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fixittuesday



Mar 20, 2009, 11:32 AM

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Waitlisted! [In reply to] Can't Post

Went home last night to a waitlist notice from SIUC in Fiction. I'm stoked! Any kind of not-a-no makes me giddy!


unsaid78


Mar 20, 2009, 12:38 PM

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Congrats on the good news, fixit!!


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lowercase


Mar 20, 2009, 3:06 PM

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Re: [speculations] U of Florida - Gainesville [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey speculations,

If you don't mind me asking, what genre are you? Also, do you know how many people are on the wait list at Gainesville?


speculations


Mar 20, 2009, 3:34 PM

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Re: [lowercase] U of Florida - Gainesville [In reply to] Can't Post

I have no idea how many have been waitlisted at Florida, and I do the fiction thing. I'm not sure how many or when they'll finish notifying those who have yet to hear anything. I also don't have any idea where I am on the waitlist. Sorry that doesn't help more!


alefti42


Mar 20, 2009, 8:08 PM

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Re: [sara e.g.] waitlists [In reply to] Can't Post

Sara:

Would you mind posting your impressions of Illinois? I'm also seriously considering program, and I can't visit.

Thanks


sara e.g.


Mar 21, 2009, 9:32 AM

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Re: [alefti42] waitlists [In reply to] Can't Post

I PMed you, alefti.


v1ctorya


Mar 21, 2009, 7:30 PM

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Re: LSU waitlists [In reply to] Can't Post

Got the letter today - waitlisted, nice letter. any other LSU waitlisters on here?


brokewriter


Mar 22, 2009, 1:08 PM

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Re: [v1ctorya] LSU waitlists [In reply to] Can't Post

I got the LSU waitlist letter, too. Removed myself from the list this morning.


AncaLS


Mar 22, 2009, 3:27 PM

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Minnesota [In reply to] Can't Post

Just wondering if anyone here has been accepted for fiction into the University of Minnesota and not planning on attending? (Pretty please?)

Thank you kindly.


Mr. Scratch


Mar 23, 2009, 2:52 PM

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Notre Dame [In reply to] Can't Post

 

15 applications; 14 rejections and one wait list at Notre Dame.

::sigh::

Any Notre Dame folks planing on not attending?


sara e.g.


Mar 23, 2009, 3:07 PM

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Re: [Mr. Scratch] Notre Dame [In reply to] Can't Post

Scratch--

What genre are you? I just turned down my waitlist spot at Notre Dame in poetry, so maybe that'll help? Who knows?

Good luck to you!!


Mr. Scratch


Mar 23, 2009, 3:57 PM

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Nope, I'm in fiction.

Thanks, though! And congrats!


ummmliz


Mar 25, 2009, 2:10 PM

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waitlist etiquette [In reply to] Can't Post

i've read through a ton of old posts and haven't seen this addressed, but please forgive me if it's covered terrritory...
i'm wondering if it's appropriate for waitlisters to ask program directors for e-mail addresses of current students. i'm not holding my breath, but in the miraculous event i do make it off the waitlist at u of o, i'd like to be better prepared to make a decision.

if any current oregon students on the boards would be willing to answer a few questions about eugene and the program, i'd appreciate it - send me a pm.
and of course if anyone is planning to turn down a fiction spot at u of o, i'd love to know that, as wel!


(This post was edited by ummmliz on Mar 25, 2009, 2:10 PM)


artfullyvague



Mar 25, 2009, 2:19 PM

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ummmliz -- i think it's definitely appropriate and probably expected. i've asked for that information from a couple of schools where i'm wait-listed and the program directors were happy to oblige.


rainafields


Mar 25, 2009, 3:49 PM

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Mich Waitlist [In reply to] Can't Post

Just turned down my waitlist at Michigan for poetry. I was "high" on the list, but it's not the place for me. Hope this helps someone out.


