Mar 21, 2007, 10:56 AM
Post #1485 of 2603
Hi, congrats to all on their acceptances and if you're waiting to hear, good luck! Lesley sounds like a wonderful program. Good luck!
And now for something completely unrelated
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I need some (more) advice on partial residencies versus full residencies. I've been admitted to one partial residency MFA program (Antioch) and one full residency MA program (SFState), which I guess often leads to the MFA program. What an exciting decision to be making.
I am also dropping out of my PhD program in PoliSci because I hate my PhD program in Polisci. However, this means I won't already have a job. My question is: How practical is it to join a partial residency program when you don't already have a job?
So, Antioch's social justice emphasis seems awesome to me, and I can't help but notice how responsive they are to their students and how many good things I've heard from people who've gone there. SFState seems to be a bigger program and hence a little less responsive, but they have a great reputation and offers the opportunity to spend not 2, but 3 to 4 years in a dirt cheap MA and possibly MFA program where I can just work on my writing surrounded by some of the best writers around in the heart of San Francisco.
My gut seems to be pointing towards Antioch because of their responsiveness, but without a job, I'm unsure if I can get hired in a place that will agree to give me that time off. First, has anyone else been in a situation like this? Is getting a job like that possible? Their loans aren't enough to cover me just working part time, unfortunately, but even getting a part time job that'll give me that time off seems hard. SFState gave me more loans and less tuition and even workstudy, which I didn't know they gave to grad students.