While I haven’t made any official choices, I’m starting to feel more prepared to make a final decision. I’ve been accepted to George Mason, Ohio State, Iowa, and Montana (in Nonfiction). However, only GM, OSU, and Iowa have offered funding. Their assistantships are very similar, but I think OSU might be offering the best package. I could say this is the reason I’m leaning toward OSU, but really, it’s only part of the reason. While all of these programs have been a pleasure to correspond with, I feel as though OSU might be the best fit for me. Their faculty has been extremely friendly and encouraging, and I feel like their program might be the best environment for me to develop my writing.
These are my feelings right now. I’ll keep you posted on my final decision. Which is something I hope to make soon (I’m still waiting to hear back from one school).
Congratulations on all of these amazing acceptances—and good luck with your final decisions!