I’m not attending a Top Fifty Program.

Monday, November 9th, 2009 by Rachel

So I am one of the last people to get my copy of Poets & Writers Magazine. Of course, the first thing I do when I get it is flip to the Top Fifty MFA Rankings for 2010. Georgia College & State University is not on it…and I don’t care ONE BIT.


A year ago, I was completely immersed in the application process. I chose my schools carefully, applying to nine (five of those Top Fifty schools, according to this list). I was accepted at two schools with full funding. The rest were rejections—though I technically never even received my Ole Miss rejection letter.


While I can’t say that my life here in Milledgeville is perfect, Georgia College & State University was the most appealing possibility in terms of an MFA program. Here were the perks, outlined to me upon acceptance:


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