Common Enrollment Questions

Is there a prerequisite for Creative Writing classes?

PWR 1 is a prerequisite for all Creative Writing classes except courses in the English 9C series (e.g., 9CE, 9CP, 9CW, etc.). The prerequisite is waived for students in SLE.

I want to enroll in a Creative Writing class, but I don't meet the 12-unit study list requirement.

If you must enroll in Axess to meet the 12-unit study list requirement, then temporary enroll in English 198 with Tom Kealey. Important note: once you receive your permission number, don't forget to drop this class from your schedule.

How do I get a permission number?

Typically, our instructors will distribute permission numbers to students at the second or third class meetings. Alternatively, students may receive their permission numbers via email by the instructor or a CW administrator.

I'm not enrolled, but I'm on the waitlist or I really want to take this course. Should I attend the first class meeting?

Per Registrar policy, overcrowding and exceeding room capacities is not advisable. Thus, if you’re not enrolled in a course, please refrain from attending the first class meeting.

If you’re on the waitlist for a course, the instructor or a CW program administrator will contact you if a spot opens up.

If you’re not on the waitlist but are keenly interested in joining a course, please contact the instructor to inquire on availability.

Can graduate students enroll in Creative Writing classes?

Undergraduate students get priority for enrollment. Graduates may enroll in a Creative Writing course only after all undergraduates are placed. 

Other steps to consider:

  1. Contact the instructor of the course, inquiring of enrollment availability and the likelihood of graduate students getting admitted
  2. If there is space available and the instructor invites you to the course, attend the next class meeting and obtain a permission number from the instructor