MFA Application Status Report 2019

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
What's everyone's status report?

Acceptances rejections... Decisions you're waiting on? Might be good to have one big thread for everyone to list all their school Application statuses for all programs. :)

Good luck everyone!
 

Yuk

Member
Supporting Member
I applied to six producing programs

UCLA producers program - I wasn't interviewed, so I'm expecting a rejection 😂
Chapman film&tv producing - Accepted

Interviewed and waiting to hear from these four:
USC Peter Stark - I'm guessing that results will be out this week
AFI producing - March 15th
Columbia creative producing - based on past spreadsheets, results would be out next weekend
NYU MBA/MFA program - interviewers mentioned that results will be out late March

I'm really hoping that i get into the Stark program. This week is going to be living hell for me 🤣
 

Fernando González Ortiz

Member
Supporting Member
Applied to
NYU MBA/MFA: Denied
UCLA Producer's Program: never heard from them so I'm waiting for a rejection letter.
Chapman MBA/MFA: accepted and waiting for Dodge's scholarship news. Also I'll visit next week.
Columbia Creative Producer: Interviewed and anxiously waiting.

Mexican, international applicant
 

Isabehl

Member
Supporting Member
LMU Film & TV Production - interviewed and waiting
Chapman TV Writing & Producing - interviewed and waiting
Columbia Directing/Screenwriting - interview scheduled
UCLA - Production/Directing - haven't heard anything since submitting
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Hey everyone,
I applied to 9 programs (all Screenwriting)

  1. Azusa Pacific-Accepted
  2. UCLA- No Interview, probably out
  3. USC- The waiting game
  4. LMU - No interview, chances are good that I’m out
  5. Columbia- Interviewed, waiting with fingers crossed
  6. AFI- Interviewed, anxiously waiting for March 15th to find out
  7. NYU - Interview Scheduled,
  8. Chapman- Waiting to hear back, I believe the Screenwriting concentration doesn’t do interviews so we shall see eventually
  9. BU - Same as Chapman
 

alanray

Active Member
Applied to 5 screenwriting programs (specifically feature writing if there's a TV/feature writing program difference).
USC - Waiting: probably out if hear nothing back tomorrow lol
AFI - Interviewed with fingers crossed
LMU - Interviewed with fingers crossed
Chapman - Don't do interviews for feature writing so waiting
CSUN - Same as Chapman

I have a good feeling about both the AFI and LMU interviews but I don't want to get my hopes up too high lol
 
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Cd23

Active Member
I applied to a bunch (lots of fee waivers lol)

For screenwriting

UCLA - Interviewed, waiting
USC - waiting
Emerson - waiting
DePaul - Accepted
Stephens -Accepted
BU - waiting
Chapman - waiting

Film - NYU/ Columbia -- definitely out for both haha
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Applied to 5 screenwriting programs (specifically feature writing if there's a TV/feature writing program difference).
USC - Waiting: probably out if hear nothing back tomorrow lol
AFI - Interviewed with fingers crossed
LMU - Interviewed with fingers crossed
Chapman - Don't do interviews for feature writing so waiting
CSUN - Same as Chapman

I have a good feeling about both the AFI and LMU interviews but I don't want to get my hopes up too high lol
I had a good feeling about my AFI interview as well. Who did you interview with?
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
I applied to a bunch (lots of fee waivers lol)

For screenwriting

UCLA - Interviewed, waiting
USC - waiting
Emerson - waiting
DePaul - Accepted
Stephens -Accepted
BU - waiting
Chapman - waiting

Film - NYU/ Columbia -- definitely out for both haha
In the same boat with those fee waivers, they are certainly a life saver
 

alanray

Active Member
I had a good feeling about my AFI interview as well. Who did you interview with?
I interviewed with Michael Urban and Sara Swingley! Lovely two people. I think I did really good, they seemed to like me. I really hope I get in. I'm anxious haha. Who did you interview with?
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
I interviewed with Michael Urban and Sara Swingley! Lovely two people. I think I did really good, they seemed to like me. I really hope I get in. I'm anxious haha. Who did you interview with?
Same actually. Michael and Sarah were great! Really laid back and willing to just chat
 

alanray

Active Member
Same actually. Michael and Sarah were great! Really laid back and willing to just chat
Yeah agree! I heard some of the other interviewers were a bit more serious
 

Septopus7

Moderator
Staff member
Supporting Member
Applied to two programs this year, USC and AFI screenwriting. That was DOUBLE the amount I applied to in the last couple years (impressive, right?), in which USC was the only program I went out for. But of course the year I would drop another $100 of application fees is the year I would get into USC. Can't complain, though!

Still waiting to hear back from AFI on the 15th. though I did interview (and I thought it went really well!) Mostly waiting for them out of curiosity at this point -- can't imagine me swaying off USC (my dream school since I knew what film school was), unless AFI goes crazy and offers me a ridiculous amount of scholarship money.
 

Isabehl

Member
Supporting Member
LMU Film & TV Production - interviewed and waiting
Chapman TV Writing & Producing - interviewed and waiting
Columbia Directing/Screenwriting - interview scheduled
UCLA - Production/Directing - haven't heard anything since submitting
UPDATE: just received an email from UCLA inviting me for an interview!
 

KaturdayNighFever

New Member
I applied to 4 MFA screenwriting programs:
  1. USC: Still waiting on a response (but at this point it's probably a no from them dawg.)
  2. Chapman: Still waiting on a response
  3. Boston University: Accepted via email with scholarship
  4. Columbia: Interview scheduled for mid March
 
LMU Film & TV Production - interviewed and waiting
Chapman TV Writing & Producing - interviewed and waiting
Columbia Directing/Screenwriting - interview scheduled
UCLA - Production/Directing - haven't heard anything since submitting
Do you mind if I ask what your gpa or any other information you have is? I applied to LMU film &TV and havent heard anything though I felt like I was a competitive applicant.
 
I've applied to 3 programs.

LMU - Film and Production haven't heard a word.
USC - Film and Production haven't heard a word.
and SFSU - Film and Production haven't heard a word.

I'm applying with a 3.7 GPA as well as a short that has gotten into some festivals, and some letters of rec by industry professionals. But I haven't been interviewed and everyone else has. I'm really bummed feeling like I'm not getting into any of them. (Sorry for the pity party.)
 

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