Admission to the Writing Program at Washington University is highly competitive. Each year, we are able to accept only between 3 and 5 percent of applicants, and there are always many more qualified and promising writers than we can accommodate.
Applicants must apply by December 15. Applicants must follow standard Graduate School procedures and apply online. The online application will allow you to submit the following material:
- Application Fee
- Applicant Information Form
- GRE Scores (only the General Test is required)
- Please use the following GRE codes: WU = 6929; Writing = 2503
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample
- Curriculum Vitae
Please direct all application-related questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Typed manuscripts should consist of 6 to 12 poems or up to 35 double-spaced pages of fiction or nonfiction. Please note the decision-making committees admit students and decide on financial aid without regard to gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, national origin, or disability.