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Glinda Bamboo


Feb 20, 2007, 3:11 PM

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I just received an email and I'm in at U. of Pitt (fiction). I'm kind of shocked. This is the first school I've heard from, so the fact that it's an acceptance is very nice. Lately I've been regretting my writing sample and thinking I wouldn't get into any schools, so an acceptance feels very good.

Of course, this program doesn't fund all writers, and the email didn't mention funding. So that could be a bad sign. We'll see.


SalPane



Feb 20, 2007, 3:14 PM

Post #227 of 2979 (23243 views)
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Yeah I got an e-mail accepting me to Pittsburgh's fiction prgram as well! Congratulations. I haven't heard from anywhere else either yet. And nothing about funding for me either. Any opinions on the program? I have a friend in his second year in the nonfiction program who really seems to love it.

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I just received an email and I'm in at U. of Pitt (fiction). I'm kind of shocked. This is the first school I've heard from, so the fact that it's an acceptance is very nice. Lately I've been regretting my writing sample and thinking I wouldn't get into any schools, so an acceptance feels very good.

Of course, this program doesn't fund all writers, and the email didn't mention funding. So that could be a bad sign. We'll see.



sibyline


Feb 20, 2007, 3:19 PM

Post #228 of 2979 (23230 views)
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Re: [07MFA] Cornell [In reply to] Can't Post

hey, congratulations! i'm a fiction person so i don't have the details on the poetry side but send me a private message with your e-mail and i'd be happy to forward it to the poets, if you haven't contacted them already. :)


jargreen

e-mail user

Feb 20, 2007, 4:31 PM

Post #229 of 2979 (23119 views)
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Re: [Glinda Bamboo] University of Pittsburgh [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats, Glinda Bamboo!! Slowly but surely, very good things are happening for a lot of folks on this board.

At one time, I was sure that I'd apply to Pitt. Had to chop it off my final list.

I've heard good things about fiction faculty Chuck Kinder and Kathy Day.

I understand Pitt gives full tuition waivers plus $14K stipends to its fundees. I'm going to cross my fingers for you!


Mainer


Feb 20, 2007, 4:51 PM

Post #230 of 2979 (23068 views)
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Re: [SalPane] University of Pittsburgh [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats, Sal and Glinda.
Pittsburgh is one of my favorite cities. The lack of funding is the only thing that kept me from applying. If I could afford it, I'd go there in a heartbeat.


Glinda Bamboo


Feb 20, 2007, 4:57 PM

Post #231 of 2979 (23048 views)
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Just found out I did not get funding at Pitt. I believe only 2 out of 7 admitted students get funding. That stinks, though I can't say I'm 100% surprised. I knew the odds of getting into Pitt with funding were pretty low. Ah, well. I guess it's nice that they want me. :)


mlpurdy
Moriah Purdy

Feb 20, 2007, 5:23 PM

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Congrats to everyone who heard from Pitt and elsewhere today!

I got the news via email at 4pm today that I'M IN for poetry at George Mason.
I'm also up for a Teaching Assistantship, so they're going to call me to set up an interview for that soon. They are planning to have an open house March 26th with a faculty reading and opportunities to sit in on classes, talk to current students, etc.

Exciting to have an acceptance under my belt!

So 1 acceptance, no rejections... still waiting on 12 others!


malber


Feb 20, 2007, 5:38 PM

Post #233 of 2979 (22950 views)
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congrats, mlpurdy. nice work.


mares


Feb 20, 2007, 6:42 PM

Post #234 of 2979 (22851 views)
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congrats! hope you get a TA position!


tenderloner
Geary'n Hyde

Feb 20, 2007, 10:15 PM

Post #235 of 2979 (22694 views)
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Re: [Glinda Bamboo] University of Pittsburgh [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats Glinda! It gives me hope, I was feeling the same way about the sample. I had 3 or 4 readers who felt unanimously about the strongest story. The one I liked best was written from a male perspective and I wanted to send that, to show range. But the second choice was also nearly unanimous, so I used that one as the second story and the one I liked best as the third story where longer samples were OK. I also felt like my statement was choppy, especially for the programs with very strict length limits.

So here's to forgetting needless worries and getting that phone call and/or email!



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I just received an email and I'm in at U. of Pitt (fiction). I'm kind of shocked. This is the first school I've heard from, so the fact that it's an acceptance is very nice. Lately I've been regretting my writing sample and thinking I wouldn't get into any schools, so an acceptance feels very good.



Arkinese


Feb 20, 2007, 11:13 PM

Post #236 of 2979 (22636 views)
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Congratulations to everyone who's heard in the past few hours!


soozybleu


Feb 21, 2007, 8:54 AM

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My SO got an acceptance phone call from UMass (poetry) yesterday late afternoon. They said they'd only begun notifying people.


