Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Where Did You Apply? (Feb. 16)

Post here to share! And don't forget to mention your genre!

107 comments:

Chad said...

In Fiction:

George Mason University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Hollins University
American University

Laura said...

I applied only to Virginia Tech in fiction.

once_again said...

colorado
colorado state
arizona state
arizona
wyoming
ole miss
alabama
university of florida
vanderbilt
virginia tech
george mason
rutgers-newark
hunter
brooklyn
nyu

once_again said...

oh! FICTION!!!

Sara said...

For poetry:

Colorado
Boise State
UNLV
Arizona State
Arizona
Texas
Wichita State
Oregon

Gil said...

I'm from Toronto, applied almost all to the States for Fiction:

Guelph-Humber (Toronto)
Iowa
Minnesota
Brown
Cornell
University of California, Irvine
U of Texas, Austin
Montana
Michigan
Syracuse
Johns Hopkins

Jael said...

In fiction:

UVA
Johns Hopkins
NYU
Iowa
Minnesota
Brown
Syracuse
Indiana
Washington U St. Louis
UC Davis
Arizona State

The Hoot said...

For fiction:

University of Montana
Hunter College
Iowa
UC Irvine
Vanderbilt
Cornell
Syracuse
University of Florida
UNC Wilmington
University of Houston

Ashley said...

For poetry:
ASU
Wyoming
Maryland
Vanderbilt
UNC Greensboro
WMU
Aberystwyth, Wales

metawriter said...

For Fiction:

Columbia College, Chicago
Brown
Rutgers, Camden
Sarah Lawrence
Virginia
UMass
Washington University, St. Louis
Oregon
Iowa, Writers' Workshop

Gil said...

Heyo. To all of you, I know this post is not necessarily the place to ask this, but I'm reading only my own echo on others'... Everyone seems to be talking about getting their acceptance or rejection letters/phone calls around now, but I was under the impression we wouldn't start hearing back from most of the schools until mid to late March. Am I missing something? Someone mind telling me what they know, if anything? Thanks!

The Hoot said...

@ Gil:

Check this out - http://sethabramson.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-cw-mamfaphd-application-responses.html

Seth has compiled data on acceptance timing and modes in which these acceptances were communicated for the past five years or so. Looking at these should give you a good sense of what to expect...

Azlan said...

Michigan, Brown, Syracuse, all in fiction.

Let's see how it goes.

Azlan said...

And I'll tell you what, I blew through the 2nd half of November in a haze of booze and weed and completed three applications. I think that maybe my essays and other materials might have been too playful.

Also, I think one of my recommenders might have fallen into serious illness and didn't send off the materials I needed. One of the schools I applied to is where he went to doc. school.

Any thoughts on this? Am I all around screwed? I have a burning cinder of confidence in me, the same kind people get when they buy a scratch off lottery ticket and consider all the possibilities.

Is this misplaced optimism?

ryan said...

Fiction:

Columbia University*
NYU
Hunter

Azlan said...

The other side of it is, I think my two other recommendations might blow it out of the water, one is my study abroad instructor, the other the director of the writing center I worked at in undergrad, and I think that both of these will paint a positive picture of me.

So, does anyone have a score for me?

Glitter Wolf said...

fiction:

alabama :)
michigan
columbia
unlv
new mexico
boise state
mississippi
louisiana state
arkanasas
the new school
hunter
sarah lawrence

Juicy Jide said...

Fiction:

Iowa
Brown
Michener
Syracuse
Virginia
Michigan
Cornell(perhaps no hope)
Vanderbilt(perhaps no hope)

meg said...

Poetry:

SIUC
Notre Dame
Purdue
Indiana
Urbana
Columbia College
Wisconsin

Hopefully will hear something soon. Agony, honestly!

Danie said...

poetry at Florida - crossing my fingers!

FireSnake said...

Fiction:

U of Iowa
Brown
Texas (Michener) - Rejected
Iowa State
UC Irvine
U of Illinois
Southern Illinois
Purdue
Ohio State
U of Wyoming
U of Colorado

boggs said...

For poetry:

Hollins
UVA
VA Tech
New School
Oregon
UCSD
Iowa
Indiana
Washington University
Missouri-KC
Arkansas
Ole Miss
Minnesota

writerrunner said...

