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reality writes


Feb 12, 2009, 10:29 AM

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Re: [Khalilah] I'm IN! [In reply to] Can't Post

thanks, Khalilah. That's very kind of you. I'm 85% sure it's where I'll end up, but I'm going to wait to hear from my other schools before making a final decision. But at least I know that I'd be very happy there, even if I don't get into any other programs.


EmilyMay


Feb 12, 2009, 5:28 PM

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I got accepted via a phone call from Penn State yesterday. Poetry. It's such a relief to have that one acceptance, but I think I am now even more eager/anxious to hear from my top choices!

(I hope I'm doing this right. I just signed up here today, and this is my first post. This whole MFA thing is so exciting!)


unsaid78


Feb 12, 2009, 5:33 PM

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You did it right! Congrats again!!


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


Audreyhurston


Feb 12, 2009, 7:09 PM

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Congratulations EmilyMay!!


found


e-mail user

Feb 12, 2009, 7:30 PM

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Re: [Audreyhurston] I'm IN! [In reply to] Can't Post

congrats EmilyMay, and welcome to the boards : )


http://foundinfiction.blogspot.com/


Audreyhurston


Feb 12, 2009, 7:54 PM

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Is it my imagination or are the majority of calls going out to poets? Are fiction candidates generally told later than poets?


Khalilah


Feb 13, 2009, 2:43 AM

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Hey Unsaid,

Just read back and realized you have three. Congratulations!!


unsaid78


Feb 13, 2009, 9:56 AM

Post #2308 of 2979 (21692 views)
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Thanks Khalilah!


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


lbeans


Feb 15, 2009, 11:29 AM

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I got a call saying that I was the top candidate for the mfa at wvu but they still needed my gre scores which were on the way but they wanted me to fax them to them that day. Any thoughts on if i can take that as an acceptance or they just wanted to get my scores?


unsaid78


Feb 15, 2009, 11:58 AM

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Hey lbeans- Sounds to me like you're in and they just need to get the GRE scores to meet the grad school's requirements for admission. Did they give you other info that would imply that you are in? Like, telling you about the program, funding info, visiting, saying, "we'd like to accept you, congratulations" lol etc. Regardless, congrats on being the top candidate!

Which genre?


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Khalilah


Feb 15, 2009, 1:41 PM

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If they said you were the top candidate, it sounds like you are a fax away from an offer. The GRE scores are for the graduate school requirements and for some schools, to qualify you for funding.


jaywalke


Feb 15, 2009, 5:25 PM

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I got a call saying that I was the top candidate for the mfa at wvu


Congrats llbeans. Mark Brazaitis is a talented writer and a thoughtful workshop leader, and James Harms is a hell of a nice guy.


mcshanna


Feb 16, 2009, 8:49 AM

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Wow, I thought that an MFA program wouldn't tell candidates such things as "You're the top candidate for the MFA." I mean, congratulations llbeans--it must feel fantastic! --But still, I thought that kind of thing was off limits? What would be the reason for telling someone that, I mean, what about the rest of the people in the program?


yeahyeahyeah


Feb 16, 2009, 12:00 PM

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Wow, I thought that an MFA program wouldn't tell candidates such things as "You're the top candidate for the MFA." I mean, congratulations llbeans--it must feel fantastic! --But still, I thought that kind of thing was off limits? What would be the reason for telling someone that, I mean, what about the rest of the people in the program?



I don't see anything wrong with it. It would be naive to think that we're all equally tops. And naive to want to feel that way. If the program only gives fellowships to their top candidates, then it would be obvious who they are (unless everyone keeps their fellowships secret). If you're taken off the waitlist or notified late in the season, then obviously you're not a top candidate. If a program tells someone they are their #1 choice, it's probably because they really, really want them to come.


mcshanna


Feb 16, 2009, 2:35 PM

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Well... I suppose what I mean is, sure there's a heirarchy, that's obvo, but my dad was in charge of a program and would never do that to the top student (pressure) or to those in the upper portion because they might tear each other apart. And tiered programs, with their unhealthy competition, etc., around money, etc. Anyway, I was told something similar about a wait list, that I was the top person on it (not for writing, for painting, at School of the Art in Chicago, years ago). And then the person who'd said it said, "Oh my God I wasn't supposed to tell you that." I'm assuming we fundamentally disagree.
Sorry lbean. Congratulations to you if you read this! Please don't take this as a a put-down. I probably should have kept it to myself... Congrats! If I heard that I would be on cloud nine, which is where I hope you are!!!


lbeans


Feb 16, 2009, 5:22 PM

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Yikes! Didn't mean to cause an uproar! It definitely was not an official acceptance and maybe they weren't supposed to tell me that! I just wanted to see if people thought I could take that as a good sign. I will update if it does become official. Oh yeah, it's in poetry!


HollinsMFAer
Luke Johnson


Feb 16, 2009, 7:41 PM

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How would that be anything but a good sign?


http://www.lukejohnsonpoetry.com


mcshanna


Feb 16, 2009, 8:50 PM

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lbeans,
If they said that to you, you got nothin' (but NOTHIN'!) to worry about! Enjoy, dear poet. Congrats! That's good work! No worrying, please. I am so sorry I said anything. Please keep celebrating! Cloud nine!!


Josh Diamond


Feb 17, 2009, 1:27 PM

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I received my first notification of eight last week, and I'm in at Pitt for poetry. But alas, they have no funding for me. Fingers crossed and seven to go.


(This post was edited by Josh Diamond on Feb 17, 2009, 1:29 PM)


HappyCianci



Feb 17, 2009, 6:20 PM

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I got an acceptance from the University of Florida today, for poetry!

Good luck to all!


lbeans


Feb 17, 2009, 6:29 PM

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Got the official call today for poetry at WVU! Fully funded! Hooray!


SevenFreckles


Feb 17, 2009, 6:33 PM

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Congrats to both of you!!

Did you get a phone call or something in the mail, HappyCianci? My fingers are more than crossed for the University of Florida. It's my top choice... eek.


corkeyb33


Feb 17, 2009, 6:38 PM

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Congrats everyone!


HappyCianci



Feb 17, 2009, 6:47 PM

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Seven--

It was an email. I hope one comes your way soon!


found


e-mail user

Feb 17, 2009, 7:23 PM

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Congrats HappyCianci and lbeans---what an exciting day it's turning out to be!


http://foundinfiction.blogspot.com/

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