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2018 Notifications

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It’s our fourth annual notifications post! Below, you’ll find information about creative writing acceptance, rejection and waitlist notifications; MA and low-res programs are included.

We collect this information from Gradcafe. We cannot guarantee the data is 100 percent accurate as it is user submitted and unverifiable.

Please let us know if a program is still notifying applicants, or if anything is inaccurate.

Where did you apply? Have you heard back from programs? Share below and good luck!

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Updated 3/13/18 10:49 PM

Programs that have notified so far according to GradCafe results. This does not necessarily mean they are done notifying. Programs are listed in alphabetical order.

Fiction

  • Adelphi University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Alabama: all notifications sent.
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks: acceptances via email and phone.
  • American University: acceptances via email.
  • Antioch Los Angeles: acceptance via phone.
  • Arcadia University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Arizona: all notifications sent.
  • Bard College: rejection via email.
  • Bennington College: acceptance via phone.
  • Brooklyn College: acceptances via phone.
  • Brown University: all notifications sent.
  • Boise State University: acceptance via email.
  • Bowling Green State University: acceptance via phone and waitlist via email.
  • Cal Arts: acceptances via email.
  • University of California, Riverside: waitlist via email.
  • University of California, San Diego: all notifications sent.
  • University of Central Florida: acceptances via email.
  • Chapman University: acceptances via email.
  • Chatham University: acceptances via email.
  • Colorado State University: all notifications sent.
  • Columbia University: acceptances via phone.
  • Columbia College Chicago: acceptances via website and rejections via mail.
  • Cornell University: all notifications sent.
  • University of East Anglia: acceptance via phone.
  • Eastern Washington University: acceptances via phone.
  • Emerson College: acceptances via email.
  • Florida Atlantic University: acceptance via phone.
  • George Mason University: acceptances via email.
  • Hollins University: acceptances via phone.
  • University of Houston: all notifications sent.
  • University of Idaho: all notifications sent.
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: acceptance and waitlist via email.
  • Indiana University: acceptances via phone and waitlists via email.
  • University of Iowa: all notifications sent.
  • Johns Hopkins University: all notifications sent.
  • University of Kansas: all notifications sent.
  • University of Kentucky: acceptances via email.
  • Lesley University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Maryland: all notifications sent.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst: all notifications sent.
  • University of Michigan: all notifications sent.
  • Michener Center: all notifications sent.
  • University of Minnesota: all notifications sent.
  • Minnesota State University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Montana: acceptances via phone.
  • Naropa University: acceptance via phone.
  • NEOMFA: acceptance via mail.
  • University of Nevada, Reno: acceptance via email.
  • University of New Hampshire: acceptance via email.
  • University of New Mexico: all notifications next.
  • New Mexico State University: acceptances via phone.
  • University of New Orleans: acceptance via email.
  • New School: acceptance via email.
  • New Writers Project: all notifications sent.
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro: acceptance via email.
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington: acceptances via email.
  • North Carolina State University: acceptances via phone and email.
  • Northern Michigan University: acceptance via phone.
  • University of North Texas: all notifications sent.
  • Northwestern University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Notre Dame: waitlists via email.
  • Ohio University: acceptance via phone.
  • Ohio State University: all notifications sent.
  • Oklahoma State University: acceptance via email.
  • Ole Miss: acceptance via phone.
  • University of Oregon: all notifications sent.
  • University of Pittsburgh: rejection via mail.
  • Pratt Institute: rejection via email.
  • Purdue University: acceptance via phone.
  • Rutgers Camden: acceptance and waitlist via email.
  • Rutgers Newark: acceptance via email.
  • University of San Francisco: acceptances via phone.
  • Sarah Lawrence College: acceptances and waitlists via email.
  • University Of Saskatchewan: acceptances via email.
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago: acceptance via phone.
  • Seton Hill University: acceptance via email.
  • University of South Carolina: acceptances and waitlists via email.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale: acceptance via phone.
  • University of South Florida: all notifications sent.
  • University of Southern Maine: acceptance via phone.
  • Stony Brook Southampton: acceptance via mail.
  • Syracuse University: all notifications sent.
  • Temple University: all notifications sent.
  • University of Tennessee: acceptance via email.
  • Texas State University: acceptances via phone.
  • University of Utah: acceptance via phone.
  • Vanderbilt University: all notifications sent.
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts: acceptances via email.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University: acceptance via phone and waitlists via email.
  • Virginia Tech: all notifications sent.
  • Warren Wilson: acceptance via phone.
  • University of Washington: waitlist via mail.
  • Washington University in St. Louis: all notifications sent.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison: all notifications sent.
  • University of Wyoming: all notifications sent.
  • West Virginia University: all notifications sent.

