Mar 19, 2008, 2:45 PM
Post #114 of 154
I posted a version of this in "I'm In"...
Just called Montana - I'm in for poetry! Spoke with Karen Sturm, who was very friendly and didn't at all seem to mind looking up my decision (I had seen that other people here had called, and I couldn't stand waiting anymore). She kept saying that the poetry committee had fallen behind and said that my letter had "just gone to the Graduate Office" so I probably wouldn't get it until the end of March - so if anyone else is waiting impatiently, call!
She also said I was "in the middle of the pack" for funding, but that some spots would probably open up, and they wouldn't know until April if I would get one of them. Not sure what that means in terms of actual likelihood of something coming through. I couldn't tell if that meant middle of the pack of a funding waitlist, or middle overall - it's the difference between hoping 5 people turn down a TA vs hoping that 8-10 do, which seems very unlikely.
Jason or anyone else, how many people do you think turn down Montana, thus opening up the funding waitlist? (If this question was already answered, I'm sorry for repeating - I'm running on caffeine and sugar today, so I'm a little scattered.)