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Institution Program (Season) Decision & Date St1 Date Added Notes
Miami University (of Ohio)(English), PhD (F18)Other via Other on 12 Apr 2018 O12 Apr 2018
  • To the Miami poster below, I would recommend calling them. I caved and did so a few weeks back and was informed I'm on the waitlist. If I hadn't called, I suspect I wouldn't have heard anything yet. Best of luck!
University Of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV)(English) - Creative Writing Fiction MFA, MFA (F18)Wait listed via E-mail on 12 Apr 2018 A12 Apr 2018
  • Received the email overnight.
University Of San Francisco (UCSF)(English) - Creative Writing (Fiction), MFA (F18)Other via Other on 12 Apr 2018 O12 Apr 2018
  • Decisions expected in 2 weeks.
University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor(English) - Creative Writing (Poetry), MFA (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 12 Apr 2018 A12 Apr 2018
  • accepted off waitlist!! email + phone call.
NC State University (NCSU)(English) - Creative Writing (Poetry), MFA (F18)Wait listed via Other on 11 Apr 2018 A11 Apr 2018
  • Have any waitlisted folks received news of movement or any other updates?
ैEmory(English) -, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 11 Apr 2018 Undergrad GPA: 3.20
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/141/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A11 Apr 2018
  • Very suprised to be hearing a response this late in the game. But if this forum is to believed, my application was definitely a contender for the waitlist and made it relatively far into the process. I’m happy to have made it this far. I’m going to a great masters program and once I complete it, I will apply to Emory again with hopefully a better outcome! Congrats to everyone who got in!
City College (CUNY)(English) - Creative Writing Fiction MFA, MFA (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 11 Apr 2018 A11 Apr 2018
  • Am very excited!
Rutgers (State University Of New Jersey)-Newark(English) - Creative Writing (Fiction), MFA (F18)Rejected via Website on 11 Apr 2018 A11 Apr 2018
  • Hey y'all! Just checked the portal randomly. Called them Monday and they said they'd be notifying this week. 0a/6r. No dice for me, but we all just gotta keep working. Gonna drop my instagram here @writtenbylucas for any writers that wanna connect. Good luck everybody!
Other(English) - Creative Writing (Fiction), PhD (F18)Accepted via Other on 11 Apr 2018 11 Apr 2018
  • Waitlisted at denver and wmu, full offer at another. I got into my mfa by the skin of my teeth, full funding by the skin of my teeth, everything down to the minute, after a year of flat rejection. It doesn't get easy, never was. The work has to come first. Your dedication and will and pursuit, ability to rebound from disappointment and believe in the work, follows you. I'm in that position again, always... down to the minute, choices beyond my control. It's luck to connect with a specific reader such that they want to work with you further. That's what it often comes down to. My takeaway: whatever your status, an abundance of choices or not, funded or not, structure in which you pursue writing is the gift. But you have to believe in it even when the structure must be of your design.
Other(English) - Creative Writing (Poetry), PhD (F18)Other via Other on 11 Apr 2018 A11 Apr 2018
  • Accepted my slot at FSU and sent notifications to Georgia State, Oklahoma State, and Southern Miss. Maybe wait lists will move a little at those schools before the 15/16th deadline.
ैEmory UniversityEnglish, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 11 Apr 2018 A11 Apr 2018
  • Email notification from the Graduate School. I was informed a few weeks ago by the department's Director of Grad Admissions that I was on a secondary, informal waitlist. Apparently, they keep a small list of applications to pull from if spots open up on the official waitlist. I'm just pleased to have been considered. I have accepted an offer from a similarly ranked program.
All Schools(English) - Creative Writing MFA, MFA (F18)Wait listed via Other on 11 Apr 2018 O11 Apr 2018
  • My heart goes all to everyone who’s been waitlisted (myself included) and can’t sleep at night waiting for an answer. I hope we get what we’re looking for. If you have an offer (or multiple offers) and know for a fact you’re not going to accept it, please consider declining it today. You’re not obliged to, you have every right to ponder your options till the very last minute, but if you’re *positive* that a certain program is not the right fit for you, please consider contacting them sooner rather than later. That might be the dream program for someone else.
Cornell (Ithaca)(English) - Creative Writing Poetry MFA, MFA (F18)Other via E-mail on 11 Apr 2018 11 Apr 2018
  • If you were accepted by Cornell, pls pls plssss decide soon. I beg of you.
