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sonata7


Apr 14, 2008, 9:51 AM

Post #301 of 482 (7340 views)
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Re: [smulis] IU waitlist [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't get in. I'm really disappointed, and I can't stop crying at work.

Dear sonata7,

I know you're going to be disappointed, but all of our admission spots at Indiana have been filled now. I thank you for your patience in holding on for so long, and I wish you all the best with your future writing at Arkansas. We've greatly admired your application, and I encourage you to keep that in mind should you wish to apply again next year (if Arkansas doesn't work out).

Best,

Samrat Upadhyay
Director of admissions
Indiana University Creative Writing



paperplanes


Apr 14, 2008, 10:17 AM

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Re: [sonata7] IU waitlist [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm so sorry sonata. That sucks and has to be really hard.

Hang in there, okay.


Raignn



Apr 14, 2008, 2:26 PM

Post #303 of 482 (7179 views)
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Re: [sonata7] IU waitlist [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm so sorry! I know how much you wanted that to come through :(


Lascaux


Apr 15, 2008, 11:23 PM

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mich waitlist [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey jessicay: just a question about your wait list status at Michigan. I was told awhile back that I was on their waitlist too, but the waitlist message explicitly said they wouldn't give out the specific waitlist rankings. Did they email you at some point (when?) and what exactly did they say? Did they explicitly tell you your position ("next in line") or just say you were "close to the top" or somesuch.

thanks for suffering my curiosity. good luck and let me/us know how it works out.


byandby


Apr 16, 2008, 10:39 AM

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Re: [Lascaux] mich waitlist [In reply to] Can't Post

Lascaux,
I was also wait listed at michigan and inquired about my status right before april 15th because i was close to accepting another school. i got a very kind response from eileen pollack letting me know that i would probably not be admitted.

if you are anxious (and how could you not be? i should know, i've been anxious for the past six months!) i would recommend emailing her. she seems super duper nice.
good luck!


sr393


Apr 17, 2008, 6:15 PM

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New School wait list [In reply to] Can't Post

I am delighted to finally find out that I am on the wait list at New School for nonfiction. Not that this really ends my waiting for news (the list is active until June 30), but at least it is not an outright rejection.

Yay!


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Suzanne
http://offthebeatensubwaytrack.com


vmoore


e-mail user

Apr 23, 2008, 10:54 PM

Post #307 of 482 (6463 views)
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NYU fiction waitlist closed [In reply to] Can't Post

I got an email today from NYU saying the waitlist is closed (I applied in fiction).
(I didn't get in)
Oh well! :(
Best wishes to everyone!


Vivian E. Moore


dcti


Apr 24, 2008, 3:46 AM

Post #308 of 482 (6418 views)
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Re: [vmoore] NYU fiction waitlist closed [In reply to] Can't Post

I got the same e-mail about the waitlist. Which kind of sucks, since that was the last school I was holding out for (I'm positive that UNLV is going to send me a rejection any day now). I guess this means I'm reapplying next year.


als02


Mar 4, 2009, 3:13 PM

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McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

(I posted this in another thread but was then told that there's a waitlist thread, which I evidently just discovered.)

I was waitlisted at McNeese yesterday (3/3/09) and received the notification via e-mail. I applied in fiction.


NickMcRae
Nick McRae

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Mar 4, 2009, 3:23 PM

Post #310 of 482 (6053 views)
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Ohio State [In reply to] Can't Post

I was waitlisted at Ohio State in early February. I applied in Poetry.

NM


"You got a song, man, sing it. / You got a bell, man, ring it." - Robert Creeley

Nick McRae
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unsaid78


Mar 4, 2009, 5:13 PM

Post #311 of 482 (5942 views)
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Re: [NickMcRae] Ohio State [In reply to] Can't Post

Waitlisted at Boise State for poetry today via snail mail.


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symmetrical


Mar 4, 2009, 5:18 PM

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Re: [unsaid78] Ohio State [In reply to] Can't Post

kind of hilarious and dead-on for showing the unpredictability of this process considering your 4+ acceptances so far!


unsaid78


Mar 4, 2009, 5:26 PM

Post #313 of 482 (5914 views)
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Re: [symmetrical] Ohio State [In reply to] Can't Post

LOL...well, I actually struggled with this app the most! The TA app for this was horrendous (to me)! I actually had to grade a paper and give criticism! It was hard since I'd never done anything like that before. Plus, the paper that they want you to grade is all about how a student was traumatized by a teacher's criticism of her writing LOL. Talk about pressure...lol


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Raysen


Mar 4, 2009, 5:31 PM

Post #314 of 482 (5899 views)
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Re: [symmetrical] Ohio State [In reply to] Can't Post

As many have said, it's a very unpredictable (and even random) process. I know one person who was admitted to a couple of top-tier schools, a couple of middle-tier schools, but was also rejected by bottom-tier schools, other mid-tier schools, and some other top-tier schools. It's very subjective. So, if you get in, count your lucky stars and if you don't get in, don't sweat it. It really is NOT a reflection of your work.

