FAQ for Graduate Students
Where are classes held?
Most graduate classes are held at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House at 58 West 10th street.
When is the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House open?
Students are welcome to congregate in the house Monday-Friday from 9am to 10pm. The house is not open on weekends or holidays and is closed during the winter break. Graduate Students will have their NYU ID’s activated each academic year for swipe access into the building. Visitors must be buzzed in to enter the building.
Is there computer access at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House?
There is wireless access on the first and second floors of the house but there are no communal computers for student use. Please visit one of the many computer labs on campus for computer or printer access.
Am I a full-time student if I'm only taking 8 credits?
Yes, in the Creative Writing Program you are considered a full-time student when you register for two 4-credit classes each semester. Half-time attendance is one 4-credit class per semester. We will ask you to complete an Equivalency Form each semester and will input your status into the system so that you are recognized as either a full-time or half-time equivalent student.
Can I take two workshops or craft courses at once?
Students are never allowed to take two workshops in one semester. It may be possible to take more than one craft course at once, but the request would need to be reviewed by the program manager or program director. The advised schedule is to take one workshop and one craft or elective course each semester.
Can I take courses outside of my own concentration?
Yes, if space allows it is possible to enroll in a craft course outside of your concentration (i.e., a poetry student may apply for a craft seminar taught by a member of the fiction faculty). However, genre crossover is not permitted in workshops.
Will I get the same financial support next year as I had this year?
Please refer to your initial acceptance letter from GSAS for detailed information about your funding package.
How is my financial support distributed?
For those receiving departmental support in the form of tuition credits (also called "points"), you will receive a credit on your tuition bill for the awarded amount. For those receiving fellowship stipends, those checks are held for pick up at the Graduate Enrollment Services office at ½ Fifth Avenue and are generally available beginning in early to mid September. For further details about the availability of checks or the disbursement of GAship funds, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Who is my academic advisor?
Deborah Landau, the Creative Writing Program Director, will serve as your academic advisor during your time in the program. The program coordinator is also available to answer general program questions, and to advise on program policies and procedures.