How to Apply

The Creative Writing Minor welcomes fall or spring term applications from students who have taken (or are taking) at least one creative writing workshop or equivalent. You qualify to join the Minor by taking one creative writing workshop; however, we can accept up to 20 students per class year (i.e., during the 2023–24 school year, 20 sophomores total can be admitted). Normally, students apply in their sophomore year. Juniors and transfer students with a strong background in creative writing are encouraged to apply. The application form helps us gauge your interests and learn your plans for the Minor.

Spring 2024 Applications are closed. Applications will re-open in Fall 2024.

Please submit the following materials via the CW Minor Application Google Form by March 1st, 2024 @ 5PM:

  • Statement of Purpose (1 page)
  • Writing Sample (up to 6 pages)
  • Unofficial Transcript

If you have any questions, reach out to either the Minor Administrator, Chris Doyle (, or the Director of Creative Writing, Prof. Phil Sandick (