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2016 Notifications

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Yes, it’s that time of year again already. Buckle up!

If you’re wondering whether applicants have heard back from programs, check out GradCafe. We recommend searching for “creative writing,” “fiction” and/or “poetry.” We cannot guarantee the below data from GradCafe is 100 percent accurate.

Please let us know if a program is still notifying applicants.

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

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Updated 4/18/16 7:18 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.

  • University of Alabama: most genres notified.
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks: acceptances in poetry and fiction.
  • American University: acceptance in fiction.
  • Antioch College: acceptance in poetry.
  • University of Arizona (Tucson): all genres notified.
  • Arizona State University: all genres notified.
  • University of Arkansas: rejections, acceptances and waitlists in fiction and acceptance and waitlists in poetry.
  • University of Baltimore: acceptances in fiction and poetry.
  • Bennington College: acceptance in fiction.
  • Boise State: all genres notified.
  • Boston University: all genres notified.
  • Bowling Green State University: acceptances in poetry and fiction.
  • Brooklyn College: acceptances in poetry and rejections and waitlists in fiction.
  • Brown University: all genres notified.
  • University of British Columbia: rejections in fiction and creative non-fiction.
  • Butler University: acceptances in poetry and fiction.
  • California Institute of the Arts: acceptances in fiction.
  • University of California, Davis: acceptance in fiction.
  • University of California, Irvine: offers supposedly made.
  • University of California, Riverside: most genres notified.
  • University of California, San Diego: rejections and a waitlist in fiction.
  • California State University, Long Beach: acceptances in fiction and poetry.
  • California State University, San Jose: acceptance in poetry.
  • University of Central Florida: acceptances in poetry.
  • Chapman University: acceptances in creative non-fiction and fiction.
  • Chatham University: acceptances and rejections in fiction.
  • University of Colorado-Boulder: acceptance in fiction.
  • Colorado State University: acceptances and rejections in fiction.
  • Columbia College Chicago: acceptances in fiction and poetry.
  • Columbia University: acceptances in creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry.
  • Cornell University: all genres notified.
  • University of East Anglia: acceptance in poetry.
  • Eastern Washington University: acceptance in creative non-fiction and fiction.
  • Emerson College: acceptances in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.
  • University of Florida: rejections in fiction.
  • Florida Atlantic University: acceptances in creative non-fiction and fiction.
  • Florida International University: acceptance in creative non-fiction.
  • Florida State University: acceptance in poetry.
  • George Mason University: acceptances in creative non-fiction, poetry and fiction.
  • Georgia College and State University: acceptances in creative non-fiction and poetry and a rejection in fiction.
  • Georgia State University: acceptances in poetry.
  • Guelph-Humber (Toronto): acceptances in poetry and creative non-fiction.
  • Hollins University: acceptances in creative non-fiction and fiction, waitlists in fiction and rejections in poetry.
  • University of Houston: most genres notified (check online portal).
  • Hunter College: acceptance in creative non-fiction and rejections in fiction.
  • University of Idaho: acceptances in fiction and a rejection in poetry.
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: all genres notified.
  • Indiana University: all genres notified.
  • Institute of American Indian Arts: acceptance in poetry.
  • University of Iowa: acceptance in creative non-fiction.
  • Iowa State University: acceptance in fiction.
  • Iowa Writer’s Workshop: all genres notified.
  • Johns Hopkins University: all genres notified.
  • Kansas University: acceptance in fiction.
  • University of Kentucky: acceptance in fiction.
  • Louisiana State University: all genres notified.
  • Ohio State University: all genres notified.
  • Oklahoma State University: acceptance in creative non-fiction.
  • University of Oregon: acceptance in fiction.
  • Oregon State University: acceptance and waitlists in fiction.
  • Manhattanville College: acceptance in poetry.
  • University of Maryland: acceptances in fiction.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst: acceptances in fiction and in poetry and rejections in fiction.
  • University of Massachusetts Boston: acceptances and waitlists in fiction.
  • McNeese State University: all genres notified.
  • University of Miami: acceptances in poetry.
  • Miami University: acceptance.
  • University of Michigan: all genres notified.
  • Mills College: acceptances in fiction and poetry.
  • The University of Minnesota: all genres notified.
