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Columbia Fall 2010

PJ

Member
Congrats to those who got in!!

I applied Creative Producing and got an e-mail from Maureen yesterday saying that I'm on the waitlist and they have sent out an official mail to me. Since I am in Taiwan, I guess I won't receive the letter until next week.
Good luck to everyone who is still waiting for the good news.
 

New2you

Member
Does anyone have a tally of how many people have gotten acceptance calls vs how many people are on this forum that got interviews. (Lurkers this would be a great time to post something). Maybe that way we could get some idea of how many spots are left.

I'll start:

Applied for screenwriting and got an interview... No call yet.
 

Neville26

Active Member
Same here, nyny and New2you. I am a screenwriting applicant, got an interview, but no word/call yet. I'm thinking this might not be good b/c (don't panic), but I wasn't feeling positive about the interview afterwards. It was a B-/C+ interview. The other two schools I interviewed for, I came out and thought, "Nailed it. That's an A/A-." Those two schools, I got in. So I'm thinking my cut my right here. We'll see though. How'd you two feel it went afterwards?
 

Silverlenz

Active Member
@ ray- I think New2you means those who gather info from the board who aren't registered memebers of the site. Correct me if I'm wrong New2you. Sometimes people lurk on the site before joining in the discussion. Or they run across the forum after the process is over. I'm sure he/she didn't mean anything bad by the term "lurkers".

SilverLenz
 

EMDelMar

Member
Hey y'all,

I interviewed for Directing on Saturday March 20th, no call yet. I actually thought it was one of my better interviews...Anybody in NYC/East Coast receive anything in the mail?
 

New2you

Member
@Silverlenz you're absolutely right, I didn't mean it as a slight to lurkers. I just want to get some kind of idea about where we are in the decision process here.

@Neville26 I interviewed March 9th, and I felt really great about the interview going out of it. However, Columbia has been the only school to give me the opportunity to interview, so I have no other experiences to compare it to. Not to mention the cruelness of the mind, which causes me to replay the interview over and over again in my head. Now I can't really tell if I did well or not.
 

rayk

New Member
of course! I'm absolutely guilty of lurking. I came across this forum a bit late in the game, but have found it very useful. So thank you everyone!
 

l224444

New Member
hey. I interviewed and I got a call on Monday afternoon, telling me I got in.

Anyone know what the deal with financial aid is? I feel like I might need money to pay that deposit.
 

nyny4282

Member
hey new2you and Neville26...

i'm in the same boat as you, and it's been really hard. i don't even normally post on forums like this or share information with strangers but i feel like i need some solidarity with people out there during this nerve-wracking ****. it's kind of messed up the way they dole out information... some people know they got in but have no idea about what package they'll get, some people are still just waiting and agonizing. they should really just send an email out to everyone once they've made all their decisions.
 

Wwjd1388

New Member
Originally posted by nyny4282:
hey new2you and Neville26...

i'm in the same boat as you, and it's been really hard. i don't even normally post on forums like this or share information with strangers but i feel like i need some solidarity with people out there during this nerve-wracking ****. it's kind of messed up the way they dole out information... some people know they got in but have no idea about what package they'll get, some people are still just waiting and agonizing. they should really just send an email out to everyone once they've made all their decisions.

I'm in the sxact same boat as you and new2you. I am a complete mess. I interviewd march 11th with Ellis and Maggie(i think)the interview I felt went horrible. it was for mfa directing. I was so curious, i checked out this website and sad to say i'm teribly terribly nervous esp. because letters should come out this week and i didn;t get a call. hoopefully they did just call people with financial offers. God i'm a reck, but putting this up here makes me feel 1/1,000,000th better as we all sit and wait in nervousness.
Also, when called for interviews i got a call but never got the email and only found out my interview information after i called! Plus no one seemed to interview with anyone that i interviews with so i'm dually nervous oye!
btw, what programs did you apply for?
 

nyny4282

Member
i applied for screenwriting. the hardest thing is waiting, but i'm planning to re-apply... the truth is that there is a lot of randomness to these decisions, sometimes interviews get bombed just out of nervousness, etc etc. i really feel for all of you out there who are a wreck waiting, because i am a complete emotional disaster. but if i don't get in, i'm going to continue to make films and then apply again. getting into grad school doesn't guarantee that you're going to produce good work... i saw a lot of the films made by columbia grads and they were all over the place. grad school is just a place to focus on your work and get better. if you're talented, you'll get in somewhere eventually. i wish i could meet up with all of you and drink a bottle of whiskey together but just hold on. let's see if these goddamn letters come already so that we can have closure and move on to something else.
 

New2you

Member
Anyone get anything in the mail yet? I'm still waiting patiently. How messed up would it be to get your answer on April fools day? I wouldn't be able to believe it, no matter what the answer was. Good luck all!
 

brendonb

Member
If I could ask, what zip code are you? I live eight blocks from Columbia but haven't heard a word since my interview...
 

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