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nadom


Mar 13, 2005, 11:21 PM

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So far I've gotten into two MFA programs: American University and New School University. I'm waiting to hear from Hollins and UVA (although UVA is saying they won't let people know about their decisions until April 1st which is when the New School needs an answer by...)

Does anyone know about the New School's MFA program or had any experience? I'd love to hear about it.


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bighark


Mar 14, 2005, 11:08 AM

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Why don't you call the New School and ask if you could speak with a few students? I'm sure the department will be very helpful.


smg225
Stuart Greenhouse

Mar 14, 2005, 11:46 AM

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The owner of this blog, Brand New Insects (http://www.shannacompton.com/blog.html), is, I believe, either a student or recent graduate of the program. You could scan her blog, or even ask her advice, if you like.


sonshineslocs


Mar 14, 2005, 1:46 PM

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when i was inquiring about spalding's MFA that's what i did. well, i emailed. the woman who answered my emails also put me in contact with number of students, current and alumni.

that's a great way to find out what you want to know.

i'm curious though, why didn't you ask questions about the program before you applied? what if you find out that you don't like it? what if you've wasted your application fee? or are these just follow-up questions?


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mizrachi


Mar 14, 2005, 2:22 PM

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I have a friend who graduates from the New School MFA program this spring. She seems to have enjoyed it a great deal. I think it is a worthwhile place. Their faculty list is quite strong. Plus, you'd get to live in NYC which would be great for connections, etc.


nadom


Mar 14, 2005, 2:33 PM

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I just have some follow up questions. I've spoken to a couple people, I just wanted to find out from a couple more. This is just me getting anxious about my decision.


sonshineslocs


Mar 14, 2005, 3:25 PM

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i understand now. while i haven't called anyone, i've been checking university of louisville's site almost incessantly since i submitted my humanities phd application a couple weeks ago. i should hear something by the end of march/april 1. i can definitely identify.


ceb


Mar 16, 2005, 3:44 PM

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Nadom, are you in New York? New School writing program is hosting a cool thing tmw night:

National Book Critics Circle: Reading and Awards Ceremony
Reading: Thursday, March 17, 6:00 p.m., Tishman Auditorium, free
Awards Ceremony and Reception:Friday, March 17, 6:00 p.m., Tishman Auditorium, free
Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in the categories of: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography and Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. The first night, finalists read from their work. The second night, winners are announced at the awards ceremony. Hosted by the New School Graduate Writing Program.


Maybe you could check it out, and there are bound to be folks from the program around to talk to. Also they have open houses from time to time (I went to one this winter) so you may want to check on that too.


joysan


Mar 22, 2005, 9:22 AM

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my former poet/mentor/advisor taught at new school and another poet I like is teaching there now (Miranda Field). I didn't apply myself because I think there is very little funding to attend school there unlike bigger schools which have more money to dole out in general.

/joysan


nadom


Mar 25, 2005, 2:47 AM

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Thanks, Ceb, I did end up going to the National Book Award Reading, (which I enjoyed very much for the most part :) Right now I think I'm leaning towards Hollins University because it's a good program, my mentor/professor went there and well, I don't have to pay tuition and I get a little stipend. The New School's giving me a scholarship but not enough considering I'll be having undergraduate loans to worry about paying off very soon.

I don't know how the environment in Roanoke, Va is going to affect my writing. I'm thinking that having my own apartment in a place that isn't so distracting as NYC might be nice. Then again, I might not get inspired as much as I do in NYC (I get so many ideas by riding the subway and people watching.) Eh, guess I have to make my decision within the next week :/


rtperson
Roger Turnau

Mar 25, 2005, 9:24 AM

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I don't know if the rules have changed since I went to school, but I think if you go back to school full time you don't have to pay back your undergraduate loans yet. So you may have a few more years with no payments and no interest. They should start to come due (along with any graduate loans) six months after you stop being a full-time student.

--rt


srujacobs


Mar 29, 2005, 8:02 PM

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hi, I private messaged you--I was accepted at the New School too and want to compare notes about funding, because I think for even limited funding I'm getting a rough deal.


C.bronco


Apr 7, 2005, 2:44 PM

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The New School University writing faculty has some pretty impressive members, including author & critic Dale Peck. As a HS guidance counselor, I'm impressed w/ the school itself as well.


http://cynthia-bronco.blogspot.com


mizrachi


Jul 16, 2005, 10:40 AM

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I hear great things about Helen Schulman. And I think Pablo Medina is on staff there. He's pretty great as well.