As I asked before (in another thread), how do you choose among Russell Banks, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, and Grace Paley? If I were on an MFA Admission committee, I'd take Banks simply because Atwood seems so light, Rushdie is incomprehensible, and Paley is deceptively simple and too domestic for me. So, I reiterate, it's very subjective.

That's why sometimes I can't get too worked up about this MFA thing. I know people tie their dreams to this degree, but in the end, your acceptance/rejection is 90% a reflection of the limited number of spots at each school and 10% talent. I truly believe this.


(This post was edited by Raysen on Mar 4, 2009, 5:32 PM)


amcbride13


Mar 4, 2009, 5:52 PM

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Re: [als02] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

Also waitlisted at McNeese State fiction via email. 3/3/09


HappyCianci



Mar 5, 2009, 5:39 PM

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Re: [amcbride13] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

I just got waitlisted at Illinois Urbana-Champaign, by post.

I kind of really love that program. Do I have any waitlist company out there?


artfullyvague



Mar 5, 2009, 8:01 PM

Post #317 of 482 (5614 views)
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I also received my waitlist letter from UIUC today. I like the program a lot, but seeing as they only accept three people a year in my genre (poetry), the odds are not looking too good for me.


lovemardou


Mar 5, 2009, 10:31 PM

Post #318 of 482 (5538 views)
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Re: [artfullyvague] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

waitlisted at UIUC too, for poetry. are you guys on TSE or the MFA blog too? i'm 'lewdpseudonym' over there.


unsaid78


Mar 5, 2009, 10:55 PM

Post #319 of 482 (5512 views)
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Re: [HappyCianci] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

Goodness, HappyCianci... Every time you show up on the board you've got good news! Congrats on a great notification season!


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


HappyCianci



Mar 6, 2009, 12:25 PM

Post #320 of 482 (5386 views)
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Re: [unsaid78] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks unsaid!

The same congrats to you-- if I remember correctly, you too have had good fortune :)

Of course, I've gotten my share of rejections-- UMass, Wisconsin, Michigan, Wash. U and Michener. Just to round out the picture. ;)

Good luck to everyone still waiting!


CalBoy


Mar 11, 2009, 10:18 AM

Post #321 of 482 (5172 views)
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Re: [HappyCianci] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

Assuming we don't find out if we got off the waitlist till post April-15, how long do MFA programs give us a chance to decide whether we would like to attend or not?

Thanks in advance!


MissEsquire



Mar 12, 2009, 12:30 PM

Post #322 of 482 (4989 views)
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Re: [CalBoy] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

Good question. I'm in with full funding at one school and waitlisted at FSU. And they may not notify until April 15! That seems insane. How can one possibly make such a weighty decision in one day? Anyone have any thoughts about this? Anyone accepted to FSU for fiction and not going?


thunderbolt


Mar 12, 2009, 12:38 PM

Post #323 of 482 (4977 views)
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Re: [MissEsquire] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

Miss,

According to TSE (and these boards, for that matter), no one has reported an acceptance to FSU for fiction yet. Do you assume that you're waitlisted there because your application status hasn't changed and you didn't receive a rejection e-mail last week? If you have some official word on that, the other six people I've counted and I would love to know, I'm sure.


MissEsquire



Mar 12, 2009, 12:46 PM

Post #324 of 482 (4958 views)
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Re: [thunderbolt] McNeese [In reply to] Can't Post

Has no one been accepted? How strange. I emailed FSU's secretary after some confusion with my status not changing, and she said that I was waitlisted. That's all I know. Maybe you could get more info out of her. I was hoping that the internet would know things I don't.

P.S. I've read on some message boards that they've got something like a 30 person waitlist going, but that's MFAs and PhDs combined in both fiction and poetry. Obviously, there's no way to prove whether this is true or not.


(This post was edited by MissEsquire on Mar 12, 2009, 12:53 PM)


thunderbolt


Mar 12, 2009, 1:22 PM

Post #325 of 482 (4915 views)
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Re: [MissEsquire] (FSU) [In reply to] Can't Post

No one has reported an acceptance from FSU for an MFA in fiction. I've counted seven or eight potential "waitlists," but you're the first person who has confirmed hers as far as I can tell. There are all kinds of theories flying about, and I have my own list of maybe-thises and maybe-thats. I guess we won't know until we know for sure.

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