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Writing Certificate


Application Calendar

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.
Applications are now being accepted for students starting in Fall 2017. The application deadline is Friday, June 2 at 5:00 pm (PDT).
To receive updates about the program, add yourself to the Certificate Program mailing list.

How to Apply

Apply to the Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing by following these three simple steps:

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

2. Complete all application requirements:
a. Application Form (download here)
b. Writing Exercises
i. Personal Statement
ii. Fiction Writing Sample
iii. Classroom Feedback Sample
3. Submit your application materials to canvas.stanford.edu. You will log in with your Continuing Studies username and password.