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jaywalke


Mar 2, 2007, 8:49 AM

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Re: [jharrod] The score at Hollins [In reply to] Can't Post


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Waiting to hear from <snip> Virginia Tech (which is a hidden jewel of a program)


Me, too. I called them a few days ago to be sure they had everything, and the admin guess-timated that the decisions would be out "very quickly" after the March 15th cut-off date (despite the fact that Tech is on Spring Break next week). I've been reading my way through the faculty, and it's getting my hopes up. Falco's short stories, in particular, are excellent.

I agree that Hollins' tuition is reeee-dickerous. If I had that kind of $$$ I would skip the MFA and just buy a publishing company.


(This post was edited by jaywalke on Mar 2, 2007, 8:51 AM)


soozybleu


Mar 2, 2007, 9:24 AM

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Fiction vs. Poetry [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello, all. Just lamenting, waiting for telephone calls, chewing my lip off and wondering if anyone has thoughts on whether or not programs take longer to decide in fiction than in poetry. For instance - no one's heard in fiction at Bama (or have they?) and poetry calls went out last week.

And well...it's keeping the hope alive for some people around me.

Any thoughts on this?


abardaglio


Mar 2, 2007, 9:57 AM

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Re: [jharrod] The score at Hollins [In reply to] Can't Post

I sort of figured as much with Hollins.

I'm down to three schools, all of which have already been notifying people...though I haven't heard from any nonfiction applicants to The New School or Columbia. Yikes. I guess this is why people apply to 12 programs.

Hey, live and learn, right?


bodhayogi


Mar 2, 2007, 10:21 AM

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Re: [jharrod] The score at Hollins [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyone out there still waiting to hear from UMass Amherst? Have all acceptances gone out and are those of us who haven't heard yet getting the big "R"?


commanda
Amanda

Mar 2, 2007, 11:28 AM

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Re: [bodhayogi] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm kinda still waiting. Not expecting anything in the way of an acceptance. As I said before on the board -- the assistant director of the program is at AWP through this weekend, and I believe the office coordinator has been away on personal leave (at least all last week). I got a rejection letter from UMass fairly late last year. I want to say late March (and I live 10 minutes from campus).


nachocheese


Mar 2, 2007, 11:49 AM

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Re: [Elika619] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

My cell phone just rang... it was the dentist confirming my appointment for tomorrow. How did my dentist get my cell number? What was I thinking?!

Hate hate hate this process!!



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So my phone just rang. Caller ID said it was from "Unknown." I answered it with my heart in my throat. I considered answering it "Grad school?? Is that you??" but I instead opted for "hello?"

"Hello?" said a nice-sounding woman on the other end.

"Yes, hello?" I said again, praying my cell phone wouldn't drop the call.

"MANDY?" she screeched into the phone. "Mandy, is that you??"

"Um, no, I'm sorry, you have the wrong number."

BLAGHH!!



tenderloner
Geary'n Hyde

Mar 2, 2007, 11:56 AM

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Re: [bodhayogi] The score at Hollins [In reply to] Can't Post

Ah, the big R...I'm trying to make my peace with it. I see Cal Arts began notifying, so now my schools that are notifying in fiction, but not me (yet!) are: Cornell, Iowa, Columbia, UNCG (though I suspect they'll have more) and Cal Arts. I also thought Brown began notifying, but didn't see that noted on Seth's blog. I even get a pang when I see notifications for schools I almost applied to, but didn't for lack of an LOR or whatever -- Hollins, IU Bloomington, Michigan.

That leaves me with: Michener, UC Irvine, NYU, and Hunter, plus Columbia and Cal Arts as definite maybes. Is Iowa finished notifying? Gah, a writer can dream! Then again, as has been said many times on these boards, not hearing is a good thing, I could be short-listed at Cornell and Iowa and about to be called by Columbia and Cal Arts at any moment.

Unbearable, indeed.


thera


Mar 2, 2007, 12:26 PM

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Re: [commanda] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

i'm still waiting to hear from them. whatever, Amherst - i never liked you anyway.
I haven't heard from any of my schools. am considering some kind of spell.
if i don't get in anywhere, it's definitely because i left the 's' off of the word 'gnats' in one of my poems.

jesus, this is the worst. i think i will leave my phone at home tomorrow. and not look at the computer.


