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baumgirl19


Mar 29, 2008, 4:53 PM

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Two-year v. Three-year programs? [In reply to] Can't Post

Any thoughts on this decision? (Fiction)

Vanderbilt (Two year)

v.

Mississippi-Oxford (Three year)

Both schools offered me tuition waivers, stipends and teaching positions. Both seem to be small, supportive, under the radar programs. Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks and good luck to everyone with the decisions.


amoody
Alex
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Mar 29, 2008, 6:57 PM

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Re: [baumgirl19] Two-year v. Three-year programs? [In reply to] Can't Post

Not sure about Miss.-Oxford, but I'm weighing Vanderbilt vs. another school as well. I visited Nashville and met with faculty and students a couple weeks ago. It's a great bunch and I think I'd have a good time there. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail (address is in my profile) or a private message here...I'd be happy to share my thoughts on Vanderbilt.

(also fiction)



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Any thoughts on this decision? (Fiction)

Vanderbilt (Two year)

v.

Mississippi-Oxford (Three year)

Both schools offered me tuition waivers, stipends and teaching positions. Both seem to be small, supportive, under the radar programs. Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks and good luck to everyone with the decisions.



(This post was edited by amoody on Mar 29, 2008, 6:59 PM)


k&d


Mar 30, 2008, 9:32 AM

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Anyone refusing Bard's offer? [In reply to] Can't Post

Please inform them right away if you're not attending Bard. I've been waitlisted and I'm still holding out for the chance to be taught by Ann Lauterbach.


jeramey



Mar 30, 2008, 12:49 PM

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Columbia and New School [In reply to] Can't Post

I've accepted Columbia's offer, so there should be a spot at The New School opening up, Nonfiction.


dunnkc


Mar 31, 2008, 2:13 PM

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OK, I've officially mailed my acceptance forms to Warren Wilson (Fiction), so I guess that's my final decision. I'm pretty excited about it, and I'm notifying San Diego State today of my decision not to attend.

Having the final decision made makes me feel so much better! Now I have to figure out what to send for the July residency, and I have to get it in by April 24! Doesn't give me much time to breathe, but I'm excited anyway.


amoody
Alex
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Mar 31, 2008, 6:28 PM

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Vanderbilt... [In reply to] Can't Post

Accepted Vanderbilt's offer...I was in the accepted-but-not-sure-about-funding limbo at UNC-Greensboro, so maybe that will help un-muddy those waters for someone else.

(Fiction, btw)

Nice to have this over and done with! Best of luck to everyone else.


Taryn_S


Mar 31, 2008, 6:30 PM

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Final Decision [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm off to the Iowa WW in the fall! I turned down a Follett Fellowship at Columbia College and an internship at Colorado State. In poetry. Hope those spots make someone happy!


Blanca78


Mar 31, 2008, 6:53 PM

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I'm almost there... [In reply to] Can't Post

Just got back from Ohio State's accepted student orientation and pending getting my husband's impressions of the city (he's there for a job interview right now) I think that's where I'll end up (for fiction). The campus is beautiful (at least the main part) and the city feels like a big sprawled out college town, with all the fun stuff that goes with college towns, and it's cheap as hell, and there are some really pretty neighborhoods with CHEAP rentals in old houses with wood floors. And a bike trail. And the faculty is really cool. And so were the other admits I met. Plus, the university is so big and they give you so much flexibility I can basically take as many classes I want, in any subject I want, including workshops in other genres. And everyone's funded. Can you tell I'm psyched?

So that opens up a spot at Wash U and wait list spots at Minnesota and Michigan.


slantoflight


Mar 31, 2008, 8:49 PM

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Re: [MissEsquire] deferring [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always been under the impression that you're deferring your acceptance and not your attendance. I did request a deferment to Vermont College and Bennington (both low-res) and they granted it, but I still need to decide in the same time frame whether or not I want to attend these programs. (Given that I was just accepted to the U of MN, where I most wanted to go, I will likely decline, though it makes me pretty sad.)

Good luck. I think asking the program about it would be best--they will give you their policy--all the colleges I was accepted into were good about answering any and all questions.



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Does anyone know about deferring? I know that I am able to defer, but am really considering it because I think the tuition at this particular school is outrageous and am not sure whether I want to go there. If you defer, are you locking yourself into attending that school the next year? Maybe I should just turn this school down and roll the dice again come fall.



slantoflight


Mar 31, 2008, 8:54 PM

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Re: [Gail30] Help! FSU vs. Wyoming [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll be declining at FSU in the next few days with a TAship (was accepted in poetry). So something might open up!



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Hi all,

I'm kind of new to this posting business, so forgive me if I'm doing this wrong. Anyway, here's my dilemma (for poetry):

- In at Wyoming, with a TAship + stipend
- In at Florida State, on the waitlist for a TAship (without the TA position, funding doesn't look good...)

The program at Wyoming is small and everyone's been really nice and friendly, so I feel like I should go with Wyoming, but Florida seems like such a great program too (and more well-known). Then again, I may not get any funding at Florida, so is it really worth it?

Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!



MissEsquire



Mar 31, 2008, 9:04 PM

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Re: [slantoflight] deferring [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean a year's deferment. Is that how long you took with VC and Bennington?


msuttonkiefer


Mar 31, 2008, 9:57 PM

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Re: [MissEsquire] deferring [In reply to] Can't Post

They're low-res, so I deferred to the next session, which happened to be a semester. I am not sure which school you are considering deferment with, but if they allow it (I know schools like Emerson don't), then it would be a year for most regular-res as they only accept for autumn admissions. I read earlier on the forums of folks who had deferred and posted that the admin were calling and asking if they had decided they would attend--which meant they would be able to see how many people they could call and accept for that school year. I hope this makes sense. :)



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I mean a year's deferment. Is that how long you took with VC and Bennington?



suzhounese



Apr 1, 2008, 1:58 AM

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Re: [slantoflight] deferring [In reply to] Can't Post

When do you have to notify Vermont College? What about Bennington? Why are you leaning toward low-res instead of workshop oriented programs?

I did not realize that deferrments were possible...


msuttonkiefer


Apr 1, 2008, 8:35 AM

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Re: [bamboogroove] deferring [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm sorry--I didn't mean to make things confusing. I'm slantoflight too (my husband's computer had me as that long ago long in and I didn't realize it until I posted).

I was going to do low-res because I'm married with a mortgage and even though I was accepted into a few regular res programs, I had a hard time justifying leaving him and my life here. I also have a great teaching gig, which is pretty rare. But I live in MN and was just accepted to the U of MN (first off the wait list), so this is where I believe I will go.

Vermont College's deadline, for me, was March 30, and Bennington is April 14, I believe. It's tough to say no to these programs because they look great, but it's tough to turn down three years fully funded with a TAship--so I'd still be teaching, and I wouldn't have to deal with sending kids to the principal's office. :)


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When do you have to notify Vermont College? What about Bennington? Why are you leaning toward low-res instead of workshop oriented programs?

I did not realize that deferrments were possible...



ersatz


Apr 1, 2008, 1:10 PM

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Oregon State [In reply to] Can't Post

I've turned down Oregon State University in fiction, if anyone is on that waitlist.


miss.modular


Apr 1, 2008, 2:46 PM

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Re: [ersatz] Oregon State [In reply to] Can't Post

What're you thinking? Boston or UCR?


Bertworld33


Apr 1, 2008, 2:53 PM

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Re: [baumgirl19] Two-year v. Three-year programs? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd go to Vandy - great faculty, great city.


araby1


Apr 1, 2008, 3:55 PM

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Vermont College [In reply to] Can't Post

It's about as final as it's getting for me, although I haven't heard from UNCW or VCU yet. I've settled the philosophical debate of low-res vs high-res, so any response from those fellas shouldn't matter.

I'm opting for Vermont College. Sent in my deposit Saturday. Getting pumped up so I thought I'd announce it.

Fiction.


MaryMiller


Apr 1, 2008, 3:58 PM

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Re: [amoody] Two-year v. Three-year programs? [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know anything about the Vanderbilt program, but Nashville's a great city to live in. It's beautiful and the weather's great and I love it here.


ersatz


Apr 1, 2008, 4:01 PM

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Boston U vs. UC Riverside [In reply to] Can't Post

No clue. There's things I like about both. I've never been to Boston - have no image of it whatsoever. But then I say, well it's only a year. Even if I hate the city, I can do anything for a year. And then I say, oh shit! It's only a year. And then UCR sounds better. :)
Any advice anyone?


(This post was edited by ersatz on Apr 1, 2008, 4:01 PM)


jkinnebe


Apr 1, 2008, 6:56 PM

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Texas State [In reply to] Can't Post

I've decided on Texas State (poetry).

So I'll be turning down:
Stonecoast
Vermont (+ scholarship)
Idaho (TAship + small scholarship)

I hope that opens up some doors for a couple people out there.

Anyone else going to Texas State?


sicofelephants


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Apr 1, 2008, 7:11 PM

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Re: [jkinnebe] Texas State [In reply to] Can't Post

I might be going for poetry. Hopefully I'll know for sure in a week. I got a call from the director at UT Austin saying they might be able to open a spot for me. If that happens, it'd be difficult to turn them down. Otherwise, I'll probably be seeing you in San Marcos.


medusashair


Apr 2, 2008, 8:10 AM

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UVA [In reply to] Can't Post

Anybody decided to go to UVA?


Daaaaave


Apr 2, 2008, 10:53 AM

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Finally, it's over. [In reply to] Can't Post

Just posting to let people know that I'll be going to the University of Minnesota for nonfiction next year.

This will open up spots at Pitt and Arizona, and I was #2 on the Ohio State waitlist, so hopefully this comes as good news for somebody else out there!


00emily


Apr 2, 2008, 12:15 PM

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Re: [medusashair] UVA [In reply to] Can't Post

ha, ha, ha.

i "decided" to go to UVA ages ago and they still haven't gotten their act together.

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