The applicant must have earned an acceptable bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
whose requirements for the particular degree are substantially equivalent to those of The City
University of New York.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION MATERIALS
To apply to the Writers’ Institute you must complete the online application form found through the link at the bottom of this section, upload three writing samples via the online form as documents or URL links, as well as two letters of recommendation sealed and sent to:
The Writers’ Institute at The Graduate Center
Dr. André Aciman, Director
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 4114
New York, NY 10016-4309.
Please note that all materials become the property of The Graduate Center and will not be returned to the applicant.
**The deadline for applications has been extended to May 31, 2013. Applicants will be notified of our decision by June 15, 2013.**
A nonrefundable fee of $25 must accompany the application. Make a check or money order payable to The Graduate Center. Cash will not be accepted by mail. Please note that for applicants outside of the United States, The Graduate Center can only accept either an international postal money order or a draft payable in U.S. dollars to a United States Bank.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Two recommendation forms are required to request letters of recommendation from two individuals who can appraise your achievement and promise as a writer. These forms are downloadable from the online application form following this section. The recommender is requested to complete the form and letter of recommendation, seal the completed form and letter in the recommendation envelope, and sign the sealed envelope across the flap. The sealed recommendation envelope should be returned to the applicant who, in turn, will submit the unopened recommendation to the The Graduate Center.
STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFRIMATIVE ACTION REGULATIONS
The Graduate Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship, or military or veteran status in its student admissions, employment, access to programs, and administration of educational policies. In accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 and the implementing federal regulations, The Graduate Center maintains a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender in the operation of its educational programs and activities. Inquiries concernin
PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must submit an Applicant Statement and upload three writing samples via the online submission form.