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Chapman Fall 2013 Transfer


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  • sukahjoysukahjoy Registered User Posts: 311 Member
    Hi Hey#1,

    It’s not the first time I have been asked this question. I am very inquisitive by nature and like to connect the dots that others don’t take the time to see; hopefully by doing so I have been a help to you. If not you can get help from others or figure it out on your own. The internet is an incredible place to find information. When I was your age I had to go to the library to get information.

    It has been my experience that no one tied to Chapman University wants anything to do with College Confidential (CC). It is the same for other Universities as well from my experience. When I ask any Chapman University administrator, councilor or advisor for information about a question on a subject that comes up on CC they normally shut down telling me anything if I mention CC. The student assistants are more open to giving out information.

    Just to let you know I am a parent of a freshman son (S) whom is attending Dodge College and have no connection to Chapman U. I did not even know about Chapman U before I started checking out colleges for my S because I did not live in the area. I spent the previous year (at the end of his junior year in high school at the time) gathering information for many different colleges to assist my son and he also used a paid college counseling service to help him go thru the process of searching for information and determining the best Film & TV Production Universities to attend in the USA. I personally went to UC Berkeley for my Bachelors and have no ties to NYU, UCLA, USC, UC Santa Barbara, Northeastern, Emerson & Chapman U; the fine Universities that my son was considering. I have three (3) degrees and what I thought was very important in a college based upon my experiences (not necessarily what my S thought because at first he wanted to attend a big university) was having small size classes where the Professor knows you and encourages you (note all classes at Chapman are taught by professors; no TAs) and when you graduate you have the knowledge, skills & internships availability to get a job in your field; Chapman was that school I thought was the best for my S’s major for his undergraduate work after all of the research I did and luckily for us my S came to the same decision on his own. Since southern California is in the middle of the Film & TV industry it made no sense to go to college anywhere else. My freshman S is already interning creating videos for a sports media company and has a radio show on Chapman Radio. It is so heartwarming that my S loves his classes and fellow students at Chapman. I can’t say I ever experienced that euphoria at any of the classes I took at the Universities that I attended.
  • that1guyythat1guyy Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    I haven't posted on this thread for a while but I was accepted in to Chapman Dodge College for advertising a couple weeks ago! I was actually planning on passing up Chapman but I visited today (it was commencement day so it was really packed) and Chapman is kind of wonderful.

    The buildings are really nice and the campus small and cozy. The students are all model-worthy and everyone seems pretty happy. Dodge college students were hard at work on their projects and preparing for some awards show. It was something to walk around and see all the hard work people were putting in.

    I also got quite good financial aid but I am a little worried. Chapman is a bit too small think and too close to home. I kind of wanted to transfer a bit further away and be more independent. Secondly, Chapman's reputation doesn't go out of Orange County really and has a small alumni base. I'm sure with dedication I wouldn't have problem with jobs and internships though.

    Edit: I got into Boston University for advertising there as well and that is most likely where I am headed. Also waiting on USC though for comm.
  • USCHopeful11USCHopeful11 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    @heyheyhey1 I was request to send in midterm grades too...do you know why they ask for them?
  • heyheyhey1heyheyhey1 Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    @uschopeful they don't have til the end of the school year to make their decisions for some people.
  • USCHopeful11USCHopeful11 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    @heyheyhey1 Thanks...is it a good sign?

    I'm just curious since I got a straight acceptance last year when I had less than 30 credits and now I got it now when I'm transferring as a junior.
  • smalone3dsmalone3d Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    My dad just told me my acceptance letter arrived late yesterday.

    I'm in! So excited. Still waiting on USC, but I would be more than happy to attend Chapman.

    Some stats:
    Major: Digital Arts at Dodge College
    4.0 GPA, something like 50 units done
    My dad said there was a letter for the Trustees and Founders scholarship for $10,000 yearly. Wasn't anything else for need-based aid yet, I'm hoping that comes through soon too because my parents are divorced and my EFC is literally 0.

    Applied 3/14. Asked for my math grade 5/08, decision reached 5/14. Got the letter yesterday, 5/18.

