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USC MFA in Screenwriting Applicants 2018

Discussion in 'Graduate Film School Discussions' started by Jaida Rukiya, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. FirstTimer

    FirstTimer New Member

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    Hi all! Congrats to everybody who's received letters from USC. Question: did they give you guys a date by which you need to accept or decline your offers? Just curious since I'm wondering if they're gonna wait to see if some folks decline before sending out more acceptances.

    Chapman, for example, is asking admitted students to decide in 14 days. But who knows, maybe USC's already sent out everything they're gonna send, other than waitlists...
     
  2. Lindsey Robertson

    Lindsey Robertson New Member

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    No word on when we need to accept, I don't think, but we need to send in our deposit by mid-April.
     
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  3. DamienA

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    Guys don't fear rejections please, there's always the waitlist. And I can tell you for certainty a few people here have been crossadmitted to schools and may decide to not elect for USC.
     
  4. spicystanislaus

    spicystanislaus Member

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  5. Chris15789

    Chris15789 Member

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    Sorry I'll check, not too familiar with this site and don't get updates!
     
  6. StacyJan

    StacyJan New Member

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    Hello everyone! Just discovered this forum as I anxiously wait in limbo with the rest of you...
     
  7. mariamd

    mariamd New Member

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    Same here. I know at this point it's a 99.99% chance it's gonna be a rejection. But I just need the closure!
     
  8. StacyJan

    StacyJan New Member

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    Same! I’d rather already know that I was rejected. I’m a big girl, I can take it.
     
  9. Septopus7

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    Last year we didn't get any rejection letters until March 24, so it will likely be a while until we hear anything...
     
  10. StacyJan

    StacyJan New Member

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    Good to know, thanks!
     
  11. StacyJan

    StacyJan New Member

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    On the upside, the 24th is only a little over a week away.
     
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  12. Cynthia Atuhaire

    Cynthia Atuhaire Miss

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    Has anyone received a scholarship?
     
  13. Cdemon

    Cdemon Member

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    Thanks!!!

    Where’s the group that you’re posting app materials in again?
     
  14. Chris W

    Chris W Get Busy Living Staff Member

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  15. Septopus7

    Septopus7 Writer

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    Looks like I am the first bearer of bad news this year, but you all should check the portal. No email (weird they are having such a delay on those this year), but my rejection letter has been sitting there since Saturday, so I imagine most went out over the weekend.
     
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  16. ppr951

    ppr951 New Member

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    So weird. Still nothing in my mailbox....
     
  17. mariamd

    mariamd New Member

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    Nothing in my portal yet. But I have lost all hope! Will be applying to programs in the UK... don't want to sit around for another year.
     
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  18. GoAndLoveSomeMore

    GoAndLoveSomeMore Member

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    @Septopus7 I'm sorry to hear that! I really was rooting for you! You are so dedicated and thoughtful! It's not the end of the road though. There are tons of different ways to make it work!

    Anyone been waitlisted?
     
  19. Teddy

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    I was also rejected. I checked the portal yesterday and the letter was dated 3/17. They also sent me an email at 3:51 this morning telling me the decision was available.

    The letter said I wasn't admitted and then said,
    "Nonetheless, the School of Cinematic Arts faculty recommended that you continue to build your portfolio and reapply for a future semester."

    I'm curious as to whether they tell everybody this or if the faculty actually recommends a group of people reapply...
     
  20. Frankie Bones

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    alas, it's just a form letter, which is apparently the same or identical for all rejection letters by Cinematic Arts
     

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