Admission to Program

The Creative Writing program can be undertaken as a major or minor honours program.

Students who wish to pursue a major or minor degree in Creative Writing are required to complete AP/EN 2600 6.00: Introduction to Creative Writing. After successfully completing AP/EN 2600 6.00, they must submit a 15-20 page portfolio of poetry and prose fiction as well as the Application form (please see below).

FW20/21 Admission Deadline: August 21, 2020

NOTE: For admission to EN 2600, please know that seats become available first to English majors entering their second year of study. After several days, the seats will be opened to all interested students entering their second or higher year. If you've been unable to enroll, please try again (but don't wait too long. The course typically fills and students have to be turned away).

A) Students who wish to apply for admission to the Creative Writing Program as a major/minor are strongly advised to take one or two of the following courses among their first five university courses:

AP/EN 1001 3.0 - An Introduction to Literary Study
AP/EN 1002 3.0 - Intertextualities
AP/EN 1006 3.0 - Writer's Introduction to Literary Forms
AP/CLRT 1953 6.0 - Canadian Writers in Person
AP/EN 1700 9.0 - Writing: Process and Practice

B) Students admitted as majors or minors to the program will be admitted to all upper level core courses, subject to enrollment ceilings, provided that they continue to meet minimum Faculty grade requirements for Honours standing.

C) Students who are already majors of the program must have an advising session with the program coordinator between mid March - early April. Students must bring their check lists to their advising appointment.

Note: Third- and fourth-year core courses in Creative Writing are open only to majors/minors in the Creative Writing Program. Occasionally students other than majors/minors in Creative Writing may enroll in the program's core courses, provided that they have successfully completed AP/EN 2600 6.0 Introduction to Creative Writing. Students who are not majors/minors wishing to enroll in Creative Writing courses should submit a transcript, application form, and 15-20 page portfolio to the Coordinator for permission. Requests are to be submitted by admission deadline (see above).