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Fear&Loathing


Mar 12, 2007, 9:42 PM

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Re: [prosaic70] This is getting old now... [In reply to] Can't Post

I received a nice message on my answering machine from Catherine Bowman today. I'm at the top of the waiting list at Indiana. So if any of you decide not to go, do let me know. Best.


alwright


Mar 12, 2007, 10:38 PM

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choosing [In reply to] Can't Post

I still haven't heard from Michener, which I'm preferring to believe means that I'm on the waitlist. Whatever.


sarahc


Mar 12, 2007, 10:57 PM

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Indiana waitlist(s)? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey Fear and Loathing, I got that call today too! Are you in poetry? 'Cause, otherwise, she's totally messing with us fiction writers. :)


skec7889


Mar 12, 2007, 11:06 PM

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Re: [Fear&Loathing] This is getting old now... [In reply to] Can't Post

Fear&Loathing,
What genre are you in?


JKicker
Jonathan

Mar 13, 2007, 1:30 AM

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Re: [SalPane] Idaho [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm still beating you rather handily in terms of rejections...I got three more today, Alabama, George Mason, and Arizona...all three were ones that I was banking for waitlists...I guess no news is not always good news after all;)

Alabama definately hurt the worst out of those three...i liked their program a lot...wasn't too excited about the state though.

So now I'm at 50% rejections with 8 down and 8 to go...today was a rough one on the MFA front and my confidence is at an all time low...the current tally follows.

Rejections:
George Mason
Alabama
Arizona
Iowa
Syracuse
Michigan
Ohio
Cornell

Pending:
UNCW
Mcneese
Arkansas
Arizona State
Flordia State
UMass
U Miami (Ohio)


dunnkc


Mar 13, 2007, 1:49 AM

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Re:Houston [In reply to] Can't Post

I need to go to bed now and stop reading all this.

Hopefully, Houston will call me first thing in the morning. If I am very good.


(This post was edited by dunnkc on Mar 13, 2007, 1:50 AM)


ellen362


Mar 13, 2007, 2:01 AM

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Re: [JKicker] Idaho [In reply to] Can't Post

Hang in, there! It's not over yet. I have my fingers crossed for you!

Ellen


EastCoastPoet


Mar 13, 2007, 10:52 AM

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Re: [boody01] UMass Rejection [In reply to] Can't Post

I called UMass (Amherst for those of you who can't deduce) this morning and was informed I have been rejected. Don't really feel too poorly about it though. I'm thinkin' Emerson...


stellalovers


Mar 13, 2007, 11:57 AM

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Re: [EastCoastPoet] UMass Rejection [In reply to] Can't Post

ECP, it's looking like Emerson for me, too, unless UNCW emails me with hugs and kisses. Go where you're wanted, right? Has Emerson given you any dough?


BlueVelveeta


Mar 13, 2007, 12:10 PM

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UMass Amherst is ignoring me [In reply to] Can't Post

So, as of right now, my Michener web page has yet to be updated, and my status on the U Mass Amherst page has yet to change from "applied." I know my last name starts with a Z, but this is getting ridiculous.


EastCoastPoet


Mar 13, 2007, 12:25 PM

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Re: [stellalovers] UMass Rejection [In reply to] Can't Post

stellalovers, no word on dough yet. Actually, I haven't received my letter yet (I don't think) either. I'm basing my acceptance on the tuition deposit site saying congrats,etc...playing with the Gods on that one. In fact, I live in Ohio for my MA degree but am in Boston for Break right now (grew up here) and I called monday morning to see if they could give me the thumbs up over the phone so I could go visit the campus, and they refused! So I don't know...I'm hoping for money though. I don't want to pay for this degree, but then again who does? I'm wanted by an MFA program at 22 though, so how can I say no to that? What's another 40 grand or so in loans between friends...good luck and keep me updated through private messages if you hear anything.


