Prospective creative writing majors must submit for evaluation a 10-page writing sample featuring work in at least two of the following categories: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama. This portfolio, which will be evaluated by creative writing faculty, must be submitted at the end of the semester during which the student has declared his or her intention to major in creative writing. Students who are not initially invited to continue in the program may submit another portfolio at the end of the following semester. If, in the opinion of the faculty, this second portfolio still does not meet the basic standards for the creative writing program, the student will not be able to continue as a creative writing major. Please see the creative writing faculty for information about portfolio design, evaluation standards, and so on.
Gain an edge on your career by receiving your bachelor’s and master’s degree in only five years. Through a unique partnership with Rosemont College, English and creative writing majors can get a jump start on their graduate degree in the fields of creative writing or publishing.
To participate, you can apply for admission to Rosemont after you have completed your sophomore year at Widener. Students with a 3.0 GPA are guaranteed an interview for admission. If accepted, you will then take graduate courses at Rosemont during your junior and senior year at no additional cost.
Students who are admitted to the accelerated program and meet the academic requirements will receive a tuition discount on the graduate tuition while completing master’s degree coursework at Rosemont.
For more details, please contact Professor Janine Utell at firstname.lastname@example.org.