USC Film & TV Production MFA Fall 2021 Applicants Unite!

Vicky H

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Can anyone share the letter of the wait list and spring spot thing? I saw two different letters and get confused what the real one is?
 

cgold

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Can anyone share the letter of the wait list and spring spot thing? I saw two different letters and get confused what the real one is?
“Though we are not able to offer you an immediate spot in the Fall 2021 class, we would like to place you on the Fall 2021 waitlist. The waitlist guarantees that you will be considered for Fall admission if any admitted students decline our offer of admission prior to the start of the semester.

If we are unable to admit you off of the waitlist for the Fall 2021 semester, we will offer you admission to our Spring 2022 class.”
 

Vicky H

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“Though we are not able to offer you an immediate spot in the Fall 2021 class, we would like to place you on the Fall 2021 waitlist. The waitlist guarantees that you will be considered for Fall admission if any admitted students decline our offer of admission prior to the start of the semester.

If we are unable to admit you off of the waitlist for the Fall 2021 semester, we will offer you admission to our Spring 2022 class.”
Thank you! Congrats!
 

tls

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I just wanted to pop in here and say congrats to all, regardless of admission status. I don't know about you, but just filling out that application was a ton of work and was a great exercise in self-reflection of myself as an artist. I think we all know that film school does not define a filmmaker, but artistry, persistence, and a willingness to put in hard work. It's been inspiring to see that and connect with everyone here. Good luck to all in your future endeavors!
 

isla

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For everyone still waiting, you got this!!! 🥰 I'm sure they're sending out acceptances in waves.

For other people who were accepted, does anyone know what we do next? Like when is the deposit due to confirm our spot, do we submit the statement of intent only when we're sure or just to hold the spot, etc. And when do we see how much financial aid we got? Are there other financial forms we have to submit first? But if there are, does submitting those forms mean we're confirming acceptance or just securing our spot?

I'm waiting on other schools to see how much aid I may get from them as well if I happen to get accepted, so I don't want to hard commit to USC but I also want to secure my spot and I didn't see anything telling me what to do on the YouSc lol (I may have just missed it though this is all intense haha).
Hey! Bumping this because I have the exact same questions. The deposit is due April 15th, but I haven't heard anything about financial aid yet.
 

rainydays

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Hey! Bumping this because I have the exact same questions. The deposit is due April 15th, but I haven't heard anything about financial aid yet.
Yeah I'm wondering still too. If you go into the financial aid thingy through You Sc portal and don't seen your Fafsa even though you submitted it, I'd recommend calling them as they didn't have mine linked to my account for some reason. A few days I called I got an email prompting me to do the financial aid supplement and now it says my application for financial aid is under review, fingers crossed it comes out soon!
 

isla

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Yeah I'm wondering still too. If you go into the financial aid thingy through You Sc portal and don't seen your Fafsa even though you submitted it, I'd recommend calling them as they didn't have mine linked to my account for some reason. A few days I called I got an email prompting me to do the financial aid supplement and now it says my application for financial aid is under review, fingers crossed it comes out soon!
Omg, thank you for this. I called and had the same deal with my FAFSA. Hopefully the supplement should come in!
 

rainydays

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Omg, thank you for this. I called and had the same deal with my FAFSA. Hopefully the supplement should come in!
Glad I could helped! I read in some old threads that some people who filed their FAFSA early had theirs misfiled under the wrong year, but a quick call fixed everything for them and me! Also the supplement is in the long list of documents in document library in case anyone else is wondering! The person I spoke said it should be ok if I did the supplement before the Fafsa showed up on my portal, although I did end up waiting.
 
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Yeah I'm wondering still too. If you go into the financial aid thingy through You Sc portal and don't seen your Fafsa even though you submitted it, I'd recommend calling them as they didn't have mine linked to my account for some reason. A few days I called I got an email prompting me to do the financial aid supplement and now it says my application for financial aid is under review, fingers crossed it comes out soon!
Thank you! I also had this issue, but a quick call fixed it!
 

rainydays

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Hi! What’s the number to call to ask about financial aid? I’m having the same issue with it saying I haven’t attached my FAFSA etc.
This is the number I called!

2137404444
 

rainydays

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Cy98

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What does the page say for you guys? For me it tells me to submit my fafsa if i haven't already, which i already did in January
 

cgold

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What does the page say for you guys? For me it tells me to submit my fafsa if i haven't already, which i already did in January
Mine also says this
 

rainydays

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What does the page say for you guys? For me it tells me to submit my fafsa if i haven't already, which i already did in January
Mine also says this
When I go to check status of my application it now says application under review, but I do think it said the same thing as both of yours before I called. I would recommend calling if there's nothing there.

Edit: here's a screenshot
 

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