope I get offered a spot with them.
 

Mneronava

New Member
Hey AFI people- this is it! It's hard to be the last group to hear back because your life is in limbo, but regardless...this is what we worked for, created for and chose. I am an AFI all or nothing candidate. Monday seems like an eternity away...but it's just around the corner. Everybody try to enjoy your weekend. I look forward to seeing how it all shakes out.
I'm also an AFI (directing) all-or-nothing applicant, and I applied right on the dead line. I haven't applied for school in a loooong time (I'm 37). But, I've been working on film sets, and the art world for the last 15 years. Waiting for an AFI rejection letter has been excruciating. At this point I want to just be put out of my misery.

Thanks to all of you for sharing your stories and experiences.
 

Indus123

Member
Hey guys, I was waitlisted from Stark in February, and was just wondering if anyone also on the waitlist has found out any news???
 

miguel

New Member
Hey! I was just checking the Spreadsheet and it seems like someone just deleted all the info from several schools (like NYU). What's going on? Is there a way to recover that valuable info? (@Chris Wright )

Thanks!
 

juliabulia

Member
Hey! I was just checking the Spreadsheet and it seems like someone just deleted all the info from several schools (like NYU). What's going on? Is there a way to recover that valuable info? (@Chris Wright )

Thanks!
Someone had applied a filter - I just re-set it to show all the schools. Everything is still there!
 

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