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LesK
Les
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Feb 20, 2008, 8:49 PM

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chitown,

Did you hear from anyone yet (thumbs up, down, in the middle)?

Les


chitown


Feb 21, 2008, 8:58 AM

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Sadly, not a word, other than an email from Cincy that said they were reviewing applications in March. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything.


LesK
Les
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Feb 21, 2008, 9:04 AM

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Sadly, not a word, other than an email from Cincy that said they were reviewing applications in March. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything.


Yep same here, like a sloop in the doldrums. I'm beginning to crave rejections to end the waiting.


gcsumfa


Feb 21, 2008, 2:12 PM

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Sadly, not a word, other than an email from Cincy that said they were reviewing applications in March. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything.


Yep same here, like a sloop in the doldrums. I'm beginning to crave rejections to end the waiting.


I also received the same e-mail from Cincinnati. I figured they still might notify some folks earlier, based on results reported from the last two years, but I haven’t seen anything from them on any of the tracking blogs.


pedro


Feb 21, 2008, 3:06 PM

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Hey, thanks for the congrats, Stephanie--and congratulations to you, too--I know exactly what you mean about nervousness. I'm super worried about meeting Trudy Lewis and Speer Morgan, especially, for some reason--all that Missouri Review hoopla around him, maybe--I totally freeze up in social situations--that's why the Good Lord Jesus made beer, I guess. Glad you'll be in Missouri for the student visit--I think I can barely afford the flight, so I'm 80% sure I'll be there--but I'm trying to figure it out with my work schedule, so there's a chance I won't make it.

And thanks for the apartment info, Spamela. $450 sounds about right for a studio within walking distance. I hope to minimize driving--my car is very very old. Have you found a place yet? Are you settled on Utah?


bktv


Feb 22, 2008, 3:05 AM

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Rejected by Website 2/22, University of Illinois-Chicago. That makes two.


chitown


Feb 22, 2008, 8:56 AM

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bktv- Don't feel too bad, I've heard that many of their PhD students come from their MA program, so it winds up being especially competitive for the few spots. I applied there too, although I can't get on the website because I lost my password. I'm assuming it's a rejection though, because they haven't called (if they even call people.)


LesK
Les
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Feb 22, 2008, 9:41 AM

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bktv- Don't feel too bad, I've heard that many of their PhD students come from their MA program, so it winds up being especially competitive for the few spots. I applied there too, although I can't get on the website because I lost my password. I'm assuming it's a rejection though, because they haven't called (if they even call people.)


I'm in the same boat, though the poetry version. Clearly, if they're sending out rejections, it's a bad sign. I'll try phoning the grad school (not the department) to see if they can help me access the bad news.


bktv - it just takes one program. just one.


LesK
Les
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Feb 22, 2008, 10:27 AM

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Just got my first rejection via University of Illinois-Chicago website. I will not be moving to Chicago. 1 down 4 to go.

(chitown: If you phone the grad school @ UIC they can give you your pin/ID [after verifying who you are]. I just did.)


(This post was edited by LesK on Feb 22, 2008, 10:35 AM)


chitown


Feb 22, 2008, 11:08 AM

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Thanks LesK; I just did (rejected…)

I did find out that acceptance letters went out this week. If you were accepted, your notification on the website will say “pending manual review” still.

Hope this is good news for some of you.


Stewbags


Feb 22, 2008, 11:08 AM

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Looks like someone posted an acceptance by phone to USC in poetry on Seth's blog last night. Probably doesn't bode well for me. Anyone else apply there?


bktv


Feb 22, 2008, 12:51 PM

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I didn't apply to USC this year, but I did get my MFA (MPW) there, and I know the program is very small and competitive. Typically they only accept two per genre out of about a hundred apps. per genre. So, that's about a 2% acceptance rate.

Also, since I found out about the UIC website check I have checked all of my other schools to see if they have a similar system. These schools all have them, but my app. still says "under review."