Kelsie


Mar 2, 2007, 12:51 PM

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To those of you waiting on Oregon [In reply to] Can't Post

From the looks of things, everything has been put together...but also put on hold b/c Dorianne's at AWP and us VERY FRAZZLED 2nd years are getting ready to take our massive MFA exam. SO, I would say you should start expecting news (via phone call, for you acceptees) around the 9th or the 12th...

Shhh. Tell no one I told you!

Luck to all,

-K


EastCoastPoet


Mar 2, 2007, 12:52 PM

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Re: [commanda] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

Right there with you Amanda the Commanda (from Boston, have claim over the accent). UMass admits a decent amount of people, so I still haven't given up hope.

Looking at:
New Hampshire- rejected (bye bye #1 choice)
UMass- assumed rejection, don't wanna jump the gun
Indiana- Teresa said late Feb early March...still hope
Emerson- assumed rejection
Bowling Green- lots of hope alive
Arizona State- long shot, don't like the heat much

Meh, oh well. all I know is I'm so excited to go back to Boston for Break and see the fam and friends. I haven't spent Patty's back there for a long time, so it should be a blast. Good luck to everyone still waiting. WE ARE...*clap clap clap* SPEAKEASY
...or something


bodhayogi


Mar 2, 2007, 1:06 PM

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Re: [commanda] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

Hm. I'd be less irked about probable rejection if I didn't spend lots of extra time on that application for a TAship. Ah, whatever, must not get bitter. I'll feel a whole lot better when the waiting is over...


weert006
Matthew Weerts

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Mar 2, 2007, 1:25 PM

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Re: [Kelsie] To those of you waiting on Oregon [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey everyone- I just got accepted to Mankato (Minnesota) today in fiction. By the looks of it I am either on a very short waitlist or out at Hollins (was hoping for scholarship I guess) and no news yet from Oregon. I have an interview at Hamline on tuesday, so things are looking good I guess. I still have the greyhound bus to Eugene dream alive, and I have at least one acceptance.

I didnt get at TAship at Mankato. I didnt do all the paperwork. The logistics got to be too much at the end. Ok, well, thats my news.


BlueVelveeta


Mar 2, 2007, 1:27 PM

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Re: [bodhayogi] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep...their silence has made me quite proud of myself for forgetting to submit that stupid application until the due date, and then just deciding, "screw 'em, i'm not doing it."


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Hm. I'd be less irked about probable rejection if I didn't spend lots of extra time on that application for a TAship. Ah, whatever, must not get bitter. I'll feel a whole lot better when the waiting is over...



EastCoastPoet


Mar 2, 2007, 1:33 PM

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Re: [BlueVelveeta] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

Not Me! I sent it in (on the day it was due actually, oops!) and even overnighted it! All in all I spent about 150 bucks overnighting everything to my six schools...what a waste...


Glinda Bamboo


Mar 2, 2007, 1:38 PM

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Re: [Kelsie] To those of you waiting on Oregon [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh, Kelsie. Sweet, sweet Kelsie with some Oregon news. Thanks.


BlueVelveeta


Mar 2, 2007, 1:38 PM

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Re: [EastCoastPoet] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry, ECP. You'll feel better knowing I spent well over $1000 on applications that seem to have netted me zilcho.

In other news, last night I had a nightmare in which I freaked out while reading a "classic piece of literature" and began ripping it to shreds while screaming and crying. Whoa.


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Not Me! I sent it in (on the day it was due actually, oops!) and even overnighted it! All in all I spent about 150 bucks overnighting everything to my six schools...what a waste...



EastCoastPoet


Mar 2, 2007, 1:42 PM

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Re: [BlueVelveeta] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

It's friday, which means Wendy's for dinner (a sad ritual, I know) so I'm going to get over it all with grease and ketchup. Oh a bit of news I have forgotten to share! Arizona State will be making their choices, announcements, etc AFTER AWP. I was told much of the deliberation was done, but AWP was a big deal for them so after AWP (I'm assuming by the end of the coming week) those of us applied there to learn under the graces of the great Norman Dubie and Tito Rios will know.


mares


Mar 2, 2007, 2:30 PM

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Re: [jharrod] The score at Hollins [In reply to] Can't Post

damn...i love hollins. i'm willing to admit it's more of a location thing than a program thing (I was really disturbed when someone on here posted that the people in the workshops are mostly undergrads) but man...I wish they would buck up a little with the funding.


so they have made poetry acceptances, then?


