Anyone gonna apply to this? I'm accepted to Chapman for Fall 2019, but I thought I'd try my luck with USC as well.
Hey! It is my second time applying to both! And YES, YES, YES I overthink these prompts soooo much. I have so many drafts and versions of all of them. However, I ended up just writing from the heart and in my style for one of them. I stopped thinking "Is this dramatic or unique enough?" and I just wrote... I feel a lot better about that one now. Still working on the elevator one, but that would be my advice. It has been helping me this second time around to stop thinking "What does USC want?" and just be myself. Which is a no-brainer, I suppose, but it took two rejections to teach me that. So, even if I get rejected again, at least I feel like I really showed them myself! Do you need help with anything?Hi guys! This will be my first time apply to Screenwriting, and second time applying to Production. Anyone else hopelessly overthinking to two prompts?
I had some issues last year, so I called USC and they helped me. That's my suggestion!Hey everyone, I'm back here again...if only temporarily.
For those who might not know, this is my third time applying to the program. My first year was admittedly a bust creativity-wise, and my second year was plagued with a bunch of (foolishly performed) last minute changes and uncorrected errors. And though my work ethic only slightly improved this year (always submitting to the deadline, this one) I was overall THRILLED with what I submitted this time around. I was confident that it was a strong look at who I was as a writer, and a creative. And I fine-toothed the damn thing like a dozen times. If there was any typos whatsoever, they sure as hell wouldn't be obvious guffaws, unlike last time around.
But my application cycle would not be complete without major error, it seemed. Surprisingly, though, it was not completely my fault! Instead, it was one of my recommenders, who failed to submit her letter on time and into the system. This is despite the fact that I sent her a fully written draft of the letter, AND answered a bunch of questions afterward to help her fill it in with more detail. The fact she was the only one of the three not to turn anything in...is a little irritating, quite honestly.
Even after applying three times, this is a new issue for me. On the Slideroom application, I was able to successfully submit everything, and all the supplemental materials seemed to be uploaded correctly. And since I did all the work on my end, and already had two other documents uploaded, I went ahead and submitted everything, hoping upon hope that the link to submit the other letter will still work even after the deadline has been reached. I know other programs let recommendations go through even after their deadlines have passed, and USC's wording about the issue is, no surprise, rather unclear (does it mean the letters THEMSELVES have to be completed by the deadline, or the recommenders just have to be in the system by that point?) I've also gone scanning through this forum for more info, and that too has been a mixed bag. I have reached out to my professor about turning in the letter so, with luck, I should know soon whether or not the system will let her do it.
OH, BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. Due to the password change not working on the USC Graduate site, I was unable to submit the USC Graduate application exactly on time. Instead, it was on November 16...at exactly 12:00 AM. One minute after the deadline :/ I really don't know if that will at all disqualify me instantly from the process (once again, it let me submit everything perfectly fine, without issue), but it's certainly another thing to add to the pile of uncertainty that I have about my whole application year. Maybe one of these days, everything will go perfectly for me when I do a graduate school application. Then again, considering my past history...I'm not holding my breath.
I'm blabbering on again, though. How did the process go for the rest of you?