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Replies to: Obsessed

  • babygrl9205babygrl9205 . Posts: 596 Member
    yeah..im definitely obsessed with it too and i proobbably shouldnt be : /

    the only reason i might get in is cuz i'm:

    1. first generation
    2. good essay
    3. weighted gpa is 4.11 (altho thats not that high) but my sat score is only 1800.
    4. im asian indian
    5. im taking up to calc 3 and maybe 4.

    otherwise...i might noot get in. idk i can really imagine not getting in...i've considered cmc, and nyu but i dont even know if ill get in there lol and my back up is lmu.
  • dreamupsided0wndreamupsided0wn Registered User Posts: 1,505 Senior Member
    Eiffel, I see you on here all the time. I'm applying to the School of Cinematic Arts as well (first choice is Production, second choice is Critical Studies).
  • EiffelEiffel Registered User Posts: 1,370 Senior Member
    ^Haha, yep, I'm here all the time. Just another piece of evidence for the claim that I am, indeed, obsessed with USC. :) And *high-five* for applying to SCA too! How far along are you in your portfolio?
  • madeforuscmadeforusc Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Wow, when I started this thread I swear I didn't expect this many fellow obsessees! I'm applying to SCA too! First choice major Production, second choice Writing for Screen & TV. Applying as a transfer since I already graduated from a polytechnic, so not too sure what my chances are. But my jaw literally dropped when I saw the amount of work we had to do for SCA supplements!
  • EiffelEiffel Registered User Posts: 1,370 Senior Member
    ^So, wait...are you doing the supplements for both Production and Writing and submitting both of them? Also, does it really make sense to do that...because how many SCA majors are really going to admit those who have the major as their second--and not first--choice?
  • madeforuscmadeforusc Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Hey, I don't know! I just assumed that that was what I was supposed to do because I listed those as my options in the main application. Also, when I checked with the SCA Admissions team about whether I can overlap some of the content for each supplement (since some of the prompts are similar) they said it was fine. I would love to just do one supplement. It's a LOT less work! Is that what you guys are doing?
  • EiffelEiffel Registered User Posts: 1,370 Senior Member
    ^Oh, okay. Yeah...I don't see how any of my supplements for Screenwriting could overlap with the Production major. :-/ I'm really confused now. I mean, I just feel like I wouldn't have a great chance at the film major if I list it as my second choice. But I wonder if I should try anyway? I don't know...seems like a LOT of extra work that I might not have time for right now. :-/
  • victoria2victoria2 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Awwww I'm so obsessed that I'm just gonna write in this thread without having anything important to say.

    Anyway, I think you should list the major you mostly want to major in as your first choice. (coming from a totally unrelated business intented major point of view).
    Yes, I know, this entire post sucks and has nothing to add. Goodbye now.
  • EiffelEiffel Registered User Posts: 1,370 Senior Member
    Actually, I think I AM going to try do both the Screenwriting and Production supplement. It'll be a ton of work, but I think it'll be worth it. :)
  • madbeanmadbean Registered User Posts: 3,241 Senior Member
    Suggestion: My S applied to 2 SCA majors and turned in 2 separate supplements. I agree with all above--So much work!!! But, each package goes to a different SCA admissions review staffer, so just copy the letters of rec, other overlap essays as needed. Btw, he was admitted to his first choice. We've heard of others who were admitted to their 2nd choice. Since Production is probably the most highly sought after major, it's not a bad idea to have a second major as backup.

    Best of luck.
  • EiffelEiffel Registered User Posts: 1,370 Senior Member
    Thanks, madbean! Actually, Screenwriting is my first choice and Production is my second choice. So that's what I'm wondering...since Production is SO many people's first choice, is there any chance for someone who puts it as a second choice to be admitted?
  • dreamupsided0wndreamupsided0wn Registered User Posts: 1,505 Senior Member
    Well, here's my logic: Production takes 50 people, Critical Studies takes 75. I'd be happy in either, so I put Production as my first choice because it's harder to get into and Critical Studies as my second. I feel like having both of them increases my chances a little bit, almost as if I'm applying to a program that takes 115 people rather than two separate ones.

    But yes, I'm doing both the P and CS supplements... I started working on them back in May because I'm so anxious. :/
  • madbeanmadbean Registered User Posts: 3,241 Senior Member
    Eiffel, it might be of more help to your chances to get accepted to SCA to put down Critical Studies as your second choice major. I believe CS and Production have many overlapping courses and SC takes more students so while it is crazy selective, it's NOT as insanely selective as Production. Heh. If there isn't a spot for you in Screenwriting (uber-small incoming class size), doing the supp for CS will show SCA that you are interested in more than just writing. There can be opportunities, once at USC, to change majors if openings occur, or you might opt to do a minor in Screenwriting if that's allowed.
  • dreamupsided0wndreamupsided0wn Registered User Posts: 1,505 Senior Member
    Don't worry Eiffel. I started an SCA thread a while ago asking if they would accept someone to a second-choice major and somebody told a story of how their kid got rejected from their first-choice but got into their second. They won't penalize you for having two choices.
  • EiffelEiffel Registered User Posts: 1,370 Senior Member
    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll definitely look more at CS and see if it appeals to me. If I decide I prefer Production as a second-choice, though, I'll go ahead and apply for it. :) So thanks your advice, guys! And dreamupsided0wn, that's really good news that someone did get into their second-choice major when they were rejected from their first! :D
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