Registration Procedures

Please Note: You may take only one workshop per semester. You may take two seminars per semester. You can only take a maximum of 2 courses per semester. 

Beginning Workshops and Seminars

All beginning workshops and seminars can be registered for online. You do not need to come into the office for permission.

 

There are no prerequisites and no application for beginning workshops or seminars. 

 

If, while registering online or over the telephone, you are asked whether you have departmental or professor approval, say, “Yes,” and consider yourself approved.

 

If the class is full, add your name to the SSOL waitlist and be sure to attend the first day.  


 

Intermediate, Advanced & Senior Workshops
 

Workshops at the Intermediate Level or higher require an application and the approval of the professor. The application form is here.

 

Senior majors are given preference for the Senior Workshops. 

 

The requirements to apply: 
 

1. Prepare a Writing Sample in the Genre to Which You Want to Apply for Submission
 
Intermediate Workshops
Intermediate Fiction: 10-20 pages of fiction (double spaced; could be several pieces)
Intermediate Nonfiction: 10-20 pages of literary nonfiction (profile, feature, personal essay, biography, memoir; double spaced; could be several pieces)
Intermediate Poetry: 5-10 poems

Advanced Workshops
Advanced Fiction: 15-20 pages of fiction (double spaced; could be several pieces)
Advanced Nonfiction: 15-20 pages of literary nonfiction (profile, feature, personal essay, biography, memoir; double spaced; could be several pieces)
Advanced Poetry: 10-15 poems

Senior Workshops  
Senior Fiction: 20-25 pages of fiction (double spaced; could be several pieces)
Senior Nonfiction: 20-25 pages literary nonfiction (profile, feature, personal essay, biography, memoir; double spaced; could be several pieces)
Senior Poetry: 10-15 poems


2. Fill out Online Form

  

On this form, in addition to your contact information, please list, in order of preference, the workshops you are applying to. Though you may take only one workshop per semester, it is recommended you apply to more than one to increase your chances of admittance.  
 

Applications for Fall 2021 are due by 4 pm on Tuesday, August 31. 

 

Submit your course application form.
 

3. You will be informed of your status—approved, waitlisted or not accepted—before the first class meeting. If you have not heard about your status a week before classes start, please let us know.
 

4. Attend Class


If you are approved for any creative writing course, you MUST ATTEND the first session to secure your spot. Failure to attend may result in forfeiture of your place on the roster.

 

Please direct any further questions to [email protected].