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Columbia 2014 Applicants

Fightclub

Member
I didn't receive any email, so I should be waiting for my rejection letter.
Best of luck to all who got a waitlist letter.
 

Chester

Member
This message board has been a great help so thanks to everyone who has contributed. Also congrats to everyone who was accepted and wait-listed - that is a huge accomplishment. I know this is all speculation but some of you seem to have a decent idea on how this process unfolds (at least how it has in past years). So adding to what Fightclub said, is the consensus if you didn't hear anything at all chances are you didn't get in? I've read some posts that in the past people were accepted up to a week after the first call - is this year looking similar to past years? I realize this is all speculation but just curious what others thoughts are. Anyways congrats again to those that got the good news.
 

GMF

Member
Well according to past threads it looked like the acceptance letters and calls were spread out. Someone was saying some people were informed a week later. So there's still a chance. Try logging in and seeing if there's a decision at the bottom.
 

Chester

Member
GMF thanks a bunch for the response. I haven't heard anything and there has been no update to my application status. Out of curiosity, did any interview with Tom and Richard?
 

Looky Loo

New Member
Hey everyone! I've been a lurker forever, but made an account to start paying it forward because this site has been so helpful! I applied to USC, NYU and Columbia (all for screenwriting). I'm in a state of shock because I got in to all 3 and now I have some decisions to make! As for Columbia, I didn't get a phone call or anything, so I thought it was bad news today when I got the e-mail to check my application for my admissions decision. Actually, I didn't hear anything from any of the schools really (except for the Columbia interview) until I got my decisions. So for anyone who hasn't received a phone call, don't be discouraged! I have no idea what I'm going to do, so if anyone has any insight to share with me, I'd be eternally grateful! I'm sorry to anyone who got bad news, film is such a grind and can be demoralizing but don't give up! To everyone on the wait list, count on at least 1 spot opening at 2 of those 3 schools! Sorry for any typos, I'm in line at a theme park but wanted to post in case it helps any lurkers or posters out there!
 

GMF

Member
GMF thanks a bunch for the response. I haven't heard anything and there has been no update to my application status. Out of curiosity, did any interview with Tom and Richard?
I interviewed with Dan and Eric.
Hey everyone! I've been a lurker forever, but made an account to start paying it forward because this site has been so helpful! I applied to USC, NYU and Columbia (all for screenwriting). I'm in a state of shock because I got in to all 3 and now I have some decisions to make! As for Columbia, I didn't get a phone call or anything, so I thought it was bad news today when I got the e-mail to check my application for my admissions decision. Actually, I didn't hear anything from any of the schools really (except for the Columbia interview) until I got my decisions. So for anyone who hasn't received a phone call, don't be discouraged! I have no idea what I'm going to do, so if anyone has any insight to share with me, I'd be eternally grateful! I'm sorry to anyone who got bad news, film is such a grind and can be demoralizing but don't give up! To everyone on the wait list, count on at least 1 spot opening at 2 of those 3 schools! Sorry for any typos, I'm in line at a theme park but wanted to post in case it helps any lurkers or posters out there!

Wow, that's really awesome! Congrats! I got into NYU too (I assume dramatic writing?). PM me if you're planning on going. I'd love to connect with some more folks.
 

Lia

New Member
GMF thanks a bunch for the response. I haven't heard anything and there has been no update to my application status. Out of curiosity, did any interview with Tom and Richard?
I had my interview with Tom and Richard :)

And I got wait listed as well. Disheartening, but at least it's not a rejection. Then again, just more stress until I actually hear a final decision. Hoping for the best, though. Congrats to all who got in!
 
Congrats to all those who got in, and good luck to those on the waiting list!!
cadencotard I hope you find a way to get to Columbia if this is really what you want, what with student loans and other scholarships... best of luck to you!
To those who got in several great film schools (lucky bastards ;)) and don't know what decision to make, I'd say go with your first instinct. What was the programme that made you the most anxious during this whole waiting trial even though the others are great?

