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beefilet


Mar 25, 2008, 4:59 PM

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Re: [jlgwriter] Acceptance etiquette? [In reply to] Can't Post

That helps a lot - thanks! I'm glad to hear you like the program. So far I've gotten a really positive feeling for it and the people there.
(Maybe I'll see you in June.)


fesler


Mar 25, 2008, 6:38 PM

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University of Pittsburgh [In reply to] Can't Post

I've decided to attend Pitt. Sugah, I know you're going too. Has anyone else decided they're going there for sure?


pensive
Adam
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Mar 25, 2008, 6:55 PM

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Re: [fesler] University of Pittsburgh [In reply to] Can't Post

In all honesty, I'm leaning toward Sarah Lawrence right now. They offered me funding based on my financial situation, and when I called Pitt they told me they couldn't tell me what my financial aid package looks like until the middle of July. Does that seem strange to you? Even though the cost of living in NY is much higher, it would be for 2 years rather 3 at Pitt. I still like Pitt's faculty and location, so I think when I visit on the 7th I'll talk to Troy Boone and find out what my options are. Any suggestions Fes?


fesler


Mar 25, 2008, 7:33 PM

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Re: [pensive] University of Pittsburgh [In reply to] Can't Post

Pensive, I'm in the same boat as you - as far as not knowing what kind of loans Pitt will offer me - but I don't have another school to choose from. The decision is a little easier for me since I already live in Pittsburgh and want to stay here. I actually almost just applied to Pitt and then I read about how you're supposed to apply to 8 - 11 schools, so then I applied to 4. I'm lucky since I'll be able to get in state tuition. Not that I can afford that without loans!

See you April 7!


mkha


Mar 25, 2008, 7:57 PM

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Re: [hmm...] It's. Finally. Over. [In reply to] Can't Post

Neatgirl, congrats, its over for you. now you can get on craigslist :)
hmm, i'm in the same boat. It's Iowa or Cornell. I've missed my own deadline but i should make up my mind at least after tomorrow.


Amyr738


Mar 25, 2008, 8:02 PM

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Re: [fesler] University of Pittsburgh [In reply to] Can't Post

Fes, it looks like I'll be at Pitt with you. 4 schools have yet to inform me of their decision, but I'm thinking rejection...
Emerson has admitted me, yet Pitt's approach has been much more welcoming and personal. Lord, I feel like I'm a contestant on the Bachelor, not an MFA applicant. I also have the in-state tuition working for me and I can easily keep working the job that I already have secured. It is just all (finally) starting to come together. Yet, I'm not doubting that things could still get crazy. Who knows?

See you on the 7th!


fesler


Mar 25, 2008, 8:25 PM

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Re: [Amyr738] University of Pittsburgh [In reply to] Can't Post

Amy, Are you planning to work full-time while going to Pitt? I work 8-5 Mon-Fri and, while I noticed there are classes offered in the fall that I could take from 6 - 9 p.m., I'm worried that my life will suck if I try to work so much and go to school. I guess talking to students on the 7th will help answer that question.


HopperFu


Mar 25, 2008, 8:27 PM

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Re: [beefilet] Acceptance etiquette? [In reply to] Can't Post


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I have a general question related to accepting etiquette. What is the best way to accept an offer, other than simply sending in the enrollment form and deposit?


You should also email or call either whomever contacted you with your acceptance to let them know you have accepted. If you've been corresponding with an administrative assistant, let him or her know as well (and thank them profusely for any help they've given; admin assistants have the power to make your life much better or much worse).
Faculty like knowing that you've accepted the offer.


shireen


Mar 25, 2008, 10:08 PM

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Distraught... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm torn between NYU and Columbia for poetry. I adore Columbia's curriculum and faculty, but NYU tempts me with (a small amount of) money and a TAship in the second year. Any thoughts?

And, for those hoping/waiting, a spot should be opening up at Sarah Lawrence tomorrow!


pacificblue


Mar 25, 2008, 11:02 PM

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Final Tally - Off to Oregon... [In reply to] Can't Post

hi folks. for i guess mostly those who will peruse this board in the future (not that any sense is to be gleaned), here is my tally at the end of this crazy race:

in FICTION:

Waitlisted @ Michigan (e-mail 2/19) & Sarah Lawrence (letter 3/7)
Accepted @ Oregon (phone 3/6) & Washington (e-mail 3/17)
Rejected from (deep breath): Cornell (letter 2/12), Wash U St. Louis (letter 2/12), Wisconsin (letter around 2/20?), Iowa (letter 3/3), UMass Amherst (letter 3/3), Minnesota (letter 3/6), Syracuse (Letter 3/15 or so?), Brown (letter 3/11), UVA (e-mailed and ask about it yesterday)

i will be in eugene in the fall. for those wondering why i'm not waiting: i found out i was low enough on michigan's wait list, and no way that many people are going to say no to michigan. i'm ready to be done and to get excited.

so, this will open up a spot at washington, to those waiting!

