USC Fall 2010

jamesc

Member
Nothing yet for me. As far as I know, LVN is the only Spring '10 applicant who has received notice (he was accepted into both Production and Screenwriting).

I'm thinking about calling the admissions office soon to see if they can shed any more light on it.
 

BWyatt

Member
I think calling is probably not a bad idea, considering almost everyone else on this forum has heard from USC except the Spring 2010 applicants.
 

M Dawg

Member
This is my first year applying and I haven't heard anything, either... There's always the chance that my email just bounced, though.

Based on the fact that I've been rejected first round everywhere else I don't think the delay is a good thing....
 

jamesc

Member
Ok, just called the office. I was told that the decisions were sent out yesterday, but was then asked for my name and put me on hold. I thought for a moment that she might come back and tell me I had been rejected right over the phone...

But then Samuel Kim (I'm assuming) came on the phone, and I told him that several of us Spring '10 re-applications hadn't heard anything yet. He told me that there was a 'strange little hiccup' in the system and that we will know our decisions by today.

So.... at least we'll know soon enough :).
 
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robot_m

Active Member
'strange little hiccup'? hahaha. *slaps forehead*

That can't be good.

There was something about EMAILING in my re-submitted application that just felt...I don't know...prone to breakage.
 
After receiving my mail today and getting nothing again, I called USC and got the same thing as Jamesc. They asked for my name, transfered me and asked for the name again. Than he (Kim) said they will send out letters/emails today or at the latest Monday. It didn't feel right to me. I can handle rejection fine, I just wanna know already. Damn it.
 

robot_m

Active Member
yeah... this is like the hold over from spring admission, where it didn't seem like they knew what they were doing.

It seems like for fall admission they've mostly gotten everything well organized, but we Spring applicants still have the stink of gaggle-fvck-ery.
 

psufilmgirl

Active Member
at least we'll know soon! that's weird. i wonder if that's why none of us got calls, like we were totally passed over or something. that can't be good. NOT AT ALL.

time to start thinking about how to redo my app for spring 2011.
 
I haven't heard anything yet and wasn't a spring applicant. Strangely enough in the last week my "photo essay" or whatever it's called has been getting hits...and it's password protected. I don't know what that means but it sounds like maybe they are still figuring who gets waitlisted and out of those who gets spring admission? Speculation... These system glitches are very odd indeed...
 

jamesc

Member
Just curious for all those who are still waiting to hear back, when did you send in your application?

@brainwashed: If he said latest Monday... then I'm going to assume Monday.

@robot_m: A mini story, if you will:

I call in this morning and give them my name. The girl on staff looks me up in the system and sees... nothing. She then notifies the admissions director who has a "oh crap" moment. The 'glitch in the system' was that our applications weren't forwarded to the admissions staff. He calmly says, "We'll let you know by today", then scrambles afterwards to figure out what to do.

Of course LVN's acceptance + several first time applicants not hearing back preclude this possibility. Outside of the strange, 'hiccup in the system' remark, I'm hoping that the remaining people are on the brink of decision. But I guess only time will tell now.

It also seems like most of the acceptance/rejection emails go out towards the end of the work day (4-5pm PST). So crossing my fingers I'll receive some email in a few hours.
 

psufilmgirl

Active Member
james and robot, that's been my paranoia all along!!! as we didn't have to resubmit online, i was super paranoid about he fact that they wouldn't get our stuff. i called awhile ago and they told me to email, which i did and they asked for my portfolio list again because it's the only thing i didn't resend. they thanked me and that was it.

WEIRD!!!! :eek:
 
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robot_m

Active Member
I actually called and talked with Samuel Kim the day the waitlisters' applications were due, and he checked and told me my application had been forwarded to the admissions committee.

So take that for what it's worth...
 

Neville26

Active Member
just got my rejection email from USC.

wah-waahhh. it came (ironically) on my interview day with columbia. so we'll see what happens next.

i applied to the MFA in Screenwriting program at USC in case some of you are wondering.

good luck to all of you who are still waiting!!!
 

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