USC Screenwriting Acceptance/Rejection thread 2013

ChristopherP

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Yep...

It's gonna be a lonnnnng, tortuous wait. :(

I applied for UCLA MFA Production and USC Screenwriting. Everyone says to apply for all of the big name schools, but I pretty much had my heart set on these two programs.
 
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Mighty

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Can I read your writing samples for USC Screenwriting? I'll share mine, we can swap :) Come on, it'll be fun!!

Let me know, I'll PM you with my email.

I actually tried to post them, creative A, B and the 10 pager (of which, I submitted 7), to this forum, but the formatting was horrid with cut n paste.
 
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Mighty

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Just received an email from USC informing me my application has been sent to committee for review.

Seems really fast considering my app was submitted 4hrs from the deadline.

I wonder if this is a good thing, or a bad thing ...
 

Moira

Member
I also haven't gotten any email yet, but today I had the second USC catalogue in my mailbox. Identical with the first one I received directly after application. That's weird... But luckily, my ID number did not change ;)
 
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Mighty

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I haven't received anything via snailmail.

Does anyone who is familiar with USC's application cycle know if they send the bulk of rejections toward the beginning or end, based on past trends?
 

Moira

Member
Maybe I got yours then, Mighty ;) Or it is their way of saying "you're out", because they continue sending me the catalogue with all the other study subjects available at USC :D
 
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Originally posted by Mighty:
Just received an email from USC informing me my application has been sent to committee for review.

Seems really fast considering my app was submitted 4hrs from the deadline.

I wonder if this is a good thing, or a bad thing ...
Did you submit your app 4 hours before December 1st (i.e. on November 30th)? Or 4 hours before December 2nd (i.e. the end of the evening/night on December 1st)? I can never figure out if the last day of a deadline is supposed to be ON or BEFORE the date schools put on their websites!

And to answer your question, I'm sure it's not a bad thing. I bet it means they received all your transcripts and stuff, and got everything filed away quickly. :)
 
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Mighty

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I submitted on Dec 2nd. In another thread, I told a fib because I didn't want to be plagiarized, but I wanted feedback, so I said I submitted early.
 
That's a clever fib! I remember reading over your post (back when I was a lurker””before all the waiting/anxiety became way too much to handle all by my lonesome!) and being jealous you had everything finished!

And I thought the USC screenwriting deadline was December 1st?
 
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Moira

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Hey Guys, seems the USC is working intensively on our applications, even shortly before christmas! They notified me today that there were some transcripts missing in the original language (and I didn't realize they needed my OFFICIAL transcripts in Englisch AND a my mother language, which is weird, somehow). So there is nothing decided yet, you'll surely all hear from the Graduate Office soon ;)
 
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Wow! Their diligence is impressive. :) Thanks for letting us know, Moira! Makes the wait just a little more bearable. Not by much for me, though. I'm a worry wart as it is, but USC never e-mailed me with my ID number (so I had to e-mail them on my own to get it), and ever since then, I've been worried there's something horribly wrong with my application. Except that makes no sense since I wouldn't even have an ID number if that was the case. Ahh!!
 
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Mighty

Member
My guess is the worker bees are preparing as many apps as possible for the admin committee, so when they return from break they can begin evaluating this year's hopefuls.

I just wish they'd send me a catalog!!!
 

Moira

Member
Mighty, if you want to sneak a peek in the latest catalogue, you can log into your already submitted application and at the section "downloadable forms" (under the recommendation section on the left bar) you can watch the online catalogue ;) Happy New Year!
 
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