SalPane



Mar 13, 2007, 12:36 PM

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Re: [JKicker] Idaho [In reply to] Can't Post

Just got back from the post office and found a rejection from Colorado State. That one hurt I have to say. I'm an undergrad now and the writing program consistently lands people in that program, at least for poetry. And I was hoping to be the first to break in for fiction but no such luck. In slightly better news I got waitlisted at American University. But since I've already been accepted to Pitt, and neither really offer decent funding, I think I'll be attending Pitt most likely. Here's my new tally:

Accepted:

Pitt

Waitlisted:

American

Rejected:

Iowa
Michigan
Cornell
Syracuse
Colorado State

Pending:

Virginia
UC-Irvine
UMass
Indiana
Oregon

JKicker, don't despair. There's still a lot of time left and you have many programs still in the air.


switchthai


Mar 13, 2007, 12:45 PM

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

Blair, why did you decline? I'm considering their offer, as well...

ak


JKicker
Jonathan

Mar 13, 2007, 1:09 PM

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Re: [SalPane] Idaho [In reply to] Can't Post

congrats on the waitlist at American!

and thanks for the encouragement ellen and sal. Today I was actually relieved to find the mailbox void of letters...i need a few days to recuperate from that last barrage;)


blair_violet


Mar 13, 2007, 1:22 PM

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

Hi ak,

I declined Pitt's offer because I was given a better offer (tuition waiver + stipend) from another program. Pitt did not offer me any funding and I don't want to go into debt for an MFA.

What genre are you in?


SweetJane


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Mar 13, 2007, 1:29 PM

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Re: [SalPane] Idaho [In reply to] Can't Post

Might as well add my own current tally:

Accepted:
U of Florida

Waitlisted:
Wisconsin-Madison

Rejected:
Iowa

No word at all:
Montana
Oregon
Virginia
Wash (Seattle)

I'm 90% sure that I'm going to be at Florida next fall. Really, the only school that would sway me at this point is Virginia, and it sounds like they've started accepting people already. If anyone else is having dreams of Gainesville, drop me a line as I'd love to meet some other students before heading down there!


SJ

"Oh, all the poets they studied rules of verse
and those ladies, they rolled their eyes"


switchthai


Mar 13, 2007, 1:33 PM

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

hiya blair -

i'm in nonfiction. pitt didn't offer me funding but i'd be paying instate tution. still, the other best offer i have is from the new school in new york... even though NYC cost of living is higher, I think TNS would come out to be cheaper, given that they're offering me a small amount of funding and that the new school's program is 2 years long and Pitt's is three years long. If you factor in the opportunity cost of another year spent in school as opposed to working full time, TNS comes out way ahead...

Even so I'd still have to go into debt which I don't really want to do. This is my first year applying to MFA's and I think I should have put more thought into it. I applied to programs that "sounded good" without doing adequate research into their funding offerings. So I'm still mulling over whether I should accept any of these offers, or take another year, work on my writing, and redo applications at schools that offer more (or perhaps get better offers from big-name schools thanks to improvements in my writing...)

I dunno. Where are you going instead of Pitt?


lady0fshalott


Mar 13, 2007, 1:34 PM

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Re: [prosaic70] The Waiting Game...Have you heard yet??? [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry if I'm replying to the wrong thread (I'm new here), but has anyone else applied to any Dramatic Writing or Playwriting MFA programs? I haven't been able to find info on acceptances/rejections anywhere and I'm going crazy waiting to hear!


prosaic70


Mar 13, 2007, 1:40 PM

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Re: [SweetJane] Idaho [In reply to] Can't Post

Latest tally:

ACCEPTED
Indiana
New Mexico
Arizona State

WAITLISTED
WashU (STL)

REJECTED
Iowa
Cornell
Michigan
Syracuse

ASSUMED REJECTION
Alabama
Michener
Oregon

NO WORD
Montana
Irvine
Houston


mlpurdy
Moriah Purdy

Mar 13, 2007, 1:46 PM

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UNH - "Waiting for final dean approval" ??? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey all - the UNH website says "waiting for final dean approval" for my application- and I know some have received acceptances via this website... do you think this means I've been accepted by the department? Has anyone received official offers from UNH, by the way? All I've seen is website notices...

