letters of recommendation should be addressed to Stephen Haven, Director
no form is necessary; a simple letter of recommendation is acceptable
letters may be submitted electronically through the online application or by mail
submit a $30 application fee
Admission is based on the following:
completed bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA above 2.75 (conditional acceptance for GPAs 2.25-2.75)
submission of 10-15 pages of poetry or 20-25 pages of creative nonfiction deemed by the MFA faculty to be of sufficient quality for admittance to the program
Students will be admitted beginning February 1. As long as space is available, new applications will be accepted until June 15.
January Non-Residential Semester
There is a priority deadline of September 1 for students interested in enrolling during the spring non-residential semester. Applications will be considered through November 15 as long as there is space available in the program.
Students either begin the program with the summer residency or in the spring non-residential semester.
After completing the application, send your official transcripts and other support materials to:
401 College Ave
Ashland OH 44805
Applicants may send support materials as they are ready for submission. If you are completing a hard copy application, you may email your writing sample to email@example.com. References may email letters of recommendation as well or submit them directly through the online application.
Questions about the application process should be directed to Angie Kessinger at 419.289.5438.
Students interested in attending the residency only are invited to apply as non-degree seeking students. Applicants must submit an application and a writing sample and be granted admission to the program as non-degree students. Students will be placed in degree-track student workshops. Consult the Summer Residency pages for more information.
Students seeking admission to the summer residency only must: