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When are acceptances sent out?

nagooyanagooya Registered User Posts: 705 Member
edited March 2009 in Chapman University
I have another question if you are interested.

I was called by one of the admissions representative and he told me he would have no problem admitting me to the business school (which I applied to, obviously) but my application showed a passion for film. He then told me to change my major, which required me to find out if the specified major was still open to accepting applications and I would also have to do another application. I did neither. I ignored it, I've been to busy. Also, I was annoyed how I was being told which major to choose, it's my decision. I do have an interest in film, but I would only pursue it at USC (my first choice school). My question is, would this harm my chances of getting into the business school? Will my lack of a response cause the admissions office to reject me because I didn't follow what they wanted? Also, when are acceptances and rejections sent out? Thank you for reading this!
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  • edthegurledthegurl Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    I have no idea if doing nothing harmed your chances, but seeing as the admissions rep said he would have no problem admitting you, I don't think it would. What I would do is call the admissions office and get the same counselor on the phone, remind him who you are, and say that you would rather be considered for a business major as you had originally intended.

    However, I wouldn't rule out Chapman for a film program either. IMHO, I think it may be better than USC. This is just speculation, but on my tour of USC I got the impression that the C-TV-F classes were a bit impersonal and that we wouldn't be making film projects in our first year, maybe even the first two years. That's something that Chapman Film Production prides itself on - "putting a camera in your hands the first day." Students make 3-4 film projects/scripts/whatever a semester, from what I remember. Plus, their facility at Marion Knott Studios is professional-quality. (I think USC is adding a new building to the film school too, though.) One last thing - a family friend owns a corporate video studio in So Cal and says he hires more Chapman and LMU grads than those from USC, because they have more experience putting together actual projects than talking about them in theory. I know USC has a great film program, but I think in the next few years Chapman's reputation will be gaining on them.

    With all that said, apply to the major that you think fits for you. I know it's a whole other application to do as well, so maybe when you call the admissions counselor ask how much of the application you have to redo and if you can bypass it. Good luck either way!

    Admissions decisions started coming out January 15 and they said they should be done by April? Don't hold me to that though.

    Hope this helps :)
  • nagooyanagooya Registered User Posts: 705 Member
    Thank you so much for your help! That really cleared a lot up for me!
  • annkr2001annkr2001 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    When did the admissions counselor call you? That comment from him seems quite odd. The film production program is quite competitive with a high volume of applicants, and requires a video essay before the November 15th deadline. Given the popularity of the film program and difficulty of being accepted, doesn't seem they need to direct extra folks that way.
  • nagooyanagooya Registered User Posts: 705 Member
    I think it was about a month ago. I think I didn't make myself clear. It wasn't the Film Production major, it was some sort of Business/Film combination that he wanted me to apply to. I didn't want to study this at Chapman, I'm not sure why, but I'd rather just focus on business there. USC has a "Business w/ an emphasis in Cinematic-Arts" major, that's the only major I would choose to study the business/film combo, again, I'm not sure why. Hahaha.
  • edthegurledthegurl Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Maybe it was Creative Producing? I was mildly interested in that one, but I'm wayy not a shark. I'm too mellow to be a producer xP
  • nagooyanagooya Registered User Posts: 705 Member
    I think that is the major, but I'm not too sure. :)

    Have you head back from Chapman yet? I still haven't. My status hasn't changed on the Chapman WebAdvisor site, either. :/
  • edthegurledthegurl Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Yes, I got accepted to film production. lol that's why I was talking up my major to you :P
  • nagooyanagooya Registered User Posts: 705 Member
    Hahaha, congrats!
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