A complete application includes the online application, academic transcripts, test scores (if required), letters of recommendation, a résumé or curriculum vitae, a Statement of Academic Purpose, and an application fee.Applicants also have the option of providing a short Personal History essay.
You do not need to have studied English Literature or Writing so long as you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree. While all portions of your application are reviewed and considered, there is no recommended or minimum GPA that we require.
We are looking for strong, dedicated, original writers of exceptional promise.
Please include your reasons for applying to the program. A: The resume should list relevant educational and occupational experience.
You may wish to include information about publications, workshops, and/or conferences you’ve attended, as well as anything else that may provide helpful information about your background for the admissions committee.
Q: What if I change my mind about the genre I'm studying?
A: It is not possible to switch from one genre to the other unless you reapply to the program.These fellowships offer at least half-tuition scholarships (8 credits per year) for both years, plus an undergraduate teaching position during the second year.Recipients of these positions design and teach a semester-long introductory course in creative writing for undergraduates as well as attend a teaching practicum offered by the program.Students in other schools and programs at NYU are not permitted to enroll in our courses.Q: Can I sit in on a class to check out the program?At any one time, there are about 110 students attending our graduate program. A: While it varies year to year, we're usually able to get the bulk of the notifications out in March. Waitlisted applicants are notified about the status of their applications as soon as possible, but it may be as late as mid-summer. A: Those interested in reapplying to the program must resubmit ALL application materials, and pay the application fee.The Graduate School's admissions office will NOT maintain any application and supplementary materials from previous years. A: No, you must apply and be accepted to the Creative Writing Program to attend any of our classes.The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages.Writing Sample: A creative writing sample is required. It should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages for fiction and nonfiction applicants and 10 single-spaced pages for poetry applicants. The Graduate School of Arts and Science reserves the right to change this information at any time. To apply online or for general application questions please visit the GSAS Application Resource Center. Q: What fellowship opportunities are available to incoming students?