Poetry

  • University of Alabama: all notifications sent.
  • American University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Arizona: all notifications sent.
  • Bard College: rejection via email.
  • Boise State University: acceptance via email.
  • Boston University: acceptance via phone.
  • University of British Columbia: all notifications sent.
  • Brooklyn College: acceptances via phone.
  • Brown University: all notifications sent.
  • University of California, Davis: waitlist via email.
  • University of California, Irvine: acceptance via email.
  • University of California, Riverside: acceptances and waitlists via email.
  • University of California, San Diego: all notifications sent.
  • Chapman University: acceptances via email.
  • Colorado State University: acceptances via email.
  • Cornell University: all notifications sent.
  • Emerson College: acceptances via email.
  • University of Florida: acceptances and waitlists via email.
  • Florida Atlantic University: acceptance via phone.
  • Florida State University: all notification sent.
  • George Mason University: acceptances via email.
  • Hollins University: waitlist via email.
  • University of Houston: all notifications sent.
  • Indiana University: acceptances via phone and waitlists via email.
  • University of Iowa: all notifications sent.
  • Johns Hopkins University: all notifications sent.
  • University of Las Vegas: waitlist via email.
  • Louisiana State University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Maryland: all notifications sent.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst: all notifications sent.
  • Miami University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Michigan: all notifications sent.
  • Michener Center: all notifications sent.
  • Mills College: acceptances via email.
  • Minnesota State University: acceptances via email.
  • University of Minnesota: all notifications sent.
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City: acceptance via email.
  • Naropa University: acceptance via phone.
  • University of New Mexico: all notifications sent.
  • University of New Orleans: acceptance via email.
  • New School: acceptances via website.
  • New Writers Project: all notifications sent.
  • New York University: acceptances via email.
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro: acceptances via email.
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington: acceptances via email.
  • Northern Michigan University:
  • Ohio State University: all notifications sent.
  • Oklahoma State University: acceptance via email.
  • Ole Miss: waitlist via email.
  • University of Oregon: all notifications sent.
  • Northwestern University: acceptance via phone.
  • University of Pittsburgh: interview request via email.
  • Portland State University: acceptances via phone.
  • Pratt Institute: waitlist via email.
  • Purdue University: acceptance via phone and waitlists via email.
  • Saint Marys College of California: acceptance via phone.
  • University of San Francisco: acceptances via phone.
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago: interview notification via mail.
  • Syracuse University: all notifications sent.
  • Temple University: all notifications sent.
  • Toronto University: waitlists via email.
  • Vanderbilt University: all notifications sent.
  • Virginia Tech: all notifications sent.
  • University of Washington: waitlist via mail.
  • Washington University in St. Louis: all notifications sent.
  • West Virginia University: all notifications sent.
  • Wichita State University: acceptance via phone.
  • University of Wyoming: all notifications sent.

Creative Non-Fiction

  • American University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Arizona: all notifications sent.
  • University of California, Riverside: waitlist via email.
  • Chapman University: acceptances via email.
  • Columbia University: acceptances via phone.
  • Emerson College: acceptances via email.
  • George Mason University: acceptances via email.
  • Hollins University: waitlist via email.
  • Hunter College: acceptance via phone.
  • University of Idaho: acceptance via phone.
  • University of Iowa: acceptances via phone.
  • Iowa State University: acceptance via email.
  • University of Kentucky: all notifications sent.
  • University of Montana: acceptance via phone.
  • The New School: acceptance via email.
  • Northern Arizona University: acceptance via phone.
  • Northern Michigan University: acceptance via phone.
  • Ohio State University: all notifications sent.
  • Oklahoma State University: acceptance and rejection via email.
  • Oregon State University: all notifications sent.
  • University of Pittsburgh: acceptance via email and waitlist via mail.
  • Portland State University: acceptance via email.
  • Saint Marys College of California: acceptance via phone.
  • University of San Francisco: acceptances via phone.
  • Sarah Lawrence College: acceptance via email.
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago: interview notification via mail.
  • University of South Florida: acceptance via email.
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts: acceptance via mail.
  • Washington University in St. Louis: all notifications sent.
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17 Comments

  1. Natalia says

    I applied to 9 programs, Oregon State (Corvallis) called me last week with an acceptance (Poetry). Good luck everyone!

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  2. Hi! Thanks for this list!
    Creative nonfiction section needs a little love. Wait list announcements went out today for U of Arizona, and Pittsburgh is finished notifying, as is Washington U in St. Louis. Good luck everyone!

    Like

  3. I was accepted to Florida State University for Fiction a few weeks ago. I see it’s not on the list yet.

    Like

  4. Hello everyone, I got accepted by Columbia and Sarah Lawrence for poetry. The price tag with Columbia is too much. I’m having my doubts is it really worth it? Would really appreciate some advice. getting cold feet here!!

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