Jan 9, 2010, 7:48 AM
Post #5809 of 6272
Hello Speakeasy commiserators. I was a quasi-regular poster during last year's season, and I figured I'd go ahead and jump back in. I'm doing the applying thing again this year because I ended up getting a Fulbright last year and thus had to turn down the few grad school admission offers I did get. That was a bittersweet moment. Sadly, most programs seem not to defer admission, so I'm having to reapply to most of those. (I finished all my apps in late-Nov/early-Dec.) This year's list (in poetry):
Re: [greenpenquills] The Waiting Game...Have you heard yet???
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As you can probably tell, I like to spread the love around degree-wise.
Last year I was waitlisted at Ohio State and accepted at UNCG, Ole Miss, Bucknell, and McNeese. McNeese is the only one that allowed me to defer, so I still have a standing offer there should I choose to take it.
I've actually already been accepted this year to the MA programs at UAB and NMU, but no financial info yet. Anyone who applied to the MFA at NMU: don't have a heart attack, please. I'm almost certain that the MA and MFA applications are handled differently, so I wouldn't take my acceptance to the MA program to mean any decisions have been made about the MFA.
As for which programs are my top choices--that's difficult. I must say, though, that I was heartbroken to have to decline a spot at UNCG last year. At very least, I wouldn't mind having that option again.
Also, for those out there who suffer from neurotic organizational compulsions concerning anything grad school-related, I've begun keeping track of my application progress using GoogleMaps. Here's what mine looks like (URL shortened for your convenience): http://bit.ly/7GO4UN
I've found it to be a very satisfying way to organize and share my list. Maybe it will help you, too.
Be well, everyone. Choppy waters ahead.
[edited to fix typos]
"You got a song, man, sing it. / You got a bell, man, ring it." - Robert Creeley
(This post was edited by NickMcRae on Jan 9, 2010, 7:53 AM)