AFI Conservatory 2023 - Who is applying?

Yes that article is quite the wake up call. Debt is not fun. I can't imagine being $300k in debt for school. That's more than my mortgage.

I'm still really mad about Bush passing that law to make it so you can't get out of student loans in bankruptcy.
Finding out you can’t get rid of loans when applying for bankruptcy definitely scared me! I didn’t know that the first year I tried. I also didn’t think about interest and loan fees! I’m very lucky to be a Florida state resident!! 😂
 
You can take out federal loans for living expenses! Schools give a cost of attendance, which includes tuition and living, that is the cap for the graduate plus loan. I'm living off of loans right now.
Oh this is a load off. Thank you.

I am bracing myself for the amount of debt i'll have to take on but weighing it for my specific situation I think it's worth it. Really wish scholarships weren't so limited. Lol.
 
Oh this is a load off. Thank you.

I am bracing myself for the amount of debt i'll have to take on but weighing it for my specific situation I think it's worth it. Really wish scholarships weren't so limited. Lol.
Ask for more money, even after you get there! Worst case scenario they say no. Congrats and good luck!!
 
Hi guys, I'm on the waitlist for directing. Would you guys recommend me to write a love letter to AFI or just simply wait?
It's hard to say. I'm sure it's different for every school.

I'll say, a couple years ago I applied to Loyola and was waitlisted. I kept quiet and hoped I'd get in. Someone else I knew reached out and visited the people and when a spot opened up they got in from the wait-list. I don't know if that's the reason why, but in that case reaching out didn't hurt them.

A year or two later I had a friend in the exact situation and I told him to reach out. He did and still didn't get in.

I think just trust your instincts. Good luck!
 
It's hard to say. I'm sure it's different for every school.

I'll say, a couple years ago I applied to Loyola and was waitlisted. I kept quiet and hoped I'd get in. Someone else I knew reached out and visited the people and when a spot opened up they got in from the wait-list. I don't know if that's the reason why, but in that case reaching out didn't hurt them.

A year or two later I had a friend in the exact situation and I told him to reach out. He did and still didn't get in.

I think just trust your instincts. Good luck!
Thank you so much! Just sent my love letter to them. Do not if it is gonna work, but at least i've tried my best.
 
Two years ago, I was waitlisted from LMU and got in when I wrote them a mail. So I'd say that you should do it at some point while you're on the waitlist. My film had got selected at a prestigious film festival so I had a reason to write to them.

I’d recommend writing them if you have an update to your application rather than just sharing your interest in attending the school.
Hi guys, I'm on the waitlist for directing. Would you guys recommend me to write a love letter to AFI or just simply wait?
 
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Hi everyone, Congratulations on your acceptance. I would like to ask a question if anyone knows, I am an international applicant, my undergraduate degree was in a non-English speaking country in Asia, then I did my one year master's degree in the UK eight years ago, then I have been working in Asia for many years as a director and screenwriter, I would like to know if I can apply waive the language requirement in this case? Thank you :)
not sure about your specific case, but i am originally from finland but i’ve been educated in english since first grade - i did my undergrad in south africa in english (though it’s not considered a purely english speaking country) and i got the language requirement waived by emailing my undergrad university and asked them to write an official letter/document that confirms that my undergrad was done in english and it is required to have university level english in order to finish/participate in the degree.

i recommend being in contact with AFI admissions and asking what you could send them to waive the language requirement! i believe if you’ve done a full year of a degree or finished a degree in english you can get it waived.
 
I am turning down my admission for Screenwriting. I just wanted to let anyone who is potentially waiting know that a spot is opening up! Best of luck guys. Feel free to dm me to keep in touch over socials.
 
I am turning down my admission for Screenwriting. I just wanted to let anyone who is potentially waiting know that a spot is opening up! Best of luck guys. Feel free to dm me to keep in touch over socials.
Dang sorry to hear that. If you don't mind me asking, were you given a scholarship? And are you picking another school instead?
 
Hey y’all - just declined my admission offer for the Producing discipline (in case anyone is feeling hopeful for a waitlist spot). I live in NY so hoping for a spot off the waitlist for NYU but otherwise will be accepting the offer from Columbia
 
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