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BFA Acting Class of 2024: Preparation, Prescreens, Auditions, Questions and Support

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  • rickle1rickle1 2540 replies21 threads Senior Member
    @bfamom I'll have to ask D as she set it up. We are arriving on Friday so maybe that's what she meant. The audition is on Saturday. It's scheduled from 9-noon so I htink there is also a tour of facilities, info session, etc. She said we can likely see a show that night in downtown Winston Salem (put on by the theater group at UNCSA).

    S attends Wake Forest about 15 minutes away so that will be a nice weekend to visit him as well.
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  • planner2planner2 20 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Anyone heard back from fsu prescreens yet?
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  • anastasiasmomanastasiasmom 324 replies2 threads Member
    Hi @planner2

    Welcome! I hope someone responds to your question. My D did not apply to FSU so unfortunately, I don't have an answer for you.
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  • anastasiasmomanastasiasmom 324 replies2 threads Member
    @planner2

    There are quite a few people who are waiting to hear from FSU (for the prescreens) on the MT board. So maybe they haven't sent their responses yet.
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  • planner2planner2 20 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Thank you! As many have said, the waiting is the hardest part! :)
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  • meohmyohmeohmyoh 39 replies12 threads Junior Member
    I accidentally made this its own thread, but I should have just asked here. If an audition needs to be rescheduled, is it okay for parents to call and reschedule, or should the kid always do it. My kid's phone doesn't work well at school so it makes it inconvenient. TIA
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  • HAHCx4HAHCx4 137 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @meohmyoh i have rescheduled a few schools with no problem. They have always been nice. It’s pretty impossible for these kids w school and after school activities. :)
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  • TenaciousCTenaciousC 107 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I've also called with some scheduling questions- it's completely impossible for my kid to reach east coast schools during business hours from the west coast, especially with rehearsals every day after school. Nobody has remarked about it, everyone has been super helpful.
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  • anastasiasmomanastasiasmom 324 replies2 threads Member
    edited November 2019
    Here is a write up on Foundational Training in College vs. Private Acting Studios ... it is worth the time to read .... and thank you again @Gyokoren for paying it forward!

    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/theater-drama-majors/2163603-foundational-training-in-college-vs-private-acting-studios.html#latest
    edited November 2019
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  • TenaciousCTenaciousC 107 replies1 threads Junior Member
    That was interesting! Thanks!
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  • DramaMama1031DramaMama1031 9 replies2 threads New Member
    edited November 2019
    Mom of a BFA MT 2023 student here chiming in...

    Seems like yesterday that my DD was prepping for auditions, sending applications, etc. She is now a Freshman MT major. I will say enjoy the process. It's crazy and hectic but goes fast. My DD auditioned at 3 schools but I know some who did 6-8 schools.

    Everyone should take a look at West Virginia University. Their BFA Musical Theatre and BFA Acting programs are really top notch. Great faculty, supportive environment and the program's reputation is on the rise. My daughter currently goes there and loves it. The GPA and SAT requirements are reasonable and the focus is more on the audition.
    edited November 2019
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  • anastasiasmomanastasiasmom 324 replies2 threads Member
    This was posted on the MT board and is very important to understand ....

    This was from @soozievt

    @WDWMom , you wrote:
    ...some schools will do EVERYTHING they can to get you to commit early.

    Yes, some schools try to pressure students to commit early, but know your rights, as you don't have to. I recall when my D had an acceptance to a well known BFA in MT program, we got a call asking if she was going to accept her scholarship (as opposed to asking if she was going to attend.....um, clever, ha!), and I simply said that to accept the scholarship is akin to committing to attend, and she would be letting them know by the National Reply Date, May 1, as she had not yet heard from all her schools.


    Please know your rights. The National Association for College Admissions Counseling's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices states:
    The May 1 National Candidates Reply Date
    a. Colleges must state the May 1 deadline explicitly in
    their offers of admission and clearly indicate whether deposits submitted prior to May 1 are refundable
    or non-refundable. Making a deposit refundable, however, still obligates a college to abide by the May 1 National Candidates Reply Date.
    b. Colleges will honor their admission, scholarship, and financial aid commitments to students and will not adversely alter their offers prior to May 1 for candidates who choose not to reply until that date. Nor will they state or imply that candidates might incur such a penalty by waiting until May 1 to submit an enrollment deposit.
    c. The May 1 deadline also applies to any academic major, institutional scholarship, or special program to which the candidate has been offered admission. Examples of special programs may include
    honors programs and dual-enrollment graduate or
    professional degree programs.


    @WDWMom replied to my post to soozievt ....

    anastasiasmom wrote: »
    @soozievt

    So if your s/d receives a scholarship that requires a signature (not a merit scholarship that is automatic) and he/she signs that scholarship document then that would constitute a student’s acceptance to that program?

    I just want to make sure I understand correctly. So many moving parts and so frustrating. Ughhh ... I am going to have to go read up on all of this.



    Yes...DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING! You have until May 1st for everything. ANYTHING that shows a commitment will be taken as such. Do not reserve housing...nothing.
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  • ohmom2017ohmom2017 15 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited November 2019
    The NACAC recently be made significant changes to its code of ethics that @anastasiasmom referenced above. Here is an article that discusses them: https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2019/09/30/nacac-agrees-change-its-code-ethics
    edited November 2019
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  • anastasiasmomanastasiasmom 324 replies2 threads Member
    @ohmom2017

    Thanks. That is a good article. It was a bit confusing to me so I had to go to the NACAC website to try to decipher exactly what they were intending to speak to in those changes.

    This is what I found on their website

    NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) reflects the association’s long-standing commitment to principled conduct among professionals who support students in the college transition process from secondary school to postsecondary education and in the transfer process between postsecondary institutions.

    Revised and approved by the 2019: Assembly

    NACAC's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) - September 2019

    At its 2019 National Conference in Louisville, the NACAC Assembly voted to remove three provisions from the association’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) believes inhibit, to some extent, competition among colleges for students. The three provisions address offering exclusive incentives for Early Decision, recruiting first-year undergraduates who have committed elsewhere, and recruiting transfer students.

    NACAC is currently under a moratorium of enforcing the CEPP, based on the DOJ inquiry. As this is still an active legal matter, and to honor the spirit of NACAC’s cooperation during the moratorium, NACAC’s legal counsel has recommended that the national Admission Practices Committee (and all affiliate Admission Practices Committees) not follow up on complaints for alleged violations of the CEPP.
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  • ThespianMiteraThespianMitera 25 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Has anyone heard from the Chapman prescreens? Thanks.
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  • anastasiasmomanastasiasmom 324 replies2 threads Member
    edited November 2019
    @ThespianMitera

    Hopefully someone can answer this for you but looking at previous threads it seems to have taken close to 7 weeks before they released a decision on some of the prescreens last year.
    edited November 2019
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  • BFAMom2024BFAMom2024 42 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @ThespianMitera Yes, my D submitted her prescreen and supplemental to Chapman 10/30 and received a pass on 11/4. This was for their BFA Screen Acting. Don't know if it matters, but she had submitted her actual application 9/25 and they had already her SAT scores too.
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  • ThespianMiteraThespianMitera 25 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Thanks very much. We just received word today, and S did not pass the prescreen. On to the next one...
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  • arkhamarkham 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    edited November 2019
    anyone who has heard back from Pace on prescreens, how long did it take and was the response sent through get acceptd?
    edited November 2019
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