Good luck to One Good Bumblebee in her quest to get into a writing program.
It is a little known fact that I was seriously considering getting a MFA in Creative Writing as soon as I graduated from Lehigh. I applied to some of the top programs in the country, under the adivsing of my creative writing professor, and I was soundly rejected from almost all of them. I did get into Emerson though, which is nothing to sneeze at.
When I relayed to the results to my creative writing professor he replied, 'Oh, that's about what I expected.'
I do believe he should have told me that before I spent a couple hundred bucks on application fees.
As much as I would have loved to have gone to Emerson, it just didn't make sense since I received no financial aid and, let's be honest, MFA's are not usually 'pulling in the mad benjamins,' as the kids say.
Oh, cruel reality, you are a saucy wench.