HopperFu


Aug 1, 2005, 9:25 PM

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I did a one-week workshop with Sigrid Nunez this summer. I really loved her. She's fun, funny, smart, and a careful reader. I really enjoyed working with her.
That being said, I've only ever workshopped with two people - Sigrid Nunez and Lan Samantha Chang. In both cases, I was really impressed.
If it helps, everybody else in the workshop loved working with Sigrid as well.


bamboo


Mar 18, 2006, 8:52 PM

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 I am going for fiction. I think Sarah Lawrence is one of the best programs. I have attended two summer workshops and I know the faculty well. The quality and the commitment to teaching are unmatched. I think it's worth every penny.


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jennymck


Mar 18, 2006, 9:05 PM

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that's cool. Do you know if you are going to receive any funding or anything like that? I'm totally psyched that I'm accepted! I'm just also aware that it's super pricey, but I was really wanting to get in. So you are definitely going? I'm visiting a friend in NYC in a couple weeks so I'll definitely visit the campus while I'm there.


bamboo


Mar 18, 2006, 9:12 PM

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I did not recieve any information about funding yet. I think it's in the mail. But I'm definitely going

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that's cool. Do you know if you are going to receive any funding or anything like that? I'm totally psyched that I'm accepted! I'm just also aware that it's super pricey, but I was really wanting to get in. So you are definitely going? I'm visiting a friend in NYC in a couple weeks so I'll definitely visit the campus while I'm there.



coolshoes


Mar 20, 2006, 8:38 PM

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Has anyone heard from the New School yet?
Today I got something from their financial aid office, listing the usual eligible loans, but also listing scholarship money for Fall 06 and Spring 07.....but I haven't heard if I'm in or out. I wonder if this means anything at all, or if it's just their usual finanical aid, based on a formula, using all the numbers and info I provided on the FAFSA.
Anyone have any ideas?


www.LisaRomeo.blogspot.com


Aubrie


Mar 20, 2006, 9:23 PM

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Coolshoes - a lot of us have been dinged, so maybe there's good news waiting for you!


coolshoes


Mar 20, 2006, 9:54 PM

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Aubrie, from your lips to God's ears!


Aubrie


Mar 20, 2006, 9:57 PM

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I've got my fingers crossed for you!


buhlo


Mar 21, 2006, 12:19 AM

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coolshoes, yea I got the same letter today, listing "creative writing scholarship" money for 06-07. I could be wrong but I think the financial letter has out run the acceptance somehow. I would be really cruel to list scholarship money available to us, and then reject us. Crueler things have happened.

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Has anyone heard from the New School yet?
Today I got something from their financial aid office, listing the usual eligible loans, but also listing scholarship money for Fall 06 and Spring 07.....but I haven't heard if I'm in or out. I wonder if this means anything at all, or if it's just their usual finanical aid, based on a formula, using all the numbers and info I provided on the FAFSA.
Anyone have any ideas?



coolshoes


Mar 29, 2006, 1:05 AM

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Is anyone out there going to The New School for nonfiction?
I'm curious to know what it's reputation is outside of Manhattan. Forgetting the money for the moment, is it kind of cavalier to turn it down in favor of a less prestigious school because of family logistics; or should I find a way no matter what to make it work because it is such a stellar program?


blueberry


Mar 29, 2006, 2:38 PM

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I'm wondering about the New School as well...hard to guage where it is on the map in relation to other programs. Is it a stellar program? The faculty certainly is, but what about the program itself?? Anyone out there with thoughts on this? Or on the New School as compared to other NY programs - Sarah Lawrence/Columbia?


bamboo


Mar 29, 2006, 3:38 PM

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I don't know about New School. But I got in the other NY schools and I will go to Sarah lawrence. I have attended a few summer workshops and I know they the faculty. They are outstanding and committed to teaching. The private conferences are a unique feature of this program . Furthermore in no other school there is a range in the age of the student body. I think this is a great asset in a workshop. But again this is all personal.

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I'm wondering about the New School as well...hard to guage where it is on the map in relation to other programs. Is it a stellar program? The faculty certainly is, but what about the program itself?? Anyone out there with thoughts on this? Or on the New School as compared to other NY programs - Sarah Lawrence/Columbia?




neens


Mar 30, 2006, 7:09 PM

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Does anyone know how many people applied to the New School nonfiction program? Or how many were accepted?


