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bennyprof


Mar 17, 2008, 11:26 AM

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Re: [debernardi] MFA programs in Arizona Can't Post

Okay, so I'm pretty sure all of this year's U of A fellowship recipients have already been e-mailed. Any word on the rest of their acceptances? It's a big program (I think they take 20+/genre/yr) so I can't help but think they haven't finished notifying yet.

I did e-mail the lady in charge of/coordinating MFA admissions (Ms. Cooksey) and she told me they would be notifying by the end of the week (which would have been last Friday) by e-mail or post.

Anyone get a letter today?

-B


Daaaaave


Mar 17, 2008, 12:06 PM

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I still haven't heard anything either.

As a nonfiction applicant, it's extra frustrating since no acceptances have been posted. C'mon, they were the first ones last year!


bennyprof


Mar 17, 2008, 12:53 PM

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Well, if nobody posts today or tomorrow it might be next week before we hear anything, this week being spring break and all.


ilikemandioca


Mar 17, 2008, 1:09 PM

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Wow, I'm really glad to read that neither of you have heard anything either! I applied to both Fiction and Nonfiction at U of Arizona and haven't heard a word. I called last week and heard that "most of the decisions" had been made. I think I called on Thursday...whoever I talked with said that "some people have been emailed and the rest are being snail mailed". She said some of the snail mail had already gone out and some of it was being sent out "today or tomorrow" (Which was this past Thurs and Fri). I really had expected to hear something by Friday (I live in Tucson, so I figured the mail wouldn't have far to go).

On Friday, though, I ran into a guy I know from the non-fiction program. He said that Alison Demming told their workshop that there was an especially high level of submissions this year and the department had had to make some difficult decisions. He seemed to think that the TA offers had gone out, but that the fact that I hadn't heard yet didn't mean I was rejected.

So...I'm riding on the hope that I'll hear something today. Going home from work early to check the mail. Am getting realllly nervous...

I'll post if I hear anything else.

Debbie


bennyprof


Mar 17, 2008, 1:50 PM

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Re: [ilikemandioca] MFA programs in Arizona Can't Post

All the TA's have gone out, huh? Well, without funding there's a good chance I won't be going anyway.

How do you like Tucson? Is living in the desert as depressing as it sounds? ;)


Daaaaave


Mar 17, 2008, 2:18 PM

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Re: [bennyprof] MFA programs in Arizona Can't Post

Same here, if I don't have a shot at a Taship/funding it's pretty much out of the question.

Kinda sad too, I was thinking the warm weather might be a step up from northern Michigan :)


fiorava
Valerie Fioravanti


Mar 17, 2008, 3:49 PM

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I live in Tucson, and I think it's a great little city. Hard to imagine it as depressing at all. The weather, except for the atrocious summer, is spectacular, and the city is surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges dotted with saguaros, and great sunsets. The city has good restaurant choices, a live music scene, tons of cafes and bars, etc. I'm from NYC, so I know it doesn't have big city variety, but it also lacks big city frustrations. I'm pretty happy here.

I don't have anything to do with the UofA program. I already have an MFA and I teach CW online for two CA schools. I do have two students who were accepted there, one with funding and one without. For you waitlisters, neither are planning to accept.


(This post was edited by fiorava on Mar 17, 2008, 3:53 PM)


ilikemandioca


Mar 17, 2008, 4:32 PM

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Tucson? Depressing? On the contrary, Tucson is a lovely little town. Ok, maybe not so little, but it feels that way. I am so in love with Tucson that U of A is the only school I applied to because I'm not at all ready to leave this place.

I'm in a workshop group with a couple of U of A non-fiction students. I know U of A has been eyeball-deep in hiring two new faculty--one fiction professor and one non-fiction professor, I believe. I think they just finished that process, which is apparently why they've been taking their sweet time with our applications this year.

Arrrgh, the torture of waiting....glad you're all going through it with me :)

Debbie

p.s. just came home to check the mail. nada.


ilikemandioca


Mar 17, 2008, 4:41 PM

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Re: [ilikemandioca] MFA programs in Arizona Can't Post

One more thing: did you guys receive a confirmation email or letter saying that your applications were complete?

I didn't receive anything, which I guess maybe isn't strange, but I'm hoping that my applications and WSs actually made it the mile and a half down the road to the Modern Languages building....


ilikemandioca


Mar 18, 2008, 8:11 PM

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Re: [fiorava] MFA programs in Arizona Can't Post

Your students who were accepted to the U of A...what genre were they accepted to? Just curious...


fiorava
Valerie Fioravanti


Mar 18, 2008, 9:43 PM

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Both were accepted in fiction.


camm


Mar 19, 2008, 8:57 AM

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Re: [bennyprof] MFA programs in Arizona Can't Post

bennyprof,
i was accepted in poetry on 3/17 by email. no financial aid or TAship.


Daaaaave


Mar 19, 2008, 1:37 PM

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Ok, somebody's going to have to take one for the team and call them about nonfiction. I can't do it because I'm at work, but the fact that poetry and fiction have been contacted already is killing me!


lovesapricots


Mar 19, 2008, 2:26 PM

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Hi,

I was accepted for nonfiction at U of Arizona around March 12th, via phone. No funding though. Sorry not to post sooner, and I have no sense of where they are with the rest of their notifications for nonfiction, but thought I'd share what I do know.

Good luck!


Daaaaave


Mar 19, 2008, 3:55 PM

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Yeah, it's good to know!

Sort of a bummer because that probably means I didn't get in, but at least I'm not tormented with the "when are they going to let us know" question.


ilikemandioca


Mar 20, 2008, 12:16 PM

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Yeah, I'm totally confused. What are they doing over there? How is it that I haven't heard of any rejections being sent out? Does everyone else think they're doing rounds? Should I still be crossing my fingers? Or should I move on to "Plan B"....of course, I'd have to make a Plan B first.

;)

<3 Debbie


bennyprof


Mar 20, 2008, 12:23 PM

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Got my rejection yesterday, so they're in the mail.


stacylynn


Mar 20, 2008, 12:34 PM

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Re: [bennyprof] MFA programs in Arizona Can't Post

Just to clarify, you guys are talking about U of Arizona letters being in the mail, right?

I am still waiting to hear from Arizona STATE. Has anyone heard from them ?


bennyprof


Mar 20, 2008, 12:36 PM

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Yep, U of A. Don't know anything about ASU.


auroraleigh


Mar 20, 2008, 12:48 PM

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I heard from ASU back in February (for poetry). Not sure about fiction.


jdavis


Mar 20, 2008, 1:47 PM

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Just got a waitlist email for Arizona U. in nonfiction. Yay! So apparently they're still working on notifications, folks who are waiting to hear...


ilikemandioca


Mar 20, 2008, 3:31 PM

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Re: [jdavis] MFA programs in Arizona Can't Post

to clarify, you got a waitlist email from University of Arizona? Or Arizona State University?


jdavis


Mar 20, 2008, 4:16 PM

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Sorry -- it was a waitlist from University of Arizona.


ilikemandioca


Mar 20, 2008, 8:44 PM

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Sorry to hear that, bennyprof. :( rejections are no fun.

what genre did you apply for?


bennyprof


Mar 20, 2008, 8:59 PM

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fiction.

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