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  1. Sorry to hear, IMUnaware. I forgot to check the postmark date before I tossed the letter in the old recycling bin, but they could've been sent at the same time. I'm out West, so if you're on the East coast I guess it would take a day or two longer to get to you. Bummer. CAMFA, yes they did notify me that I was a finalist in the past, but as far as I know, they didn't contact my references so I don't know how serious they were about me. Again, who knows?
  2. Well, maybe in both your cases no news is good news. The other 2 times I've applied to USD I didn't hear until late March because I was a finalist so it's possible they sent out initial rejections early - which is what I got the other day - and they still have a pool of people that are still in the mix. Ahhh! Who knows? Fingers crossed for you guys though!!
  3. Well friends, I got my rejection letter from USD in the mail yesterday so that's it for me, since it's the only school I applied to. Ah well...maybe next year. We'll see if I still have it in me. Best of luck to all of you. I hope everything works out for you exactly as it should, and that either way I'm sure you will all find a path that's right for you in this wacky business we all got ourselves into.
  4. I'm sorry to hear that, IMUnaware. Hang in there.
  5. Ah gotcha. That's great! Ditto when IMUnaware said. Sending acceptance vibes your way! Hopefully soon!
  6. Megan598: Welcome! I auditioned for NYU a couple years ago and I think it was around this time that they sent out invitations for their callback weekend - and also rejections. Mine was a rejection, in the form of an email. If you are waiting to hear from them, I think you should be hearing either way. So maybe no news is good news? When is their final callback weekend this year?
  7. Yeah, I know a lot of people who were accepted their first year, but I also know of a lot of people who it took 2, 3, even 4 tries before getting in. It may have to do with the school/s you're applying for, where you are in your career, or if you're just out of undergrad, etc. I don't think there's any rhyme or reason to it.
  8. I don't know. I think if another offer comes along then you aren't 100% obligated. At least until you sign the paperwork. That's what wait lists are for - in case someone drops out to attend another program or something else comes up. But that may be something that needs to be considered on an individual basis depending on the school and the situation.
  9. Haha, well like I said in a previous post, I'm feeling strangely calm about the whole thing this time. It's not like I am not anxious to know, but I am not consumed by it like I was last year and the year before. Lol. It's a little strange...but I prefer it to the alternative. Yeah, April seems about right. Also, I think a lot of the URTA schools wait to make offers because they know schools like NYU, Yale, & UCSD have their final callback weekends mid-March and will be making their offers late-March/early-April. And a lot of people will hold out on accepting an offer until they've heard from their top choice school, so that slows down the whole dang process...sadly.
  10. That may be true IMUnaware, but these decisions can take a while to make. There's a lot that can go into them: reviewing application materials, reference letters, possibly calling and speaking with references, waiting on financial packages to be compiled, etc. Maybe some offers are out, but they're waiting on confirmation before making the rest of the calls...not only that, but they all are probably involved with classes, productions, and showcases with the current MFA students, so they may only be able to dedicate so much time every day or week towards finalizing their incoming class. You certainly could inquire, but a lot of schools discourage contacting the admissions office. Answering calls from prospective students looking for information keeps them from being able to actually do the work they need to do to get all the offers and rejections out in a timely manner. I know it's hard, and trust your judgement on these things of course, but my advice is to wait it out. We'll all hear for sure in the next few weeks.
  11. That's fantastic, Alisha. Most programs don't offer that kind of feedback. In fact, most don't offer ANY feedback. It's the worst! Good for you. It seems like you definitely made an impression. And here's hoping you're one of the remaining 3 to get that offer!! MFAs for everyone!!! Lol.
  12. Ha I wish I knew! The waiting is agonizing. But the good news is, regardless of outcome, it'll be over soon and we can all move on with our lives. Best of luck to you though, and remember that an MFA is just ONE of the many paths we can take towards our career goals. It sounds cliche maybe, but it really is true. And with odds like 3 women every few years, it's clearly not the path that the majority of people end up taking.
  13. Alisha - click on the "results page" tab at the top of the page. It will direct you to a list of people who have posted whether they've been accepted or rejected, what program/school, and when. There are a lot - most of them not theatre or arts related - so I recommend searching "MFA Acting" or for whichever school you've applied to. It helps to know if anyone has heard anything yet - but not everyone shares, so...it's not 100% reliable. Still, I've found that it helps.
  14. Alishabond - In my experience, it's still a tad early to lose all hope. March is the month for most MFA programs to send out notices, but all programs are different. If it's a program like Yale or NYU who have several rounds of eliminations, then a lot of people will hear earlier. But so far the results page is almost void of MFA Acting news. I think Yale has sent out initial rejections, and one other place as well - but I can't remember which. If you look at the trends on the results page, most of the "Accepts" happen early to mid-March. Some even later. What school/s did you apply to? I only applied to the Old Globe/USD program, and I'm pretty familiar with their timeline. They make personal phone calls to the 7 people they accept. Then shortly after that, they'll send rejection letters (3rd or 4th week of March). IMUnaware - any news from USD on your end??? I know the waiting is rough. This is my third year of it and I'm surprisingly not stressing out about it. Not quite sure why, lol. I'd understand it if I felt like I either bombed my audition or nailed it - but I feel neither. I actually have NO idea how it went.
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