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In Fiction:George Mason UniversityVirginia Commonwealth UniversityHollins UniversityAmerican University
I applied only to Virginia Tech in fiction.
coloradocolorado statearizona statearizonawyomingole missalabamauniversity of floridavanderbiltvirginia techgeorge masonrutgers-newarkhunterbrooklynnyu
For poetry:ColoradoBoise StateUNLVArizona StateArizonaTexasWichita StateOregon
I'm from Toronto, applied almost all to the States for Fiction:Guelph-Humber (Toronto)IowaMinnesotaBrownCornellUniversity of California, IrvineU of Texas, AustinMontanaMichiganSyracuseJohns Hopkins
In fiction:UVAJohns HopkinsNYUIowaMinnesotaBrownSyracuseIndianaWashington U St. LouisUC DavisArizona State
For fiction:University of MontanaHunter CollegeIowaUC IrvineVanderbiltCornellSyracuseUniversity of FloridaUNC WilmingtonUniversity of Houston
For poetry:ASU WyomingMarylandVanderbiltUNC GreensboroWMUAberystwyth, Wales
For Fiction:Columbia College, ChicagoBrownRutgers, CamdenSarah LawrenceVirginiaUMassWashington University, St. LouisOregonIowa, Writers' Workshop
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!
@ Gil:Check this out - http://sethabramson.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-cw-mamfaphd-application-responses.htmlSeth 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...
Michigan, Brown, Syracuse, all in fiction.Let's see how it goes.
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?
Fiction: Columbia University* NYUHunter
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?
fiction:alabama :)michigancolumbiaunlvnew mexicoboise statemississippilouisiana statearkanasasthe new schoolhuntersarah lawrence
Fiction:IowaBrownMichenerSyracuseVirginiaMichiganCornell(perhaps no hope)Vanderbilt(perhaps no hope)
Poetry:SIUCNotre DamePurdueIndianaUrbanaColumbia CollegeWisconsinHopefully will hear something soon. Agony, honestly!
poetry at Florida - crossing my fingers!
Fiction:U of IowaBrownTexas (Michener) - RejectedIowa StateUC IrvineU of IllinoisSouthern IllinoisPurdueOhio StateU of WyomingU of Colorado
For poetry:HollinsUVAVA TechNew SchoolOregonUCSDIowaIndianaWashington UniversityMissouri-KCArkansasOle MissMinnesota
In poetry (in no order)UC IrvineUCSDUC Davis (finding out the decision on the 23rd!)San Diego StateAntiochTexas, Michener- rejected (and okay with it!)good luck everyone!
For Poetry:HoustonCornellWisconsinIowaMinnesotaAmericanVirginiaJohns HopkinsSyracuse
UC San DiegoSan Diego StateCSU San BernardinoSt. Mary'sIowaNotre DameBrownUC BoulderColorado StateBoise StateColumbia College of ChicagoUMass AmherstUtah (Ph.D. Lit and CW)
Everybody who got into South Carolina should come. It's awesome.
Okay, it's been awhile but here's my final list:Boise StateIdahoHunterSIUC [waitlisted]ArkansasArizona StateWest VirginiaMcNeese StatePurdueVCUGMUUNCGUNCW
fiction:minnesotamiamiunc, wilm.pittuvaumasswash. u, st.liowacal artscsu riversideucsd
in nonfiction:iowa, arizona, new school, hollins, columbia
Poetry:WashU :(Wisconsin :(MichiganU. of WashingtonOregonVCUHoustonHunterBU
Queen's University, Belfast UK
CNFPortland StatePenn StateU of ArizonaU 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
Poetry:VanderbiltBrownOle MissWash UAlabamaVA TechFlorida
Fiction:UVABrownTexas / MichenerIowaUNC Greensboro UNC WilmingtonSyracuseJohn Hopkins Vanderbilt Warren-Wilson (pushing to Sept. deadline)Bennington (pushing to Sept. deadline)
All for Fiction:BrownBrooklyn CUNYMichiganSyracuseIowaColumbia College Chicago
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 VirginiaVirginia TechGeorge Mason UniversityHollins UniversityUniversity of North Carolina-WilmingtonIowa Writers WorkshopColorado State UniversityUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisPenn StateGood luck everyone!
In Fiction:IowaMichiganWash U--rejectedBrownVandyMontanaUMKC-acceptedBowling GreenUC Boulder
Poetry:BrownIowaJohns HopkinsLSUNotre DameOle MissVanderbiltU Florida
In Fiction: Columbia College ChicagoSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Iowa State (accepted) Boise StateIowaU. New HampshireFiction
In Poetry:IowaUMassWisconsin-MadisonU. of MichiganU. of MinnesotaSyracuse Arizona State
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?
Non-Fiction:Hunter (accepted)The New SchoolColumbiaSarah Lawrence
Fiction-Wash U (rejected)Michener (rejected)Alabama (assumed rejection)Indiana BloomingtonTexas StateLSUPurdueMemphisIowa
I applied, in fiction, to: Cornell UMassBrown Colorado Colorado State WyomingMontana Boise State Washington UC San Diego SUNY Albany (phd) Utah (phd)
In Poetry:WUSTLIndianaOregon StateGeorgia College and State UniversityMcNeeseBostonWarren WilsonWichita State
For Poetry: (all low-res)Spalding (accepted w funding)Lesley (accepted w funding)Bennington (waiting to hear)
For Fiction:VirginiaSyracuseIowaJohns HopkinsWashington University, St. LouisUC IrvineMinnesota
Amanda Fuller - Poetry U of ArizonaArkansasColorado, BoulderIndianaIowa Writers WorkshopMichener ;(SDSUSFSUUC IrvineUCSDUNLV
Nonfiction:Alabama :)MinnesotaIowaMemphisGMU Wyoming :/Penn StateNotre DameMontanaHollinsUNC WilmingtonIdaho
POETRY:WUSTLUVAUNCWSouth CarolinaIowa MontanaPurdueMinnesotaSyracuseUCSDOregon
I only applied to Iowa in CNF. Haven't heard anything yet...
