Now Accepting applications for: Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Fall 2015 Final Application Deadline: May 31, 2015*
*Please note that we cannot guarantee fall semester enrollment will be possible for applicants who apply very late in the admissions cycle, due to parts of the process that are beyond our control. We suggest that late-cycle applicants order their transcripts as soon as they know they intend to apply (it is fine to have transcripts sent prior to application submission), and solicit recommendation letters in advance so they will be ready to send when the applicant’s recommenders receive our request. Students who will require financial assistance also should complete the FAFSA as early as possible, so if they are admitted to the program, the College will have received notice of federal aid eligibility. The Summer residency begins on July 9th, and all financial aid and other enrollment arrangements must be in place for the student to begin the program at that time (for the Fall ’15 semester).
Spring 2016 Final Application Deadline: October 31, 2015
The New England College MFA Creative Writing Program Online Application includes two parts. This application form is the first part.
Following submission of this application form, you will be automatically redirected to the second part of the online application, which requires you to submit the names and email addresses of the individuals you’ve asked to write recommendation letters in support of your application.
Upon completion of Part Two of the online application, your recommenders will receive an email from the program with instructions for submitting their letters on your behalf. We suggest contacting your recommenders after you have completed your application to alert them that they should have received an emailed recommendation request from us. Messages may occasionally be directed to recipients’ spam/junk mail folders, as some webmail services and email systems for educational institutions have more stringent message filtering in place. Technology also is an imperfect medium, so if our request message was not received, you or your recommender can contact us at mfa at nec dot edu and we will re-send the information.
Once all of your materials have been received, our admissions committee will review your application and you will be notified of the decision. Please note that we are unable to provide comments, feedback, or decision explanations to individual applicants.
If you have difficulty using the online application, or are unable to apply online, you may contact us to request assistance or a paper application.
Official, sealed transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended should be submitted to:
New England College
Attention: MFA, Graduate Admission
98 Bridge Street
Henniker, NH 03242
Phone: (603) 428-2252 | Fax: (603) 428-8123 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Application Materials
Poetry: 10 pages | Fiction: 20-25 pages (short fiction or excerpt) | Nonfiction: 20-25 pages
Dual-genre Study (Two genre study: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, ILA) : Applicants must submit manuscript samples for each of the two genres to which they are applying.
Interdisciplinary Literary Art/Hybrid Forms: 10-25 pages of Interdisciplinary/hybrid form work (or equivalent).
Interdisciplinary Literary Art applicants also must submit a Statement on Interdisciplinarity (1-3 pages). This concentration is for work and study that is truly interdisciplinary in nature, with at least two distinct disciplinary areas inextricably combined. The statement should address the interdisciplinary nature of the applicant’s work and research interests, and indicate the intended areas of focus for interdisciplinary literary art study/interdisciplinary creative practice. Statements also may include contextualization for the proposed areas of focus, sources of inspiration, potential resources, and prior experience relevant to the proposed areas of study.
Social Practice: Manuscript sample in the applicant’s primary genre (Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, ILA), and a Social Practice Statement of Intent (2-4 pages). Applicant’s statement should address the applicant’s interest in Social Practice and the intended areas of focus for study in Social Practice. Applicants may wish to reference sources of inspiration, potential resources, and goals for program study and beyond. Applicants also may include a resume or vitae and any relevant personal, professional, or educational experience. Applicants are welcome to submit an additional portfolio or sample of work in areas of Social Practice.
*Applicants in Interdisciplinary Literary Art/Hybrid Forms and Social Practice may contact us prior to applying for assistance with application materials or to arrange submission of additional materials/samples/portfolios that are in formats which cannot be uploaded or emailed.
You must submit the required application materials using the file upload feature on this application form.
Click the “choose file” button to locate and select the files to be uploaded from your computer.
The allowable file types are: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, odt. Please note that pdf is preferred, because it will retain your formatting when it is opened with different software applications.
Your application files should be named according to the following convention: your last name-sample (e.g., smith-sample), your last name-statement (e.g., smith-statement).
After you have selected the file to upload it, you should see it beside the “choose file” button on the application form. This indicates the file is attached and will be included when you submit your application. If one of the required files is not attached or you have selected an unsupported file type, you will be prompted to correct the issue before submitting your application.
If you experience technical difficulties with the application form or file attachments, you may email us to request assistance: email@example.com.
You may submit your application when you have completed all required fields and your files are properly attached.
In order to activate the “submit” button, you must select the “I accept” option to electronically sign your application form.
If any required fields have not been filled or required files are not properly attached, you will receive an error message indicating what action must be taken to complete and submit your application.
Upon submission of this form, you will be automatically redirected to Part Two of the Online Application (Recommendations). If the page does not redirect automatically, you can find it here.
You also will be sent an email after completing the first part of the online application (the application form below). If you do not receive this email, check your spam folder and if it is not there, contact us to confirm that your application was submitted.
Online Application: Part One
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