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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 online Spring 2022 Course Preference Form. Note: courses not listed on this form may have alternative instructions; view the chart below.
    • For Spring 2022, the form will close on March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm.
    • Be sure to submit a first, second, and third choice (most students get their first or second choice).
    • Priority is given to students with a declared Creative Writing minor or English major with a Creative Writing emphasis and to seniors and juniors.
    • If your preferences change, edit your response and re-submit.
  3. After the form closes, a link to course placements will shortly follow and will be posted to this page. If you do not want your name to appear on the posted course placement lists, please email creative1@stanford.edu.
  4. Important notes: 
    • If offered placement, you must attend the first class meeting to secure your spot in the course. See below for how to enroll into the course in AXESS.
    • If offered placement but are no longer interested in the course, please email creative1@stanford.edu.
    • If offered a spot on the waitlislt, see below for first day of class waitlist protocol.
    • If not offered placement nor a spot on the waitlist, email creative1@stanford.edu by March 25, 2022 at 12 noon to inquire if you're interested course has availability.

 

Spring 2022 course placement lists are linked here. (Stanford login required.)

Any changes made to these lists will not be reflected online.

 

The following courses are available on the Spring 2022 Course Preference Form:

English 190: Intermediate Fiction Writing

English 190NS: Novel Salon

English 190W: Contemporary Women Writers

English 190V: Reading for Writers

English 192: Intermediate Poetry Writing

English 291: Advanced Creative Nonfiction

 

Enrolling in Axess

You can only enroll in 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.

 

First Day of Class Waitlist Protocol

Now that we're returning to in-person instruction in the Spring, we encourage you to attend the first class meeting to get on the waitlist.

However, some instructors may follow different protocols. For Spring 2022, if you're on the waitlist for English 9CE-01, 9CE-02, 16Q-01, 90H-01, 190SW-01, and 192-01, please do not attend the first class meeting. If a spot opens up, the instructor will contact you.

Otherwise, when in doubt, contact the instructor! If you're on the waitlist or keenly interested in joining the course, but you're not sure how to get on the list, contact the instructor and they can provide guidance.

 

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 Spring 2022 open enrollment in Axess
English 9CE Creative Expression in Writing Available for Spring 2022 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 Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 90 Fiction Writing Available for Spring 2022 open enrollment in Axess
English 90H Humor Workshop Available for Spring 2022 open enrollment in Axess
English 90WM Writing Mystical
Available for open enrollment in Axess
English 91 Creative Nonfiction Available for Spring 2022 open enrollment in Axess
English 91A Asian American Autobiography
Spring 2022 application is closed
English 92 Reading and Writing Poetry Available for Spring 2022 open enrollment in Axess
English 92L Poems of Love & Sex
Available for Spring 2022 open enrollment in Axess
English 146S Secret Lives of the Short Story
Available for Spring 2022 open enrollment in Axess
English 157D Literature of the Anthropocene
Available for Spring 2022 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 190SW Screenwriting Intensive

Spring 2022 application is closed
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 192A AAPI Poetry Winter 21-22 application is closed
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 Spring 2022 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 Spring 2022 application information
English 90Q Sports Writing Visit Explore IntroSems for application information
English 93Q The American Roadtrip Visit Explore IntroSems for Spring 2022 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.