We no longer require GRE test scores for admission to our graduate program.
A: All incoming students to the Creative Writing Program receive Departmental Fellowships in the form of tuition scholarships.
For more information about submitting your application or to track you application materials, please visit the GSAS Application Resource Center. A: We offer a a Low-Residency MFA Program in Paris. A: Given that we are only able to admit a small percentage of the very strong applicant pool, we are often unable to offer admission to good candidates.
For more information, including details on housing, costs, and the application process, please contact the NYU Creative Writing Program at 212-998-8816 or [email protected] Aside from advising that the creative writing sample is the most important part of the application, it is a matter of department policy not to discuss the admissions decision process or offer feedback on individual applications.
It is not possible to submit simultaneous applications in multiple genres.
If you apply to more than one program, your applications will not be considered.Occasionally, with permission of the instructor and if there is sufficient room for enrollment, MFA students may have the option to take a craft course in a different genre.Q: How many applicants do you have each year and how many are accepted? Of these, approximately 20-30 students are accepted in each genre. Because the length and makeup of the waitlist varies each year, we cannot provide any further information about it and do not provide information about an applicant's place on the waitlist or chances of being accepted from it.Q: Who should the letters of recommendation be from and how do I get them to you if the application is online only?A: We recommend you request recommendation letters from professors, employers, mentors, and others who know you well and are able to comment on you and your work as a writer, teacher, reader, etc..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.Q: How do I know if you've received my application materials?A: NO PART of your application should be sent to the Creative Writing Program. All materials should be submitted online or sent to the Graduate School of Arts & Science admissions office.Students apply—and are admitted into—either the fiction, nonfiction, or poetry program.Because of space limitations students are not permitted to take workshops in the alternate genre while studying here.