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fleurdelis44


Feb 26, 2007, 4:38 PM

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Hi Strangelet, I heard from Greensboro about a week and a half ago, Jim Clark called and said that although he couldn't admit me officially yet, ("It's a lengthy admissions process here at Greensboro") he wanted me to know that they liked my application and to tell me about their funding. He said that because their funding is a bit low compared to other schools ($10,000), he wanted to contact some applicants and give them a heads-up so that they don't accept other schools' earlier offers. I heard from Purdue yesterday. They called in the afternoon and apologized for calling on a Sunday. They did say that they read about a hundred apps this year and are only accepting four, so I feel special--even though I was aware that that was designed to make me feel special, and so added a grain of salt to it.

In response to some of the posts on liveable stipends: do you think $10,000 a year is enough?


vronsky


Feb 26, 2007, 4:41 PM

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Admitted to University of Washington (Seattle) via email. Poetry. No word on funding.


jchilder42


Feb 26, 2007, 4:45 PM

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In at UMass Boston in Poetry. Tuition + 3250 for 5 hour teaching assistanship.


bighark


Feb 26, 2007, 4:50 PM

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Unless you are especially frugal, I don't think $10,000 a year is enough to live on. Neither, it appears, does the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which describes $9,800 a year for a one-person household as a poverty guideline.

Having said that, I think 10K a year is a great opportunity for someone who wants to get an MFA. You may have to get a part time job or borrow a few thousand dollars in order to make ends meet, but I think it's really saying something for a school to give free money to creative writing students.

Congratulations and good luck!


lobsterloose


Feb 26, 2007, 4:51 PM

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Re: [jchilder42] washington (seattle) [In reply to] Can't Post

Not sure how to post here so I apologize if I screwed it up...

I was just accepted to George Mason for Non-fiction. No word on funding. Anyone know how the program is?


mrsriley72


Feb 26, 2007, 5:15 PM

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In at UMass Boston in Poetry. Tuition + 3250 for 5 hour teaching assistanship.


YEAH ! Good for you. This is one school I really wanted to hear form.
I was told last week that final decisions were made (fri) and they would notify by March 1.


edit: So I just looked online

"Your application for the Creative Writing (MFA) program has been carefully reviewed by the Admissions Committee at the University of Massachusetts Boston. I regret to inform you that you have not been selected for admission to the program. Your official letter has been mailed. You have our best wishes for successful pursuit of your future endeavors."

I am in tears.


(This post was edited by mrsriley72 on Feb 26, 2007, 5:20 PM)


jchilder42


Feb 26, 2007, 5:18 PM

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Thanks mrsriley72. I found out via email. I'm very happy.


SweetJane


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Feb 26, 2007, 5:26 PM

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Re: [maggiekate] washington (seattle) [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats, MaggieKate! Although I have to say that you're killing me. So far, you've been accepted to schools I've applied to and I've only heard back from one of them!

*dies*



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Admitted to University of Washington (Seattle) via email. Poetry. No word on funding.



SJ

"Oh, all the poets they studied rules of verse
and those ladies, they rolled their eyes"


Elika619


Feb 26, 2007, 5:28 PM

Post #434 of 2979 (21733 views)
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I'm so sick of these grad programs spamming me (well, during this delicate time, anyways)! I opened up my inbox to this email from art-admissions@columbia.edu, subject: SoA Writing Division: Invitation to Faculty Selects

And it's just a stinkin' invite to hear Columbia MFA writers read at some NYC bar on the first Thursday of every month.


Tapeworm


Feb 26, 2007, 5:40 PM

Post #435 of 2979 (21697 views)
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Re: [mrsriley72] washington (seattle) [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry to hear that, Riley. Did they send you an e-mail, or do you use their "Check application status" page, with the ID and access code thing?


gasolinefight


Feb 26, 2007, 5:45 PM

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Re: [maggiekate] washington (seattle) [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in for poetry too! The email said that I'll receive a phone call tomorrow. What kinds of questions do I need to ask?

I'm in complete shock...this was definitely one of my top choices.


Arkinese


Feb 26, 2007, 5:46 PM

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Re: [mrsriley72] washington (seattle) [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm sorry, MrsRiley... I know it was your top choice. I hope you get admitted to another program that you find you like even more than you thought you would UMass. I recommend a funny movie -- that helped me when I got rejected from Arizona. I would suggest Little Miss Sunshine.


vronsky


Feb 26, 2007, 5:55 PM

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Re: [nerdytina] washington (seattle) [In reply to] Can't Post

Ask about funding.


OneWriter


Feb 26, 2007, 5:55 PM

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Re: [mrsriley72] washington (seattle) [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry to hear that. UMass was originally my top choice as well. I haven't heard one way or the other yet, but I already moved it down my list last week.

I don't even know/remember how to check my online application status, so I'm going to have to wait until the letter. C'est la vie.


mrsriley72


Feb 26, 2007, 6:18 PM

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I'm sorry, MrsRiley... I know it was your top choice. I hope you get admitted to another program that you find you like even more than you thought you would UMass. I recommend a funny movie -- that helped me when I got rejected from Arizona. I would suggest Little Miss Sunshine.



thanks. it seriously sucks. I am very happy for the ppl that got in... but very jealous since I applied for poetry also. I used the online access with the code and etc. I have been checking that thing twice a day for weeks.
Seriously bummed.