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blueberry


Mar 30, 2006, 9:42 PM

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i was told that 50 nonfiction students were accepted to the new school by an admin staff member there.
anyone waitlisted at columbia or know (approx.) how many they waitlist?


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Clench Million
Charles

Mar 30, 2006, 11:21 PM

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50 people accepted just for nonfiction? Damn, that's a huge program!
If fiction is the same way I'm gonna feel bad if I don't get in...


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coolshoes


Mar 30, 2006, 11:41 PM

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I was told The New School got about 750 apps for all genres, and admitted about 120; I'm not sure how that breaks out among fiction, nonfiction, poetry and writing for young children.

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asneth


Mar 31, 2006, 11:30 AM

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What MFA are you two accepted into? Fiction? Nonfiction?


asneth


Mar 31, 2006, 11:38 AM

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I got a financial aid letter from them a few weeks ago and called and the mfa department said it was a standard form and they had not yet made their decisions. However, we could be thinking about different forms. What program at The New School did you apply to? I have not received any word yet either way.


wonder01
Miriam Terron-Elder

Mar 31, 2006, 12:25 PM

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Has anyone heard from NYU yet? I've tried contacting them twice about my application and I can't get anyone to call me back.


Kcchen


Mar 31, 2006, 12:30 PM

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My NYU rejection was dated March 20th. I know some ppl found out that they were on the waitlist this week.


Clench Million
Charles

Mar 31, 2006, 12:32 PM

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I think all the NYU acceptances heard a while ago.
FWIW I got my wait list letter a few days ago, maybe monday.


neens


Mar 31, 2006, 1:30 PM

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I was accepted to the nonfiction program. Were you accepted to nonfiction or fiction? What do you think of the program? I called the office and spoke with a past fiction student and got some feel for the school, but really how much of a sense of the program and the students in the program can you get over the phone?


wonder01
Miriam Terron-Elder

Mar 31, 2006, 4:08 PM

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I think all the NYU acceptances heard a while ago.
FWIW I got my wait list letter a few days ago, maybe monday.


Called NYU. More notifications have been sent out today. The person wouldn't tell anything else.


asneth


Mar 31, 2006, 4:18 PM

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I applied for nonfictio, but I have no idea either way, they haven't sent me anything and they could not disclose decision information when I called and they have not responded to my emails yet, so who knows.


neens


Mar 31, 2006, 6:45 PM

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well good luck. i hope that they get back to you. the wait is agony.


Ditchcake


Apr 3, 2006, 11:57 AM

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FYI: New School admissions ppl say that there were 380 FICTION applicants and they accepted 30. A nice amount, but still less than 10%, so semi-exclusive-ish, maybe.
I got in and I'm thinking of going. I have no sense of its reputation though. (The website is a bit lacking too.) If anyone is a current/past student and has anything to say, or if anyone out there has just heard ppl say good or bad things about the program at all, please clue me in.
I know ppl keep asking generally about programs and nobody ever answers, but come on, I'm asking so nicely. Please?

Thanks, guys.


asneth


Apr 3, 2006, 12:13 PM

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ahh I just wrote you this nice long response and it is lost to the world of the internet.

How did you find out about The New School. Did you get a call? Did you call them? Did you get a letter. If you got a letter, when did it come? If you called them, who did you contact?

I'm going stir crazy waiting for their nonfiction program to responde. I tried to email but no answer. I called a few weeks ago and the guy at the general admissions off (who had contact to my file) could not disclose my status over the phone (said he was not allowed, but he might have said they hadn't decided). I'm so nervous that something happened to my application, like it wasn't complete (reminds me of the dreams of waking up after you miss a test). Although I did get that letter about financial aid from them a while back. Also makes me think they sent a rejection and something happened to it.

Please give me answer!! I may just call them today.

Thanks!


asneth


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Ok, I called the admissions office and without even asking my name the woman said that the letters would still be going out over the next couple of weeks. I mentioned the April 15 deadline and the woman acted confused and then said the same thing (as in, a standardized response). I called the writing program who said that she thinks notifications are still going out, but she would transfer me to the admissions office.

