Application Checklist

Creative Writing Application Procedures/Checklist
 
Applications are ONLINE.
 
Please note that if you already have an MFA in creative writing, you cannot get another one at the University of Arizona.
 
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL IN ANY PORTION OF YOUR APPLICATION, AS OUR PROCESS HAS CHANGED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN OR EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
 
Please upload PDF DOCUMENTS.
 
REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS: APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE
  Must be submitted via the online form by January 1st, 2018 for Fall 2018 entrance:
  1. MANUSCRIPT: Poetry applicants should upload from 6 to 10 poems; fiction applicants should upload 3 short stories or 30 pages of a longer work; nonfiction applicants should submit three essays or 30 pages of a longer work. These should be recent samples of your writing. Please submit only 30 pages total (or slightly over or under.)  If you have two stories/essays that total approximately 30 pages, you need not submit a third. Please do not upload a combination of genres. You may apply in more than one genre, but must submit complete writing samples for each genre to which you are applying. You need only upload one copy of all other materials ( personal statement, letters of recommendation, etc.) when applying to more than one genre. Retain copies of all materials submitted, as manuscripts will not be returned. Please make sure your name is on your writing sample.
  2. RECOMMENDATIONS (3): These should come from three people familiar with your creative work. Ideally, they should be able to attest to your ability and promise as a writer and your qualifications as a candidate for the MFA Program in Creative Writing. No form is required. Please follow the instructions on the online application for requesting your letters.
  3. A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. Please submit a 300-500 word statement expressing your goals and/or reasons for pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. What are your ambitions for your own work? What do you hope to accomplish during your time in our MFA program? What draws you to our program in particular?
  4. TRANSCRIPTS: Unofficial transcripts for all college level work should be uploaded into your application. If you are accepted into the program you will then be required to send your official transcripts.
  5. RESUME LISTING EMPLOYMENT, PUBLICATIONS, PRIZES, AWARD, HONORS.
Please note: WE DO NOT REQUIRE THE GRE.
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GRADUATE COLLEGE APPLICATION$85 FEE: using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. This fee cannot be waived for any reason.
 
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