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aimeegloworm


Feb 28, 2006, 5:44 PM

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Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi, received UMASS rejection yesterday, for fiction. the letter dated 2/22. I called Iowa, because everyone seems to have mentioned them--waitlists and what nots--the dept. secretary said notifications have not been mailed out yet. To the people who have received waitlists or acceptance letters, are they from the director personally?

Anyone applying to UF? Fiction, that is.

I'm hanging in there, UF my first choice. I can't handle this!


HopperFu


Feb 28, 2006, 6:00 PM

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Re: [aimeegloworm] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

I was wait listed at Iowa, and I recieved a letter in the mail. It was signed by Sam Chang, who is the director. Um, and I don't think there is anybody else on the wait list. When I called to take my name off the wait list, they said I was the only name on the fiction wait list. Don't know if that is actually true, or if it is a revolving wait list or what, but I guess it's not a big list.


augustmaria


Feb 28, 2006, 6:08 PM

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Re: [aimeegloworm] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

Gah! I've heard nothing from UMass (fiction) and my online status still just says "applied." One way or another, I want to know, I want to know!


perfunctory

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Feb 28, 2006, 6:17 PM

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Re: [augustmaria] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

august, we're in the same boat. franz and i live in the same town, i still haven't gotten a letter for umass (poetry), and it's driving me crazy! i can't check anything online because i am awesome and lost the letter, and i'm scared to call because i'm afraid they'll tell me the inevitable.......


greenrose


Feb 28, 2006, 6:25 PM

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Re: [kodi] Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

For what it's worth, I also received the Michigan waitlist/note/email, but for poetry. Accepted at Florida, still waiting for news from all the other schools (Umass, Iowa, UVA, NYU)......


franz

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Feb 28, 2006, 6:29 PM

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Re: [perfunctory] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post


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august, we're in the same boat. franz and i live in the same town, i still haven't gotten a letter for umass (poetry), and it's driving me crazy! i can't check anything online because i am awesome and lost the letter, and i'm scared to call because i'm afraid they'll tell me the inevitable.......


I checked UMass online yesterday, like I said, and the decision was posted on Feb 22nd. It also said that a letter would be sent out within four days of the acceptance date. I haven't received an official letter yet, and it could take another week, considering I'm in Portland, OR. Perfunctory, a friend of mine emailed the director of the program to get his log-in info, and the director emailed him back with a nix, alas. But if you really want to know before that letter arrives, that might be the way to do it. In any case, I'm very glad I found my log-in info and checked.


Franz Knupfer, author of short stories and novels


augustmaria


Feb 28, 2006, 6:31 PM

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Re: [perfunctory] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

I live in Maine, and mail usually takes two days to get here from Mass, so I'm going (slightly) nutty. If I were a confident human being, I might allow myself to hope that perhaps I've been accepted or waitlisted or at least something, but I really don't think that I'm in the same league as the other applicants I've seen here (I'm still finishing up my undergrad, only twenty-one years old), so I don't think that I could be accepted into a top program like UMass. I just want to know!!!

But I'm way too chicken to call and ask. If I'm rejected, I want it to be broken to me via a letter, definitely.

But here's hoping that we're both accepted and we'll be laughing at ourselves in about a week, amused by how ridiculous we acted while waiting for news.


sarandipidy


Feb 28, 2006, 6:35 PM

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Re: [franz] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

I got a UMass poetry email today with an attachment of the acceptance letter, and the letter was dated 2/22. The woman who emailed me said an official letter would be coming soon. To anyone coming here late, I was accepted by phone Feb 14th, so this isn't an actual acceptance email.


theapplepicker


Feb 28, 2006, 7:28 PM

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Re: [sarandipidy] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

I received my UMass ding today in a letter dated 2/22. I'm disappointed, but it wasn't a school I was absolutely dying to go to, so I'm not that disappointed.

It was a boring rejection, too. A couple years ago, more than half the schools I applied to (which means four out of five) told me how many applicants had applied this year. UMass could have at least been a little more informative! ;)


lavashlavash


Feb 28, 2006, 7:34 PM

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Re: [theapplepicker] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

I got official rejection letters from WUSTL and Texas--both dated 2/22--today. I had already learned via the online system that Texas had rejected me, so I guess they've rejected me twice now!

