USC Screenwriting MFA Fall 2014 Applicant Unite!

LaurenS

New Member
Congratulations hkrieger! Do you mind if I ask where you're living? Just wondering how long I'm going to be waiting before I hear too :).

Also, I followed up with the department directly today and they informed me that they don't actually use USC's application system for tracking applications, so they don't update the status as it goes along. So, for everyone out there who was frantic like me about the "first stage of evaluation" notification on your application, not to worry! It's not actually reflective of your current application status.

Lauren
 

almilife

Member
Congratulations hkrieger! Do you mind if I ask where you're living? Just wondering how long I'm going to be waiting before I hear too :).

Also, I followed up with the department directly today and they informed me that they don't actually use USC's application system for tracking applications, so they don't update the status as it goes along. So, for everyone out there who was frantic like me about the "first stage of evaluation" notification on your application, not to worry! It's not actually reflective of your current application status.

Lauren
Thank you for that update! I have been freaking out wondering why my application never moved forward. For some reason I have been up all night just worrying about this!

Good luck to everyone and congrats hkrieger!
 

Ciara17

Member
Woah! I just got an acceptance letter in the mail this morning. I'm so excited! Now I need to get in touch with financial aid and start that next process! FYI, my application page isn't updated. It still just says that my application has been submitted.

Congrats! That is so exciting! Were you able to log into USC Camel? Or did you interview at all with USC? Thanks!
 

Mr. Fedora

Member
Howdy, all. Longtime listener, first time caller.
:D


So, everybody's insight and thoughts have been interesting and helpful during my own application process. So, I'd like to follow in hkrieger's footsteps with the good news.

I too applied for the Screenwriting MFA -- and also received an acceptance letter this week.

I'm on Cloud Nine; this is great.
 

Ciara17

Member
Howdy, all. Longtime listener, first time caller.
:D


So, everybody's insight and thoughts have been interesting and helpful during my own application process. So, I'd like to follow in hkrieger's footsteps with the good news.

I too applied for the Screenwriting MFA -- and also received an acceptance letter this week.

I'm on Cloud Nine; this is great.

Congrats! Same question: Did you have an interview?
 

Ciara17

Member
Ok I'm from Connecticut so it may take a little longer for either an acceptance or rejection letter to reach me... talk about a relocation process(if I get in!) haha Can you log into the USC Camel?
 

Looky Loo

New Member
Loooong time lurker, but this board helped me so much during the application and waiting process that it feels wrong to keep lurking! I'm officially emerging from the shadows to say I got an acceptance letter in the mail yesterday! I hadn't been able to log into the camel website, but I think it may be because I copied and pasted my ID number instead of typing it in manually. #kanyeshrug? I decided to stop trying after that and just waited for USC's official response to give myself some peace of mind. Anyway, I tried copy and pasting it again after getting the letter in the mail and it still didn't work. When I typed it in manually, I got in to the site. So if you're still trying the site, make sure you type manually, no dashes, spaces, etc, etc. If anyone has any other questions, I'd be happy to answer them!

Quick rundown.

1. I'm in the Chicago area.
2. My acceptance letter was the only thing I received from USC. No calls, e-mails or interview.
3. The letter was dated Feb 21st.
4. My application status says:
    • "YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ADMISSION DECISION ONCE YOUR DEPARTMENT HAS COMPLETED THEIR FINAL REVIEW. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSION PROVIDES FINAL DECISION NOTIFICATIONS BY LETTER ONLY."
 

sussex

New Member
Hey everybody,

Long time lurker. First time poster.

I also got an acceptance letter from USC for the MFA Screenwriting program. I live in Pasadena, CA. Like everyone else, no interview.

I'm still waiting to hear from UCLA, so I'm thinking that ship has sailed.
 

jjb

New Member
Hi, all. I've been a periodic lurker, but I know how much news from the rest of you helped me modulate my stress, so I'm finally posting. I received word last night, via email, that I'd been admitted! (So, email, too, is possible, as well as snail.) The message was filtered by gmail into my "promotions" box, so I didn't find it until this morning.There it was squeezed in between a sale notice from J Crew and a flash from Film Independent.

So, a few things to look out for: 1) check all your email inboxes; 2) a large envelope will come from the SCA (that arrived this morning); 3) there is also supposed to be a letter from the University's general office of admissions (I think this might be the business-size envelope others have mentioned). I haven't received that last one yet. Three ways to learn your fate.

For those still in the dark, a few other bits of housekeeping. Obviously, this is the screenwriting MFA. I'm in Brooklyn, so east coasters should be hearing soon. I interviewed with both UCLA (screenwriting) and NYU (filmmaking) the last few weeks, but this was the big one for me. Whew.
 

Looky Loo

New Member
Congrats to everyone who has been admitted so far! If you're still waiting to hear back, be sure to check you e-mail too. I got an acceptance e-mail from SCA a little after USC's official letter came in the mail. Hopefully there will be some more good news coming for everyone soon!
 

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