- Fall priority admission: Extended to February 15
- Spring priority admission: November 1
- Summer admission
- Required materials
- Application form and fee
- Statement of purpose*
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Writing Sample**
*Statement of Purpose: Describe your current or planned genre focus and aesthetic aims, and explain how both are influenced by your past experiences as a reader and writer of literature.
Prose: Submission cannot exceed 25 pages.
Poem: 12 poems not exceeding 15 pages. Each poem must be submitted on a separate page.
Please note that required credit hours for graduation have been reduced from 48 to 36
as of October 2019 (which change is not yet reflected in offical AU catalog materials below).