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USC School of Cinematic Arts Film & TV Production Spring 2020

storyteller

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anyone else that got academically eligible also having trouble sending those documents before the deadline? I only had 8 business days to go after the documentation and translate it, and now I fear the Graduate Admissions Office won’t approve it in time
 

Shungz

Member
I am having a similar issue. I wrote and asked for an extension till next week. I haven’t heard back but quite frankly the deadline is short and I don’t think it should be so hard to grant an extension on our submission. I would say you should try though.
 

storyteller

Member
I am having a similar issue. I wrote and asked for an extension till next week. I haven’t heard back but quite frankly the deadline is short and I don’t think it should be so hard to grant an extension on our submission. I would say you should try though.
I think the delay on sending out the decisions might have shortened the time for us to submit those documents. I have called them, sent emails... no response yet. But it's good to know I am not the only one requesting an extension though. At least they'll notice there is not enough time for us to submit it all and get it approved.
 
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Shungz

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I think the delay on sending the decisions out might have shortened the time for us to submit those documents. I have called them, sent emails... no response yet. But it's good to know I am not the only one requesting an extension though. At least they'll notice there is not enough time for us to submit it all and get it approved.
Yeah, I feel quite relieved I’m not alone and I feel there should be others in the same situation. I’ve tried to imagine and I feel it’s would be very harsh to withdraw one’s acceptance because one was unable to submit financial documents in time even when one notified the school in advance of one’s challenges. So let’s hope for the best. We have come this far for a reason.
 

storyteller

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Yeah, I feel quite relieved I’m not alone and I feel there should be others in the same situation. I’ve tried to imagine and I feel it’s would be very harsh to withdraw one’s acceptance because one was unable to submit financial documents in time even when one notified the school in advance of one’s challenges. So let’s hope for the best. We have come this far for a reason.
You’re right. Btw, the letter we received through youSC says the Grad Admissions Office requires at least 10 business days to analyze all documents. Some of us had less than 8. So there is definitely something wrong there hahaha
 

Shungz

Member
You’re right. Btw, the letter we received through youSC says the Grad Admissions Office requires at least 10 business days to analyze all documents. Some of us had less than 8. So there is definitely something wrong there hahaha
Exactly, the office of Graduate Admissions is operating independent from other schools like SCA that we applied to. They process the documents but the deadlines are set independently by each school. Again, it shouldn’t be a big deal. We should try to hand them in as quickly as we can, however. But, please keep me apprised if you hear from them about your extension and I will if I do as well. And hopefully we’ll see in class!
 

storyteller

Member
Exactly, the office of Graduate Admissions is operating independent from other schools like SCA that we applied to. They process the documents but the deadlines are set independently by each school. Again, it shouldn’t be a big deal. We should try to hand them in as quickly as we can, however. But, please keep me apprised if you hear from them about your extension and I will if I do as well. And hopefully we’ll see in class!
Yes! I will call them tomorrow again to discuss that extension and then I’ll tell you what I hear!
 

storyteller

Member
What about you? btw, I strongly recommend you to call them if you can! they got my name, phone number and 10-digit ID and promised they will look into it very soon. if you tell them you’re having the same issues, maybe they’ll notice something is wrong with the deadline
 

storyteller

Member
Hi, just seeing this. I am still waiting to get a written confirmation as well. Hopefully it is ok. Keep me posted please. Thanks.
okay! I am sorry about the delay, I was working on some things and got distracted. I called them again 5 minutes before their closing time and finally they put me on the line with someone who had the power to do something for me. she said it should be fine, they will be receiving those answers until Nov 16th I guess, but it would be ideal if I uploaded those documents before the deadline. I guess the next ten days will be restricted to approving the material...?

So, if you’re not going to be able to upload it all until the deadline (aka today) I strongly recommend you to call them and explain your situation on the phone. Emails always take a while to be responded and unfortunately time is against us right now. Hope everything works out for you, keep me posted!
 

Shungz

Member
okay! I am sorry about the delay, I was working on some things and got distracted. I called them again 5 minutes before their closing time and finally they put me on the line with someone who had the power to do something for me. she said it should be fine, they will be receiving those answers until Nov 16th I guess, but it would be ideal if I uploaded those documents before the deadline. I guess the next ten days will be restricted to approving the material...?

So, if you’re not going to be able to upload it all until the deadline (aka today) I strongly recommend you to call them and explain your situation on the phone. Emails always take a while to be responded and unfortunately time is against us right now. Hope everything works out for you, keep me posted!
Thanks a lot. I was also also insistent and I called them and I was put through to a lady who said it’s fine to submit next week at my requested date so I guess we are good. Some sigh of relief eh? Lol. Thanks for the information and concern. Do keep me posted when you hand yours in. Cheers.
 

Chris W

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