edit for update:
official rejection letter from wisconsin 3/1 (which was a bit nicer than the REFUSAL on the status page ;-)

rejection letter from cornell today

hopefully visiting Southern Illinois next week, since I was recently accepted there.

nothing from: FSU, UF, Michener, Hollins, UVA, Western Michigan, BGSU


(This post was edited by mares on Mar 2, 2007, 2:34 PM)


kiiro


Mar 2, 2007, 2:51 PM

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Re: [weert006] To those of you waiting on Oregon [In reply to] Can't Post


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Hey everyone- I just got accepted to Mankato (Minnesota) today in fiction. By the looks of it I am either on a very short waitlist or out at Hollins (was hoping for scholarship I guess) and no news yet from Oregon. I have an interview at Hamline on tuesday, so things are looking good I guess. I still have the greyhound bus to Eugene dream alive, and I have at least one acceptance.

I didnt get at TAship at Mankato. I didnt do all the paperwork. The logistics got to be too much at the end. Ok, well, thats my news.

Oh, man. How were you accepted? Letter? Email? Mankato's one of my top choices and I've heard nothing. :(

Congrats, though!


lculli18


Mar 2, 2007, 2:52 PM

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Re: [EastCoastPoet] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you keep getting emails/mailings from Emerson re: graduate open houses and online chats? I just got one two minutes ago but I haven't heard boo from Emerson regarding admissions. grrrr....


tenderloner
Geary'n Hyde

Mar 2, 2007, 3:11 PM

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Re: [kiiro] To those of you waiting on Oregon [In reply to] Can't Post

Dude, everytime someone mentions Mankato, I think of Little House on the Prairie and how they had to go to Mankato to get anything really fancy! Sorry, not to take away from your acceptances or anything. Shoot, maybe I should've applied there.

TL
Who's hoping not to find a letter from Cornell in her mailbox tonight, Zoinks!


EastCoastPoet


Mar 2, 2007, 3:18 PM

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Re: [lculli18] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

YES! I almost just died checking my e-mail. But here's the problem. When I check the status page it hasn't changed, plus it tells me the tuition deposit site is down, which isn't true because others who have been admitted (one girl on the 2007 Acceptances blog page) said hers works and she got in. So I'm fairly certain I'm not in. Oh well...horrible poet? No...but maybe next year...


lculli18


Mar 2, 2007, 3:39 PM

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Re: [EastCoastPoet] UMass [In reply to] Can't Post

What a wicked game to play.... grrr.....


kiiro


Mar 2, 2007, 3:48 PM

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Alabama [In reply to] Can't Post

I just received a rejection from Alabama. I'm really, really sad about this. One of my top four. I knew before opening it, though. I called Alabama a few days ago, and they said anything from the Graduate School is a rejection. Acceptances come from the English Department.

I also received a package from Oregon, but it turned out to be an acknowledgment that I'd applied, along with information on housing. "This is not a notice of admission, but is an acknowledgement [sic] that your application has been received by the Office of Admissions." They need to spell-check their letters, even if I love them.


(This post was edited by kiiro on Mar 2, 2007, 3:50 PM)


podi


Mar 2, 2007, 4:25 PM

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Re: [mares] The score at Hollins [In reply to] Can't Post

Mares,

May I ask why you love Hollins's location? Or any other reason why you love the school?

I posted a few weeks ago that I was accepted to Hollins (fiction) and someone replied about the undergraduates in the workshop. Since then, I've spoken with current MFA students there, and they said that the fiction workshops are all graduate students (same with the tutorial -- the core of the program, with only four grad students per professor). It is in electives that grad students may sit alongside undergrads. And that seemed fine with me.

I want to be sensitive to everyone waiting to hear back. I wish you all the best of luck. But I also have to say from my perspective, they aren't entirely stingy with funding. I received a grant worth two full years tuition plus a stipend, and I got the impression that there were a few other students who were awarded the same package. So, yes, the tuition is high, but relative to the number of award packages they give out (for 12 accepted students, I assume from what the web site says), I think the funding is reasonable. It's a private school. I know Cornell is private, and offers full funding to everyone, but they accept fewer students. And there are other private school MFAs with high tuition, and perhaps they don't offer as much funding as Hollins.

Just my two cents.

Good luck, I'm rooting for everybody.
S.


(This post was edited by sergio on Mar 2, 2007, 4:32 PM)

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