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.

The Fall 2023 application deadline for the Creative Writing Minor is November 3, 2023 at 5PM. Please make sure to submit all your materials by COB.

Please submit the following materials via this Google Form by the posted deadline for fall or spring admission:

  • 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 (