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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), SAT or ACT scores and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

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 2.0 overall GPA. In order to progress to the upper division courses, students must pass the prerequisite course, ENG 207: Introduction to Writing Poetry & Prose Fiction with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:04