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Writing Certificate


Application Calendar

Applications for Fall 2016 admission will be available on April 11, and are due by June 3, 2016.

There is one application cycle held each Spring. Students admitted into the program will start their first class in the subsequent Fall quarter. Please note that the Certificate Program in Novel Writing is a two-year program composed of seven courses. Before applying, be sure to use the links in the left column to access and read through the program requirements and details.

To receive updates about the program, add yourself to the Certificate Program mailing list.

How to Apply (Applications will be available on April 11, 2016)

Application to the Certificate Program is a two-step process:

1. Pay the $80.00 application fee by registering for OWA 001. Please note: The application fee is non-refundable and only valid for one application cycle. 

2. Complete your application packet and email it to: continuingstudies@stanford.edu as one scanned file. We no longer accept applications by postal mail or fax.

Your application must include the following (incomplete applications will NOT be accepted):

1. Completed Application Checklist 
2. References and Education
3. Policies and Honor Code
4. A Statement of Purpose
5. A Writing Sample (3000-6000 words)
6. Sample Classroom Feedback

Application materials will NOT be returned to the applicant. Please email the completed application packet to: continuingstudies@stanford.edu. Upon receipt of your full packet and verification of your enrollment in OWA 001, you will receive a confirmation email.