USC admits fall 16 stats

LilyMunster

Active Member
Hi everyone,
I am going to apply to usc for fall 2017(unless they have spring admissions for 2017; do they?). Anyway, if you were admitted to their mfa in writing for film/tv would you share your stats? Your gpa, etc. My gpa is a 3.48 and I just want to know if I have a chance. I was already rejected from ucla and lmu for fall 2016. However, when I submitted my transcripts my gpa was much lower(3.0).

Thanks.
Marie :)
 

panda

Well-Known Member
Don't get hung up on GPA. Writing samples, life experiences, recommendations, etc. are all infinitely more telling of a person. GPA tells a committee whether you can reasonably keep up with the demanding workload of a program.

I'm certain you weren't rejected from schools last year because of your >3.0 GPA, so use your time to think more critically about the other portions of your application and how those should be improved. Hundreds of people from across the world are applying for a limited number of spots - why should they pick you? What unique perspectives do you bring to the table? What do your accomplishments say about you as a driven, passionate, creative individual? How are the stories you tell uniquely yours?

GPA is fodder in comparison.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Don't get hung up on GPA. Writing samples, life experiences, recommendations, etc. are all infinitely more telling of a person. GPA tells a committee whether you can reasonably keep up with the demanding workload of a program.

FYI @iYaro got admitted to UCLA screenwriting with a 2.8 according to the update on the Google doc.

Admitted under probation for the 1st quarter. Strong writing samples and a solid interview helped me get accepted. 2.8GPA
 

Kira

MFA TV Writer @UCLA
Staff member
FilmSchool.org Writer
Hey Marie!

According to this page, there is no Spring admission for MFA in Screenwriting program. I agree with panda- your GPA is only a small part of your application. I would focus on your writing samples and creative essay/short story. Although this is for undergrad, some of this advice still applies to us. Good luck!
 
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