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Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby koam » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:01 am

Here's a thread to share your experiences with timing of three events


1) Online Test
2) Audition Invitation Email
3) Contestant Search In-Person Audition

I've had one audition, in 2012.

Online Test: ~ March 28
Audition Invite Email: April 19 (~3 weeks after Online Test)
Audition (Boston): May 9 (~3 weeks after Invitation Email)

(Aced the written test with ~49, but didn't get the call...gotta work on that charm).

What kind of timing have you experienced?
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby econgator » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:18 am

koam wrote:Aced the written test with ~49


~49 != "Aced" ;)
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby Kingrat47 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:21 am

Sure, why not?

I've had one audition. I wrote the online test on January 29, 2008, and got the email inviting me to the audition on September 9, 2008. I auditioned in Toronto on October 11, 2008. As I've said in other places, I had more or less given up on that go-round when I got the email. Hope springs eternal!
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby Turd Ferguson » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:38 am

Online Test: 2009 (January?)
Audition Invite Email received: Mar. 11
Audition (Boston): Apr. 24

- Couldn't make audition, asked for a re-scheduling

Audition Invite Email received: May 6
Audition (NYC): June 21
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby skullturf » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:40 am

I've had one audition.

Took online test in January 2012, then took the "special" online test that was offered in March 2012, which we think had something to do with a glitch with the January 2012 test.

Got an email in late July 2012 inviting me to an audition in Philadelphia on September 10, 2012.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby nserven » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:54 am

Online Test: 01/09/2013
Audition Email received: 03/13/13
Audition: 05/01/2013, New York
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby FireAntsDefense » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Brain Bus: Asheville 2004. I remember because next morning I woke up with the granddaddy of all hangovers and the first thing I saw when I cut on the TV was someone throwing a cup at Ron Artest

Test: once sometime between 2006-2009 and once in 2012

Email: early October 2012

Audition: Baltimore, December 2012

Taped the last week of March 2013
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby sarah0114 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:38 pm

Online test: January 27, 2009
Audition email: April 6, 2009
Audition (Chicago): June 1, 2009

Online test: January 2013
Audition email: May 22, 2013
Audition (Detroit): July 14, 2013
Call: September 27, 2013
Taping: November 6, 2013
Air date: January 14, 2014
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby Volante » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:56 pm

Test date - Early Jan 2011
Audition email - Late Mar 2011 (Los Angeles)
The Call - Still waiting...
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby Kid Charlemagne » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:43 pm

Online Test: March 2012
Audition: November 30, 2012 (Baltimore)
Call: [still waiting]
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby ElendilPickle » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:55 pm

Online Test: 2011 and 2012
Audition invitation email: early May 2012
Audition: June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles
Got the call: early September 2012
Taped: October 15, 2012
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby Woof » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:05 pm

Test date - late Jan 2011
Audition email - March 2011
Audition - May 2011 (Orlando)
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby Thom » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:32 pm

Test date: March(?) 2006
Audition email: 5/4/2006
Audition date: 6/6/2006 (Minneapolis)

Test date: Jan 2013
Audition email: 3/13/2013
Audition date: 5/5/2013

Would have liked to take the Omaha-specific test in late 2013, but did not.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby CoachP » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:10 pm

My situation is slightly different-had to cancel my original audition because I had just given birth, so not sure if my audition a year later was a postponement, or if I made the cut the second time as well. Corina couldn't recall when I asked her at my taping.
Online Test: Jan. 2010
Audition date: April 16, 2010 (I cancelled-baby came 3 weeks ahead of due date, and yes, I had been planning to audition being 8.5 months along)

Online Test: Jan. 2011
Audition date: April 14, 2011
The Call: Feb. 13 or 15, 2012
Taping: March 14, 2012 (and July 24, 2012 :D )
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby lisa0012 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:25 pm

Online test- October 1, 2013 (Dallas special test)
Audition email: October 10
Audition: October 30
Call: (staring anxiously at phone)

That was a particularly quick turnaround.


Online Test- January 28, 2008 (I think)
Audition email- Late April, 2008 (can't find the email)
Audition: May 20 (21?), 2008
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby pinkfreud » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:41 pm

Online test 01/24/2007
Invited to audition 03/09/2007
Attended audition (Dallas) 04/30/2007
Received "The Call" 08/22/2008
Taped show 09/25/2008
Show was broadcast 11/24/2008
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby koam » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:12 am

Kingrat47 wrote:Sure, why not?

I've had one audition. I wrote the online test on January 29, 2008, and got the email inviting me to the audition on September 9, 2008. I auditioned in Toronto on October 11, 2008. As I've said in other places, I had more or less given up on that go-round when I got the email. Hope springs eternal!



Wow. That's a long wait.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby koozbane » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:16 am

I'm in my 17th year of trying to get on Jeopardy. During that time, I've made it to 5 in-person auditions: 3 in Boston, 1 in NYC, and 1 in Burlington, VT. I've also been to a Brain Bus event in Washington, DC. I've passed everything swimmingly, but alas, have not made it on the show. My guess is that I'm too ugly for TV!

Oddly, all 5 auditions were before they started online testing. You applied via postcard or online and then got an invite or not. Under that format, I was 5-for-5. Five applications, five invitations.

Since the onset of the online test, I've not made it to an audition. I pass each year in the range of 45, but have never gotten a subsequent invitation. My guess is the online test has brought a lot more people into the mix, decreasing the chances of getting an invite.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby Trandra » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:44 pm

First audition was Nov. 2008 for that year's college tournament. I don't remember the timing of the test or e-mail invite.

Second Test: Jan. 2013
E-mail: Late Feb. 2013
Audition: May 2013 in Kansas City, MO

The first time taught me that I should be less mousy and right under my personal judgement of obnoxiously loud for the second audition. I felt pretty good about my chances right after the audition, but 18 months is a long time to wait and wonder.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Postby jfrumkin » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:58 am

Online test (3rd time): January, 2012
Email: Early February, 2012
Audition: mid-April, 2012
Call: July 26, 2012
Slept: almost none until after first taping
Taped: August 29 and September 4, 2012
Aired: December 7-11, 2012
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