Admissions Requirements for BFA

Prospective First-Year and Transfer Students Must:

  1. Submit their application through the Common Application or the Marymount Manhattan College Website to begin the Creative Writing BFA review process.
  2. Once an application has been submitted students will be given access to their Admissions Portal, where they will be prompted to upload their Creative Writing Portfolio.
  3. Note: Your transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation can be submitted at a later date, and do not need to be marked as complete in order to submit your portfolio.

Creative Writing BFA

Admission to the Creative Writing BFA requires a portfolio of creative work. Our portfolio submission deadlines for scholarship/award consideration are February 18th (fall entry) and November 15th (spring entry). We will continue accepting portfolios past the deadline on a rolling basis, but late portfolios will not be considered for awards or scholarships.

(Please submit one of the following)

  • Three poems of any length ; OR
  • 750 words in prose (fiction or creative nonfiction).

Want to know more or schedule a class visit? Contact The Office of Admissions at or call 212-517-0430.

We look forward to speaking with you!