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SUNY Purchase

theatrecatheatreca Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
edited July 2010 in Theater/Drama Majors
I'm just making this thread so people can post whether or not they have gotten any acceptance letters/phone calls when the time comes! I have gotten conflicting info about acceptances. On here some people said you get acceptance phone calls two weeks after your audition, which seems awfully quick to me. They told us March 1st when we auditioned. Anyway everyone post here when you hear anything!
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  • littlemermaid13littlemermaid13 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    i heard from the admission counselor at auditions that if they reject you you will get a letter mid feb. and if you are accepted or waitlisted they call you around march first. it is hard to wait!!!!
  • operationgold7operationgold7 Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    Huh. That's weird, 'cause at my audition, the lady there said that they inform everyone on March 8.
  • confusedlizconfusedliz Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    The woman at mine said people who got rejected would find out first, but she didn't say in exactly what time frame.
  • SopranoroseSopranorose Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    For music majors, teachers will have picked their students by Feb 28th. After that, they will start sending out the letters of acceptances. That is what I was told today.
  • bogfacebogface Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    I just had my audition, and the lady said the first week of March for acceptances, rejections already having been sent out. Wait-list letters follow soon after the acceptance phone calls.
  • anotherday28anotherday28 Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    bogface - when was your audition? i sent my portfolio/application in last week for dramatic writing, so i'm wondering if they would have processed it fast enough to send out a rejection letter... :/
  • bogfacebogface Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    Anotherday: My audition was this past Saturday. However, I would think that the process is slightly different for majors that aren't audition-based (because I imagine it takes much longer to review portfolios than it does auditions). If I were you I'd relax and assume mid-late march for answers. Good luck!
  • littlemermaid13littlemermaid13 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    bogface, to clarify: the bfa acting rejection letters have already been recieved by people who were rejected? i'm not sure i got that right, that seems awfully quick...
  • NJTheatreMOMNJTheatreMOM Registered User Posts: 3,673 Senior Member
    When my son auditioned last year, the students were told that those who were denied would get a letter within about two weeks of the audition, and that is what happened.

    My son was at the earliest round of on-campus auditions last year, and he received his denial letter before the end of January.

    Possibly the procedure is different this year, or maybe it's different for auditions that are not on-campus. In addition, the mail could be slower because of the weather.

    By March 1, all of the denial letters will have been sent, I assume, based on what bogface was told.
  • bogfacebogface Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    I think they basically send out rejections as soon as they know for sure that they don't want you. So someone who auditioned in January might get a rejection by the end of January, whereas I probably won't hear back until close to the time when acceptances go out (because I auditioned so late).
  • theatrecatheatreca Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Am I the only one who finds this hilariously confusing? Hahahaha. I'm just so nervous it gets my heart beating and everyone has a different info to contribute and I just think it's funny
  • jbehlendjbehlend Registered User Posts: 266 Junior Member
    Straight from the horse's mouth .... I emailed questions to the Purchase Admissions department regarding the Acting Conservatory admissions process, and got the following responses:

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    Notification of those who will be offered admissions will start around the first week of march via a telephone call from the conservatory. Waitlisted letters will go out during the beginning of March.

    Admits will be notified with a phone call followed by an admit pack once application is complete and academics are good, waitlisted will be notified via a letter the beginning of March in which one must respond in writing within 2 weeks after receiving the letter. The first students who get their decisions are the denies which are sent out on a rolling basis.

    If accepted one must notify us my May 1st. One can remain on the waiting list after May 1st. Hopefully no later than June 1st.
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    Hope this helps clarify things!
  • bogfacebogface Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    Hah, assertiveness solves all. Thanks!
  • luellalabluellalab Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    At The audition the admissions officers said call backs that day had no bearing on whether or not you got in but 2 students who were helping said they did not know why we were told that because they do not know anyone who is attending currently who did NOT get a call back!! I found this very interesting.
  • hippietheatermomhippietheatermom Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    In the info session they say that it doesn't matter if you get a callback or not and it's TRUE. My D had her audition on Friday, Feb 12th and didn't get a callback so she was disappointed. On Friday, Feb 19th she received her acceptance letter, dated the 17th, that congtratulated her on her aacceptance as a Drama Studies student for the 2010 Fall semester.
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