Due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic, St. Joseph's College will move all in-person classes to virtual and online formats for the remainder of the semester starting on Monday, March 30. Courses that are ready will start as early as March 23. Contact your professor for more information.

Check our Emergency Management section for further updates.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Prospective students may apply with a writing sample (10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose), a letter of interest, two recommendation letters, and a CV. If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please e-mail us at [email protected]Click here to begin the application.

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.
Priority Application Submission Date: March 1

  • Fall 2020 applications are currently being accepted and considered for Foundry Scholarships on a rolling basis.   

Admission Requirements:

  • An application accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $25 (Waived for St. Joseph's College Alumni).
  • An official copy of transcripts: Include all universities and colleges where grades were earned for undergraduate and graduate work.
  • 10 pages of poetry, or 20 pages of fiction or creative non-fiction.
  • Current resume.
  • 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).
  • Two letters of recommendation written by instructors or colleagues who know your writing and are best able to assess your potential for graduate study.