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Well I suppose I should just assume the worst but hope for the best! Do you know if it's common to just be accepted to a single program, or do a lot of these places agree on who the best applicants are? This is my first time doing this I don't think I really understood what I was getting myself into. 

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10 minutes ago, hot_toddy said:

Well I suppose I should just assume the worst but hope for the best! Do you know if it's common to just be accepted to a single program, or do a lot of these places agree on who the best applicants are? This is my first time doing this I don't think I really understood what I was getting myself into. 

I’m totally in the same boat haha. Maybe someone else who knows more about this whole process might be able to give better answers. I got into a few this round but none of them is fully-funded so I assume the competition at these places was much less fierce. 

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Ah ok I really don't want to take out student loans so I only did the fully funded ones. I am on one waitlist so I suppose there is still hope but I think my odds are slim. Frustrating because my girlfriend has gotten into almost all of her grad school programs and I'm pretty sure her parents think I am an underachiever. Difficult to explain to people how competitive these dumb programs are. 

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Do you ever just wonder if your name is on a white board in a room somewhere and someone is holding the dry erase marker as the roundtable discusses your fate? Like the cap is off while the debate is going on and someone stands there waiting to draw that red line. Or is it yes and no stacks in massive piles on that table? HOW does it happen--this process about my future?

If they had a live stream...I'd be Netflixing that shit 24/7. 

Do you guys have these kinds of thoughts too or am I just losing it staring at my email/phone and waiting?

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3 hours ago, hot_toddy said:

Still no word on acceptances from UF or BU? Those and IWW are looking like my last hope I just want to be put out of my misery at this point haha

I just received an email from BU stating they will send decisions at the "very beginning of April." I also just got another email from University of Virginia stating I will hear back from them "this week." 

Pending: John Hopkins, Iowa, BU, UVA

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5 minutes ago, SofiTheCatGuardian said:

I just received an email from BU stating they will send decisions at the "very beginning of April." I also just got another email from University of Virginia stating I will hear back from them "this week." 

Pending: John Hopkins, Iowa, BU, UVA

Awesome thanks for the info

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Speaking of BU,

I am freaking the fuck out because I went to my admissions portal just to feed my anxiety for the day and then be done with it and realized there's no visible upload of my college transcript.

I emailed admissions, as I'm pretty confident I wouldn't have just not uploaded it.  Besides, the portal is set up so every section is "checked" by a green check-mark once it's been completed, and I never received any notification about missing transcripts (just the standard email giving the applicant a heads-up on what else needs to be uploaded, like rec. letters, transcripts, etc., and a congrats) soooo...

Oh boy.  I'd hate to really put the Sisyphean cherry on top by not being accepted into BU because I missed a transcript in some fugue-like state of applying.

Surely a school wouldn't just let this happen without a heads-up...  Right?

I think age has made me cynical, but the Lost Boy in me always dares to hope anyway, haha.

 

Terrified.

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9 minutes ago, Cristie said:

Do you ever just wonder if your name is on a white board in a room somewhere and someone is holding the dry erase marker as the roundtable discusses your fate? Like the cap is off while the debate is going on and someone stands there waiting to draw that red line. Or is it yes and no stacks in massive piles on that table? HOW does it happen--this process about my future?

If they had a live stream...I'd be Netflixing that shit 24/7. 

Do you guys have these kinds of thoughts too or am I just losing it staring at my email/phone and waiting?

I'm not sure it's as dramatic as that. I wonder sometimes for the places that get north of 600 apps whether undergrad CW teachers' pets are wading through the slush pile determining our fates. 

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Apparently John Hopkins has made some decisions and not sent out updates, guys. I just got another email (because I emailed everyone over the weekend lol) stating I wasn't accepted to JH and: "you will receive an official email within the next week or two." So that's cray cray. Like, if I hadn't emailed I wouldn't have known my fate for another week or two. Ha!

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41 minutes ago, SofiTheCatGuardian said:

I just received an email from BU stating they will send decisions at the "very beginning of April." I also just got another email from University of Virginia stating I will hear back from them "this week." 

Pending: John Hopkins, Iowa, BU, UVA

That’s even later than usual!! But I wonder if “unofficial decisions” are made before that and they’re calling people by the end of March, per their previous results. Sometimes schools call before the results are “stamped” and sent out by the university admissions office. 

I am just making baseless speculations. lol 

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1 hour ago, orangeslice said:

I GOT INTO EASTERN WASHINGTON. Literally speechless. No word on funding yet but hopefully soon. Came after 11 straight rejections. There is hope, people!!

Huge congratulations! You applied for like 15 schools, so I'm glad the extreme mental fortitude (And financial!) that took was rewarded in some way. You're a rockstar, great work!

