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Deadlines

The winter 2018 residency, which begins our spring semester, will take place from January 5 through January 14.

The Solstice Program features rolling admissions year-round. Writers who apply by November 1, 2017 may be offered a space in the winter 2018 residency (start of spring term).

*Applicants who wish to be considered for any of our genre-based Fellowships should submit the general application form (check the box on page four of the application form) by the October 10, 2017 postmark deadline (Note: The Kurt Brown Fellowship for Diverse Voices is also available for spring semester - same due date). See our Fellowships, Scholarships, & Financial Aid page for details. 

The summer 2018 residency, which begins our fall semester, is set for July 6 to 15.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Writers who submit general applications by April 20, 2018** may be offered a space in the summer 2017 residency/fall semester. Following that date, all acceptances will be for the winter 2018 residency/spring semester.

**Applicants who wish to be considered for the Kurt Brown Fellowship for Diverse Voices should submit the general application form (check the box on page four of the form) by March 16, 2018. Please note that the Kurt Brown Fellowship application requires a short essay.

Those interested in receiving financial aid are advised to complete the FAFSA form in tandem with their MFA application. Students who hope to receive a PMC need-based grant should submit their application and the FAFSA as early as possible.

(Visit our Fellowships, Scholarships, and Financial Aid page for details about the FAFSA and further information about fellowships and need-based Writers Helping Writers scholarships.)

Click here for Application Guidelines and Forms