MissEsquire



Mar 25, 2009, 5:52 PM

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Re: [v1ctorya] LSU waitlists [In reply to] Can't Post

Also waitlisted at LSU. Wish they'd let us know what number we are on the list.


fixittuesday



Mar 25, 2009, 7:06 PM

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Waitlists and tiered funding [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm really hoping some prose spots open up at Notre Dame. There are a bunch of us here on the waiting list, yes? Does anyone know anything about funding possibilities for waitlisters? Do you think there's any likelihood that we'd be eligible should we be accepted? Its my understanding that (besides the standard tuition remission) they only fund half--and I'm assuming those other half are the spots that get passed up and then filled by the reserve. Right?

Is anyone else considering similar circumstances at schools that aren't entirely funded? What's a waitlisters postition when it comes to tiered funding?

I hope there's hope!


moomoocow42


Mar 25, 2009, 7:25 PM

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This is a question I've thought about a bit too, tuesday, and found some answers right on the Speakeasy here:

http://www.pw.org/speakeasy/gforum.cgi?post=263904;search_string=notre%20dame%20funding;#263904

The discussion takes place a year ago, so I don't know how much things have changed since then. What I do know is that there's five slots, and however many people are fully funded (I gather about two, from my research), chances are those will be the unlikeliest spots to open up. And frankly, if they do open up, then it would stand to reason that the ones who weren't originally waitlisted gets slotted into those positions first. So, in other words, I'd have to agree with your analysis.

I'm a waitlistee for Notre Dame prose as well, though I'll most likely end up turning down my spot on the list sooner than later. My waitlist letter told me that I'd get notified about spots opening up by April 30th, which is simply too long for me to wait. Hope this helps!


My MFA Blog -- Watch me slowly lose my sanity.

(This post was edited by moomoocow42 on Mar 25, 2009, 7:28 PM)


fixittuesday



Mar 25, 2009, 7:47 PM

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Re: [moomoocow42] Waitlists and tiered funding [In reply to] Can't Post

Man, that was my...exact question. Amazing what a little research will afford. Thanks, moomoo. I would be so tempted to take the Notre Dame offer should it come up, even without money. Oh my christ--this process does not get easier when the ducks start lining up in a (ugly, jagged, misinformed) row.


moomoocow42


Mar 25, 2009, 8:01 PM

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Re: [fixittuesday] Waitlists and tiered funding [In reply to] Can't Post

No problem, tuesday. BTW, it would also be really helpful to know where you are on the list too. Someone on the MFA Blog kindly noted that when they called in, the secretary informed him/her that the waitlist has 22 names. Not sure if that's for both prose and poetry, but even 11 people is a lot. The secretary gave the caller their spot on the list, so I'm sure they'd be able to do that for you too.

(And I don't mean to keep on piling the bad news about Notre Dame, I just wanted to give full disclosure on what I know!)


My MFA Blog -- Watch me slowly lose my sanity.

(This post was edited by moomoocow42 on Mar 25, 2009, 8:02 PM)


Mr. Scratch


Mar 25, 2009, 10:36 PM

Post #396 of 482 (5380 views)
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Howdy, I'm another prose wait lister!

I emailed and was very kindly informed of my position on the list. ND is the on program I wasn't rejected from outright... so here's to hopin'

Goodluck follow Notre-Damers!


unsaid78


Mar 26, 2009, 4:56 PM

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Waitlisted by email for NYU poetry today.


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fixittuesday



Mar 26, 2009, 5:24 PM

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Re: [unsaid78] Waitlists and tiered funding [In reply to] Can't Post

congrats unsaid!!


fixittuesday



Mar 26, 2009, 6:45 PM

Post #399 of 482 (5120 views)
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They gave me my position on the crazy 22 person long waitlist. Why? WHY? They only have 10 spots total in the whole program! Probably because once they have the "oh there's no real funding for you" talk, people drop like flies. The other places I'm waitlisted have really awesome funding, but little notoriety. If anyone wants to PM me to talk about ND further, I'll show you my waitlist number if you show me yours!


noby1


Mar 27, 2009, 3:57 PM

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All,

Made a call to the New School today because I had heard nothing. They were super nice and told me I am on the wait list. In case any one else out there is wondering about The New School, they have decisions now apparently.

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