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Creative Writing Major Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Mon, Feb 23

Deadline:  5:00 p.m., Monday, February 23


To all the Undeclared:

Students who would like to be considered for the Creative Writing major MUST submit an application to the Creative Writing Department in 609 Kent Hall no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 23.

An application consists of (1) a cover sheet and (2) a writing sample.

  1. The cover sheet, which  requires you to declare a proposed concentration (fiction, nonfiction, or  poetry) is available in the undergraduate creative writing office in 609 Kent.  Fill it out, and affix it to your writing sample.
  2. The writing sample consists of 15 to 20 pages of double-spaced prose fiction and 15 to 20 non-fiction, (it can be several pieces that add up to the page requirement) or 10 poems (also not to exceed 25 pages).

Applications must be delivered to Kent 609 no later than Monday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m..  Late applications or applications sent by email will not be considered.

We will notify you during the week of March 2nd to let you know whether or not your application has been approved.

Please contact Dorla McIntosh at and/or, director Heidi Julavits, at with any questions you might have about this process.

Undergraduate Creative Writing
609 Kent Hall


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