Fiction:

Wash U
Texas
Iowa
Illinois
BU
Cornell

Through Heart-Shaped Glasses said...

In poetry (in no order)

UC Irvine
UCSD
UC Davis (finding out the decision on the 23rd!)
San Diego State
Antioch
Texas, Michener- rejected (and okay with it!)

good luck everyone!

Henny said...

For Poetry:

Houston
Cornell
Wisconsin
Iowa
Minnesota
American
Virginia
Johns Hopkins
Syracuse

James said...

UC San Diego
San Diego State
CSU San Bernardino
St. Mary's
Iowa
Notre Dame
Brown
UC Boulder
Colorado State
Boise State
Columbia College of Chicago
UMass Amherst
Utah (Ph.D. Lit and CW)

Gil said...

Thanks, Hoot!

Airships said...

Everybody who got into South Carolina should come. It's awesome.

bookholm said...

Okay, it's been awhile but here's my final list:

Boise State
Idaho
Hunter
SIUC [waitlisted]
Arkansas
Arizona State
West Virginia
McNeese State
Purdue
VCU
GMU
UNCG
UNCW

emma g. said...

fiction:

minnesota
miami
unc, wilm.
pitt
uva
umass
wash. u, st.l
iowa
cal arts
csu riverside
ucsd

Melissa said...

in nonfiction:
iowa, arizona, new school, hollins, columbia

Mike said...

Poetry:

WashU :(
Wisconsin :(
Michigan
U. of Washington
Oregon
VCU
Houston
Hunter
BU

paperback writer said...

Queen's University, Belfast UK

Chelsea Biondolillo said...

CNF
Portland State
Penn State
U of Arizona
U of Washington (they don't say they take nf, but when I called they said they'd consider it)
U of Wyoming

MAs at Texas Tech & KSU

Madeline. said...

Poetry:

Vanderbilt
Brown
Ole Miss
Wash U
Alabama
VA Tech
Florida

Chantelle said...

Fiction:

Colorado
Oregon
Penn State
SIUC
Michigan
Vandy

mec said...

Fiction:
UVA
Brown
Texas / Michener
Iowa
UNC Greensboro
UNC Wilmington
Syracuse
John Hopkins
Vanderbilt
Warren-Wilson (pushing to Sept. deadline)
Bennington (pushing to Sept. deadline)

Caitlin said...

All for Fiction:
Brown
Brooklyn CUNY
Michigan
Syracuse
Iowa
Columbia College Chicago

Chrissy (The New Me) said...

First time commenting on the MFA Blog this year. Last year I was accepted to UNCG but turned it down due to lack of funding. Haven't heard anything yet this year but I'm hopeful! Also: fiction.

University of Virginia
Virginia Tech
George Mason University
Hollins University
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Iowa Writers Workshop
Colorado State University
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Penn State

Good luck everyone!

Liz said...

In Fiction:
Iowa
Michigan
Wash U--rejected
Brown
Vandy
Montana
UMKC-accepted
Bowling Green
UC Boulder

Kimberly Leszak said...

Poetry:
Brown
Iowa
Johns Hopkins
LSU
Notre Dame
Ole Miss
Vanderbilt
U Florida

Paul said...

In Fiction:

Columbia College Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Open Spaces said...

Iowa State (accepted)
Boise State
Iowa
U. New Hampshire

Fiction

Wendy Xu said...

In Poetry:

Iowa
UMass
Wisconsin-Madison
U. of Michigan
U. of Minnesota
Syracuse
Arizona State

Stevie Edwards said...

Cornell (acceptance)
U Michigan (acceptance)
U Texas Austin (Rejection)
Washington University St. Louis (Rejection)
U Mass-Amherst (Rejection)
Brown?
U Wisconsin?
Virginia Tech?
U Minnesota?
U Houston?
U Minnesota?
U Pitt?
NYU?
Western Michigan?

lp said...

Non-Fiction:

Hunter (accepted)
The New School
Columbia
Sarah Lawrence

AlishaK said...

