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Enrollment

Undergraduate Enrollment

Please read through this webpage thoroughly. If you have any questions email creative1@stanford.edu. Information on Graduate Enrollment is listed at the bottom of this page. 

How to enroll in a Creative Writing course:

  1. PWR 1 is a prerequisite for all creative writing classes except courses in the English 9C series (e.g., 9CE, 9CP, 9CW, etc.). The prereq is waived for students in SLE.
  2. Fill out the Course Preference Form online (NOTE: Courses not listed on this form may have alternative instructions. View the chart below)​.
    • The form will open on September 1st and close on September 8th at 11:59pm.
    • Be sure to submit at least a first and second choice (most students get their first or second choice).
    • Priority is given to seniors, juniors, and to those with a creative writing minor or emphasis.
    • Resubmit the form if your preferences change.
  3. A link to class assignments will be posted below on September 13th by 5:00pm. If you do not want your name to appear on the posted class lists, please email creative1@stanford.edu.
  4. Attend the first class meeting to keep your spot in the class. Important note: To prevent overcrowding in classrooms for safety reasons, do not attend the first class meeting if you are on a waitlist. You will be contacted by the instructor if a space opens up. Placement will be offered to students according to the waitlist.

Click here for Fall Quarter Course Placement Lists 2021-2022

Any changes made to these lists will not be reflected online. Email creative1@stanford.edu to be placed on a waitlist. 

Enrolling on Axess

  • You can only enroll on Axess after receiving a permission number, which will be given to you at the second or third class meeting.
  • If you must enroll in Axess to meet the 12-unit study list requirement, temporarily enroll in English 198 with Tom Kealey. Do not forget to drop this class once you have received your permission number.

Course Preference Form Exceptions

DO NOT fill out the Course Preference Form if you are enrolling in any of the following courses. Alternative instructions are listed next to each course.

English 9CA American Road Trip Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 9CE Creative Expression in Writing Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 9CFS Fire Stories: Narrative in the Digital Age
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 9CI Inspired by Science Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 9CWA Word/Art
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 9Cx Queer Stories 
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 9SF Fight the Future: Speculative Fiction and Social Justice Application information available in February
English 90 Fiction Writing Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 90H Humor Workshop Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 90WM Writing Mystical
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 91 Creative Nonfiction Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 91A Asian American Autobiography
Application information available in February
English 92 Reading and Writing Poetry Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 92L Poems of Love & Sex
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 146S Secret Lives of the Short Story
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 157D Climate Change and Narrative Science
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 157H Creative Writing & Science: The Artful Interpreter Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 169D Contemporary Asian American Stories
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 190E Novel Writing Intensive Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 190W Contemporary Women Writers Application information available in February

English 190SW Screenwriting Intensive

Application information available in February
English 190L Levinthal Tutorial in Fiction Visit Levinthal Tutorial webpage for application information
English 191L Levinthal Tutorial in Nonfiction Visit Levinthal Tutorial webpage for application information
English 192L Levinthal Tutorial in Poetry Visit Levinthal Tutorial webpage for application information
English 31N Love and Death Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 13Q Imaginative Realms Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 15Q Family Trees: The Intergenerational Novel Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 16Q Family Stories Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 19Q I Bet You Think You're Funny: A Humor Writing Workshop Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 21Q Write Like a Poet Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 23Q First Chapters Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 24Q Leaving Patriarchy Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 90Q Sports Writing Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 93Q The American Roadtrip Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 94Q The Future is Feminine Visit Explore IntroSems for application information


Graduate Enrollment 

Undergraduates have priority for enrollment. Graduates may enroll in a creative writing course only after all undergraduates have been placed. 

How to enroll in a Creative Writing Course:

  1. Attend the first class meeting to see if space is available.
  2. If space is available, you must obtain the instructor's permission to enroll.

 

Questions? Feel free to stop by our advising hours and talk to one of  our peer advisors, or email creative1@stanford.edu.

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