Step 1 Select a Program
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Master of Fine Arts
Step 2 Review Important Information
A $25 application fee is required for all applications.
Application Late Deadline: May 1st
Step 3 Submit Additional Supporting Documents
All documents listed below must be submitted in order to complete your application for admission. An admission decision will not be made until all required documents are received.
Please provide a personal statement highlighting your strengths and interest and motivation to obtain an MFA in Creative Writing. This essay will be reviewed by the program director as a demonstration of writing competence, critical thinking, and the ability to articulate goals.
Portfolio of Work
Applicants are required to submit examples representing their best creative work. Portfolio requirements vary depending on genre of study:
Poetry: Submit ten pages of poetry. Only one poem per page.
Fiction: One Story, 15 pages or less in length (double spaced) or a chapter of a novel accompanied by a brief synopsis.
Literary Nonfiction: One piece; 15 pages or less in length (double spaced), if part of a larger work accompanied by a brief synopsis.
Letters of Recommendation
Submit two letters of recommendation addressing your capability to complete advanced work through a Master of Fine Arts program. In addition, letters should address your critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. Recommendation letters must include the writer’s address, telephone number, title, and relationship to you. Letters should be dated within the past 12 months.
Official Final Transcript(s)
Alaska Pacific University will require official transcripts from the institution from which the applicant has earned the highest prior degree. Additional undergraduate transcripts may be required in the following instance(s): a large portion of credits were earned at more than one institution, an evaluation of pre-requisite course requirements, and/or if transferring in graduate credits.
Transcripts are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to email@example.com.
Applicants who do not meet the standard admissions requirements for any given degree program, and who are subsequently denied admission, may complete an Admissions Appeal Form. This form may be obtained from the Office of Admissions. Completed appeals forms must be sent to the Office of Admissions who will then forward to the appropriate
For admission purposes, an applicant will be considered and processed as an international student if they intend to enter the US or transfer from another US institution on an F-1 student visa. Before APU may provide supporting documents (Form I-20), the applicant must complete and submit the following in addition to standard application materials as noted above:
- Supplemental Application for International Admission
- Foreign credentials evaluation for all transcripts and/or degrees obtained outside the United States. For this purpose, APU recommends World Education Services (www.wes.org). Translation services may also be acquired through WES for transcripts not available in English.
- Official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. For minimum score requirements, see university catalog. (Exemption from this requirement exists for applicants from countries wherein English is the predominate or officially recognized language.)
Step 4 Complete the Online Application
Please note you will need to create a new account to begin your online application. This new username and password is only for the application and will cease to be valid once you submit the completed application. An Admissions Counselor will contact you within a week after receiving your application to discuss any other documents necessary to complete your application.
Step 5 Wait for your Acceptance Decision
Each Graduate program requires admission to the University as well as to the program the student wishes to enter. Application documents are collected by the Admissions Office and then sent to the appropriate department for evaluation by the Program Director. When a decision is made regarding admission, the applicant will be notified by the Graduate Program Director and the Graduate Admissions Counselor.