Fiction-

Wash U (rejected)
Michener (rejected)
Alabama (assumed rejection)
Indiana Bloomington
Texas State
LSU
Purdue
Memphis
Iowa

Peter said...

I applied, in fiction, to:

Cornell
UMass
Brown
Colorado
Colorado State
Wyoming
Montana
Boise State
Washington
UC San Diego
SUNY Albany (phd)
Utah (phd)

Jacqueline Stephens said...

In Poetry:

WUSTL
Indiana
Oregon State
Georgia College and State University
McNeese
Boston
Warren Wilson
Wichita State

Jen said...

For Poetry: (all low-res)

Spalding (accepted w funding)
Lesley (accepted w funding)
Bennington (waiting to hear)

Caitlyn said...

For Fiction:

Virginia
Syracuse
Iowa
Johns Hopkins
Washington University, St. Louis
UC Irvine
Minnesota

Masllena said...

Amanda Fuller - Poetry

U of Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado, Boulder
Indiana
Iowa Writers Workshop
Michener ;(
SDSU
SFSU
UC Irvine
UCSD
UNLV

lb said...
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lb said...

Nonfiction:
Alabama :)
Minnesota
Iowa
Memphis
GMU
Wyoming :/
Penn State
Notre Dame
Montana
Hollins
UNC Wilmington
Idaho

Todd said...

POETRY:

WUSTL
UVA
UNCW
South Carolina
Iowa
Montana
Purdue
Minnesota
Syracuse
UCSD
Oregon

neverett said...

I only applied to Iowa in CNF. Haven't heard anything yet...

Brian said...

Poetry
UMass
Arizona State
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
University of Oregon
University of Washington
NYU
Brown

Jessica H. said...

For Fiction:

Cornell
Syracuse
Hollins
Virginia
Indiana
Purdue
Iowa
Oregon
Washington - St. Louis
Kansas
Bowling Green

smilez said...

My husband applied to the following in fiction:

Iowa
New Mexico State
Arizona state
Colorado state
Portland state
university of oregon
oregon state
eastern washington
Utah
Texas-San Marcos
University of Montana

I hope he gets in somewhere, although from what I've read there are no "safe" schools to apply for when seeking an MFA. AHHHH the suspense is craaaazzzyyyy!

Mike said...

CUNY/Hunter and Iowa, both in poetry.

Emily said...

CNF:

Iowa
Columbia
Montana
George Mason
Hollins
UNC Wilmington
Arizona
Alabama

Daph said...

Fiction:

UMass
Vandy
Penn State
VCU
Virginia
Witchita St.
Syracuse
Iowa
Minnesota
Montana
Texas State
LSU
Cornell
Indiana

Andrew said...

I wish I had stumbled onto this blog three months ago. Instead of pacing back and forth, muttering to myself while I prepared all my applications and driving my wife nuts with my neurosis, I could have been commiserating with you folks.

I applied to:
University of Iowa
UC Boulder
Rutgers
Oregon State
University of Washington
LSU

All were for fiction except for U of Iowa and one other for CNF. This waiting has fully scrambled my brain.

Kelsee said...

So, this is where I applied in Poetry . . .

UMass-Amherst
Wisconsin
Virginia
Houston
Alabama
Oregon
Minnesota
Southern Illinois
Cornell
Washington University-St.Louis
Syracuse
Vanderbilt
Iowa

Ivan said...

Fiction:

Brown (Rejected)
Cornell (Rejected)
U British Columbia (Rejected)
Amherst (Rejected)
U of New Hampshire (Pending)
The New School (Pending)

Seth Abramson said...

Thanks to everyone who's posted their lists, keep 'em coming!

Mike said...

Applied for MFA In poetry:

Alabama
Arizona State
Arkansas
Houston
Mississippi
Ohio State
Michener/Texas
Virginia Tech
Wisconsin-Madison

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BethA said...

Fiction:
UMass Amherst
Minnesota
Brown
Cornell
Michigan
Columbia
Washington Seattle
Iowa
Virginia
Montana
Johns Hopkins

Jennifer said...

In poetry:

Wisconsin :( (2/22)
Iowa
Florida
Brooklyn
NYU
LSU
Penn State
Georgia State
ASU
UC Irvine

vonrosen said...

