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LCGR28


Mar 25, 2010, 11:49 AM

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Okay, change of subject, lol! (Sorry, didn't mean to set off something. I'm new!)

Anyone else out there wait listed and frustrated? I feel like we're all holding our breath and waiting for someone else to move first, lol.


Coconut Joe



Mar 25, 2010, 12:16 PM

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Okay, change of subject, lol! (Sorry, didn't mean to set off something. I'm new!)

Anyone else out there wait listed and frustrated? I feel like we're all holding our breath and waiting for someone else to move first, lol.


Ha ha. We've gone through a couple of firestorms recently. A lot of pent up frustration and anger here. Understandable considering the dismal job market.


LCGR28


Mar 25, 2010, 12:20 PM

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Okay, change of subject, lol! (Sorry, didn't mean to set off something. I'm new!)

Anyone else out there wait listed and frustrated? I feel like we're all holding our breath and waiting for someone else to move first, lol.


Ha ha. We've gone through a couple of firestorms recently. A lot of pent up frustration and anger here. Understandable considering the dismal job market.


You're telling me! There's a *very* small number of people standing in between me and full funding at my dream school. I'm about as pent up as you'd imagine, lol.


bktv


Mar 25, 2010, 10:19 PM

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Rejected by Utah, 3/25, via email in response to my inquiry. Was also told that "all acceptances and waiting list notifications have gone out via phone." The rejection letters are only awaiting signatures to be sent out. Sorry to bring bad news, but I thought people would rather know.


(This post was edited by bktv on Mar 25, 2010, 10:25 PM)


kliq


Mar 26, 2010, 5:22 PM

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Re: [bktv] Utah [In reply to] Can't Post

I see someone got rejected from Georgia State University on gradcafe. Is this anyone here? I still have heard nothing.


kmccord1


Mar 27, 2010, 1:45 AM

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Re: [kliq] Utah [In reply to] Can't Post

I got a letter from them today, but I already knew through their online system. I would have a look there since they posted my status there. Hope that helps!


kliq


Mar 27, 2010, 10:02 AM

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Re: [kmccord1] Utah [In reply to] Can't Post

Haha yeah, I've been hitting F5 on my status page everyday...still just "complete ready for review."


Rambler


Mar 27, 2010, 11:41 AM

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Anybody get in to Florida State? Rejected? Haven't heard anything either way from them and just wondering if they've sent any letter, acceptance or otherwise, out yet?

My online status just says complete/ready for review or something like that...


rneighb


Mar 28, 2010, 3:00 PM

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I heard of at least one acceptance to FSU via phone back in February.

Personally, I haven't heard back from them. My online status is the same it has always been. I don't know if that means they are still waiting on responses from those who have been accepted or if they are just dragging their feet with rejections.


TC3


Mar 28, 2010, 9:54 PM

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Re: [rneighb] Florida State [In reply to] Can't Post

While any generalization will stomp on the exceptions, it's safe to say that schools expend effort to notify admits on a timely basis, and relinquish rejects to the lengthy bureaucracy of official, snail mail notification. Not to complain, as it is not in their interest to respond to rejections in a timely (and unequivocal) manner, especially considering that the average department admits a dozen and rejects hundreds. On the applicant's side of things, of course, one wishes that the process were a little less impersonal. What are ya gonna do, eh?

Still haven't heard from Binghamton. Anyone?


kliq


Mar 28, 2010, 10:25 PM

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Nope, nothing from Binghamton. I have heard, however, that James Franco has applied to pretty much everywhere in fiction and he's been accepted to most everywhere.


TC3


Mar 28, 2010, 10:56 PM

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Re: [kliq] Florida State [In reply to] Can't Post

LOL yes I read that he was "interested" in PhD programs after completing his MFA from Columbia. I bet that programs are going ape &%$# over the PR that such a high profile students would give them. Read his piece in Esquire. I'm wondering if everything he does at this point is performance art, as he claims his stint in soap operas is.


Star101


Mar 29, 2010, 9:04 AM

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I talked to the graduate secretary at Binghamton this morning, who said decisions were made last week and letters are in the mail. No word on how accepted students are being notified.


HollinsMFAer
Luke Johnson


Mar 29, 2010, 9:46 AM

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Yeah, I heard he's in at both Utah and Florida State. If he got funding (and accepts it), I quit life.


http://www.lukejohnsonpoetry.com


Coconut Joe



Mar 29, 2010, 9:58 AM

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Yeah, I heard he's in at both Utah and Florida State. If he got funding (and accepts it), I quit life.