Nebraska
Georgia
Tennessee
Georgia State

Missouri, however, doesn't appear to have an online status check, which is a shame because the silence from them is strange at this point. I should have been rejected by them sometime this week, since calls went out so early.


(This post was edited by bktv on Feb 22, 2008, 1:02 PM)


stephkarto1
Stephanie Kartalopoulos

Feb 22, 2008, 1:26 PM

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About Missouri--if it is any consolation--I still have not received my actual offer letter in the mail. When Scott Cairns called me a week and a half ago, he mentioned that there were some things the program was still working out (which I take to mean exact amount of my fellowship, ie whether it is the same as last year's offerings or a bit more--and how much more and other stuff along those lines) but that I should expect my actual letter to arrive "sometime soon."

In the middle of this past week, the English Grad Student Association person e-mailed me and other PhD admittees stating that there is a date for the welcome event for admitted students but that the schedule would come sometime soon.

I think--off the top of my little head--that the program is a bit on the back-logged side. Aliki Barnstone is new this year (Lynn McMahon retired at the end of last year), and someone else is being hired to take Sherod Santos' spot (he is still listed as on faculty this year but is not teaching classes...I heard through the grapevine that he is retiring/stepping down/whatever at the end of this academic year). I heard some rumors about who might be hired to fill Santos' spot but that things "are still being finalized." So I can imagine that hiring activities, as well as giving people notification on paper of acceptance or rejection, is making things come out a little bit slowly.

(And there's still 1 more week of February left, right? They do promise to tell people by about March 1, which I take to mean that paper notification will come around then).


bktv


Feb 22, 2008, 1:33 PM

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True enough about the March 1st deadline. I suppose I'm just impatient. No, I'm going to say it's because I want closure. That sounds better.


stephkarto1
Stephanie Kartalopoulos

Feb 22, 2008, 1:41 PM

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I understand both sentiments.
I still have that with the other programs i applied to (especially Utah, dammit, who let admittees know around February 8 and my website profile still says "application out to department" or somesuch nonsense).

My fingers are crossed for you...


LesK
Les
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Feb 22, 2008, 3:39 PM

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I still have that with the other programs i applied to (especially Utah, dammit, who let admittees know around February 8 and my website profile still says "application out to department" or somesuch nonsense).


If last year is any indication Utah should send out rejections around the end of February.


gcsumfa


Feb 22, 2008, 8:39 PM

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Stephanie, weren't you nominated for a fellowship?

The reason I ask is because usually fellowship nominees are offered earlier than everyone else, since the fellowship can't be offered to anyone else should you turn it down.


(This post was edited by gcsumfa on Feb 22, 2008, 8:40 PM)


stephkarto1
Stephanie Kartalopoulos

Feb 22, 2008, 8:42 PM

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Not nominated for a fellowship in the 'must be notified earlier than others' sense--that's university-wide or grad school-wide stuff across all departments--but given a department fellowship. All of the PhD admits for Missouri were told already, I believe, as the e-mail I got from the english grad student association rep included e-mail addresses for something like 18 people across the department and welcomed us as *the* admitted doctoral students...

I hope that clarifies?


gcsumfa


Feb 22, 2008, 8:46 PM

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Not nominated for a fellowship in the 'must be notified earlier than others' sense--that's university-wide or grad school-wide stuff across all departments--but given a department fellowship. All of the PhD admits for Missouri were told already, I believe, as the e-mail I got from the english grad student association rep included e-mail addresses for something like 18 people across the department and welcomed us as *the* admitted doctoral students...

I hope that clarifies?


Oh okay, yeah...that's different from a university-wide fellowship.


stephkarto1
Stephanie Kartalopoulos

Feb 25, 2008, 8:22 PM

Post #345 of 2090 (14520 views)
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To all those who are waiting:

my official Missouri letter came today. So those of you who are waiting--if your letter has not come, I guess it should come very soon?

Somewhere along the lines, a mistake has been made. Scott Cairns said that I got into the program 'with fellowship,' but my letter claims that I have a teaching assistanceship. The money amount is the same, which is no sweat for me, but the difference is teaching 1 class vs. 2.