(and digression to completely document--i'm on a roll--last year i applied to UVA (wait listed), Michigan (wait listed), Minnesota (rejected), UMass (rejected), and Oregon (rejected). so no giving up!

perhaps this is me signing off (who am i kidding, really--i'm a quiet addict)? if anyone is going to oregon (i got you jayg), let me know!

thanks to everyone who posted, perfect strangers quelling and heightening anxieties and making us all feel like we're not quite insane.
good luck & best wishes to all!


Rambler


Mar 26, 2008, 12:06 AM

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Re: [pacificblue] Final Tally - Off to Oregon... [In reply to] Can't Post

Could everybody who has made a final decision do a final tally like pacificblue's? I think it's not only helpful for those of us still waiting, but also of interest to future writers.


RaoulDuke
Cobra Cobachi

Mar 26, 2008, 12:27 AM

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Re: [Rambler] Final Tally - Off to Oregon... [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey Rambler, (sorry to digress on this wonderful thread) did you ever hear back from SIUC? I remember you posting about that school. How about you? Any tally?

Take care,
Richard


hmm...


Mar 26, 2008, 11:19 AM

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Re: [mkha] It's. Finally. Over. [In reply to] Can't Post

mkha- are you fiction or poetry? I'm fiction.


mkha


Mar 26, 2008, 12:47 PM

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Re: [hmm...] It's. Finally. Over. [In reply to] Can't Post

fiction...and do check your mailbox, i'll pm you.


keliz308


Mar 26, 2008, 6:08 PM

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Re: [LauraJean1] Decision [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats LauraJean1 on accepting at Columbia! I'm still trying to decide and finding it difficult. What helped you make your decision?

I'm in at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, and the New School (all for Fiction) Has anyone accepted at the NS yet? They dont let you sit in on classes... :(


pensive
Adam
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Mar 26, 2008, 6:12 PM

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Re: [keliz308] Decision [In reply to] Can't Post

I've got a fair amount of info from SLC as I've been communicating with faculty and some former students. If you'd like any of that info, just PM with your email and I'll relay it along to you:)


(This post was edited by pensive on Mar 26, 2008, 6:13 PM)


cellularsoup


Mar 26, 2008, 6:12 PM

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final decision [In reply to] Can't Post

okay, i officially accepted at umass-amherst for poetry today. declined at brooklyn college and u of new hampshire.

my final tally:

umass-amherst: accepted with TAship (attending!)
brooklyn college: accepted
u of new hampshire: accepted
arkansas: rejected
oregon: rejected
syracuse: rejected
ut-austin: rejected

good luck to everyone still making decisions. it's been a doozy of a year, to say the least.


blarring


Mar 26, 2008, 6:29 PM

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Re: [cellularsoup] final decision [In reply to] Can't Post

Congratulations on your UMass acceptance and TAship, cellularsoup!!!

I wish you all the best.



B. Lynn Arrington
"A Southerner talks music." --Mark Twain



Zash
Zachary Ash

Mar 26, 2008, 9:59 PM

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Re: [cellularsoup] final decision [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll see you in Amherst, Cellularsoup! I'm in the fiction program.


cellularsoup


Mar 26, 2008, 10:02 PM

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Re: [Zash] final decision [In reply to] Can't Post

sweet! and congrats.


dunnkc


Mar 26, 2008, 10:50 PM

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Re: [Rambler] Final Tally - Off to Oregon... [In reply to] Can't Post

Okay, my tally, for fiction.

In:
Warren Wilson (90% sure I'm attending)
San Diego State University

Out:
UT-Michener
Texas State
U of Iowa
Johns Hopkins

Still no official word:
Houston
UC-Irvine


paperplanes


Mar 27, 2008, 9:46 AM

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Indiana? [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyone made any final decisions about Indiana?


ovni1013


Mar 27, 2008, 3:02 PM

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SLC vs. Emerson? Fiction [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi All,
I'm new to this message board. It was probably good that I held out as long as I did--it would have fed my frenzy. So I'm deciding between SLC and Emerson. Anybody have any insight on either program? I'll be visiting them both over the next two weeks, but it will still be tough.


hftls


Mar 27, 2008, 3:09 PM

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Almost there... [In reply to] Can't Post

Deciding between Iowa (partial funding/originally #1 choice) and NYU (full + stipend) for poetry... I'm trying to find out more information about the latter. Thoughts? In less than a week, there will be a spot in either program and a spot on JHU's waitlist opening up...


lostinthought


Mar 27, 2008, 3:17 PM

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Re: [ovni1013] SLC vs. Emerson? Fiction [In reply to] Can't Post

I definitely would go with SLC. The program is smaller and more individualized attention, you actually get one-on-one time with professors, and you get NYC! Just my lousy 2 cents.

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