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piratelizzy


Mar 28, 2007, 2:57 PM

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U of Florida [In reply to] Can't Post

Any recent news to anyone from U of Florida? I haven't heard squat, even when I wrote asking about my status recently. I know they contacted acceptances a while back...


'sup?!


ecphraticknolls


Mar 28, 2007, 3:03 PM

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Re: [piratelizzy] U of Florida [In reply to] Can't Post

I e-mailed them early this week... I didn't get it. (I'm thinking that this is going to be the case if you haven't gotten an e-mail yet...)


piratelizzy


Mar 28, 2007, 3:15 PM

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Re: [ecphraticknolls] U of Florida [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks. Yeah, I tend to think I'm out, but, mmm... want the official word.


'sup?!


mlpurdy
Moriah Purdy

Mar 28, 2007, 4:03 PM

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UNC Greensboro [In reply to] Can't Post

OK, so I lied. Remember I said Jim Clark at UNCG said decisions would be made by the 15th? Well that was true, but he also told me that acceptees would be notified by the 1st, which I had forgotten until I looked back at the post-it I wrote the info down on. Sorry everyone.

I was getting a bit antsy though, so I emailed the UNCG to request an update on the status of everything anyway. Jim very kindly informed me that I am in the running for a spot (!!) but that they have a limited number of out-of-state tuition waivers and they're fighting with the administration because he says he won't accept out-of-staters unless they will be able to give them a waiver. So that's creating a bit of a delay in the process.

Point being, for those of you still waiting, drop good ol' Jim an email and he'll probably be willing to share whatever he can.


Arkinese


Mar 28, 2007, 4:10 PM

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Re: [mlpurdy] UNC Greensboro [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the info! I emailed back and forth with Jim before I submitted my app and then got the cryptic email from the assistant director a couple weeks later. Part of me really wants to email Jim and/or Terry again but part of me is so afraid to! I'm WAY out-of-state (not that it matters how far, but still) and so if they can't get many waivers then even if I had a chance it would be much slimmer. I've heard nothing but bad news and I kind of don't want any more just yet. I think I'll go have a cookie and mull it over.... If any of you also have a cookie in your immediate vicinity, feel free to join me in eating one.

(This post was edited by Arkinese on Mar 28, 2007, 4:12 PM)


mlpurdy
Moriah Purdy

Mar 28, 2007, 4:19 PM

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Re: [Arkinese] UNC Greensboro [In reply to] Can't Post

No I think the point with the waivers was that someone higher up is telling him they don' t have many, but that Jim is committed to providing them, so he's fighting for more and seems hopeful he'll be able to get them.


alishein


Mar 28, 2007, 4:24 PM

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Re: [mlpurdy] UNC Greensboro [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't remember -- has UNCG sent out any rejections yet? Or have they not notified anyone in or out?


BlueVelveeta


Mar 28, 2007, 4:30 PM

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Re: [Arkinese] UNC Greensboro [In reply to] Can't Post

Having a cookie now. Lovingly baked for me by the wonderful magical cookie-baking geniuses at Trader Joe's.

I sent off my signed acceptance letter yesterday and have been nauseated with anxiety ever since. I sat on the 15 bus this morning, staring out the window at the stomped-gum spattered and cheerfully filthy streets of Oakland thinking, "Oh my god, in 5 months, these sights will merely be memories." And then this shaking crack addict sat down next to me and (accidentally) spit on my jeans and I thought, "Oh my god, in 5 months, this glistening globule of toxic spit will be nothing more than a dried and slightly discolored patch of Tide stain remover." And then I almost cried. But didn't. And then "St. Elmo's Fire" came onto my iPod and man, did it ever speak to me.


Arkinese


Mar 28, 2007, 4:34 PM

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Re: [mlpurdy] UNC Greensboro [In reply to] Can't Post


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he's fighting for more and seems hopeful he'll be able to get them.

OK...well, if he's hopeful then I guess I should be too. Not that him getting the waivers means anything to me if I'm not accepted but I guess I should overcome my fear and send him an email. Maybe after another cookie. And, BlueVelveeta, those TJ cookies are awesome! I'm eating homemade oatmeal-choc-chip but if homemade isn't available then I always go after the TJs.


koleski


Mar 28, 2007, 9:06 PM

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Re: [alishein] greensboro and GRE scores [In reply to] Can't Post

I was at American's grad school open house (after getting that e-mail), but we separated from the main group to hear more about the program from Denise Orenstein and met E.J.Levy too. Then all students--both accepted and still waiting to hear--had lunch together. That night, I hung out with the current students there and had an AMAZING time. Everyone seems very connected. Their program is literature-rich, and 48 credit hours, which is more than most. They're not publishing-focused; very craft-focused. The purpose of this, as Orenstein put it, is to maintain the "tension with the page," so the publishing aspect will come. Of course, a school in New York or another city will have stronger ties to the writing community, but I do appreciate some aspects about a faculty ethos that nurtures the work and trusts the rest will happen if deserved. All alumni and current students I've communicated with were/are very happy with the program and felt/feel they had A LOT of freedom in choosing courses and carving out a unique literary path. For instance, one alumna had an Afro-Caribbean lit focus and finished with a 500-page novel that an entire thesis committee read TWICE. That says a lot about the faculty, which is very diverse and available to the students...Poliner had her office hours--for that Friday--posted by a handwritten note when I walked past her door. Kermit Moyer's leaving after this semester, which really sucks, and they have very little to no funding for students (at least I wasn't on the list), but it seems to be the kind of program that could help any type of writer grow...I don't want to ramble too much, but would love to write more to anyone that wants details. E-mail me at koleski@gmail.com if you want both my perspective and the view of the alumni/current students. Lastly, I've been accepted to The New School and University of San Francisco as well, so was curious if anyone had any insight in comparing these three schools. I feel so lucky to have gotten in SOMEWHERE! Thank you to all who have comforted me and cracked me up on this forum for the past few months!!


