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.Compensation for teaching is approximately ,000 per course. This information is included in the GSAS Application Resource Center's useful online publication, "Application Requirements and Deadlines for Departments and Programs." Scroll to "Creative Writing." Q: Can I apply to more than one genre?A: All incoming students to the Creative Writing Program receive Departmental Fellowships in the form of tuition scholarships.
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.
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.
Many students also receive additional funding—including several fully-funded packages with generous stipends—through our other fellowship opportunities. A: No, you must select either fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.
It is not possible to submit simultaneous applications in multiple genres.
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.
We encourage interested candidates to reapply to the program next year.A: There is no “ideal candidate.” Our students range greatly in cultural and educational backgrounds, ages, interests, and goals.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.To apply online or for general application questions please visit the GSAS Application Resource Center. Q: What fellowship opportunities are available to incoming students? We no longer require GRE test scores for admission to our graduate program.Q: Can I sit in on a class to check out the program?A: Class visits can be arranged upon acceptance to the program. Are there any minimum requirements in order to be accepted?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: Who should the letters of recommendation be from and how do I get them to you if the application is online only?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.Students in other schools and programs at NYU are not permitted to enroll in our courses.