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UCLA TFT FALL 2017 Interviews??


Replies to: UCLA TFT FALL 2017 Interviews??

  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 350 Member
    @elise22199 Yes, they do :) Did they say if your notification day was March 17th or not? I believe Transfers will hear back by April 14th but I am not sure if they release all TFT notifications on the same day or if it is separated like the other majors.
  • elise22199elise22199 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    @MiniGrace11 they didn't tell me much about the admissions process during my interview :/ so I don't know when decisions come out unfortunately :((( how do you know it might be on March 17th? Gosh if you're right, that's in less than a week!!!!
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 350 Member
    @elise22199 UCLA confirmed that freshmen applicants will be notified on March 17th (about 5 pm) via twitter.
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 350 Member
    What was the interview like??? Like what did they ask you?
  • elise22199elise22199 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    @MiniGrace11 oh my gosh... the nerves are kicking in! Ahahah your research skills are superb wow I didn't even think to check twitter! I know you're a transfer student, but do you know what the chances of a freshman like me getting in after going through the interview stage?
  • elise22199elise22199 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    @MiniGrace11 It was really relaxed actually!! When I got there, I sat and talked with a couple of current students (two freshmen and one junior) and they just helped to calm my nerves and stuff. They were super nice!! And then when I got into the interview room, three professors just asked me about my supplement and such... it was really laid back and more of like a conversation than an interview. I was so nervous beforehand, but I walked out of there feeling really excited and I had a ton of fun talking to everyone!
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 350 Member
    edited March 12
    Haha, thank you! I consider myself to be a media conspiracy theorist, so that is where I get my research skills! I could possibly chance you if you provide some info on your stats, essay topics, major choice, a brief synopsis of your supplementals, and where you are from. My aunt is an alumna from TFT so based off of my research and what she has told me about the admissions process, I MIGHT be able to chance you. If you are a theater major...that might be a bit harder to chance but it's still possible. Film is slightly easier to chance because they do not have the auditions. @elise22199
  • elise22199elise22199 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    @MiniGrace11 Oh cool!! Sure! As far as stats go, I have a 4.58 GPA weighted and 3.98 unweighted (last time I checked..) and on the SAT I got a 1390, and 31 on the ACT. My essay topics for UCs in general just talked about my family business, how much food has impacted my life (since we own a bakery, my dad's a chef, and my mom's a baker/business owner), and my position as editor in chief of my school's journalism program. I'd love to go into screenwriting for UCLA, but I also checked off animation since I'm interested in stop motion and just drawing in general (I sculpt and draw). For my creative essay, I wrote about why deja vu happens (basically, it's because your doppelgänger has been in a place where you are, and you "share" memories. Weird concept I know, but I think I pulled it off alright!). For the life challenge, it was about running a bakery from home, and for my personal essay I talked about my experience going on sets and serving food to various TV show producers/directors (my dad caters for TV). And I'm from California!
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 350 Member
    edited March 13
    -SAT score is a little low for UCLA but your GPA and ACT are great! (sadly, TFT doesn't really put much focus on these things but congratulations anyway!)

    -Personal Insight: Hmm...though one. I know that they like honest, well written, tear-jerking, yet empowering/inspiring stories so as long as you talked about some kind of struggle that ends with a kick-butt ending...I'd say that you're good.

    - Your creative story is actually similar to my aunt's story from when she applied so that's a good thing (considering she got in) and the life challenge...as long as you pulled on the heart strings, I'd say you're good on that one too!

    -Your personal essay is awesome! They'll see that you genuinely have an interest in the industry.

    -Being in-state will work in your favor.

    - you got an interview.

    I would say that the odds are ever in your favor (haha, film joke. anyway...) yeah I'd say that you have a good chance. With numbers coming into play...numbers that I don't have access to at the moment (but can use a rough estimate to calculate) I would give you a chance of 65% or higher. (I'm a stats nerd that sucks at algebra). I could get a more exact number but by the time I did that with the smallest margin of error that I could get....You'd already know if you got in or not. lol
  • elise22199elise22199 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    @MiniGrace11 Thank you so much! I tried to incorporate as much personality and humor as I could through my personal essay/life challenge essay, since my creative supplement had a not-so-happy ending ahhahaa. But this was really helpful!! I'm so nervous to hear back from them honestly, but this gives me hope!
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 350 Member
    @elise22199 I'm Glad I could help! I've been trying to find a someone who graduated or a current student to chance me but no luck so far :(
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