Columbia Fall 2010

brendonb

Member
"exceptionally competitive year... placed on the High Waitlist... assure you that the High Waitlist is comprised of a small and select number of applicants"

There's a form attached where you indicate whether or not you want to be placed on the waitlist.
 

taraberyl

Member
hey guys. i just had to turn down my spot at columbia. the money is just not there for me and i'm not comfortable taking out loans. i am curious though - for other people who got in, or know someone who did - what you thought of the financial packages, or what you've heard from others? (obviously not asking for private information though, not figures or anything you wouldn't want to share online, just a sense)

i know film school is famously expensive, but i had heard that the school of the arts had increased their funding in the last couple years and i hoped it would be reflected in their financial aid packages. now i'm wondering if maybe it was reflected, just not in mine.
 

robot_m

Active Member
I got some financial aid (not a lot), but let me put it this way: it's going to cost me more money to go to film school than it cost my brother to go to law school, and he went to Georgetown.

But it doesn't bother me. The loans get forgiven after 20-25 years. I don't care if I'm paying off loans until I'm 53.
 

nyny4282

Member
hi guys. i got my waitlist letter today-- finally. i kind of can't believe the uncertainty will continue. but, so it goes. sorry to those who got rejected. keep ya heads up.

long summer ahead?
 

nyny4282

Member
ps. i am curious-- my letter said "high waitlist" too-- but do they just say that to everyone? is there really high vs. another one?

these processes are NUTS! UGH
 

nyny4282

Member
Originally posted by New2you:
Anyone get accepted so far that didn't get a call about it? I'm still patiently waiting.

oh man, that sounds hard new2you. hang in there. news will come VERY soon. if it doesn't, call the admissions office.
 

nyny4282

Member
very nice admissions person from columbia said in an email:

In the past, most of the people who were on the high waitlist were admitted.
It is not guaranteed, but that is what historical data has dictated. Hope
this helps a little!

so keep up hope if you're on the wait list.

but if you're not, then screw columbia. you don't need them anyway and this program costs crazy money. i know a few people who graduated from there and have no career in film to speak of. it's no guarantee.
 

New2you

Member
Just got a letter from Columbia... waitlisted. And not high waitlist, mind you. So I guess I get to wait around until August. For all of you accepted people who are not going, or high waitlist people who are going somewhere else, please let Columbia know as soon as you can. I can't take all this waiting, I'm gonna have an aneurism.
 

New2you

Member
@Botafogo
You got your acceptance last year in August? Congrats! How were you finally notified? Was it by phone, email, or regular mail?
 

robot_m

Active Member
I only received my acceptance packet on Friday and sent back my response (will attend) on Saturday. I don't think they've even gotten it yet. My guess is there will be another flurry of action next week.
 

asd85

Member
well at lease one person (myself) has not heard anything back. not rejection, acceptance or waitlist.

i'm wondering if waitlist notifications were sent out later than either rejection or acceptance..

but i do live all the way in India (and even then, on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere...)
 

Neville26

Active Member
I just got my waitlist letter. I'm sending it back telling them to remove me from the waitlist as I've decided to go to UCLA. So good luck to you and others who are on the waitlist!
 

Silverlenz

Active Member
Looks like you and Wille are going to be classmates... Congrats again.

SilverLenz
 

nyny4282

Member
in case anyone is obsessively counting or speculating out there and wants to know:i just faxed my waitlist form-- to say that i'm staying on the active waitlist...i got one of those "high waitlist" letters.
i'm gonna wait and see what happens in a couple weeks. i'm just trying to manage my anxiety. why is it so crazy not knowing what you're doing in a few months?
@new2u i need tips on avoiding aneurysm...
 

Silverlenz

Active Member
Originally posted by New2you:
I went through the forum to see who has declined a spot at Columbia. So far I have etone112, taraberyl, and Ben. Anyone else?

Wow were did you find the time to research all of that.

SilverLenz
 

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