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RaoulDuke
Cobra Cobachi

Mar 5, 2008, 9:34 PM

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Pensive-
I live four hours away from Iowa City and I got mine today.

bunnytutu-
No change for me on ISIS. Still "In Progress." As of right.....now I have removed it from my "favorites" tab. Feels good, actually :-)

Richard


bunnytutu


Mar 5, 2008, 9:46 PM

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Re: [richardkae] The Rolling of the Heads Begins at Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

good to know. mine is also still in progress and i was just needing to ween it out of my mind as a hopeful sign. thank you for your reply and good luck!


Dinosaur


Mar 5, 2008, 10:23 PM

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I'm also about 4 hours from Iowa, but I haven't received any word. Just ValuPak coupons in my mail today.


auroraleigh


Mar 5, 2008, 10:55 PM

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damn those valupak coupons. that's all I got today, too.
and if I get one more victoria's secret biolift promotion e-mail I'm going to scream.


Taryn_S


Mar 5, 2008, 11:20 PM

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I'm in Idaho and received my acceptance letter (in addition to a phone acceptance a little over a week ago) in the mail today 3/5. My ISIS still reads "in progress." I've found that here and Seth and Godfrey's blogs are much more up-to-date than the university sites.


jsw


Mar 5, 2008, 11:51 PM

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RE--Iowa rejection today: I'm in NM and my ISIS status hasn't changed from "in progress" either.


RaoulDuke
Cobra Cobachi

Mar 6, 2008, 12:04 AM

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Sounds like changing ISIS is the last thing they do. Seems like most schools are slow to change their webpage notifications, which is annoying because that's the only instant notification we have to make ourselves feel better. It's bittersweet in that sense. I'm perturbed by the fact that Notre Dame and N. Mich. do not have webpage notification of admission status, and yet I know that if they did have them then I would only check it thirty times a day to find that no change has taken place. Oddly there is some level of peace in at least being able to check.


bunnytutu


Mar 6, 2008, 12:15 AM

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so have all those who have been accepted from iowa already been contacted via phone? if you haven't is there still hope? maybe i should be asking deb.


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 12:20 AM

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From what I can tell from these blogs, they are sending out acceptances without phone calls as well. Still hope:)


bunnytutu


Mar 6, 2008, 12:23 AM

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thank you pensive. here's to hoping!

and here's to having the end of all of this in sight!


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Taryn_S


Mar 6, 2008, 12:39 AM

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Vesuvia


Mar 6, 2008, 10:57 AM

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As I posted in the Iowa thread: Rejected via snail mail for poetry, letter arrived 3-5-08. ISIS status has not changed.

Ugh. This process is so emotionally exhausting; these schools should all chip in to pay for some post-notification therapy. The letter said they had 25 offers for 325 spots - so that sounds like they accepted about 7.5% of their poetry applicants. Pretty high, comparatively, no? I was imagining they had 600 or so just for poetry, and I think this number just makes me feel worse....


mr.shankly


Mar 6, 2008, 11:40 AM

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I received my Michigan rejection on Saturday. At least they took the time to add in a few attempts at encouragement. I think I've been rejected by Iowa, Indiana, and UMASS. Although, I haven't heard from any. Is anyone else still waiting on the UMASS rejection? My status changed to "pending," so I'm assuming the letter is just taking it's sweet time getting here.

Still waiting to hear from Oregon, Virginia, NYU, UC Irvine, and UT Austin, which all seem like ridiculous long shots now.

I'd been reading the "I'm IN!!" thread, but I think I've officially switched to obsessing over this one. Misery does love company. Best of luck to all of you in switching in the other direction.


bunnytutu


Mar 6, 2008, 11:53 AM

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I received my UMASS rejection yesterday. I agree with everyone else--absolutely awful.


dilton


Mar 6, 2008, 12:09 PM

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Iowa rejection by mail today, 3/6 (right?), for fiction. I'm in southwest Arkansas (jealous?). I think it was personalized, because it said, "Please don't apply again, as we found your sample inept and, what's more, sickening. We considered briefly if you'd written in a language other than Enlish, only to realize that, no, you were just that awful. Again, please do not apply to the Writer's Workshop again. Also, please do not visit the state of Iowa."
I must say, that seemed harsh and/or made up.


dunnkc


Mar 6, 2008, 12:18 PM

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looking4,

Yes, those were the three (TX State, UT, and Houston) I applied to in Texas. I live in Houston currently. I didn't apply to Texas Tech, but maybe I should have. I just didn't know if I could handle living in Lubbock.


dunnkc


Mar 6, 2008, 12:22 PM

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I'm in southwest Arkansas (jealous?).



