USC Screenwriting Acceptance/Rejection thread 2013

Fanfand

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Originally posted by butyoureyessaidyes:
How exciting! Congrats on scoring an interview. :)

I also thought USC screenwriting didn't do interviews. Perhaps this is the first year they're doing them? I do think it's a great idea because it gives us an opportunity to further expand on our applications, further discuss our visions, inspirations, ambitions, etc.

When is your interview? Do let us know how it goes, and best of luck with it! :)
Thanks, I will~ just a little nerve racking, for it will be relatively long interview, like 20 to 30 minutes
if anyone get it too, remember to share it:)
 
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Defrizzle

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Is this the real life...? I make a living out of parsing sentences for meaning, but I can't for the life of me internally confirm this.

Email from USC:

"Your application for admission to the University of Southern California has been received and reviewed. I am pleased to inform you that you are academically eligible for admission to the Fall 2013 semester as a graduate student majoring in Writing for Screen and Television leading toward a Master of Fine Arts; however, your application is not yet complete...

Bunch of logistics, forms, etc...

Upon receipt of the affidavit of support, your official letter of admission and I-20 or DS-2019 will be forwarded to you. Please reply directly to this email if you have any questions."


I am not replying directly to that email with this particular question, because I am frankly afraid, "Are you sure? What does this mean?" is going to sound a mite daft.

Also, congratulations on the interview Fanfand!
 

Fanfand

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Originally posted by Defrizzle:
Is this the real life...? I make a living out of parsing sentences for meaning, but I can't for the life of me internally confirm this.

Email from USC:

"Your application for admission to the University of Southern California has been received and reviewed. I am pleased to inform you that you are academically eligible for admission to the Fall 2013 semester as a graduate student majoring in Writing for Screen and Television leading toward a Master of Fine Arts; however, your application is not yet complete...

Bunch of logistics, forms, etc...

Upon receipt of the affidavit of support, your official letter of admission and I-20 or DS-2019 will be forwarded to you. Please reply directly to this email if you have any questions."


I am not replying directly to that email with this particular question, because I am frankly afraid, "Are you sure? What does this mean?" is going to sound a mite daft.

Also, congratulations on the interview Fanfand!
did you have your interview?
 

Defrizzle

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No, so unfortunately I've no information to offer you on that particular point :/

If it's anything like the main production department, I'd say interviews are dependent on which professor in particular is reviewing your application. That mightn't be how the process works for the screenwriting MFA though :/ sorry I can't be more help.

But the general advice of be relaxed, friendly and honest probably still stands! :)
 
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Fanfand

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Originally posted by Defrizzle:
No, so unfortunately I've no information to offer you on that particular point :/

If it's anything like the main production department, I'd say interviews are dependent on which professor in particular is reviewing your application. That mightn't be how the process works for the screenwriting MFA though :/ sorry I can't be more help.

But the general advice of be relaxed, friendly and honest probably still stands! :)
is your offer from graduate school or from the department?
 
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Defrizzle

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USC's Office of Graduate Admission. Which is why I'm unsure it constitutes an offer, as such, since it sounds like it could almost be like the UCLA retracted admission offer fiasco. I'm not getting excited yet.
 

Fanfand

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Originally posted by Defrizzle:
USC's Office of Graduate Admission. Which is why I'm unsure it constitutes an offer, as such, since it sounds like it could almost be like the UCLA retracted admission offer fiasco. I'm not getting excited yet.
Office of Graduate Admission is good new, that means you are officially admitted. what UCLA retract admission fiasco?
 

Defrizzle

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There's some info in the equivalent thread below for UCLA's Screenwriting program, but basically a bunch of students got letter saying "Yes, you're in," and then, a little later, "No, whoops, sorry, you're just on waitlist."

USC hasn't had any record of problems though.

Hey, I did do some searching on the net - apparently interviews are fairly casual. One guy had the professor ask him about favourite films, inspirations, goals and ambitions and whatnot.

*edit*

And phew, yay! Apparently I'm in, pending money matters. NOW I'm weak-kneed.
 

Fanfand

Member
Originally posted by Defrizzle:
There's some info in the equivalent thread below for UCLA's Screenwriting program, but basically a bunch of students got letter saying "Yes, you're in," and then, a little later, "No, whoops, sorry, you're just on waitlist."

USC hasn't had any record of problems though.

Hey, I did do some searching on the net - apparently interviews are fairly casual. One guy had the professor ask him about favourite films, inspirations, goals and ambitions and whatnot.

*edit*

And phew, yay! Apparently I'm in, pending money matters. NOW I'm weak-kneed.
Thanks, congras on your admission~ hope to see you in the program
 

Defrizzle

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Yes indeed :) thank you. Good luck with your interview!

*Edit*

Also, let us know how it goes. Jia you!~
 
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chase

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Originally posted by achorusisrising:
Anyone else received anything?
I received an e-mail from the scholarship committee today that "...confirms receipt of your application and that your application will be sent on for review to the scholarship committee..."

Did you guys get that already?

In other random news, apparently I registered an account for this website when I was 16 years old, which I have no recollection of doing. That's neat, I guess.
 

Aglick

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Hello,

I'm currently producing a graduate film at USC and we are looking to crew. We are in need of the following positions:

AD
AC
PAs
Gaffers

Prior experience is a plus but we are more than willing to offer on-site training if you are interested in a position that you don't have experience in. The shoot dates are as follows:

Saturday, March 2nd
Sunday, March 3rd
Saturday March 9th
Sunday March 10th

If you can make any of the shoot dates please let me know. This will be a great and fun opportunity to boost your resume and meet some people at USC (if you're interested in attending/applying).

Compensation will consists of: Copy, Credit, Meals.

Thanks for your time!
 
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rmarquez

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Originally posted by chase:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by achorusisrising:
Anyone else received anything?
I received an e-mail from the scholarship committee today that "...confirms receipt of your application and that your application will be sent on for review to the scholarship committee..."

Did you guys get that already?

In other random news, apparently I registered an account for this website when I was 16 years old, which I have no recollection of doing. That's neat, I guess. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't think it has nothing to do with your status... I guess they are barely getting around to it.
 

chase

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Originally posted by liarelaw:
@chase I received the same email. Did you have an interview before? I'm applying for production MFA.
No interview. I could be wrong, but I think interviews were mainly for international applicants.

As rmarquez said, it's probably just standard procedure. I'm sure they have a lot of applications to go through.
 

Defrizzle

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I wouldn't be surprised if they process the international students first, given the sometimes inordinately long I-20 process. That might explain why mine's come through early.
 

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