CUNY Graduate Center(English), PhD (F18)Other via Other on 11 Apr 2018 A11 Apr 2018
  • Person asking about CUNY-- I'm rhet/comp with WGS focus. They didn't tell me anything about the process in my acceptance email, but I do know they're going to be checking their email constantly through the 15th too, so not to worry about the fact that it's a weekend. I also heard that last year's cohort was 1/3-1/2 waitlisters. They don't know if a mass "if you haven't heard by now, the answer is no" email will go out or not.
Other(English) - Creative Writing, MFA (F18)Other via Other on 11 Apr 2018 O11 Apr 2018
  • Re: questions about the reading load for the MFA: I highly recommend audiobooks. I did not listen to audiobooks for my MFA, but plan to for my PhD (bc I'll have a pretty substantial commute & will need to be conscious of my time). Libraries are pretty well stocked with downloadable audiobooks these days, so I'd recommend getting a library card from your current local library &, if you're moving, getting one from your new local library once you get to your new area (this way, you diversify book availability & limit your library waitlist purgatory!). My second biggest piece of advice is to learn how to skim for main idea and important concepts. I did not find that reading literature took up too much of my time; however, reading critical texts was a slog. I entered my MFA a reading purist; I'd read every word of every article and would never dare to come to class without having finished the reading. By my third semester, I realized this strategy was untenable and adapted. Enter skimming. Since both posters are coming from non-English backgrounds, I imagine you've both had to read your fair share of dense texts. Apply the same skills to your lit classes! I'm confident you'll both succeed!
University Of Waterloo (Canada)(English) - (rhet/comp), PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 11 Apr 2018 I11 Apr 2018
  • Generic rejection email. Good luck to the other applicants.
University Of Notre Dame(English) - Creative Writing (Fiction), MFA (F18)Other via Other on 11 Apr 2018 I11 Apr 2018
  • Any news on UND? :( Also, echoing the question the poster below asked about literature classes and books. I'm from an engineering background.
Miami University (OH)(English), PhD (F18)Other via Other on 11 Apr 2018 11 Apr 2018
  • No response at all; I sent an email to ask about status, but have received nothing back.
ีUniversity Of Maryland - College Park (UMD)(English), PhD (F18)Other via Other on 11 Apr 2018 11 Apr 2018
  • No response at all, even sent an email asking about status, but no response at all.
(CUNY) Graduate Center) Graduate Centeren(English, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 11 Apr 2018 U11 Apr 2018
  • To CUNY poster below - congrats! I’m on the waitlist too, what’s your field/specialty? Keeping my fingers crossed! Would appreciate if you had any information, thanks!
University Of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)(English) - Creative Writing (Fiction), MFA (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Apr 2018 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A11 Apr 2018
  • All hope is not lost for the UNLV wait list. I was accepted on Sunday night but haven't yet decided to attend. I'm trying to make my decision as quickly as I can, so don't give up.
(CUNY) Graduate Center(English), PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Apr 2018 A11 Apr 2018
  • Admitted off the waitlist--so excited!! Just declined my offer at UMD, so I'm excited for their waitlister who's hopefully about to have just as good of a day as I did
Other(English) - Creative Writing Fiction MFA, MFA (F18)Accepted via Other on 11 Apr 2018 A11 Apr 2018
  • Hello All, Since it seems like many people are asking for advice, maybe someone on here can tell me how you all handle the reading load for multiple literature classes at the same time. I'm from a field outside of English. It is my understanding that most graduate English classes require students to read at least one book a week. Reading a regular book in a modern vernacular might not be a big deal. However, most pieces of literature seem to be written in a style that cannot be read quickly. Is there some trick I'm not aware of for reading multiple books a week? Is there some method of managing the reading?
University Of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV)(English) - Creative Writing (Fiction), MFA (F18)Wait listed via E-mail on 11 Apr 2018 O11 Apr 2018
  • Any movement on the fiction waitlist? None of the accepted people seem to have turned down their offers so I'm assuming all hope is lost for me on this front.
Bennington College(English) - Creative Writing Fiction MFA, MFA (F18)Rejected via Postal Service on 10 Apr 2018 11 Apr 2018
  • Been waiting for this one. That's a wrap! 2a/2r

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