Apr 13, 2008, 9:50 PM
Post #299 of 482
Completely new to P&W (any of these sites, really), and happy/relieved to be here.
Accepted: George Mason (nonfiction), Pittsburgh (nonfiction), Pittsburgh (poetry), The New School (nonfiction)
Waitlisted: Michigan (poetry, next in line), Syracuse (poetry), UC-Davis (nonfiction), UC-Irvine (poetry, second in line), Virginia Tech (poetry).
Rejected: Brown (poetry), Cornell (poetry), Hollins (nonfiction), NYU (poetry)
None of my accepted schools gave me funding, which I need in order to attend a program (I'm an Adjunct; I make 20k/yr as it is...). Pitt seems *amazing,* but the idea of spending 70k... Still, I visited the three and have researched funding at them extensively (esp. Pitt) and am more than happy to share what I've found if anyone has particularly questions.
If you're sitting on an acceptance for one of the above schools, please let me know what form of bribery works best for you. Seriously though, it would mean the world to me--and by the world, I mean the ability to attend an MFA Program.
If not, perhaps we can all play this game again next year? I think it will be a lot more fun now that I actually understand how it's played. And look out Waitlisted at Mason, Pitt and TNS--I'm sure that call will be an amazing one to receive. :)