Now that 2 (3?) Speakeasiers have gotten into Cornell, is WUSTL the new Cornell?


ciaosamin


Feb 28, 2006, 7:53 PM

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Re: [lavashlavash] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

saying wustl is the new cornell would comfort me greatly, because i got my rejection letter from them today, too.

gosh, it was practically my last choice school, so being rejected there kind of freaks me out. also, i talked to the people at davis and they said that they have notified everyone who has been accepted, so if you haven't heard from them you are either on the waitlist or rejected.


andfw


Feb 28, 2006, 8:00 PM

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

The faculty at Arizona just finished reading the fiction applications. I don't know for sure when they'll notify, but I would guess that phone calls could go out as early as this week. Of course, I've heard from others in my class that some received letters, some received phone calls, and some even received e-mails, so I have no idea how they're notifying this year.

[edit] If it helps, I didn't get accepted until the second week of March when I applied, but that year the deadline was still Dec 31, not Dec 1.


(This post was edited by jstgerma on Feb 28, 2006, 8:04 PM)


gussy

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Feb 28, 2006, 9:36 PM

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Re: [sarandipidy] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

I got an attachment over the e-mail with an acceptance for UMass fiction dated Feb. 22, too, Sarandipity.

I'm really excited, but I'm also worried about the financial issues -- now UMass acceptees must apply for TAships. Only then, if and when I get a TAship, will I be able to say that I have a realistic offer/acceptance. (I opened another thread to discuss UMass issues).

I haven't heard from any other schools, though. But, for whatever it's worth, a good source told me Michener is sending notifications this week.


HopperFu


Feb 28, 2006, 10:30 PM

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WUSTL rejection [In reply to] Can't Post


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saying wustl is the new cornell would comfort me greatly, because i got my rejection letter from them today, too.

gosh, it was practically my last choice school, so being rejected there kind of freaks me out. also, i talked to the people at davis and they said that they have notified everyone who has been accepted, so if you haven't heard from them you are either on the waitlist or rejected.



You've got to remember that it's totally subjective. While I think Wash U St. Louis is a good school - they have some very good faculty and good funding - it's probably the least competitive school that I applied to in terms of number of applicants / accepted applicants, and is probably lower "ranked" than the other programs. And it's the only one I got rejected from.
Subjective, subjective, subjective. Or, as my brother (who is in finance) said, "it seems kind of arbitrary."
I think I may have recounted this story somewhere else, but I know a prof (big name person) who said the best student she EVER had, applied to MFA programs three times, about 6 or 8 each year. First year, zip. Second year, zip. Third year, only school that accepted him - with funding - was Iowa.


sibyline


Feb 28, 2006, 10:35 PM

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Re: [HopperFu] WUSTL rejection [In reply to] Can't Post

just got my rejection letter from michener center. no warm weather climate for me! it's funny how at this point when i've gotten into one of my top choice programs, i kinda felt a little bit of relief about the rejection, but just a little bit. why don't they like me??? :)

so that's one acceptance (Cornell! woo hoo!), one waitlist (Michigan, woo!), and one rejection (Michener, hoo!)

three more to go....


stephkarto1
Stephanie Kartalopoulos

Feb 28, 2006, 11:03 PM

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Re: [augustmaria] Iowa, Fiction? UF? [In reply to] Can't Post

You know what? I'm in the same situation as you, except with a PhD program at Brown. Notification letters were dated February 17, EVERYTHING mailed by February 20, and I live in Cambridge--one state over from Rhode Island--and while others in the Boston area have gotten their rejection letters, I have gotten NOTHING.

I was nervous about inquiring. Yesterday I e-mailed the program coordinator (an administrative type) who sent a very objective, sticking-to-the-facts, when the letter was sent, I should get it soon, sort of response.

Tonight on a bout of nerves-gone-wild, I guess, I sent a thoughtful e-mail to the program director wondering if I am somehow waitlisted (and making a case for him to accept me) and thanking him for considering my application if I really, truly am rejected.

He'll probably think I'm this overly girly, sappy, pathetic dorkus extraordinaire, but if I was rejected, then what do I have to lose? And if I *was* somehow (miraculously) wait listed, well, then maybe he wouldn't think I was some exquisite geek.

On my side--with my PhD applications--I have heard nothing from anyone. I know I won't get into Emory or NYU (since they have interviews and I was not asked for one--though I have been told that this is not an 'absolute guarantee' with NYU and I have been told that it is an absolute indication of acceptance), but those letters have not come. BU was kind enough to let me know a week and a half ago about never receiving my MFA program transcripts (those of you going to UF--it's a KICKASS program, and the English department is well organized, but really be on top of the registrar and student financial services offices to make sure they don't screw anything up), but they also told me to not expect to hear until the end of March.