Did anyone receive responses from u of a?

Cassi said...

For Fiction:

Syracuse
Rutgers (Newark)
New Hampshire
W. Michigan
Washington Univ. (St. Louis)
Idaho
Minnesota
Iowa
Virginia
Oregon
Portland St.

vonrosen said...

in fiction:
rutgers-camden :) (2/23)
sfsu
uofa

ashley said...

in fiction:

brown
cornell
ut-austin
wash u at st. louis
syracuse
iowa
indiana
asu
alabama
minnesota

grinning fox said...

Univ. of Florida
Iowa
Fresno State
Vanderbilt
Portland State
Oregon
LSU
Syracuse
Wyoming
Virginia
West Virginia

grinning fox said...

Oh sorry! All those in Fiction.

Gideon said...

In Poetry:

Indiana
Purdue
SIUC
Iowa
Syracuse
Pittsburgh
Washington (STL)
Virginia
Johns Hopkins
Minnesota
Penn State
NYU

Jenna H said...

I applied only to Columbia in poetry.

I also got accepted to the New School last year and deferred.


has anyone heard anything from Columbia?

Jenna H said...

I applied only to Columbia in poetry.

I also got accepted to the New School last year and deferred.


has anyone heard anything from Columbia?

Rhonda Browning White said...

Low-res fiction programs:

Queens University of Charlotte (NC)
Converse College (Spartanburg, SC)

Accepted at both.
Attending Converse.

Stephen Muir Bohigian said...

Fiction

Purdue
Ohio State
Colorado State
Univ of Oregon
Bowling Green State
San Fran State

CMCM said...

All in fiction:

Syracuse
Iowa
Boston U
Columbia
NYU
New School
Brooklyn
Hunter College

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theliteratecondition said...

in poetry:
Univ. Wisconsin - Madison (not accepted)
Univ. Illinois - Urbana (not accepted)
Iowa Writers' Workshop
Colorado State
Purdue
Virginia Tech

Congratulations to those with acceptances! And to all - congratulations on putting yourself out there!

Justin said...

In fiction:

Iowa
Texas-Austin(rejected)
Cornell(rejected)
NYU
Michigan

I know the response database is supposed to alleviate anxiety, but I am still eggshell walking. If you didn't hear from schools on that date, does that mean you will get rejected, or are those just the earliest responses?

ikeda said...

In Poetry:

Wyoming (accepted)
Vandy (denied)
Wisconsin (denied)
Boise
Montana
Oregon
Eastern Washington
Iowa
Michigan
Colorado

Jenna said...

poetry:
Ohio State (accepted)
Oregon (accepted)
Cornell (rejected)
Syracuse (rejected)
Vanderbilt (rejected)
Houston
Johns Hopkins
Virginia
Washington
Michigan
Indiana U.

Javi said...

In Fiction:
Brown (rejected)
Stony Brook (accepted)
Rutgers Newark (accepted)
Queens College
Columbia
Hunter
The New School
Iowa, Writer's Workshop

Jenna H said...

Does anyone have the 2010 response data from Columbia? It's not on Driftless House anymore. I am getting nervous that I haven't heard anything yet :(

Ps-I applied for poetry

Lindsy said...

U of Iowa (rejected)
Syracuse (rejected)
Minnesota State U--Mankato (accepted)
U of Minnesota
NYU

All in fiction

L. Lewis said...

Fiction:

SF State
SFSU
UC Irvine
NYU
Columbia
New School

wigo said...

Fiction:

Minnesota
Illinois
Hopkins
Virginia
Iowa
Syracuse
Arkansas
Montana
UCSD
UC Irvine
Brown
Hunter
Cornell
Washington, St. Louis

Karen Locascio said...

:) = accepted, :( = rejected, :/ = i've heard nothing but acceptances are known to have been offered, and a blank means nothing's been heard yet.

For poetry:
UNC Wilmington :)
Umass Boston :)
Wyoming :(
Vanderbilt :(
Notre Dame :/
Iowa State :/
VCU :/
Hunter :/
Brooklyn :/
Miami

vonrosen said...

I've found this community, which I've only experienced as a lurker (so far), has been really helpful in getting me through the seemingly endless waiting period.