It makes sense for him to go to USC. He probably didn't take the GRE Subject?


TC3


Mar 29, 2010, 11:58 AM

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Re: [Star101] Florida State [In reply to] Can't Post

That's strange, as in previous years gradcafe shows that those who emailed queries received definite responses as to whether or not they were accepted. I'm always suspicious when I receive a generic "decisions have been made and responses are in the mail," as this seems to indicate that someone does not want to tell me that I've been rejected. But I haven't seen *any* Binghamton activity on gradcafe (save an apocryphal MA admission reported way too early), and the program is big enough that one would suspect that at least *some* of the admitted (overall English PhD, not just CW) would report the news on gradcafe.

He's in at Florida State and Utah? I wonder if he has to pay for his degree, as he never would have made the cut if he were not a celebrity. I wonder if he had to pay for his MFA at Columbia. I can't imagine what he'd be like as a teacher.


kliq


Mar 29, 2010, 4:45 PM

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Rejected officially from Cincy via snail mail. Not feeling too confident about the rest of my apps with nothing but silence.


owenj


Mar 29, 2010, 8:03 PM

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I don't know how good my info is on where James Franco got in, but I have heard that he got into Utah, Denver, and FSU, offering to pay his way at all of them (seriously, do you think he's going to teach freshman comp? I'm not sure it's exactly an insult that he's not funded since from what I've heard he's offered to pay.) Also, I'm not a huge fan of his Esquire story, but the guy has an MFA from Columbia in CW, an MFA in Film from NYU, possibly a low-res MFA, and graduated from UCLA, so clearly the guy is interested in learning, so I'm not sure it's fair to say that he only got into these schools because of his fame. There's also this, which suggests that he's made the decision to get a lit PhD at Yale: http://yaleherald.com/thebullblog/james-franco-at-yale-from-pineapple-express-to-english-phd/


(This post was edited by owenj on Mar 29, 2010, 8:06 PM)


bktv


Mar 29, 2010, 8:51 PM

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@kliq Sorry to hear that. I wouldn't count out Binghamton or Georgia State yet, though.

@owenj Franco is in at Tennessee, too, FWIW.


(This post was edited by bktv on Mar 29, 2010, 8:57 PM)


gcsumfa


Mar 29, 2010, 10:31 PM

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Nope, nothing from Binghamton. I have heard, however, that James Franco has applied to pretty much everywhere in fiction and he's been accepted to most everywhere.


Yeah, I've heard this as well. I also read his story in Esquire. It wasn't anything special. Boringly competent, safe, and nothing unique or interesting in the style.


sicofelephants


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Mar 29, 2010, 11:56 PM

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Re: [gcsumfa] Florida State [In reply to] Can't Post

LOL! J. FRANCO? AS IN DANIEL DESARIO OF FREAKS AND GEEKS? LOLLLLL.

Well, good on him. After reading this thread and then checking out his Esquire story, I gotta say, yeah, "competent" is about the best word for it. I wouldn't say he *doesn't* deserve to be there, but there are probably at least a dozen even more deserving people out there for every spot he got offered. Guess it's hard for a school to turn down someone who doesn't need their financial support. And can you say BIG FAT ALUMNI FUND DONATION?

At least this guy and his academic pursuits aren't a complete joke/waste of everyone's time like Rivers Cuomo's stint at Harvard. Amirite? Eh? Complete joke, that guy. Anyway, if the rumors about him taking a spot at Yale are true, that's nothing but good news for us CWers still waiting for news.


owenj


Mar 30, 2010, 1:39 AM

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I don't think it means anything for people waiting for news - my impression (again, this is based on rumors) is that since he would have been paying his own way, he wasn't taking up any funded spots, meaning his self-funded admission would have been in addition to the already accepted, funded slots.


LesK
Les
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Mar 30, 2010, 8:21 AM

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Worry less, folks...

Huff Post says he'll be a Yalie: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...o-yale_n_517769.html


(This post was edited by LesK on Mar 30, 2010, 8:23 AM)


TC3


Mar 30, 2010, 10:45 AM

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Yeah, sic, I actually could get behind Franco taking an unfunded spot at a writing PhD if he'd make some big fat alumnus donations to the English Dept there. Especially if it's a public school. But, alas, he's going to Yale, it seems. They don't need any more money. Or maybe they do.


ad785


Mar 30, 2010, 11:48 AM

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I see someone got rejected from Georgia State University on gradcafe. Is this anyone here? I still have heard nothing.


I got rejected from GSU. Haven't gotten a letter, but it was on their site. If you haven't heard, then best of luck to you.

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