I keep getting asked this question. And the answer has been "no" for quite some time...Much longer than I'm comfortable with.
And though "no news is good news" has been a comforting thought for me on these long winter nights...I finally lost my taste for patience and emailed Jonathon Ward, NYU Grad Acting Department Administrator. I sent him a short/sweet email simply inquiring about the status of my application.
I have friends that have received a "rejection" email already and another that has received a phone call inviting them to the final callback weekend.
Me? I've heard nothing...nada.
Don't mean to be pushy...but just wanted to make sure they didn't mis-type my email address into the system for that rejection email.
And Jonathan kindly replied back to inform me that I have not received an email or a phone call because I am in a pool of people that NYU will be contacting if they aren't able to assemble a class of 18 from the group of 50 actors they invited to the final callbacks...a.k.a. I am on the "wait list"...again...just like last year.
Good news: I have not been "cut." I am grateful to still be "in the running."
Bad news: I am essentially a "back-up" option. (Psychologically, this is not exactly a confidence-building way of viewing oneself.) Also, Jonathon didn't mention in his email how many people are in this wait-list "pool," but if it's anything like last year...there are probably about 250 of us wading around in it.
I mean...I'd LOVE to be NYU's FIRST choice, but if I make it in the end...I suppose it doesn't really matter if I was the "first choice" originally or not.
So we'll see how it goes... I'm not going to hold my breath though.
(Photo by L-Netz)
How's that for a sunshiny positive attitude? LOL!
I will probably hear back from NYU again the week following the callback weekend...so that's...I don't know...some time after March 20th probably.
Soooooo there will be mooooooore waiting in limbo.