(This post was edited by soozybleu on Feb 21, 2007, 8:59 AM)


whiskeytown



Feb 21, 2007, 10:15 AM

Post #238 of 2979 (22425 views)
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Perhaps this should be a new topic on the main index (motet?), but I'm wondering if people are willing to divulge their financial packages upon acceptance? I know that it could be a useful resource for future applicatns. Case in point, last year I foolishly applied to only five programs (two of which don't have such good funding). I couldn't glean from those programs' website just how spotty or rich the funding was because so many are hesitant to state actual dollar amounts.

I know that I, personally, would only go to a program that waives tuition and has a stipend that won't leave me working 20-30 hrs/week to survive.

I also recognize that amounts differ within a program (and perhaps from year to year). For example, if you get the one Renk Fellowship at Wisconsin, you are funded $15 K (plus $1500 expense account) and don't have to teach your second year. That's on the website. So is the fact that everyone else receives a tuition waiver and $10,300 for being a TA (10,800 the 2nd year) and $2,500 for summer research. But not all schools share this information, which might be handy.

A friend of mine got into UVA for fiction last year but turned them down because the stipend at UWash-Seattle was better. Can you believe that? This is the sort of information I think future applicants could benefit from. Am I wrong?


vronsky


Feb 21, 2007, 10:20 AM

Post #239 of 2979 (22417 views)
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I second this.


whiskeytown



Feb 21, 2007, 10:31 AM

Post #240 of 2979 (22397 views)
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Last year, I was accepted to Hollins with this offer: "You have also been awarded a tuition grant of $8,910, to be applied toward your annual tuition of $23,760. In addition, you will be eligible to apply for a Teaching Fellowship for the second year of the program, which would entail teaching an introductory or intermediate creative writing course each semester and would pay you $6,000, as well as providing full tuition remission for that year. The number of TFs awarded is limited, but we do provide solid training and mentoring for those who are selected." [italics mine]

Also, Univ. of Pittsburgh offered $0 toward their then-$25,000 tuition (for three years...imagine!).



malber


Feb 21, 2007, 10:52 AM

Post #241 of 2979 (22344 views)
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Re: [whiskeytown] MFA fellowships/stipends [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree too. And i'm tired of people being so uptight about money...

So far, I've been accepted two places.

Ohio State has offered me no tuition and something like 12,500/year for 3 years of teaching... plus a potential fellowship for 15K the first year (and no teaching)

Penn State has offered 12,700/year for 3 years of teaching 1-2 classes per semester and no tuition.

of course, i only applied to places that had good funding.


whiskeytown



Feb 21, 2007, 11:01 AM

Post #242 of 2979 (22324 views)
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Another important consideration is the class/teaching load. My take is that schools that ask you to teach 2 classes in a semester are asking too much. When I recently reread Arkansas's financial aid page and saw that they give students $8,800 (or $9,200 with MA) for teaching 2 courses, I thought NO WAY.

I currently teach a full-time load at a small liberal arts college (two composition and one literature) and can say that teaching one class (while taking others AND trying to write) would be *manageable* for me, but to teach two classes? I'd be out of my mind.


Edited to give exact dollar amounts


(This post was edited by whiskeytown on Feb 21, 2007, 12:00 PM)


allisonbarrett


Feb 21, 2007, 11:55 AM

Post #243 of 2979 (22240 views)
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Hey Malber,

When you say "no tuition," do you mean you won't have to pay tuition or that they have not offered you a tuition waiver? I'm in at OSU too, and my understanding is that tuition is waived.


eesa


Feb 21, 2007, 12:42 PM

Post #244 of 2979 (22152 views)
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Re: [mlpurdy] George Mason [In reply to] Can't Post

I found out I'm in for fiction at George Mason today by mail.


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ryan call

Feb 21, 2007, 12:55 PM

Post #245 of 2979 (22122 views)
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Re: [eesa] George Mason [In reply to] Can't Post

eesa

congrats

im a second year fiction writer at mason

any questions let me know, or message me, or whathaveyou

good luck with decisions and such


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bighark


Feb 21, 2007, 1:00 PM

Post #246 of 2979 (22099 views)
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Congratulations.


malber


Feb 21, 2007, 1:18 PM

Post #247 of 2979 (22048 views)
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Re: [allisonbarrett] MFA fellowships/stipends [In reply to] Can't Post

yeah, i suppose that was unclear. i meant: i won't be paying tuition due to a sweet sweet waiver.


piratelizzy


Feb 21, 2007, 2:10 PM

Post #248 of 2979 (21971 views)
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Congrats, eesa. Nice going.


'sup?!


mrsriley72


Feb 21, 2007, 2:26 PM

Post #249 of 2979 (21932 views)
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My SO got an acceptance phone call from UMass (poetry) yesterday late afternoon. They said they'd only begun notifying people.



boston or amherst?

thx


strangelet


e-mail user

Feb 21, 2007, 2:52 PM

Post #250 of 2979 (21879 views)
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Hi Kristin,

That's great :-) I got into UNCW last year but received no funding so decided to try other schools this year. (They are sort of the redheaded stepchild of the UNC system only in terms of how much funding they typically are allotted by the state, but I visited there and I liked the other students a lot-- they are really dedicated. Also the writing program there is growing, which is great.) I haven't heard from anywhere yet and am getting nervous ;)


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