Where in southwest Arkansas? I'm from DeQueen (though I currently live in Houston)


(This post was edited by dunnkc on Mar 6, 2008, 12:23 PM)


looking4


Mar 6, 2008, 12:47 PM

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dunnkc,

I'm dying to move down there. But at least you had choices! In my genre the only schools I could apply to were UT El Paso and UT Austin and frankly, none of the programs in either schools are a fit. :(


looking4


Mar 6, 2008, 12:49 PM

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dilton,

WAS THAT AN ACTUAL LETTER??????!!


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dilton


Mar 6, 2008, 1:08 PM

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Where in southwest Arkansas? I'm from DeQueen (though I currently live in Houston)


I'm in Arkadelphia, and, if you can believe it, I'm from Houston.

looking4 -
That was not a real letter. I hate to think I might accidentally play a role in spreading ill will or misinformation about Iowa. The letter I did get was brief but reasonable.


ghostracer


Mar 6, 2008, 1:42 PM

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I'm in L.A., and apparently Colorado sent my rejection letter to my parent's house. When I talked to my mom on the phone yesterday, I was getting ready to tell her, "Don't ask me! I don't know yet, and I will tell you when I know!" Instead she said, "We have some disconcerting news," and I guessed the point. Another year, another no MFA, but this year was quite different from last, and while I intend to apply to Law School next year and not an MFA, who knows, I may find myself a lawyer in my mid-30's dissatisfied with the tedium of the profession and crawling back to the MFA lottery-talent system.

But this discussion is not appropriate for the topic is it? Whether or not you intend to ever give up on something so intangible. Of course, people are getting in, but the more ambivalent opinions are about the system of getting your MFA, the less likely I am to waste my time applying to a program when I could be working on a novel instead. I suppose the way to go is apply to an out of the way program. I will apply to a random school in California or Florida or somehere in the South or somewhere remote where barely anyone else lives. I suspect Boulder is an anti-intellectual environment anyhow. I suspect they care more about skiing than they would a Nabokov short story about seeing an angel in your hotel room on a ski trip. I suppose I shouldn't make assumptions until I've attended a class there...


flyinghouses.blogspot.com




looking4


Mar 6, 2008, 2:24 PM

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Oh, you scared me there for a bit.


ejdifili
Emily

Mar 6, 2008, 3:03 PM

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Rejection letters from both Iowa and Michigan received yesterday. My mom (whom I live with) stayed home until I arrived, because she was afraid I'd freak out upon finding the letters. I did not.

Really, at least actual rejections provide closure. Without them, one can still retain hope. It's like when you basically know a relationship is doomed, but nobody has the courage to break it off, so you think it may somehow work out. Sometimes it's easier just to get straight-up dumped, so at least you can move on with your life.

Waiting on 3 schools now:
-Notre Dame
-Houston
-UNLV
-Indiana (but I've bascally counted them out)


ejdifili
Emily

Mar 6, 2008, 3:08 PM

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You know what? I really wish someone would compile a collection of writing samples that yielded acceptances to programs like Iowa, Michigan, Cornell, etc. Seth??

Well... I guess such a collection would make some people irate because they'd be like, "Whatever, my work is better than this crap," and other people would try to tailor their writing to some kind of "style" they think MFA programs want.

Still, I know I'm not the only one who has thought of this.


Yugao


Mar 6, 2008, 3:14 PM

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I finally got my Michigan rejection, dated 10 days ago. I thought it was respectful. At least it came from the department and didn't list fifteen dubious reasons why I might not be qualified for admittance to the graduate school.

I'm actually glad. Michigan would have been a good program for me if I was single, but I'm married and have a child. After I applied, I heard so much bad news about the Michigan economy I became convinced my husband would not find a job there.


(This post was edited by Yugao on Mar 6, 2008, 3:14 PM)

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