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Program enrollment is small and selective. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be considered on a year-round basis, but within the following priority acceptance cycles:

The Priority Application Deadline for Winter residency and Spring semester is October 1.
The Priority Application Deadline for Summer residency and Fall semester is May 1.

Online Application

Applications received after a priority deadline may be considered for admission in the upcoming term.  Due to room reservation deadlines set by the Lied Lodge & Conference Center, late admissions might be placed on a waiting list, pending room availability.  Contact Jenna Lucas Finn, Administrative Director, for details.

NOTE: For purposes of Financial Aid and Tuition/Fees billing, each Residency is considered part of the Semester which follows.

Upon acceptance, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold the student's place in the program. Payment arrangement can be made. This deposit is applied toward the first Residency Meals and Lodging Fee. Prior to the first residency, students will register for one Residency Session (3 credit hours) and for the Semester's Seminar (12 credit hours).

Our Application Committee begins the review of each application once the Statement of Purpose and Creative Sample have been received.  However, a final decision cannot be reached until all materials have been received.  In order for you to monitor which materials might be outstanding, we encourage you to periodically review your Application Checklist on Mavlink.  For assistance with the online application, contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

Applicants not admitted into the program may reapply with new manuscript material after one year.

Future Residency Dates :

July 18-27, 2014
December 28, 2014-January 6, 2015