(But with BU I will be stressing from, oh, about a week or so from now, as they have started sitting down to make decisions and--in the grand tradition of admissions--will most likely call the people they accept before sending out official notification)

And I still have my Stegner and Wisconsin fellowship applications out.

F*&$ I hope I get in somewhere! I'm nervous, though, and lately have been feeling inadequate in my credentials. Which, in the grand scheme of things, is most likely a big pile of dog-doo-doo to worry about, because though not the *most* traditional qualifications of someone applying to a PhD program (my master's is a writing-based one, I finished college in a very nontraditional way, etc.), they certainly are worthwhile (publications, have organized conferences, have presented at conferences, have been teaching in universities and nonprofits since finishing my MFA, blah blah blah) and add diversity.

OK I am done rambling now...


sibyline


Mar 1, 2006, 8:39 AM

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To my fellow Cancers, some horoscope advice. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

"If you are a student in college, or a professor, the new moon in the first week of March will bring surprising news, too. If you made application to a certain institution and await a response, it looks like you will finally get your answer in early March. I feel you will like the news, but I should add that Uranus is a volatile planet that tends to bring events that you would never expect, so it's hard to say for sure."

and

"You should not commit to anything or anybody just yet, not until after March 29 or so if that's possible. (If that is NOT possible, things will need to be renegotiated at a later date)."

That's EXACTLY what I'm thinking. :)


augustmaria


Mar 1, 2006, 9:13 AM

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Re: [sibyline] To my fellow Cancers, some horoscope advice. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

As a Cancer, that is absolutely lovely to read. :)


theapplepicker


Mar 1, 2006, 9:14 AM

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Re: [sibyline] To my fellow Cancers, some horoscope advice. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a cancer. And although I think horoscopes are hogwash, I also believe in them.

Thanks sibyline!


Runlucy


Mar 1, 2006, 9:25 AM

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Re: [RainDog] Iowa waitlist, Wash U reject [In reply to] Can't Post

I have not heard a peep out of MT. Pessimist that I am, I'm sort of assuming that means I didn't get in. I was thinking about calling today, actually.

Has anyone heard from the Iowa nonfiction program?


Ms. Mystery


Mar 1, 2006, 9:25 AM

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Man, what about Libras?! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, Cancers, that horoscope sounds pretty excellent. I imagine right now my horoscope says something like this: "Libra, in the next few weeks you will receive news that will change your life, but because your mailman is apparently an afternoon drunk who spends his time at Lou's Little Corner Bar, this news will be slow to reach you." I still haven't heard anything from Wash U, Iowa, Michener, or any of the other places that supposedly sent their letters last week. For the last two days I've only gotten circulars and "Have You Seen This Child?" stuff. I swear my mailman is saving all of my juicy grad school letters to read over his Miller Highlife or something.


REliana


Mar 1, 2006, 9:32 AM

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Re: [sibyline] To my fellow Cancers, some horoscope advice. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Aries, please.


sibyline


Mar 1, 2006, 10:20 AM

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Re: [REliana] To my fellow Cancers, some horoscope advice. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

ARIES:
March has two sides to it. Put simply, you have to get through the first two weeks of March any way you can. The new moon last month on February 27 began to introduce certain tensions that will only grow by mid-March...

Not all of the month is difficult however. Thanks to a powerful solar eclipse in Aries on March 29, a new path will open up for you, dear Aries, one that will allow you to show others just how capable and courageous you are.

By then it will be clear that you've found your mojo, and with newfound optimism, you'll be raring to go. By month's end, you'll begin to see that your choices are unlimited."

Apparently, this is a dramatic month for all signs because of eclipses on both the 14th and the 29th.


kodi


Mar 1, 2006, 10:50 AM

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

  Congrats kodi, and welcome to the board. If you don't mind my asking, why did you decide to decline FSU's offer last year? I've heard good things about the program and would have applied, but my boyfriend, who is allowing me to uproot him, went there for undergrad and doesn't want to be back in Tallahassee.


Thanks, kateb. I decided not to attend grad school this year for personal reasons. So I'm going through the whole process again. For all the waiting, I recommend vodka and chocolate, though not necessarily together.


aimeegloworm


Mar 1, 2006, 11:28 AM

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Re: [sibyline] To my fellow Cancers, some horoscope advice. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

What about the Sag?

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