    On WebAdvisor: My program evaluation is still empty. No financial aid report yet. Maybe this stuff will populate next week.

    To those who haven't heard back yet: hang in there! You'll find out soon enough.
  • AZwriterAZwriter Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Accepted: Dodge screenwriting

    GPA 3.29

    Awesome essays and kept showing my interest in the school.
    Also alot on my creative r
  • hopethisworks33hopethisworks33 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    It's been a while since I've been on, but just thought I'd let you know I've been accepted to Chapman for screenwriting! I've also been accepted to USC and LMU, and I've been waitlisted by NYU. It's really exciting, but also super nerve-wracking! Chapman and LMU have offered excellent financial aid, and while USC is my top choice, admittedly, I don't know what financial aid they have to offer, and I don't think I can afford to go into debt no matter how much I want to go there. I feel so lucky, but decisions are hard xD

    If it helps for future applicants, my GPA in high school was a 4.1 on a 4.0 scale; my current GPA is 3.72 on a 4.0 scale, and I go to a small liberal arts university in the midwest. I've been writing since before I could actually write, I analyze everything, and I did a ton of extracurriculars in high school and stayed involved my freshman year of college. In my application essays, I was very honest and candid, and I tried to provide a variety of writing samples. For any writing major application (or for submitting any piece of writing ever), the best advice I can offer is never to submit your first draft, no matter how perfect you think it is.

    Descriptions of the schools (but not NYU bc I didn't visit there):

    Chapman - Beautiful campus; safe, well-to-do suburbs; a very friendly but not very diverse student body; a lot of Greek life, but more service-based and less stereotypical; Dodge students seemed a little separated from the rest of the school; Dodge had a very "industrial" feel; would need a car if planning to get internships or travel frequently; very bikeable; Some fraternities and sororities were having a fair by their main fountain

    Loyola Marymount U - BEAUTIFUL campus; safe neighborhood; great location; a friendly, "chique" student body, a fair amount of diversity; personable professors (at least in the School of Film & Television); said School of Film & Television had a very "homey", comfortable feel to it; lots of service opportunities; would definitely need a car; they had puppies, and I saw a guy dressed up like Gandalf who wore a sign saying 'You shall not pass" and blocked part of the path (it was kind of awesome)

    University of Southern California - beautiful campus; not such a great surrounding neighborhood; a friendly, more laid back, and very diverse and active student body; tons of extracurricular opportunities from traditional Greek life to service orgs to (my favorite :P) little 'geeky' clubs; the Harvard of film schools; could do with a Zip car for the first year and get your own car for the last 2; the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" thing was going on, and there were some other guys advocating for children's rights

    Hope this helps!
  • smalone3dsmalone3d Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    @hopethisworks congrats on getting into all those schools! Thanks for the info about your first impressions of those campuses. I'm still waiting on USC, and at this point due to the amount of aid chapman is giving, I'm probably going there. And I'm totally happy about it!
  • Zorro123Zorro123 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hey everyone! I applied to the screenwriting program at Dodge. A decision has just been reached as of 5/23. I live approximately 25 mins. away from the school. To those who live close, how long did it take for your acceptance/rejection letter to come in the mail? I'm really anxious to find out my answer. I went onto webadvisor thinking that if I had been accepted that the "student's menu" would have populated with more info than it had in the past when the decision was still pending. Was this the same for you? At what point if your accepted does that part of the site recognize that you've been admitted?

    Thanks in advance
  • mommawhaliemommawhalie Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    ^ Hi Zorro123 my incoming freshman daughter had her 'decision reached' on March 9th and the webadvisor gave it away on March 16 and subsequently the big envelope arrived the same day, Saturday the 16th The waiting is killer I know, I wish you the best of luck. We are close to Chapman..10-15 minutes drive.
  • redcapredcap Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    omgomg decision reached. Here we go.....
  • SchroedsSchroeds Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Accepted into dodge screenwriting!!
  • sjavid77sjavid77 Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    HI everyone! anyone else been accepted into the business school?!

    nice to meet you all! :)
  • USCHopeful11USCHopeful11 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    Accepted for Bio! :)
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