ausmith


Mar 28, 2007, 9:19 PM

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Re: [EastCoastPoet] No more sunshine [In reply to] Can't Post

ECP -
I was also accepted to BGSU in poetry, and just took a roadtrip out to Ohio to meet with Sharona and check out campus - if you want to chat about the program, you can e-mail me at austinsmith82@gmail.com - in the meantime, good luck as you think through the decision.


waiting


Mar 28, 2007, 9:51 PM

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Is this strange? [In reply to] Can't Post

This is my first year applying to MFA programs and I was wondering if this was normal because people keep talking about an April 15th deadline, but I still haven't heard a thing from three programs: Notre Dame, Arizona State, and Eastern Washington. I've seen people post acceptances from these schools on other sites, but the numbers are maybe one or two people and I don't think I've seen anything about waitlists. Is this normal or will they just not notify if it's a rejection? Thanks for any help, you all have been very informative.


bighark


Mar 28, 2007, 10:09 PM

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Re: [waiting] Is this strange? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Waiting,

You will definitely get something in writing regarding your application decision.

Not having heard anything at this point is perfectly normal, especially considering the later application deadlines of these schools. Many schools typically notify their accepted candidates much earlier than the rejected candidates. Some places (Notre Dame, for example), don't have official waitlists and simply hold on to every application until they get official confirmation from all of their accepted candidates.

Good luck!


a2poet


Mar 28, 2007, 10:47 PM

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VT [In reply to] Can't Post

In at Virginia Tech with funding for poetry (via phone)... Nikki G man, Nikki G


http://mwicker.blogspot.com/


waiting


Mar 28, 2007, 10:53 PM

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Re: [bighark] Is this strange? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's sort of reassuring. I was also confused about Eastern Washington. Someone had posted that they do rolling admissions. How does that work exactly? I sent in my application back in December for a priority March 1st deadline and haven't heard much other than that they got everything and that they processed my FAFSA, but that I have not been fully admitted yet.


papichulo


Mar 29, 2007, 12:06 AM

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Re: [koleski] greensboro and GRE scores [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the perspective and the update on American! If only they gave out some money...and if only DC wasn't so expensive...from the research I've done, the program sounds great.

So last night I did the Big Bad Thing, decided to bite the bullet, and I emailed every single program I haven't heard from yet. I already get my snail mail 2-4 weeks late since I live in India, and tomorrow I leave for Greece and won't even be able to check my snail mail for 10 days!

From my emailing flurry, I've already received back a bunch of rejections (5) and one waitlist (at Bowling Green!). Still waiting for responses from 4 others, including Greensboro. The only rejection I was sad about was Montana :(

On a positive note, this week I was offered a partial TA at Maryland!


jaywalke


Mar 29, 2007, 8:42 AM

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In at Virginia Tech with funding for poetry (via phone)... Nikki G man, Nikki G



Rodents dancing in a line, a2poet! (Conga-rats.)


a2poet


Mar 29, 2007, 9:07 AM

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Re: [jaywalke] VT [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks jaywalke, I appreciate the love!


http://mwicker.blogspot.com/


jaywalke


Mar 29, 2007, 9:41 AM

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Thanks jaywalke, I appreciate the love!



I forgot to add: If you (or anyone) has questions about Blacksburg feel free to post them or PM me.


piratelizzy


Mar 29, 2007, 9:49 AM

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Re: [a2poet] VT [In reply to] Can't Post

You could not ask for a gutsier writer than Nikki Giovanni. I'm sure she's a dynamite teacher, too. Mucho jealous of you, a2.


'sup?!


JKicker
Jonathan

Mar 29, 2007, 10:51 AM

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Re: [jaywalke] VT [In reply to] Can't Post

I can also offer information about Blacksburg, or VT as I just graduated from their ugrad creative writing program last year. Don't have too much experience with Nikki, but I did win second place in the big poetry contest she started last year...so I got to rub elbows with her for like a millisecond. But Bob Hicok I can tell you about (amazing)...or the fiction faculty (I was fiction).


girlinblack

e-mail user

Mar 29, 2007, 12:23 PM

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In at Virginia Tech with funding for poetry (via phone)... Nikki G man, Nikki G


Nice one! Congratulations!


stellalovers


Mar 29, 2007, 1:40 PM

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Re: [ecphraticknolls] U of Florida [In reply to] Can't Post

who did you email at u florida? my emails to them have gone unanswered.


cornflake girl


Mar 29, 2007, 2:11 PM

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Re: [a2poet] VT [In reply to] Can't Post

in for poetry too....congrats to you. what attracted you to the program initially? im so torn about it....awesome faculty, awesome funding, diverse and receptive, but i havent read or heard any feedback because its so new. what are your feelings on it? are you in for sure? where else did you apply? (yes, i know...im mildly obsessed here...)


jargreen

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Mar 29, 2007, 2:40 PM

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Re: [stellalovers] U of Florida [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, mine too. The University of Florida is the least responsive institution with which I've ever had business.

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