I got waitlisted at The New School today by mail. This is really shocking, particularly because it was my dream school. I know that if I do get a spot, I’ll have to turn it down because it will be really really expensive and I already accepted at Hollins. This makes me wonder if I should have waited longer to make my decision, or if I should have simply waited another year and reapplied with stronger samples. I’m a little nervous about everything right now.
I haven’t written anything, good or bad, since the middle of February. I’ve found myself stuck in a place filled with relationship memories that I can’t stop writing about. It isn’t that I haven’t written anything at all – I’ve started or continued working on at least four separate essays – but I can’t commit to one. I think this week will be good for me because I have a deadline to complete an essay by Monday (for my nonfiction workshop, which has been absolutely horrendous). I won’t say more, because if I start, it will never stop.
I just accepted my nonfiction spot at Hollins. I am really excited. Now, I just need to finish up at Berkeley and not fail any classes.
Aaron Shurin just called to tell me I was “enthusiastically” accepted to USF. Their enthusiasm extended to the 8k tuition grant they just gave me. This is fucking incredible. I will be visiting the campus on Monday (a huge benefit of living in Berkeley) and making my decision in the middle of next week.
Here we go! Only four more schools left to be rejected from:
I got funding from Emerson – 10k for the year. Don’t know if that is renewable but it seems doubtful.
I just got off the phone with an administrative assistant over at Rutgers. Turns out they mistakenly sent me a letter of acceptance to Rutgers-Newark.
I just received an amazing email from Adam Dorris, a current student at Hollins. If you contact anyone in regards to a fair assessment of the program, it should be him. His email was 4000 words, which is amazing! I love people who take the time to share. Anyway, it looks like Hollins is perfect for me: small class size, a close-knit group of students, an intense writing load, and cheap rent.
The last month has been incredibly difficult.
Gahh, Rutgers-Newark is stupid. When I called three days ago, they told me they hadn’t even started making decisions yet, but here is a letter from them dated March 10 (3 days ago) stating that I’m accepted to the program. Bad Rutgers-Newark, bad!