Deadlines

The summer 2015 residency, which begins our fall semester, will take place from July 10 – July 19, 2015.

*We've received such a positive response to our new MFA video, currently featured on the Association of Writers and Writing Programs "campus visit video series," that we have extended the application deadline for summer/fall 2015 until April 20, 2015.

*General application students accepted prior to April 20, 2015 may be offered a space in the summer 2015 residency/fall semester. Following that date, all acceptances will be for the winter 2016 residency/fall semester.

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

The winter 2016 residency, which begins our spring semester, will take place from January 1 – January 10, 2016.

The MFA Program accepts rolling admissions year round. *General application students accepted prior to October 16, 2015 may be offered a space in the winter 2016 residency/spring semester. Following that date, all acceptances will be for the summer 2016 residency/fall semester.

*Applicants who wish to be considered for a genre-based fellowship (the Michael Steinberg Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, the Dennis Lehane Fellowship for Fiction, the Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent, or the Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry) must submit the general application form (check the box on page four of the application form) no later than September 18, 2015 (Postmark date).