How would you handle this? I mean in all honesty, even teaching 2 classes and taking 3 will be so much less work for me to do than the load I have been carrying for too long now, but I do want the clarification. I was sort of feeling all special & stuff thinking I had a fellowship. Hmm...


LesK
Les
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Feb 25, 2008, 8:32 PM

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Stephanie,

Maybe you haven't got all the details yet? I'm sure Scott Cairns could clear things up with an email.

That said, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I, personally, might even wait for the visiting weekend.

Regardless, the program at Mizzou is so small that you should feel "special" and wanted regardless of the funding package. It is funded, and unless I'm mistaken, they have a fair amount of flexibility with their funding over the course of your studies, don't they? So it's not as though you're looking at 5 years of 2/2 comp....

Of course, that may compel you to think about other offers if they come....but that's up to you, of course.

Hope this helps...

Les


(This post was edited by LesK on Feb 25, 2008, 8:33 PM)


gcsumfa


Feb 25, 2008, 10:08 PM

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To all those who are waiting:

my official Missouri letter came today. So those of you who are waiting--if your letter has not come, I guess it should come very soon?

Somewhere along the lines, a mistake has been made. Scott Cairns said that I got into the program 'with fellowship,' but my letter claims that I have a teaching assistanceship. The money amount is the same, which is no sweat for me, but the difference is teaching 1 class vs. 2.

How would you handle this? I mean in all honesty, even teaching 2 classes and taking 3 will be so much less work for me to do than the load I have been carrying for too long now, but I do want the clarification. I was sort of feeling all special & stuff thinking I had a fellowship. Hmm...


Steph, either way you should feel special...Mizzou accepts very few people, from what I hear. I'm sure it was just a typo...maybe it was a form letter/template. I'd go more by his words than the letter.

On my end, nothing. Two of my schools--Tenn and Nebraska--have a history of reporting in the second week of March, so I'm not expecting anything from either of those schools until the second week of March.

I haven't seen any reports of accepts/rejects from my other schools, other than an MFA notice from Western Michigan (but I applied to the PhD program).

I hope I hear something this week; this is driving me crazy. Truthfully, it seems like there is less activity at this stage in the game from the PhD programs than last year. Though I didn't apply there, I haven't seen any reports for FSU, either.


(This post was edited by gcsumfa on Feb 25, 2008, 10:09 PM)


pedro


Feb 25, 2008, 10:15 PM

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Hey Stephanie,

My letter came, too, and my teaching package looks the same as yours--two classes per term. Scott Cairns hadn't mentioned anything to me, however, about anything beyond a teaching assistantship, although I also received a nomination for a grad school fellowship. I'm not quite sure what that means besides possibly receiving more funding.

Personally, I'm going to wait until March 14 to get in-depth with the profs about funding, class loads, etc., but I bet Scott Cairns wouldn't mind answering an email about the teaching load--he's been really good about answering my questions so far.

Good luck--


stephkarto1
Stephanie Kartalopoulos

Feb 25, 2008, 10:17 PM

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Ultimately, I'm fine and my thoughts are still set towards Missouri. It's not going to stop being my top choice school just because my funding might be 'assistanceship' vs. 'fellowship.' I do want to figure out which sort of funding I have, though. I'm going to wait until I am at the school, though, visiting in a few weeks. Then I might sit down with Scott or Aliki and just make sure how I am funded and talk to them about a few other things. I think I'm just being weird and insecure. It's been that sort of a day. Blah.

I guess it's starting to reach that time when FSU *could* tell people if they are in. If I remember, reports from last year had acceptees notified in the first few days of March. I guess that might be at some point next week?

My fingers are crossed for all of you!!!


chitown


Feb 26, 2008, 3:51 PM

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To anyone who applied at Tennessee, first-round acceptances were made last Friday via phone. Second round decisions will be made next Monday. This info is from the department secretary.

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