Has anyone made CONTACT with The New School in this situation. Has anyone called and been given a straightforward answer if they were rejected or accepted. Has anyone even told them their name over the phone?


Clench Million
Charles

Apr 3, 2006, 1:39 PM

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Congrats.

What funding did they offer, if I may ask?

I applied to New School, but couldn't get any real information about hteir funding...


Ditchcake


Apr 3, 2006, 1:39 PM

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Hey there- (and whoa, calm down-)
So I dont know if this helps but I'll tell you how I was contacted for New School fiction. Well first, a couple weeks ago, I got this cryptic letter in the mail about specific loans/scholarships I would receive, with exact amounts and everything, but it said nowhere whether or not I got in. (It began "we are pleased to inform you..." - i got all excited, then realized it told me nothing. Grr.) So I called the finance office and they said, yeah, we have nothing to do with admissions, you may or may not be accepted, dont ask us. So I waited some more. Then on Mar. 27, I got an email from the "Assistant Dean of Admissions" congratulating me on being accepted, letting me know I should expect a general info package in the mail soon. When I called today to ask some questions (and yes, mentioned my name) , the guy on the phone (I think it was the same "Assistant Dean of Admissions") sounded confused that I hadnt yet received the package, and told me to expect it very shortly.
Okay, there you go - an abundance of probably irrelevant information, all relating to my New School fiction MFA acceptance experience. Speaking of New School fiction MFA, hey, anyone out there have any opinions on the program or know of anyone who does?
(Cough. Cough.)
This thing on?
Thanks.


asneth


Apr 3, 2006, 2:12 PM

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Thanks and I apologize for sounding so frantic! An empty mailbox after a night of no sleep is not the best feeling.
Your recent acceptance makes me want to wait it out a few days. I received the financial letter, but a few weeks ago. When I called to ask about that, at the time, the woman I spoke with said those sent entirely seperate than admission decisions. I will wait till Thursday and maybe call again. I didn't leave a name or anything, so hopefully I won't be a pest.

Thanks again! I appreciate your help! Truly!


pitselah


Apr 3, 2006, 2:50 PM

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I was also accepted to the New School for fiction. I got the packet on Friday. They gave me a departmental Scholarship of $4,300/year. I haven't gotten an award letter from the financial aid office yet, so there is still a chance of additional funding I guess.


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debernardi
jeff thorsby


Apr 3, 2006, 11:06 PM

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Are there any New School poets out there that can share how they made the program work financially? Teaching somewhere, latte-slinger, etc.? I have a fine scholarship, but not enough to take care of everything, and teaching there does not appear to be something they offer.


ApollosQ


Apr 4, 2006, 8:15 PM

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If you're going to the New School in NYC, consider Elaine Equi. She's a poet, so it's not fiction. I took two workshops with her during my undergrad at Rutgers. She was one of the best teachers any subject I've ever had. A good writer, but what she was best at was listening and gently steering you toward your own best writing.

--Dan


clarabow


Apr 4, 2006, 8:59 PM

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I know funding is important...but I think The New School MFA program is amazing!!!! If you got in there...I'd seriously consider attending and finding, somehow, someway, a way to make it work. Their instructors have a fantastic reputation amongst my friends who have gone through the fiction program. The people I know who have gone through the fiction MFA program at TNS have already started having publishing successes. It seems the professors make a real effort to help their former students make their way into the publishing world.

Clara


__________



Apr 4, 2006, 9:02 PM

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I don't want to sound rude, but Dale Peck kind of rubs me the wrong way. While I can admire the ballsiness of his published criticism, he comes off as a bit of a hypocrite. For instance, he derides postmodern literature, but was instrumental in the publishing and marketing of J. Saffran-Froer, someone who writes the worst example of work he claims to hate, but who just happened to be the brother of his coworker/buddy. He will speak out about everything he finds 'outrageous' in literature--specifically work that gets more attention than his--but won't comment on real ills, like the habit of friends awarding friends thousands of government writing dollars (because, hey, he's one of those friends). He's a schmoozer, a fast-talker, and reading his stories (which are competent, but nothing snazzy), I get the feeling his connections are responsible for a lot of his published work. I'm not sure he's the kind of teacher I'd seek out.


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willbell
Will

Apr 5, 2006, 9:03 AM

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Check out Douglas A. Martin. His new novel, Branwell, about Charlotte and Emily Bronte's brother was recently released. I think if you do a quick google search you find some audio clips of him reading also...