Current tally: Accepted to George Mason, pending teaching assistant interview... anyone else accepted there whose applying for a TA? Also is there anyone planning on going to the accepted student's open house? I'm planning to...

Rejected: Michigan, Wash U, Syracuse, UMass, and Cornell.

Pending: Indiana, UVA, Brown, Notre Dame, UNC Greensboro, and UNH


Lglabor


Mar 13, 2007, 1:58 PM

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NYU calls [In reply to] Can't Post

Several acceptance calls from NYU today (3/13) have been reported at the MFA Acceptances blog. So it looks like all hope is not lost yet for the 900+ waiting to hear. Those who insisted last week that it was too soon to conclude defeat were right.


v1ctorya


Mar 13, 2007, 2:07 PM

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Re: [lady0fshalott] The Waiting Game...Have you heard yet??? [In reply to] Can't Post

All right, I'm assuming that this - my first year applying - I will get rejected from everywhere. I've heard that story a lot from others.

So far:

Rejected - Cornell, Syracuse, Michener
Assumed Rejection - Minnesota, Alabama
Soon to be rejected - Brown, Arkansa

I'm in a workshop at the 92nd street Y now that I'm liking, working on new peices, new ideas, new thoughts, and new reccomenders. This is entering my fifth year having taken the GRE, so I gotta get in this year or take the dreaded test again. I did, however, learn from the process as cliched as that seems and have a whole new list of schools to look into.

Thanks for the memories, I'll still hold a little hope and light a candle for the rest of us in limbo.

Cheers.


wildflowerfever


Mar 13, 2007, 2:50 PM

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University of Illinois-Chicago [In reply to] Can't Post

Just wanted to let everyone know that the "decision" on University of Illinois-Chicago's online application has started to change from "pending manual request" to an actual decision.

Mine currently reads "deny." C'est la vie.

Hope some of you have better luck!


Arkinese


Mar 13, 2007, 3:05 PM

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Man, I thought after five rejections I would be tired of playing the Waiting Game.

....And I'm not.

Good News! No rejections today by noon (which means I haven't received the mail yet)!
Bad News! No acceptances today...
Good News! Virginia status still says "pending"!
Bad News! Virginia status still says "pending" and others have been accepted.
Good News! I have nine schools that could still potentially call/email/mail me acceptances!
Bad News! People have heard from several of them already which means the chances are getting slimmer.
Good News! No one has heard from UCI yet! (Bad news! I thought no one had heard from Notre Dame)
Bad News! No one, including me, has heard from UCI yet.
Good News! I have all this free time on my hands to do all that stuff I wanted to do as an undergrad but never had time to do.
Bad News! I have all this free time on my hands to worry, pace, obsessively check my email and website status...

Did you know they make a device that you can stick in your mailbox and it notifies you when the mail arrives?
Bad News: I'm considering buying one because I hate this Waiting Game.
And yet I'm still not tired of it.

REJECTED: Arizona, Iowa, Cornell, UIUC, Michigan
LIMBO: UCI, Brown, Virginia, Indiana, FSU, UNCG, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Texas

(This post was edited by Arkinese on Mar 13, 2007, 6:28 PM)


SevenFreckles


Mar 13, 2007, 3:55 PM

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Re: [Arkinese] The Waiting Game...Have you heard yet??? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hmm, I just checked my Michener Center status page for the zillionth time and it has finally changed. The line "Your file has been forwarded to the Graduate Committee for review." was just added this afternoon. I can't help reading into this. I thought that they were all done with acceptances, but why would they just forward my application if that's true. Why wouldn't they just reject me. Hmm. Very curious. This could just mean that it will very soon say rejected but at least I get to be excited for a little bit longer.

Also, I just got my Hollins rejection today. I wasn't really surprised... but I did really like Hollins. Oh well. At least it was on nice paper, even if it was a very short note. So far I have six rejections and five in limbo. And I'm starting to look into some different programs for next year.

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