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:

  • complete the application
  • submit a writing packet in either poetry (10-15 pages), creative nonfiction (20-25 pages), or fiction (20-25 pages)
  • submit a $30 non-refundable application fee
  • provide evidence of undergraduate degree (official undergraduate transcript or letter from undergraduate institution)

Non-degree admission to the summer residency is based primarily on the quality of the writing sample.

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After completing the application, send your evidence of undergraduate degree, to:

Enrollment Services
Ashland University
401 College Ave
Ashland OH 44805

You may also email your writing sample to