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Creative Writing Certificate - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 23.0101 English Language and Literature, General)

Becoming a Creative Writing Certificate Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

To be admitted, students are required to be matriculated at UB with a 2.000 overall GPA. In order to progress to the upper division courses, students must pass the prerequisite course, ENG 350: Introduction to Writing Poetry & Fiction with a minimum GPA of 2.000.

Published: May 13, 2022 13:53:00