Darcey Steinke is also good. Check out her novella, Milk.

I think they are both on the Fiction faculty.


sara9870


Apr 6, 2006, 3:17 PM

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has anyone else gotten into the new school for fiction? I called them today, as I havent heard anything yet and they said they would be mailing out decisions this week, and they actually haven't accepted anyone yet, which is obviously not true. I was just wondering if there was still hope....


Ditchcake


Apr 6, 2006, 3:41 PM

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So, Pitselah, where do you think you'll be going in the end? New School? Brooklyn? Other? What are the key factors?
Also, have you heard any good (or not-so-good) things about New School fiction? I crave info and have practically none. It was even too new for that 1996 rankings list everybody hates, so I don't even have a general sense of where it lands in the MFA world. Any thoughts?
Thanks.


Aubrie


Apr 6, 2006, 3:42 PM

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That's very bizarre that they said they didn't accept anyone. They definitely have. They must be doing it in rounds and whomever you spoke was speaking of that particular round, and might be too uninformed to know that there were others before this.
Hmm. Weird.


asneth


Apr 6, 2006, 6:39 PM

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I called for nonfiction and they said that they would be mailing stuff out this week too. they have accepted people and rejected them, the guy told me that they don't do a mass decision basis, it's case by case....which makes me wonder if it's more along the lines of a huge waitlist they just filter through. I don't know, but they told me to call back next week if I haven't heard anything so don't worry!


Corkython


Apr 13, 2006, 1:32 PM

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Hiya! I got into the New School poetry program, too. I am deciding between Florida and the new school. I have to decide.. tomorrow. I'd definitely like to talk with you about the new school--maybe together we could cobble together a decent knowledge of what we'd be getting into.
So, email me if you can-- cdshannon@gmail.com

All the best, Chris


neens


Apr 14, 2006, 4:36 PM

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Hiya,

I got into the New School nonfiction program. I am interested to hear what you know about the school. Did you decide on Florida or NS?


Corkython


Apr 14, 2006, 6:53 PM

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Hiya!! I actually decided on Florida today... but it was a tough decision, and the New School was, of course, very tempting... let me know if you have any questions about that program.. I have read a bit of Vivian Gornick, and she is amazing. And, David Gates is also fabooooo!
Best, Chris


neens


Apr 17, 2006, 2:20 AM

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Congrats Chris on making a decision! Making the decision is the worst part. I am really excited to work with, near, under Vivian Gornick. Though I am not so excited about the funding situation at NS. But if I will it, it will come. (a positive attitude goes a long way, right?) So...what was the deciding factor? Just curious.
Best,
Nina


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Charles

Apr 18, 2006, 4:10 PM

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I never heard back from TNS so I called them today just to make sure I'd been rejected and it had gotten lost in the mail, and they told me they are still deciding on about 100 applications.
What the hell?

People have been accepted and rejected for weeks now... how do they even accept people until they've reviwed all the applications?


LookUp


Apr 18, 2006, 4:38 PM

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I think that means you're probably on some unofficial wait-list. Washington did this to me, back when I was applying, and I wouldn't have known it if I didn't call them and ask them where my rejection was.


debernardi
jeff thorsby


Apr 18, 2006, 6:47 PM

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I just declined NS today, so I hope that helps.


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Charles

Apr 19, 2006, 2:30 AM

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Yeah, but I DID call them and they told me they had 100 applications still under considartion.
Seems like far too many for a wait list, even an unofficial one.
Certainly could be lying though...


LookUp


Apr 19, 2006, 12:18 PM

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"Still under consideration", to me, sounds like they're still thinking about it, as in, they've read those applications and you might get in, but you might not. Though, yeah, to have a hundred still under consideration does sound pretty fishy.

Do they have sliding enrollment or something? If I were you, I might call them back and ask for clarification.


potataz


Apr 15, 2007, 3:52 PM

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Any advice in terms of funding at the New School???? Are there TAships or any scholarships???? I would love to go but $$$$.... & Is it worth it?


captaintodd
Todd Thomas


Jan 21, 2008, 4:15 PM

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I can see from my online status page that the New School has not received my undergrad transcripts yet, although i sent them out with a cover sheet over two weeks ago (from NYC!). Does anyone have the contact information (phone or email) for the New School. When I call the public number, I get animated voice and cannot find a real person. Figured someone out there may have already done this research and could provide the info! Thanks!


dewo82


Jan 22, 2008, 3:02 PM

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I would try the number below. It's Lori Turner's number in the writing office and she's always been helpful and polite whenever I've had a question about the program.

