USC School of Cinematic Arts MFA Screenwriting Fall 2020

hi friends - hope you're all doing well. two questions: when did folks have to confirm/decline acceptance for USC? and has anyone from the wait list heard anything?
 

addik

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Hey there! Posting from the production thread...

If it's the same for all program, the last day to confirm one's slot in USC should have been last week (15). No one has heard about getting accepted off the waitlist from the production thread though, so there may be delays from USC's end.
 
Hey there! Posting from the production thread...

If it's the same for all program, the last day to confirm one's slot in USC should have been last week (15). No one has heard about getting accepted off the waitlist from the production thread though, so there may be delays from USC's end.

Good to know - thank you!
 

Nesiss

New Member
Hey guys! Just got an email from USC a few seconds ago saying I was accepted off the waitlist. I'm super grateful and excited! I'm a little nervous though because on the email it says I have to accept the offer by May 6th but I still have no idea how much financial aid I'd be able to receive. How long after acceptance until I find out roughly?

Thanks again so much to this community, you guys have really helped out these past months haha
 

sguilford

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Hey guys! Just got an email from USC a few seconds ago saying I was accepted off the waitlist. I'm super grateful and excited! I'm a little nervous though because on the email it says I have to accept the offer by May 6th but I still have no idea how much financial aid I'd be able to receive. How long after acceptance until I find out roughly?

Thanks again so much to this community, you guys have really helped out these past months haha
Congrats!!! I hope they let you know about financial aid asap too. Does the possibility of fall being online change my decision too? For me I think it definitely would but I was waitlisted for production and that's obviously a very hands-on program.

Also, does anyone know what the deal is if you dont accept admission to the fall from the waitlist? Do you still get an offer of admission for spring?
 

truffleshuffle

Active Member
Congrats!!! I hope they let you know about financial aid asap too. Does the possibility of fall being online change my decision too? For me I think it definitely would but I was waitlisted for production and that's obviously a very hands-on program.

Also, does anyone know what the deal is if you dont accept admission to the fall from the waitlist? Do you still get an offer of admission for spring?
In normal times, once you refuse Fall admission you'd have to reapply for Spring with the next applicant pool. That's still their policy as of now, as they stated they wouldn't grant deferred admission (I think I remember someone asking about it during Admitted Students Day?), and that's essentially what it would amount to if you could turn down the Fall and keep the Spring offer. But many things are still in flux and they're trying to figure out contingencies for Fall, so who knows if they'll shift their position on that or not?
 

Chris W

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You guys may find this article interesting if you haven't seen it yet:

Film School during COVID-19

Film School during COVID-19

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during this uncertain time. This article today is going to be a little different from the norm! Chris had the wonderful idea of writing up a little something about how different film schools are handling the COVID-19. I jumped on board immediately...
 

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