NYU Dramatic Writing 2020

Memz

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AFI
Columbia
Does anyone know how likely it is to get off the waitlist/ when we might get off the waitlist/ etc?
It says in the letter - usually in April or May, but movement may continue over the summer. Hard to say how likely but they did write that the list is quite short. I am sure there will be some openings further down the line, there are always a few that decline their spots. Assuming around a third of spots are reserved for playwrights though.
 

tvwriter11

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NYU
In my interview, Robin mentioned that the odds of getting accepted off the waitlist are rather high. There is an old post on this site that said they give around 70 interviews, and then 20 offers and 20 waitlist, with goal of having 24 students. So if 10 out of 20 students accept the offer (some will go to other programs, some will not want to pay the exorbitant prices, etc...), that means that at least 14 out of 20 would get offered spots off the waitlist (likely more since many waitlisted will go to another school).

They gave a deadline of April 10 to confirm attendance and place a deposit, so my guess would be shortly after that.
 
In my interview, Robin mentioned that the odds of getting accepted off the waitlist are rather high. There is an old post on this site that said they give around 70 interviews, and then 20 offers and 20 waitlist, with goal of having 24 students. So if 10 out of 20 students accept the offer (some will go to other programs, some will not want to pay the exorbitant prices, etc...), that means that at least 14 out of 20 would get offered spots off the waitlist (likely more since many waitlisted will go to another school).

They gave a deadline of April 10 to confirm attendance and place a deposit, so my guess would be shortly after that.
I went back and found that as well (2017 thread). That poster had actually called the admissions office to ask how many people were accepted/ on the waitlist/ etc. I'm surprised they gave him that information, but they might be willing to do the same this year.
 

tvwriter11

New Member
NYU
Did anyone else see this tweet thread about NYU + housing? Concerning...
That is concerning and very disheartening to see during a crisis. It does appear that shortly after that Twitter post, the ruling was changed and those students are not being evicted (only dorm halls, not students with their own apartments that are being subsidized by NYU). Not sure if they made a mistake in their announcement, or if they quickly realized their errs, but good to see they are not going through with evictions. Dorm halls are another case, and I can't fault the university for wanting to shut down dorms when we all need to be social-distancing.
 

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