(212) 229-5611 x 2344





kjm0083


Apr 3, 2008, 10:38 PM

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I haven't received anything from the New School yet. It's the only school out of the eleven that I applied to (for poetry) that I haven't heard from. I would think rejections would have gone out by now. That's what I'm expecting. Not because I don't think I could get in, but because when I prayed about which program I would get into I prayed that I get into the best school for me, and that I be given as much guidance in the decision making process as possible. I think getting into only one school is some guidance for sure! Now I certainly know where I'm meant to be. Yeah Emerson! Anyone else going to Emerson?


sr393


Apr 3, 2008, 11:52 PM

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Two people received acceptances today in fiction, so I don't think that you should write TNS off yet. I'm also still waiting to hear for CNF. From reading various blogs and threads, it looks like people were still being admitting as late as May in the past.


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upsetme


Apr 4, 2008, 1:01 AM

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Good luck getting a human on the phone. I sent an email and left two voice messages -- not a single response.


sr393


Apr 4, 2008, 1:55 AM

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You've had some really horrendous luck with New York schools, huh?


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upsetme


Apr 4, 2008, 11:32 AM

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I know! And its not like I'm harassing them for a decision or anything. All my inquires were after an acceptance, after a notice of funding. WTF?


whyGA77


Apr 4, 2008, 11:08 PM

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I'm for fiction and I haven't heard a word from TNS. I'm wondering if this is good news or horrible news. April 15th is fast approaching!


DylanTaiNguyen


Aug 21, 2013, 1:29 AM

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Dear friends,

I apologize if this is not the ideal forum to post this. But... I'm a fiction writer—and MFA graduate—who's also a small business owner. I'm looking for a part-time office assistant; what I'm offering would be, I think, an ideal job for any MFA student. Please read below. I'd rather offer the job to a fellow scribe than anyone else!

Thank you for your time.

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The number of hours of work Monday through Friday varies from week to week—so please be aware of this fact.This situation could be ideal for students. For example, one week, you might want to work less because you have exams to study for.

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DylanTaiNguyen


Aug 21, 2013, 2:06 AM

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Hi everyone,
In the job posting below, I misspelled my email address.
It should be: MeritScholarsBilling@gmail.com.
Thank you!





Dear friends,

I apologize if this is not the ideal forum to post this. But... I'm a fiction writer—and MFA graduate—who's also a small business owner. I'm looking for a part-time office assistant; what I'm offering would be, I think, an ideal job for any MFA student. Please read below. I'd rather offer the job to a fellow scribe than anyone else!

Thank you for your time.

Get Paid while Working on your

Poems, Stories, Plays!


Small Test Prep Company, Run by Fiction Writer

Looking For Students to Proctor

Mock SAT/ACT Exams

at St. Francis College (Brooklyn Heights)

Accessible by A, C, E, F,

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, R trains



· Must be able to proctor weekend mornings
· And also work 3 to 6 hours Monday through Friday (morning or early afternoon: hours flexible) as administrative assistant

Advanced Skills
Typing speed (50 wpm)
Microsoft Word and Excel
Organizational skills

Intermediate Skills
Experience with Macintosh computers, scanners
Internet Research
Familiarity with the SAT, ACT, & college application process a plus

Basic Skills
Xeroxing
Filing
Mailing
Shopping for office supplies

Hours:
Flexible Hours Monday thru Friday
(Approximately 3 to 6 hours a week M through F)—varies every week

Must be able to work Saturday and Sundays (9:45 AM to 2 PM—sometimes 9:45 AM to 4 PM) proctoring SAT/ACT exams at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.

However, proctoring exams is the best part of the job. You just have to tell students when to start and stop for certain sections. Compose, edit, find your Muse—while students are taking the test! You can also surf the internet.

The number of hours of work Monday through Friday varies from week to week—so please be aware of this fact.This situation could be ideal for students. For example, one week, you might want to work less because you have exams to study for.

Pay Rate: negotiable (Commensurate with office skills)

Other Info: Email your resume to MeritScholarsBill@Gmail.com

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