Dearest UMB,
You broke my heart! I will have to find another love!


(This post was edited by mrsriley72 on Feb 26, 2007, 6:57 PM)


unitvector
Sarah
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Feb 26, 2007, 6:23 PM

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Waitlisted, fiction, Mills College, by mail.

Whatever, MC.
Cornell and I have a hot date in August, anyway.

I'm 1 for 2 with 4 to go.

Congratulations to everyone who's gotten in, and good luck to everyone waiting to hear back. I recommend the free 60-minute trials of Boggle Supreme Online to pass the time.


vronsky


Feb 26, 2007, 6:25 PM

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Ah, Cornell. We meet again.

Waitlisted at Cornell via snail mail.


rpc
ryan call

Feb 26, 2007, 7:06 PM

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Re: [lobsterloose] washington (seattle) [In reply to] Can't Post

lobsterloose

go here to email to some of the nonfiction writers (past and present)


http://creativewriting.gmu.edu/students/index.html

kyoko mori is supposed to be very good; some of my fiction friends have taken from her
and they have good things to say


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lmoneill


Feb 26, 2007, 7:43 PM

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University of New Mexico- acceptance in nonfiction (2/26) via phone;

in case anyone else, like me, applied to UNM. I found this on the 2007 acceptance list website

http://mfaincreativewriting.blogspot.com/


"Fill the paper with the breathings of your heart..."
-William Wordsworth


skirr


Feb 26, 2007, 7:44 PM

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I am a long time lurker at this site. I have watched with extreme jealousy as others have posted acceptances, and continued to gnaw my fingernails to the almost quick. This afternoon I received an email from North Carolina State University letting me know i was in their MFA program for poetry with a TA ship.

Schools applied to:
Alabama
Cornell
Michener
Gainesville
North Carolina Greensboro
North Carolina State University (email acceptance)
South Carolina
VCU

Congratulations to those who have been accepted, and good luck to those who have yet to hear.

me
off to leave more incoherent messages on friends and families phones


littleiodine


Feb 26, 2007, 9:40 PM

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Thanks! The more I look at Washington U. and St. Louis and the writing program, the more thrilled I am.


BlueVelveeta


Feb 27, 2007, 12:36 AM

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Way to go littleio. In my ne'er-humble opinion, that program kicks ass (it's one of my top choices---too bad I'm crashing and burning thus far). Congratulations!


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Thanks! The more I look at Washington U. and St. Louis and the writing program, the more thrilled I am.



clinvill


Feb 27, 2007, 2:07 AM

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Im in at Eastern Washington University for fiction. Full funding. Great conversation. Havent heard from anyone else yet, but at least I dont have to worry about it. The guy who talked to me immediately sent me about 7 addresses from people in the program. i wrote them all with a series of questions. They all replied pretty quickly and nothing but the greatest things to say about the program (including that the stipend was more than enough to live on) CONGRATS TO EVERYONE ELSE. AND TO THOSE WHO HAVENT GOTTEN IN, DONT LOSE HEART...THIS WAS MY FOURTH TIME AROUND (and I bombed the GRE. I tried to do well, but I just did terrible 410 math, 490 verbal, 5.5 writing (well that is the only good part))....GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE. Im sure I will see you on the best sellers list someday.




ecphraticknolls


Feb 27, 2007, 7:31 AM

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That’s great… nice to hear that you got a TA, from the website I got the impression that they had a very limited number of them. I applied there in poetry (as a very welcome backup… can’t beat the location…) I hope they call me soon!


ddl


Feb 27, 2007, 8:50 AM

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Re: [gschon] cost of MFA programs [In reply to] Can't Post

I graduated from OSU in June. In fiction. Happy to answer any questions you might have. I guess one thing I'd point out, given the discussion flying by on this board, is that OSU grads have been publishing well lately. (Not me, alas!) One current second-year student, Don Pollack, already has a contract for a short story collection with Doubleday. Other recent grads already publishing books: Christopher Coake, Rebecca Barry, and Sheri Goldhagen. And Holly Goddard Jones, who graduated with me a few months ago, has work in the Kenyon Review, Epoch, Southern Review, and forthcoming in Gettysburg Review and New Stories from the South 2007. OSU may not be a big name program yet, but going there certainly won't hold you back.


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I've been lurking for quite a while. Last year at this time I was happy/sad at my acceptance w/o funding to Pitt. I didn't take them up on their offer and, even though the program is excellent and Pittsburgh is a great town, I'm glad that I didn't. I reapplied for Fall 2007 and I got a late January call from Lee Martin at OSU. I'm in in fiction with tuition waiver and teaching. I'm very much leaning towards their offer even though I have a few applications still out there. I agree that they have been awesome to talk with. Very accessible.

If anyone has any info on OSU's program, don't hesitate to pass it along.


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