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20 minutes ago, SofiTheCatGuardian said:

Apparently John Hopkins has made some decisions and not sent out updates, guys. I just got another email (because I emailed everyone over the weekend lol) stating I wasn't accepted to JH and: "you will receive an official email within the next week or two." So that's cray cray. Like, if I hadn't emailed I wouldn't have known my fate for another week or two. Ha!

Jesus. I'll take no word as a rejection then. They are clearly sending out rejections so I don't know why they are doing them bit by bit rather than all at once.

Thanks for the info on Virginia. It's one of my last wild cards.

Anyone get anything from University of Miami? Seems to be a smaller applicant pool than others, there have only been two posts this year and neither for fiction. But I'm assuming it's a rejection if I haven't heard anything, based on results from past years.

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Hi everybody, 

First of all, I'd like to give a big thank you to everyone on here for being so open and honest about their application process. 

Also, I was hoping somebody could help me figure out what's up with one of the schools I've applied to, UNCG. I'm just trying to alleviate my anxiety. 

They've called me twice and I spoke to both the director and assistant director of the program. Very nice folk. Neither call was an interview though. They just wanted to answer any questions I might have about the program. 

Also, for those waiting, they told me they'd more than likely make decisions by Thursday or Friday of this week. 

What I'm wondering is, what do you think these calls mean? Am I in? Seems like they'd just come out and say it if I was. I'm assuming I've at least been waitlisted, but dunno. 

And feel free to ask me questions, if you think I can help alleviate some of your anxiety. And apologies if my post has caused you bit more. This stuff is rough. 

 

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15 minutes ago, DeepSyntax said:

Jesus. I'll take no word as a rejection then. They are clearly sending out rejections so I don't know why they are doing them bit by bit rather than all at once.

Thanks for the info on Virginia. It's one of my last wild cards.

Anyone get anything from University of Miami? Seems to be a smaller applicant pool than others, there have only been two posts this year and neither for fiction. But I'm assuming it's a rejection if I haven't heard anything, based on results from past years.

I got a rejection from the University of Miami last week for fiction. 

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8 minutes ago, Yellow62 said:

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

Just now, FairleyAlfy said:

SAME

Honestly, that's me internally. I didn't even apply to UVA, but just thinking about the uncertain future makes me want to scream.

Before anyone says that I will never be certain of the future, I know. I have really bad anxiety. Chihuahua in a human skin, remember?

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1 hour ago, oubukibun said:

Speaking of BU,

I am freaking the fuck out because I went to my admissions portal just to feed my anxiety for the day and then be done with it and realized there's no visible upload of my college transcript.

I emailed admissions, as I'm pretty confident I wouldn't have just not uploaded it.  Besides, the portal is set up so every section is "checked" by a green check-mark once it's been completed, and I never received any notification about missing transcripts (just the standard email giving the applicant a heads-up on what else needs to be uploaded, like rec. letters, transcripts, etc., and a congrats) soooo...

Oh boy.  I'd hate to really put the Sisyphean cherry on top by not being accepted into BU because I missed a transcript in some fugue-like state of applying.

Surely a school wouldn't just let this happen without a heads-up...  Right?

I think age has made me cynical, but the Lost Boy in me always dares to hope anyway, haha.

 

Terrified.

This same thing happened with me with UNO, that red X... I emailed and asked if I should send it again. They said, nope, we have it and you are under review. The red X remains to this day. I think at some point in the process they just quit updating the portals. Good luck, 

Cristie 

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32 minutes ago, DeepSyntax said:

Interesting! Thanks for sharing and kind of a relief to know there is movement. Was this via snail mail or online?

You bet. It was via email. Notified to check the portal. 

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39 minutes ago, Ydrl said:

 

Honestly, that's me internally. I didn't even apply to UVA, but just thinking about the uncertain future makes me want to scream.

Before anyone says that I will never be certain of the future, I know. I have really bad anxiety. Chihuahua in a human skin, remember?

I’ve had so much anxiety....getting high often is the only way I’ve been surviving the onslaught of insecurity and anxiety. Being on two waitlists makes it even worse. Being so close to going to grad school and yet so far away 😩

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17 minutes ago, FairleyAlfy said:

waitlists makes it even worse. Being so close to going to grad school and yet so far away 😩

I've been thinking about how under normal circumstances Maryland had four spots for poets. If I wasn't on the waitlist would I have made it in, or still been on it? The email I got initially made it seem like I was at the top of the waitlist, but I have reason to believe that it was the same form letter @turtlesfordaysgot (unless we're both at the top of fiction and poetry). The Maryland contact, Lindsay, is out until the 22nd because of Maryland's spring break. I've asked if the waitlist is ranked and where am I on that list. God bless spring break, but this is the worst.

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