Early Action: 
    Portfolio Submission: 

    Fall Application: 
    Portfolio Submission: 

    Spring: November 1, 2024
    Portfolio Submission: November 8, 2024

    All applicants must first apply (using Common App or the SUNY App).

    Submit the Creative Writing portfolio online within your Admissions portal. There is a nonrefundable $5 portfolio fee.

    Portfolio Requirements:

    Please be sure to only submit PDF files for your portfolio submissions. 

    • Letter of Intent: A 500-word personal statement of your reasons for wanting to enter the program and an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as a writer.
    • Creative Writing Samples: Applicants should submit either fiction or poetry as follows:
      • Fiction: 2-3 short stories or excerpts from pieces of fiction (8 pages minimum/ 30 pages maximum)
      • Poetry: 8-10 poems (15 pages maximum)
    • One Creative Writing Letter of Recommendation:
      • Creative Writing applicants must submit one additional letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with their writing abilities (teachers, writing instructors, advisors, counselors, etc.).
      • This letter will be separate from the one used for your initial application. Creative Writing students will submit a total of 2 letters of recommendation to Purchase College. 

    For additional information about the BA Creative Writing program visit Creative Writing Program


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