Personally I haven't received anything, no phone call, no email, no nada, no nothing. It is quite nerve wrecking. Don't know if I'm in, on the waiting list, or out. When I saw people were getting their first phonecalls and that others knew they were waitlisted i figured i should expect a rejection, but that again, maybe not. There is no point in trying to understand how the admission process works, or why it takes up a week or more for all students to know. Anyway, i'm crossing my fingers haha :)))
 

almilife

Member
GMF thanks a bunch for the response. I haven't heard anything and there has been no update to my application status. Out of curiosity, did any interview with Tom and Richard?
I interviewed with Tom and Richard. It was on March 13th. I actually thought the interview went okay, not amazing great, but not horrible too. It was a nice pleasant middle, but looking back I know what I did wrong, or why I wasn't strong enough to get an acceptance, and getting wait-listed instead.

I hope you hear something soon! I know waiting sucks.

Does anyone have any idea how many people they interviewed? I know they accept like 42 students, and it sounds like if you didn't get an interview you weren't even considered.... So many unanswered questions! :confused:
 
Hey everyone! I've been a lurker forever, but made an account to start paying it forward because this site has been so helpful! I applied to USC, NYU and Columbia (all for screenwriting). I'm in a state of shock because I got in to all 3 and now I have some decisions to make! As for Columbia, I didn't get a phone call or anything, so I thought it was bad news today when I got the e-mail to check my application for my admissions decision. Actually, I didn't hear anything from any of the schools really (except for the Columbia interview) until I got my decisions. So for anyone who hasn't received a phone call, don't be discouraged! I have no idea what I'm going to do, so if anyone has any insight to share with me, I'd be eternally grateful! I'm sorry to anyone who got bad news, film is such a grind and can be demoralizing but don't give up! To everyone on the wait list, count on at least 1 spot opening at 2 of those 3 schools! Sorry for any typos, I'm in line at a theme park but wanted to post in case it helps any lurkers or posters out there!

I'm in the same situation as you deciding between USC, NYU, and Columbia. Are you leaning toward any program in particular? I'm mainly trying to decide between NYU and Columbia, but I'm having a rough time. They're both so great yet so different.
 

ganbare112

New Member
If you're in NYC this weekend, it might be good to drop by Columbia Saturday for the screening of an alum's film + Q&A, which you should've gotten an e-mail for. (I'll be there) I think it should be a great opportunity to ask questions and find more about the program. It's a tough choice, but I think the programs are different enough that if you know what you're looking for, the choice should be a bit easier.

I don't think you can go terribly wrong either way. I think it's just a matter of what program speaks to you more, for me the faculty and students really sold me on Columbia.
 

Megande1980

New Member
I just declined my CU spot indirecting and accepted my spot in NYU. Hope that my spot go to someone in this forum! Best of luck!
 
If you're in NYC this weekend, it might be good to drop by Columbia Saturday for the screening of an alum's film + Q&A, which you should've gotten an e-mail for. (I'll be there) I think it should be a great opportunity to ask questions and find more about the program. It's a tough choice, but I think the programs are different enough that if you know what you're looking for, the choice should be a bit easier.

I don't think you can go terribly wrong either way. I think it's just a matter of what program speaks to you more, for me the faculty and students really sold me on Columbia.
I'm feeling the same way. From what I've heard from the faculty and students, I'm really leaning toward Columbia at this point. Definitely let us know how this weekend goes! I won't be able to make it, unfortunately.
 

Laurenne B.

New Member
I'm feeling the same way. From what I've heard from the faculty and students, I'm really leaning toward Columbia at this point. Definitely let us know how this weekend goes! I won't be able to make it, unfortunately.

I applied last year for the MFA in Film to NYU, Columbia, Boston, USC and UCLA as an international student (from France). I was accepted in USC and NYU but wait-listed in Columbia. I visited NYU's campus many times and fell in love with their program every time. I had the chance to speak with faculty members and students enrolled there. I specifically liked how the department of design and the one of film collaborate together on projects. Some of the grad students there even told me they have students from Columbia asking for their help in projects.
Personally my heart goes to NYU and USC. Unfortunately I could not afford the programs, so I'm saving up to go in the following years. NYU/USC here I come!
I hope this was helpful... Good luck and Congratulations to all of you.
 

June22

New Member
anyone who got into the Creative Producing course at Columbia and who wants to get in touch, discuss films and just talk in general I would love to hear from you. Just to figure out who ill be sharing classes with this fall! Email me at sashajohn21@gmail.com
 
Carrie Z Congrats!!!!! Very glad to hear you'll be part of the class.

Great idea June22. Speaking of us all getting to know each other, have you guys joined the SOA Facebook site? Maybe we can all connect there too!
 

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