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miss.modular


Mar 6, 2008, 11:28 AM

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So...I called Montana today and was told that the committee finalized their decisions yesterday. The Lucky Ones will be called this week and early next week. They've received 180 applicants in Fiction, 40 in Non Fiction, and 85 in Poetry. This really surprises me, I thought the numbers would be much, much higher.

I didn't get the impression that there is a waitlist. When I asked how many finalists they've chosen, I was told that they're admitting 20 in Fiction, 10 in NF, and 20 in Poetry. I think letters of rejection *might* come via email? I imagine this would happen starting next week.

Well, there you have it. Good luck to everyone!


hamlet3145


Mar 6, 2008, 11:32 AM

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Wow, that's a lot lower than I heard for poetry--but then I heard the poetry total from a fiction prof. Good luck everybody!


lindseymorrone


Mar 6, 2008, 11:38 AM

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Thank you so much miss.modular for the info! I really feel like I might have a chance. I was expecting WAY higher numbers. Man, I hope they make some calls today...the wait is killer.


mchard


Mar 6, 2008, 11:40 AM

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Thanks for calling, miss.modular.


miss.modular


Mar 6, 2008, 11:41 AM

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No problem! I couldn't stand it anymore ;) I just had to know!


mchard


Mar 6, 2008, 11:49 AM

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Did you speak with the program director or someone else?


Vesuvia


Mar 6, 2008, 12:03 PM

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Yes, thanks for calling! Those odds (poetry) seem unbelievably good - which I think means that a rejection will suck all the more. But hopefully we won't have to deal with that.

Jason, I don't remember the deal from my research - how's funding at Montana? Sorry if this question was already answered here, my brain is so fried at this point....


miss.modular


Mar 6, 2008, 1:03 PM

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I spoke with Karen Sturm, a staff member in the English Dept.


reality writes


Mar 6, 2008, 2:08 PM

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ooh i feel the same way. it's going to hurt more if we don't get in!


hamlet3145


Mar 6, 2008, 2:08 PM

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Vesuvia,

Funding is good if you can get it. =) The problem is that there are only 10-11 TAs to go around. If anybody does get in but gets no funding, drop me a line. (I didn't get funding). I have some tips as to how to make it workable. While having to pay for an MFA isn't the best route one could take, Montana's yearly tuition & cost of living are exponentially less than, say, Columbia. I think the TA's pay is about $10k these days, but you only teach one class per semester. Most second years get to teach creative writing. I think Montana gets a bit of a bad rap by not funding everyone, but the situation is that there just aren't enough undergrads to teach. The U only has 13,000 students. If the program were smaller (i.e, 20 students total instead of a little over 40) eveyone would be funded. But nobody wants it to be smaller.

--Jason


bennyprof


Mar 6, 2008, 8:03 PM

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Well, looks like they won't start making their calls until tomorrow. If they were going to start tonight, surely someone would've posted by now.


miss.modular


Mar 7, 2008, 11:46 AM

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The suspense is killing me. The really horrible thing is I know I will probably have a slow day at work.


lindseymorrone


Mar 7, 2008, 12:17 PM

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I don't know what to think. I caved and called. The secretary/receptionist/girl who answers the phone said the MFA acceptances will go out within the next couple of weeks! Maybe we should stop holding our breath? This is killing me.


annie0


Mar 7, 2008, 12:31 PM

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I just got the call! In at Montana for Nonfiction.

Good luck all, I think they are making a lot of calls today...


mchard


Mar 7, 2008, 12:46 PM

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Congrats, Annie, you have some impressive choices!

M.


hamlet3145


Mar 7, 2008, 1:12 PM

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Annie, congratulations! PM me if you would like to talk to a current non-ficiton student; I can hook you up.

Did they offer you funding?


bennyprof


Mar 7, 2008, 3:01 PM

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Congrats, Annie!

Hmm. I figured the acceptance posts would start rolling in after that first one, but it's been sort of quiet since.


lindseymorrone


Mar 7, 2008, 6:52 PM

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I'm pretty shocked and disappointed no fiction acceptances announced at Montana. I'd prefer knowing one way or the other, even if it's the ugly other. I'm really hoping I get in here though!


bennyprof


Mar 7, 2008, 7:38 PM

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Yeah, me too. Looks like it'll be Monday before they start notifying the masses. Fingers crossed.


bennyprof


Mar 7, 2008, 10:02 PM

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Someone just posted an acceptance for poetry w/TA-ship on Seth's blog. Maybe they're calling the funded ones tonight?


pareidolia


Mar 7, 2008, 11:51 PM

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I saw the poetry acceptance too. My heart is in my throat.


miss.modular


Mar 10, 2008, 2:23 PM

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Anything? Anyone? Hopefully they're calling their fiction picks this week.


Daaaaave


Mar 10, 2008, 11:38 PM

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Do we know if all the nonfiction people were called yet?

Montana was one of my top picks :(


hamlet3145


Mar 11, 2008, 12:06 AM

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Daaaave,

As far as I know non-fiction was called on Friday. One the new admits was actually visiting tonight. I hate to convey that potentially bad news.


miss.modular


Mar 11, 2008, 1:38 AM

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Jason, any info on the fiction picks?

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