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roykofan


Mar 10, 2009, 8:05 AM

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Re: [unsaid78] Iowa oh Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

Are people still receiving Cornell rejection letters (snail mail)?


299 broadway


Mar 10, 2009, 8:31 AM

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Re: [Raysen] Things I learned [In reply to] Can't Post

It is naive of you to think that age does not matter.

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Kurt


Mar 10, 2009, 9:00 AM

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Re: [299 broadway] Things I learned [In reply to] Can't Post

Meaning?


kevinfinnerty


Mar 10, 2009, 1:04 PM

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Re: [roykofan] Iowa oh Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I just received mine this past weekend. (FYI: I'm in Chicago.)


roykofan


Mar 10, 2009, 2:04 PM

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Re: [kevinfinnerty] Iowa oh Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in Chicago, too, which makes it weird that I've received nothing yet. How rude would it be for me to e-mail someone in their program to inquire?


Katevey


Mar 10, 2009, 3:16 PM

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Re: [roykofan] Iowa oh Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

The people in the Iowa office were nicer, more understanding when I called than I ever expected. If you haven't heard anything from Iowa by this time, calling is understandable.


SevenFreckles


Mar 10, 2009, 9:10 PM

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Re: [Katevey] Iowa oh Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

Hm, three rejection letters in the mail today. I already knew that Ut Austin and Wisconsin didn't want me, but it was nice of them to send a letter making sure I knew. And of course Cornell was a huge long shot anyway. To cheer myself up I spent the rest of the day at the beach getting a fantastic sunburn. :)


Josh Diamond


Mar 10, 2009, 10:18 PM

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I just recieved a very kind encouraging email today from Marianne Boruch. Apparently, Purdue isn't quite finished making final selections, and I am still in the running (I suppose in light of Khalilah's earlier post this is somewhat akin to being waitlisted, but I'm keeping my hopes up for that one offer I can't refuse).


Khalilah


Mar 11, 2009, 5:56 PM

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Re: [Josh Diamond] Purdue, in response to my previous post [In reply to] Can't Post

Good Luck Josh! We're pullin' for you.


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e-mail user

Mar 11, 2009, 6:40 PM

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Re: [Khalilah] Purdue, in response to my previous post [In reply to] Can't Post

Rejected today from Brown (Poetry) via email while I was in workshop lol. I expected it, so it's no big whoop.


Who told you I was a racist? Was it...a minority?
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Raysen


Mar 11, 2009, 7:59 PM

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Rejection emails [In reply to] Can't Post

Some days, I have the urge to respond to emails from MFA programs with the following message:

"Oh! The humanity!"


symmetrical


Mar 12, 2009, 1:53 PM

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Florida [In reply to] Can't Post

I just called the program assistant/secretary/whatever at UF and she confirmed I'm rejected for poetry. I assumed as much, just got tired of waiting for a letter and wondering if there was a chance of a waitlist or whatever Alabama does that's not quite a waitlist... Hurry up Alabama! I'm still hoping you'll swoop in and trump my other offers...


Khalilah


Mar 12, 2009, 2:01 PM

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UWASh - Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

2:05 pm: Considereate rejection EMAIL from UWashington - Seattle -- $42 Fedex to get that app in. That's all I'm angry about.

I didn't like them all that much ANYWAY -- okay that's not true but its just an ego trip and I'm certain they chose the best people for them. I wish I had a chocolate chip blondie and dulce de leche.


(This post was edited by Khalilah on Mar 12, 2009, 2:05 PM)


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Mar 12, 2009, 2:02 PM

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Re: [Raysen] Rejection emails [In reply to] Can't Post

I think I'd prefer to say

"That's okay, because I was too good for you anyway!"

OR

"I guess I'll have to bring sexy back...somewhere else!"


Who told you I was a racist? Was it...a minority?
-T-Rex, qwantz.com Dinosaur Comics


Raysen


Mar 12, 2009, 2:09 PM

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Re: [Khalilah] UWASh - Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't apply to UW for the simple reason that I didn't satisfy their profile of a successful candidate. It's written in Black-n-White on their website.


Reaper16


Mar 12, 2009, 4:11 PM

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So I received the surprise of my application period today. I was rejected from University of Missouri-Columbia's M.A. in English with creative writing influence program. This comes as a shock to me, because it is still an English M.A. My sterling 4.0 cumulative GPA and wonderful academic recommendations should have carried me to an acceptance. I guess not.

I now have to face the fact that with 2 MFA rejections, 3 schools that have yet to notify me (like I'm going to get in, psshhhh) and my "sure-fire" backup plan blowing up in my face... I may not be a good writer. Like, at all. My sample must have been horrendous, and everyone I know must have been blowing smoke up my rear this whole time.

I guess I should have applied to more M.A. programs for backup. The realization that I have no clue what to do with my life right now is frightening.


potshot


Mar 12, 2009, 4:15 PM

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Vanderbilt's rejectin'! [In reply to] Can't Post

 
Just got the email. Thanks, Kate Daniels! I'll add yours to the e-pile.


Raysen


Mar 12, 2009, 4:17 PM

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Re: [potshot] Vanderbilt's rejectin'! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh! The humanity!


unsaid78


Mar 12, 2009, 4:18 PM

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Re: [Reaper16] Utter Doom [In reply to] Can't Post

Reaper...fear sucks and I'm sorry you're feeling it. I hope you hear good news soon.


www.mfachronicles.blogspot.com - Follow us as we begin our 1st years in MFA programs!


reality writes


Mar 12, 2009, 4:21 PM

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Re: [potshot] Vanderbilt's rejectin'! [In reply to] Can't Post

me too! :(


unsaid78


Mar 12, 2009, 5:10 PM

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me three! It was gentle though lol


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ummmliz


Mar 12, 2009, 5:20 PM

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Re: [unsaid78] Vanderbilt's rejectin'! [In reply to] Can't Post

got my indiana rejection letter in the mail today. it was very, very expected, so not a big blow, but i was holding out a tiny bit of hope that i was on some unnotified waitlist. ohhhhh well!

condolences to everyone else with icky news today.
i haven't been an active poster here, but i've lurked throughout the application process and it is so helpful to read our collective ups and downs. i wish i had been more active, because i'm rooting for everyone but it feels weird to post "i'm so happy for you!" or "darn, sorry, i know you really wanted that!" to people who don't know who i am. but hey, each and every one of you, i think you're special and valuable and deserving ;)


sara e.g.


Mar 12, 2009, 5:53 PM

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Re: [unsaid78] Vanderbilt's rejectin'! [In reply to] Can't Post

me four for Vandy. Oh Nashville, I still think you're special.


Khalilah


Mar 12, 2009, 6:29 PM

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Re: [Reaper16] Utter Doom [In reply to] Can't Post

Reaper, sorry to hear that but look throughout this forum, there are people getting a bunch of rejections and then a surprise acceptance. No news IS the possibility of good news.


Reaper16


Mar 12, 2009, 6:38 PM

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Re: [Khalilah] Utter Doom [In reply to] Can't Post

This is very true. And I even got the total wrong -- it is 4 grad schools that I'm awaiting word from (counting Alabama's unofficial waitlist thingy).

I've found that engaging in slight hyperbole is the only way to keep me sane, however.

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