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OFFICIAL School of Cinematic Arts 2014 Applicants/Results

dreamupsided0wndreamupsided0wn Posts: 1,505Registered User Senior Member
There seem to be a small amount of us lurking on here and the number keeps growing so I thought we should band together. Last year the SCA applicants made a list of everyone applying so that they could keep up with status changes more easily.

(that thread is here: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-southern-california/669263-official-school-cinematic-arts-discussion-2009-a.html)

In case anyone is confused about statuses, these are the ones that people have had:

"Your application is being reviewed by the admission committee. We will mail notification of their decision by April 1. If for some reason you don't receive our written notice, we will be happy to provide the results over the phone beginning April 11th." (first)

"Your application has been forwarded for committee review." (second)

I suppose I'll start off. If you repost, copy the entire list and add your username!

CRITICAL STUDIES MAJORS:
dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 2nd choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

PRODUCTION MAJORS:
dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

INTERACTIVE MEDIA MAJORS:


WRITING MAJORS:


ANIMATION MAJORS:


STARK PRODUCING PROGRAM MAJORS:
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Replies to: OFFICIAL School of Cinematic Arts 2014 Applicants/Results

  • timish412timish412 Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    This is a great idea! Also I think this will help us see if all the SCA applicants get later or earlier status changes than CLAS, etc.

    CRITICAL STUDIES MAJORS:
    dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 2nd choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    PRODUCTION MAJORS:
    dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    INTERACTIVE MEDIA MAJORS:


    WRITING MAJORS:
    timish412 (B.F.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    ANIMATION MAJORS:


    STARK PRODUCING PROGRAM MAJORS:
  • EiffelEiffel Posts: 1,370Registered User Senior Member
    Hey, SCA hopefuls! Great idea for a thread. :) I bet we'll all be pretty relieved if none of the SCA applicants have received a status update yet!

    CRITICAL STUDIES MAJORS:
    dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 2nd choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    PRODUCTION MAJORS:
    dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    INTERACTIVE MEDIA MAJORS:


    WRITING MAJORS:
    timish412 (B.F.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish
    Eiffel (B.F.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    ANIMATION MAJORS:


    STARK PRODUCING PROGRAM MAJORS:
  • dreamupsided0wndreamupsided0wn Posts: 1,505Registered User Senior Member
    I thought there were a lot more of us on here.
  • oxolojooxolojo Posts: 460Registered User Member
    I plan to major in animation, but I was also planning on going undecided and building a better portfolio. I've never done animation before but I totally love it. Plus, graphic design is a hobby of mine. I just never had a professional standpoint for it.
    Anyway, I intend on being an Animation major, but for the moment I only applied to CLAS as Undecided.
  • shickoshicko Posts: 60Registered User Junior Member
    Hey guys, I've been wondering. Have you heard back from the school itself confirming they've received your portfolio etc.? I haven't gotten so much as a "thank you for applying" email from the SCA itself (got them from USC). Should I phone in and make sure everything's in order, or...?

    CRITICAL STUDIES MAJORS:
    dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 2nd choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    PRODUCTION MAJORS:
    dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish
    shicko (B.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    INTERACTIVE MEDIA MAJORS:


    WRITING MAJORS:
    timish412 (B.F.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish
    Eiffel (B.F.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    ANIMATION MAJORS:


    STARK PRODUCING PROGRAM MAJORS:
    Eiffel is offline
  • EiffelEiffel Posts: 1,370Registered User Senior Member
    I haven't heard anything from SCA either.
  • dreamupsided0wndreamupsided0wn Posts: 1,505Registered User Senior Member
    I also got a letter from USC but nothing from SCA. I was actually really worried but my friend who currently goes to SCA said that if they saw that you applied for it and didn't have any supplemental materials, they'd contact you to see what happened.
  • anonymityftwanonymityftw Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    Ahh, it's so nice to see this thread. I am SO anxious about SCA - I can' t wait until April! As I check my application status incessantly, I can confidently say that I received my second status update today (Jan. 27).

    CRITICAL STUDIES MAJORS:
    dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 2nd choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    PRODUCTION MAJORS:
    dreamupsided0wn (B.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish
    shicko (B.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish
    anonymityftw (B.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/15ish (? can't quite remember), status 2: 1/27

    INTERACTIVE MEDIA MAJORS:


    WRITING MAJORS:
    timish412 (B.F.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish
    Eiffel (B.F.A. - 1st choice) - status 1: 12/3ish

    ANIMATION MAJORS:


    STARK PRODUCING PROGRAM MAJORS:
  • dreamupsided0wndreamupsided0wn Posts: 1,505Registered User Senior Member
    Anon - have you been "acted upon"? That's very exciting.
  • anonymityftwanonymityftw Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    I don't have that status display on the website yet (I wish!), but I did receive an e-mail from DHL about a package being sent from USC. I do live out of the country (though I'm American), so I HOPE this means something! Ahh, nervous.
  • waitingincawaitinginca Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    I scanned last year's thread but couldn't tell. Do sca applicants ever hear back early? I think the candidates for merit aid were notified yesterday. Also, can you be rejected by the SCA but accepted by USC? My son did select a separate major as a second choice.
  • madbeanmadbean Posts: 2,959Registered User Senior Member
    waitinginca, ^^ Yes, the SCA candidates for Trustee and Presidential scholarships are notified about their admissions in these early waves, too. They are invited to attend Explore USC sessions and must interview with their department. In the past, there has been a second wave of letters to merit candidates about a week after the first mailing so everyone may still get great news.

    Those who do not get admitted to SCA may still be accepted to USC in a second major. If it is a separate school--like Viterbi or Thornton, those department's admissions officers will make independent decisions. If it's CLAS, the general adcoms will decide. If an applicant doesn't list a second major, they may still be admitted to CLAS as Undeclared. Those who matriculate are free toi minor in Film, or, if they are driven and do well in their classes, they may try to transfer into an SCA major once here--although there are very few openings, so the last option is not a certainty.

    We met a Trustee interviewee who listed her double major as Theatre and SCA Critical Studies, and she was being interviewed only by the SCA committee for merit consideration. So I guess in each of the majors one applies to, an application may catch their eye and stand out.

    Best of luck to your S.
  • waitingincawaitinginca Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    Thank you so much madbean, that was really helpful! My s keeps reminding me that the primary goal here is to get in. After that, a scholarship is just icing on the cake!!
  • EiffelEiffel Posts: 1,370Registered User Senior Member
    So, has no one who applied to SCA received a scholarship invite yet?
  • timish412timish412 Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    No, I haven't. I wasn't expecting on though. I'm sorry to hear you weren't notified Eiffel!

    - Isn't there another round of scholarship notifications in a week or so though, before normal admissions in March?
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