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato: acceptances and waitlist in fiction and in creative non-fiction.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City: acceptance.
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis: acceptance in poetry.
  • University of Mississippi: acceptance in poetry and waitlist in fiction.
  • University of Montana-Missoula: acceptances in creative-non fiction and fiction and rejection in creative non-fiction.
  • Naropa University: acceptance in poetry.
  • NEOMFA: acceptance in poetry.
  • University of Nevada, Reno: acceptance, and rejection in fiction.
  • University of New Hampshire: acceptances in poetry.
  • University of New Mexico: acceptances and waitlists in fiction and an acceptance in creative non-fiction.
  • New Mexico State University: rejections in fiction and an acceptance in poetry.
  • University of New Orleans: acceptances in fiction and poetry and a waitlist in fiction.
  • The New School: acceptances in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction and a waitlist in fiction.
  • New Writers Project: all genres notified.
  • New York University: all genres notified.
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro: acceptances and rejections in fiction and an acceptance in poetry.
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington: acceptances and waitlists in fiction and poetry.
  • North Carolina State University: acceptance in fiction and waitlists in poetry.
  • Northern Arizona University: acceptances in poetry and fiction.
  • Northern Michigan University: acceptances in fiction and poetry and a rejection in poetry.
  • University of Notre Dame: all genres notified.
  • Old Dominion University: rejection in poetry and acceptance in fiction.
  • University of Oregon: all genres notified.
  • Oregon State University: acceptances, rejections and waitlists in poetry, creative non-fiction and fiction.
  • Otis College of Art and Design: acceptance.
  • Oxford University: interview notification.
  • Pacific University: acceptance in fiction.
  • Pacific Lutheran University: acceptance in poetry.
  • University of Pittsburgh: acceptances in creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry and rejections in creative-non fiction, fiction and poetry.
  • Portland State University: acceptances and waitlists in fiction and poetry, and rejections in fiction and creative non-fiction.
  • Pratt Institute: acceptances in poetry and rejection in fiction.
  • Purdue University: most genres notified.
  • Rainier Writing Workshop: acceptance in creative non-fiction.
  • Rutgers University-Camden: acceptances in fiction and creative non-fiction.
  • Rutgers University-Newark: acceptances in fiction and poetry and a waitlist in fiction.
  • San Diego State University: acceptances in fiction and poetry.
  • University of San Francisco: acceptances in poetry.
  • San Francisco State University: acceptance in poetry.
  • Sarah Lawrence: acceptances in creative non-fiction and fiction.
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago: acceptance in fiction.
  • SIUC: waitlist in fiction.
  • The University of South Carolina-Columbia: acceptances and rejections in fiction.
  • University of South Florida: acceptances in poetry and in creative non-fiction and waitlists in fiction and poetry.
  • San Jose State University: acceptance in fiction.
  • Saint Marys College of California: acceptances in fiction and poetry.
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale: acceptance in poetry and rejection in fiction.
  • University of St. Andrews: acceptance in fiction.
  • Stony Brook Southampton: acceptances in fiction and poetry and a rejection in fiction.
  • Syracuse University: all genres notified.
  • Temple University: acceptances and rejections in fiction and poetry.
  • University of Texas at Austin—Michener Center: all genres notified.
  • Texas State University: acceptances and waitlists in fiction.
  • University of Utah: acceptance in poetry.
  • Vanderbilt University: all genres notified.
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts: acceptances in poetry.
  • University of Virginia: all genres notified.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University: acceptances, waitlists and rejections in poetry.
  • Virginia Tech: all genres notified.
  • University of Washington: acceptances and waitlists in fiction.
  • University of Washington Bothell: rejection in fiction.
  • Washington University in St. Louis: all genres notified.
  • West Virginia University: most genres notified (rejection letters being mailed).
  • Western Kentucky University: acceptances in poetry and fiction.
  • Western Michigan University: acceptances in poetry and waitlists in fiction and poetry.
  • Western Washington University: acceptances and waitlists in fiction
  • Wichita State University: acceptance in fiction.
  • William Paterson University: acceptance.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: all genres notified.
  • University of Wyoming: all genres notified.

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