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  1. Multiple people have an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. For many, it's allowed them to decide whether they're looking for a PHD in English, Creative Writing, or Rhetoric/Composition.
  2. I'd advise against manipulating page margins. It's likely that most programs expect size 12, tnr, double-spaced. If you don't follow their expectations, it's likely that they'll just refuse to take a look at your application. Part of the reason they have requirements is to ensure that each applicant have the ability to have the same amount of space to express themselves. It would be unfair if some applicants had significantly more time or space to express why they should have a spot. This is a field that will require lots of rewrites. Grants will have different expectations from another as wil
  3. Unless you worked on a research project together, I don't think there is a need to mention your significant other in any capacity. If you did work together on a research project, you can use the word "colleague".
  4. Most, if not all, programs expect you to send transcripts from any institutions you've attended. Refusal to disclose is often seen as dishonesty and a reason and a reason to rescind admission. If any stipends were given, this information is even easier to obtain. Academia is a small circle so trust is even more important.
  5. I think that would be a great idea. I'd be able to pin it if it were created. I think my only request would be that a link to the information be provided in an attempt to provide the most accurate information.
  6. At this point, I'm wondering if it would be easier to keep up with the programs who have confirmed they're accepting applications next cycle.
  7. If I recall correctly, ND permanently closed admissions into their CompLit program about 3-4 cycles ago.
  8. According to the updated PhD Program Admissions Information (https://english.wustl.edu/phd-program-admissions-information), WashU is not requiring the GRE General nor the GRE Subject test.
  9. I think it's also important to consider that you'll need to supply transcripts from your current institution. It is also likely that you'll need to provide a current letter of recommendation from your current institution to the colleges you send an application to.
  10. Universities tend to set different dates for when they start accepting applications. Applications for Fall 2022 admission will likely open in August-October 2021.
  11. There's also a possibility that the departmental culture is such that professors don't formally take students until after coursework is completed because your interests might change as well as who you'd like to serve on your committee. The humanities tend to accept cohorts based on the whole rather than having professors decide who they'd like to work with them in their lab. As a result, establishing a connection prior to applying might not be as important in this case.
  12. I think it is important to note that different colleges have different expectations when it comes to graduate/faculty housing. Some graduate housing does not allow pets to live there. As a result, one may or may not qualify for living in graduate housing. Some units owned by colleges might also require you to have roommates. This might work well for some and might be a deal-breaker for others. Some housing might be assigned by lottery. This is just luck.
  13. I think it's also important to know that not every school offers deferrals and deferrals aren't guaranteed.
  14. Congratulations to both of you on making your decision! Decision-making is a very exciting part of the year.
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