I got into rutgers-camden but am waiting to hear from San Fran State and University of Arizona. Has anyone heard from either one?

Thanks!

Ellen Peltz said...

Quick question - the 2011 App Response Data Bank says there was a Notre Dame fiction acceptance given by phone on March 7th - does anyone know if this is correct? I know there was an accpetance that went out for CNF on the 7th (someone posted that on this blog), but I haven't heard anything about fiction yet. Anyone else?

Summer said...

Preliminary list for Seth in poetry. Things could shift around (especially a precious waitlist), but not too much. I'm approaching the end of the line and I only have 3 places to hear from. Lucky to have any good news at all. The following list is why I encourage applicants to use a scattergun approach.

Rejected (or presumed):

Iowa
Michigan
Michener
Alabama
Hopkins
Illinois
Wisconsin
Cornell
Brown
Vandy

Waiting to Hear:

Virginia
Arizona
Houston

Waitlist:
Florida (high on waitlist)

Accepted:
Irvine

Jenna said...

Does anybody know if acceptances have gone out for Houston, Virginia, Washington, or Indiana U.? I haven't heard anything from these schools. So far I'm wait-listed at Johns Hopkins and admitted to OSU and Oregon.

Jenna said...

So Indiana let people know; I got my rejection today.

J C said...

In Fiction:

Rutgers-Camden (Accepted)
University of Baltimore (Accepted)
UMass Boston - ?
University of Arizona - ?
University of NH - ?

Good luck everyone!

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Jenna H said...

ANYONE HEARD ANYTHING FROM COLUMBIA IN POETRY? I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE NEW SCHOOL :(

Leitmotifish said...

Hey all--so my last school notified today, and I have not heard anything from them, so it seems like this is the end of this season for me! It is dangerous to assume rejection--I did and was later found to be VERY wrong, but I am happy with the choices I got so I am just going to assume rejection and stop following online...FINALLY! If I hear anything more, I'll wait to hear it from the horse's mouth, because all of this online stress of following has literally been making me sick....

I applied to 9 schools in fiction:
Iowa: Accepted
Michigan: Accepted
Syracuse: Accepted
Houston: Accepted
Florida (Gainesville): Accepted
Johns Hopkins: Waitlisted
UC Irvine--haven't heard anything, assuming rejection--I liked this school so so much but now it is obviously no biggie.
Arizona State University--Haven't heard anything, assuming rejection
UVA: haven't heard anything, assuming rejection as of today....(if I am right they notified today, right?)

I am deciding between Michigan and Iowa. I will likely decide pretty close to the deadline, sorry! I am super stressed like that with decisions, but will do my best to decide as soon as I can to help out waitlisters. I let all my other schools know I will not be attending, so I hope I at least helped waitlisters at those schools by narrowing it to two choices so fast....

All best! Good Luck!
bye bye bye and for future generations (I know I was following the threads of last years RELIGIOUSLY)---Do NOT 100 percent assume rejection until you are ACTUALLY rejected. Also if you are strong enough, do not follow online;)....my two cents:)
Also visit schools whenever possible if you get in to more than one--it helps!

Nathan said...

Hi Seth,

I applied to UCSD and am wondering if they are truly a fully funded program. A couple of your blogs have listen them as a fully funded program, and I am wondering what your bases are for this before I accept admission? I'm already in debt from undergrad, and dont' think I can afford anymore debt. Do you think it would be worth it to accept their offer or wait another year or two and apply somewhere that will take care of my whole bill?

Thank you for your time and help,
Nate

Seth Abramson said...

Nate,
If you call the program, they should be able to give you a statement of what percentage of their incoming students receive TAships; you can make clear that your ability to attend the program is dependent upon a TAship, and that's the reason for you asking. In the past, the UCSD website has indicated that the program is fully funded, but the language has since changed--I don't know if it's a site redesign or an actual change in policy. I hope you will write back and let me (and everyone) know what they say. I certainly feel like you shouldn't attend UCSD unfunded, and if they guarantee you a TAship (i.e., if they say one will come available in May) and then it doesn't, you would be well within your rights to revoke your acceptance of their offer of admission.

S.

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