PoetryUMassArizona StateUC IrvineUC San DiegoUniversity of OregonUniversity of WashingtonNYUBrown
For Fiction:CornellSyracuseHollinsVirginiaIndianaPurdueIowaOregonWashington - St. LouisKansasBowling Green
My husband applied to the following in fiction: IowaNew Mexico StateArizona state Colorado statePortland stateuniversity of oregonoregon stateeastern washington UtahTexas-San MarcosUniversity of MontanaI 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!
CUNY/Hunter and Iowa, both in poetry.
CNF:IowaColumbiaMontanaGeorge Mason HollinsUNC WilmingtonArizonaAlabama
Fiction:UMassVandyPenn StateVCUVirginiaWitchita St. SyracuseIowaMinnesotaMontanaTexas StateLSUCornellIndiana
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 IowaUC BoulderRutgersOregon StateUniversity of WashingtonLSUAll were for fiction except for U of Iowa and one other for CNF. This waiting has fully scrambled my brain.
So, this is where I applied in Poetry . . .UMass-AmherstWisconsinVirginiaHoustonAlabamaOregonMinnesotaSouthern IllinoisCornellWashington University-St.LouisSyracuseVanderbiltIowa
Fiction:Brown (Rejected)Cornell (Rejected)U British Columbia (Rejected)Amherst (Rejected)U of New Hampshire (Pending)The New School (Pending)
Thanks to everyone who's posted their lists, keep 'em coming!
Applied for MFA In poetry:AlabamaArizona StateArkansasHoustonMississippiOhio StateMichener/TexasVirginia TechWisconsin-Madison
Fiction:UMass AmherstMinnesotaBrown Cornell MichiganColumbiaWashington SeattleIowaVirginiaMontanaJohns Hopkins
In poetry:Wisconsin :( (2/22)IowaFloridaBrooklynNYULSUPenn StateGeorgia StateASUUC Irvine
Did anyone receive responses from u of a?
For Fiction:SyracuseRutgers (Newark)New HampshireW. MichiganWashington Univ. (St. Louis)IdahoMinnesotaIowaVirginiaOregonPortland St.
in fiction:rutgers-camden :) (2/23)sfsuuofa
in fiction:browncornellut-austinwash u at st. louissyracuseiowaindianaasualabamaminnesota
Univ. of FloridaIowaFresno StateVanderbiltPortland StateOregonLSUSyracuseWyomingVirginiaWest Virginia
Oh sorry! All those in Fiction.
In Poetry:IndianaPurdueSIUCIowaSyracusePittsburghWashington (STL)VirginiaJohns HopkinsMinnesotaPenn StateNYU
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?
Low-res fiction programs:Queens University of Charlotte (NC)Converse College (Spartanburg, SC)Accepted at both. Attending Converse.
FictionPurdueOhio StateColorado StateUniv of OregonBowling Green StateSan Fran State
All in fiction:SyracuseIowaBoston UColumbiaNYUNew SchoolBrooklynHunter College
in poetry:Univ. Wisconsin - Madison (not accepted)Univ. Illinois - Urbana (not accepted)Iowa Writers' WorkshopColorado StatePurdue Virginia TechCongratulations to those with acceptances! And to all - congratulations on putting yourself out there!
In fiction:IowaTexas-Austin(rejected)Cornell(rejected)NYUMichiganI 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?
In Poetry:Wyoming (accepted)Vandy (denied)Wisconsin (denied)BoiseMontanaOregonEastern WashingtonIowaMichiganColorado
poetry:Ohio State (accepted)Oregon (accepted)Cornell (rejected)Syracuse (rejected)Vanderbilt (rejected)Houston Johns HopkinsVirginiaWashingtonMichiganIndiana U.
In Fiction:Brown (rejected)Stony Brook (accepted)Rutgers Newark (accepted)Queens CollegeColumbia HunterThe New SchoolIowa, Writer's Workshop
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
U of Iowa (rejected)Syracuse (rejected)Minnesota State U--Mankato (accepted)U of Minnesota NYU All in fiction
Fiction:SF StateSFSUUC IrvineNYUColumbiaNew School
Fiction:MinnesotaIllinoisHopkinsVirginiaIowaSyracuseArkansasMontanaUCSDUC IrvineBrownHunterCornellWashington, St. Louis
:) = 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
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!
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?
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): IowaMichiganMichenerAlabamaHopkinsIllinoisWisconsinCornellBrownVandyWaiting to Hear:VirginiaArizonaHoustonWaitlist:Florida (high on waitlist)Accepted:Irvine
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.
So Indiana let people know; I got my rejection today.
In Fiction:Rutgers-Camden (Accepted)University of Baltimore (Accepted)UMass Boston - ?University of Arizona - ?University of NH - ?Good luck everyone!
ANYONE HEARD ANYTHING FROM COLUMBIA IN POETRY? I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE NEW SCHOOL :(
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: AcceptedMichigan: AcceptedSyracuse: AcceptedHouston: AcceptedFlorida (Gainesville): AcceptedJohns Hopkins: WaitlistedUC 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 rejectionUVA: 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!
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
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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