Chapman MFA Screenwriting Applicants 2021

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Didn't see a Chapman Screenwriting thread yet so thought I'd create one.

Deadline is December 1st!

How many of you have turned it in? When do you plan on turning it in if you haven't?

I highly recommend not waiting to the last moment btw as one year technical difficulties caused someone to miss the deadline. 😬

Good luck everyone!
 

Abbey Normal

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Help!!! I've successfully uploaded all my documents and filled out everything. However, there seems to be a problem because I need to enter a "middle name" but I don't have a middle name lol. Anyone else experience this? I emailed Chapman yesterday and just called the Admissions Office, but they're closed today. If anything, I might just write "N/A" haha.

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marianass45

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Help!!! I've successfully uploaded all my documents and filled out everything. However, there seems to be a problem because I need to enter a "middle name" but I don't have a middle name lol. Anyone else experience this? I emailed Chapman yesterday and just called the Admissions Office, but they're closed today. If anything, I might just write "N/A" haha.

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Same thing happend to me right now, but I was able to submit the application just fine, without filling the middle name.
I'm having trouble with payment now.
 

Abbey Normal

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Same thing happend to me right now, but I was able to submit the application just fine, without filling the middle name.
I'm having trouble with payment now.
Once you submit your application, it should take you the Chapman portal where you will see everything you've submitted. At the top, you should see PAYMENT ($60), click on that. I just made my payment. I'm officially done applying to all my MFA programs.

Good luck : )
 

marianass45

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Once you submit your application, it should take you the Chapman portal where you will see everything you've submitted. At the top, you should see PAYMENT ($60), click on that. I just made my payment. I'm officially done applying to all my MFA programs.

Good luck : )
Yes I did that....
The problem is that they ask for "account number" and, as an internation student is not working...

I'm on the phone with my bank right now trying to solve the problem

So happy that you are done with everything! I've finished AFI today as well (just have to pay now) but I still have Columbia to go (only missing the 1 page film treatment).

Good luck =D
 

viipyramids

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Just checked on the status of my application and saw that Chapman failed to acknowledge one of my transcripts even though I sent it 2 months before the deadline. I sent an email to the admissions counselor including proof that I indeed sent the transcripts months ago and offered to resend transcripts again, but now I'm freaking out. Does this mean my application will be disqualified?
 

llueve

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Just checked on the status of my application and saw that Chapman failed to acknowledge one of my transcripts even though I sent it 2 months before the deadline. I sent an email to the admissions counselor including proof that I indeed sent the transcripts months ago and offered to resend transcripts again, but now I'm freaking out. Does this mean my application will be disqualified?
No I think, don't freak out until you hear back from Admissions. You reached out, you sent in your proof -- the facts are in your favor. Give them a couple days to get back to you and chances are, it will be OK. I really believe that.

The one thing that could possibly be affected is Fellowship eligibility (it's a scholarship thing) and you can reach out to the program about that just to make sure you're still eligible. That can come after you sort the transcript issue with admissions, though.

Best of luck! I think it will be OK.
 

lucychoi97

Korean Forum Moderator
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Just checked on the status of my application and saw that Chapman failed to acknowledge one of my transcripts even though I sent it 2 months before the deadline. I sent an email to the admissions counselor including proof that I indeed sent the transcripts months ago and offered to resend transcripts again, but now I'm freaking out. Does this mean my application will be disqualified?
Don’t panic. It happened to me too few weeks ago and it turned out to be okay as long as you have the proof that you sent them. Just wait for their reply and it should be fine since you already sent them.
 

viipyramids

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Thank you both so much for your reassurance!

I sent a screenshot of proof that I sent the transcripts a while ago, and I also re-sent the transcripts. Chapman accepted the new transcripts and said my application was fine now, so it seems they are still going to consider my application.

For anyone reading this thread in future application years, I suggest you send in your application a day before the final deadline so you have time to check the "application status" and confirm that Chapman indeed opened your transcripts-- especially if you send them digitally from a transcript serves that only allows access for a limited number of days.
 

llueve

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Have y'all noticed that some of the other Chapman disciplines do interviews but ours apparently doesn't?
I've always wondered why that is -- why some schools have interviews only for certain disciplines... And should we feel relieved or left out...hmmmmm .....
 

marianass45

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Have y'all noticed that some of the other Chapman disciplines do interviews but ours apparently doesn't?
I've always wondered why that is -- why some schools have interviews only for certain disciplines... And should we feel relieved or left out...hmmmmm .....
Yeees, I realized the same thing!
Since I'm very anxious about the process, I'm lurking the other disciplines forums to see what people are up to and how is the process. Maybe they want to decide solemnly on our writings? Don't know hahahahaha
 

Abbey Normal

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Have y'all noticed that some of the other Chapman disciplines do interviews but ours apparently doesn't?
I've always wondered why that is -- why some schools have interviews only for certain disciplines... And should we feel relieved or left out...hmmmmm .....
Personally, I feel like all schools should have an interview process. But for some odd reason, USC and Chapman don't. I know Chapman has a strong production program and a state of the art facility. I did a tour before the pandemic and it's a nice campus with lots of expensive equipment. It appears lots of film schools tend to favor filmmakers/directors over screenwriters. Curious to hear what others have to say.
 

Abbey Normal

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Hey everyone,

Just checking in to see if you are all great, dealing with the waiting! 😄
We just coming through Feb, so I'm hoping for news in maybe... 2 and a half weeks?
I think I've spent more time on this site than actually writing. Talk about time management. THE...WAIT...IS...KILLING...ME!

Also, congrats on the Colubmia interview!!! You're 2/2! 😊
 

marianass45

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I think I've spent more time on this site than actually writing. Talk about time management. THE...WAIT...IS...KILLING...ME!

Also, congrats on the Colubmia interview!!! You're 2/2! 😊
Me too! Hahahahaha Sometimes I think that the 60 people online are actually all me hahahahaha

and thank yoooou ☺️ I’m actually mind-blown about it yet!
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Ha. If you guys want something fun to pass the time here that's not as stressful we can get another screenwriting game going like those one:

 

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