AFI 2019 Screenwriting

Chris W

As You Wish
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Umm, okay, I feel so bad about my flippant response initially, because I just read my admission letter and, umm, I think they offered me essentially a full-ride scholarship? Holy fucking hell. This..is a development. Kind of in shock, and indecision, as this changes so much of what I wanted to do. USC is my #1 choice. Always has been. But the money AFI is offering me is absolute insanity. I would be a dumbass not to take it, right? Even after years and years pining after USC, and finally getting in?

Ha ha ha ha, my life is so fucking ridiculous.
Dude. Full ride scholarship. That's amazing! That's a once in a lifetime opportunity right there.
 

Cody Young

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Out of curiousity, does anyone know how the waitlist selection works? As in, is there a ranking of people on the waitlist who are picked first should a spot open up or is it more of a first come, first serve type deal?
 
Out of curiousity, does anyone know how the waitlist selection works? As in, is there a ranking of people on the waitlist who are picked first should a spot open up or is it more of a first come, first serve type deal?
I know the way UCLA does it is they rank the waitlist, so if you're at the top of the list, you're next. I'm assuming that's how other schools work.
 

Cody Young

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I know the way UCLA does it is they rank the waitlist, so if you're at the top of the list, you're next. I'm assuming that's how other schools work.
Ok, that’s good to know. I kind of assumed that’s how it worked but I just wanted to make sure.
 

HarryMelodies

New Member
Ok, that’s good to know. I kind of assumed that’s how it worked but I just wanted to make sure.
The letter I received says "We do not keep a numerical list of waitlist candidates, and you do not need to submit additional materials to the Admissions Committee."

I don't know how this works out for them, but I'm imagining that depending on who doesn't accept the invitation to attend, they'll go down the list of waitlisters to try to find a writer with a similar background/style/goals to fill their spot.
 

Cody Young

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The letter I received says "We do not keep a numerical list of waitlist candidates, and you do not need to submit additional materials to the Admissions Committee."

I don't know how this works out for them, but I'm imagining that depending on who doesn't accept the invitation to attend, they'll go down the list of waitlisters to try to find a writer with a similar background/style/goals to fill their spot.
That makes sense, I assume us waitlisters will find out after April 15th whether any spots have opened up seeing as that seems to be the deadline for both sending in waitlist responses and confirming attendance for those accepted
 

Buusey

Member
That makes sense, I assume us waitlisters will find out after April 15th whether any spots have opened up seeing as that seems to be the deadline for both sending in waitlist responses and confirming attendance for those accepted
Yeah I sent Jill an email asking if there’s any chance we’d find out before April 15 and she said highly unlikely since most people wait until the last minute to submit deposits and that they’ll have a clear picture at the end of April.
 

Dean

Member
Supporting Member
Umm, okay, I feel so bad about my flippant response initially, because I just read my admission letter and, umm, I think they offered me essentially a full-ride scholarship? Holy fucking hell. This..is a development. Kind of in shock, and indecision, as this changes so much of what I wanted to do. USC is my #1 choice. Always has been. But the money AFI is offering me is absolute insanity. I would be a dumbass not to take it, right? Even after years and years pining after USC, and finally getting in?

Ha ha ha ha, my life is so fucking ridiculous.
wow that’s big. Congrats!
 

Cdemon

Active Member
That makes sense, I assume us waitlisters will find out after April 15th whether any spots have opened up seeing as that seems to be the deadline for both sending in waitlist responses and confirming attendance for those accepted
Do you have to pay to be on the waitlist? If not there may not be harm in accepting that and then seeing.
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Do you have to pay to be on the waitlist? If not there may not be harm in accepting that and then seeing.
No, you just select you want to remain on the waitlist and for how long you would want to remain on the list. No cost involved
 

Yuk

Member
Supporting Member
Umm, okay, I feel so bad about my flippant response initially, because I just read my admission letter and, umm, I think they offered me essentially a full-ride scholarship? Holy fucking hell. This..is a development. Kind of in shock, and indecision, as this changes so much of what I wanted to do. USC is my #1 choice. Always has been. But the money AFI is offering me is absolute insanity. I would be a dumbass not to take it, right? Even after years and years pining after USC, and finally getting in?

Ha ha ha ha, my life is so fucking ridiculous.
Congrats!! That's amazing!! It'll definitely be hard to refuse such a good offer.
 

alanray

Member
I'm late cuz I was in class. Well... at around 11 AM I was unfortunately rejected by AFI. Which really stung cuz I thought my interview went really great, so there's nothing more I could have done. But I'll go out like a champ, It's good. I'm really ecstatic to see many of you regulars here in! I was really hoping a lot of you would be. Good luck to all! I hope you waitlisted guys get in too
 

Cdemon

Active Member
I'm late cuz I was in class. Well... at around 11 AM I was unfortunately rejected by AFI. Which really stung cuz I thought my interview went really great, so there's nothing more I could have done. But I'll go out like a champ, It's good. I'm really ecstatic to see many of you regulars here in! I was really hoping a lot of you would be. Good luck to all! I hope you waitlisted guys get in too
bummer you didn't get in. Their loss.
 

alanray

Member
bummer you didn't get in. Their loss.
Thanks man. Yeah it is what it is. The pain is slowly receding now haha. But hey, I'm so happy you got in! Congrats!!!
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
I'm late cuz I was in class. Well... at around 11 AM I was unfortunately rejected by AFI. Which really stung cuz I thought my interview went really great, so there's nothing more I could have done. But I'll go out like a champ, It's good. I'm really ecstatic to see many of you regulars here in! I was really hoping a lot of you would be. Good luck to all! I hope you waitlisted guys get in too
Sorry about the bad news. It sounds like you really had your heart set on AFI
 

alanray

Member
Sorry about the bad news. It sounds like you really had your heart set on AFI
Yeah I did.. I'll live though. Hopefully you get in off the waitlist! I'm sure that's probably really stressing you out now. I know I would be
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Yeah I did.. I'll live though. Hopefully you get in off the waitlist! I'm sure that's probably really stressing you out now. I know I would be
If I hadn’t shaved my head bare over the summer I would have pulled out all my hair today from the stress lol. I hope I get into NYU or Columbia so I have something safe to fall back on should AFI fall through, but I’m definitely waiting until the last possible moment before I give up hope on AFI.
 

alanray

Member
If I hadn’t shaved my head bare over the summer I would have pulled out all my hair today from the stress lol. I hope I get into NYU or Columbia so I have something safe to fall back on should AFI fall through, but I’m definitely waiting until the last possible moment before I give up hope on AFI.
Yeah I know AFI is your #1. I'm rooting for you. Although NYU or Columbia would obviously be very nice consolation prizes haha
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Yeah I know AFI is your #1. I'm rooting for you. Although NYU or Columbia would obviously be very nice consolation prizes haha
Nice consolation prizes indeed. Were there any other schools you were considering?
 

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