How to Apply

How to Apply


Priority deadline: February 15 (priority applications must be submitted online or postmarked by this date). All applications submitted after February 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact Roberto Figueroa at 718.940.5828 for more information. 

Applicants are only accepted for entry into the fall semester. 

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Successful waiver of this requirement depends on significant publication and/or an accomplished literary work history, and is granted at the discretion of the vice president for academic affairs.
Admission Requirements:

  • Complete the online application along with a $25 application fee.
  • An official copy of transcripts: Include all universities and colleges where grades were earned for undergraduate and graduate work.
  • A 20-page manuscript: Two or three short stories, a section of a novel or both; memoir, travel writing, personal essay, biography or critical writings. Manuscripts must be double-spaced.
  • A résumé.
  • 500-word personal statement: Reveal something about yourself that we may not otherwise see from other parts of your application; also state why you wish to pursue graduate study (think of this as another sample of your writing).
  • Letters of recommendation: Three letters written by instructors or colleagues who know your writing and are best able to assess your potential for graduate study.