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hovlandsparrow
Amy Schmidt

Mar 26, 2014, 4:28 PM

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

Robert--
I got wait-listed too! Poetry or fiction? I know of 5 poetry wait-listers, 6 if you are one too. My hopes are now dwindling.


rpowers
Richard Powers

Mar 26, 2014, 4:42 PM

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Waitlisted for fiction. Hopefully there are some writers with other options in those top spots, writers not looking forward to living in Lake Charles. It's the only place I applied. Off to talk trash about the city and program on other forums! (kidding, though I briefly entertained the idea, briefly)


hovlandsparrow
Amy Schmidt

Mar 26, 2014, 4:43 PM

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Are you on the Facebook MFA Drafters group? Perfect place to talk trash! Please do! For poetry too. :) Hope to see you there (at Mcneese, especially!)


frida
Frida

Mar 30, 2014, 2:13 PM

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

 
I applied to:
Hunter College - rejected via email on 19 March
Brooklyn College - rejected via email on 28 March
The New School NYC - still waiting
Portland State - still waiting
San Francisco State (SFSU) - accepted via email on 27 March
California College of the Arts (CCA) - accepted via email on 21 Feb: offered merit scholarship of 17,000 per year (renewable)
OTIS - accepted via email on 10 Feb: all graduate writing students receive $15,000 a year (renewable)
California State at Long Beach (CSULB)
Sooo.... I've read a lot of things about SFSU, but nearly nothing about CCA. Does anyone know anything? I'm really, really appealed by their interdisciplinary approach (you must take visual arts classes), motto and mentoring program. Put off by the tuition fees of course (35,000 a year), but with the scholarship it ends up as 18,000. So my question is - is the CCA program good enough to warrant paying an extra 5,000 a year? (That is, compared to the SFSU and other state university tuition of 13,000).
Aah! I really don't know!! Will it be better for my later job prospects to have gone to a state uni (more competitive) rather than a 'pay your way' college? IS CCA a 'pay your way' college? Or does the quality of the teaching reflect the high cost? Will it be better for my later job prospects to have received a merit fellowship? Any comments at all on CCA would be very much appreciated.


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Windiciti



Mar 7, 2015, 3:23 PM

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Very well put, darredet!


mortimerkhan
Andrew Wright

May 27, 2015, 9:16 AM

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I got wait listed at the only school to which I applied this year as well. And then all the top applicants accepted their spots, so there's no MFA this year.

What do I do now? Where do I go from here?

My GPA is a 2.52, I have no published work, no internships, no sterling extra-curricular. I have a dozen reasonably finished stories that are all too long to submit to any journal and one great story with which I'm quite happy and two half-finished, terrible novels. The only thing I have to recommend me is a perfect (on the verbal and writing) GRE and that's about to expire in a year.

Do I bother applying again?
How can I make my application any different if I actually try again?


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May 27, 2015, 12:54 PM

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

You could consider applying to other schools.


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gaudysideoftown
Linnea Guerin

Jan 28, 2016, 4:31 PM

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I guess it's about time to rekindle this thread. This is my first year applying, so I'm not sure exactly what to expect. I finished my final application earlier this week and I'm already nervous as heck. Apparently Syracuse is already making acceptance calls (according to thegradcafe.com, anyway).

Has anyone here heard from Syracuse yet? Ugh, the last thing I need is a rejection this early in the game.

Here's what I'm currently waiting on:
  • -University of Iowa
  • -Oregon State
  • -University of Oregon
  • -Boise State
  • -Minnesota State University - Mankato
  • -University of Michigan
  • -Arizona State
  • -Syracuse
  • -McNeese

I'm interested in hearing where everyone else is applying! Best wishes and try to stay calm!


(This post was edited by gaudysideoftown on Jan 28, 2016, 4:36 PM)


lavache beadsman
Corey Isaacs

Jan 31, 2016, 12:13 PM

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Almost all of the schools I applied to had a January 1 application deadline, so I don't expect to hear back for a while (I understand that mid-March is typically when most schools make decisions).

That said, here's a list of the schools to which I applied (I'm going for fiction):


University of Iowa (a guy can dream, right?)

The New School

University of Arizona

Colorado State University

Brooklyn College

UNC Wilmington

Columbia University

Stony Brook Southampton

Southern Illinois University

University of Michigan

Pratt Institute


Fingers crossed, I guess.


(This post was edited by lavache beadsman on Jan 31, 2016, 12:15 PM)


gaudysideoftown
Linnea Guerin

Feb 3, 2016, 12:51 PM

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

Is this your first time applying?
I'm starting to feel like I'm not going to get accepted anywhere. I know I have a few months until I'll actually hear from anyone, but the programs are just so dang competitive.


lavache beadsman
Corey Isaacs

Feb 3, 2016, 2:17 PM

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Yup, this is my first time.
I can certainly sympathize. Right now, I'm just trying not to worry about it too much. I put as much work into the applications as I could, and there's no way to tell if admission board X is going to like my writing, so it doesn't do much good to worry about it. That said, if you don't already know about it, thegradcafe.com has proved a useful resource.


gaudysideoftown
Linnea Guerin

Feb 4, 2016, 2:26 PM

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I like your attitude, and you're so right. There's no reason for us to beat ourselves up over rejections, especially when admissions are so subjective.
And I'm trying to avoid thegradcafe.com. Last I checked, a few of the schools I applied to have already made some acceptance calls, while I have yet to hear back from anywhere. It is an excellent resource though.


lavache beadsman
Corey Isaacs

Feb 17, 2016, 1:40 PM

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Just got an e-mail from UNCW that they'll be finished reviewing applications by the end of the week. Fingers crossed!!!


karosko
Kyle Rosko

Feb 18, 2016, 12:18 AM

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I applied to Syracuse, Michener Center, New Writers Project, Minnesota, and NCSU
Already got denials from Syracuse, Minnesota, and the Michener Center, got accepted to NCSU (woohoo!) and I am still (eagerly) waiting to hear back from the NWP. If I get into the NWP I will go, but if not I will go to NCSU, as it will be my only option. I'm glad I just got in somewhere with how competitive these things are these days. Good luck to you two!


lavache beadsman
Corey Isaacs

Feb 24, 2016, 8:32 PM

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It's a no from Stony Brook Southampton :( I did get a really nice hand-written note at the bottom of the form rejection though, so maybe that's a promising sign for the rest of the apps?


lavache beadsman
Corey Isaacs

Feb 24, 2016, 9:23 PM

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

Also re: Stony Brook, don't waste your time checking the online portal. They don't update it.


lavache beadsman
Corey Isaacs

Feb 29, 2016, 6:34 PM

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It's a no from U of Arizona.
Here's hoping y'all are having better luck than I am at this stage.


seniorfrog
Lily Be

Mar 1, 2016, 8:53 PM

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Sorry to hear about your rejection. Hope other schools will accept you and those that won't will beat themselves up later when you go on to be a great writer:)


lavache beadsman
Corey Isaacs

Mar 2, 2016, 11:55 AM

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Lol thanks seniorfrog!

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