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To enroll in the UNO low residency MFA program, fill out the form below, submit, then follow the application process. You will receive more information by email and regular mail. If you would simply like to make contact and ask more questions, please use our contact form. If you want to enroll in courses soon and/or before official program acceptance, please note that on the form.
The University of New Orleans Low Residency MFA Application Process
- Apply to the
Low Residency Program by filling out the questionnaire below and submitting.
- Apply to the
Graduate School of the University of New Orleans. Fill out the online Graduate
Application for Admission.
Be sure, in line 21, to indicate the following:
Major: Creative Writing (Genre).
Program: Low Residency MFA.
- Send in a portfolio
of creative work. This may be done via email with attachments but we prefer
the manuscript to be sent via ground mail, as sometimes font, formatting,
and layout discrepancies arise in electronic transmission. Use the following
standards for manuscript size:
Writers: 2 short stories or 30 pages of prose fiction.
Nonfiction Writers: 30 pages of creative nonfiction.
- Poets: 10
- Scriptwriters: One complete film script.
- Playwrights: One complete dramatic script.
- Have your transcripts
sent to Low Residency MFA Program, UNO Box 582, New Orleans, LA 70148. If
you are pressed for time you may send informal (ie, photocopies) copies, or
fax them to 504 280 7428, with official copies to follow.
- Have your three
letters of recommendation sent by email or ground mail. We prefer your recommenders
to use the recommendation form located at: http://www.uno.edu/lowres/lowresapprec.htm,
but we can also accept recommendation letters in regular letter format.
- Include with
the application a one page statement of purpose describing your genre and
recent accomplishments and stating why you wish to pursue a degree in creative
- Admission to
the program will be based on the manuscript you will submit with the application
and your letters of recommendation; admission to the Graduate School is contingent
on previous transcripts. You are required to have a bachelor's degree from
an accredited institution. You are also required to take the GRE, unless you
already have an advanced degree (Masters or above), although the GRE may be
deferred until after admission. UNO's school code for GRE reporting is R 6379.
Deadlines: For admission beginning in the Summer or Fall, complete applications
must be received by February 15. For admission beginning in the Spring, complete
applications must be received by October 15.
- Email-- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ground Mail--
Low Residency MFA Program | University of New Orleans, Box 582 | New Orleans,
504 280 7457 | Fax 504 280 7428
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