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  • Full payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration. Housing charges are separate; go to the Housing page for information and application. Registration fees may apply.

    Credit: $8,010 for 6 credits. Academic records are maintained and transcripts are available for credit students.

    Noncredit: $4,875. Please note that permanent academic records are not kept and transcripts are not available for noncredit students.

    Financial Aid

    If you are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program at The New School, contact Student Financial Services to see if you are eligible for financial aid for the Summer Writers Colony. If you are visiting from another college or university, contact the financial aid office of your home institution.

    Registration Policies

    Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis; registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. Once you have registered, you must notify the Creative Writing Program of your three salon choices by emailing [email protected] or calling 212.229.5611. Early registration is advised, as both workshops and salons fill up and enrollment limits will not be overridden. Tuition and registration fee must be paid in full when you register. (See information on withdrawal and refund policy below.)

    If you need advisement or help with registration, contact the Creative Writing Program at [email protected] or 212.229.5611.

    Please note that matriculated students in any degree program of The New School who wish to apply the Summer Writers Colony toward their degree requirements must obtain permission from an academic advisor before registering.

    How to Register

    First select a workshop from the three classes below. After you've registered for your workshop, choose one literary salon for each week and email your choices to [email protected].

    You can also register in person at the Registrar's Office.

    The New School Office of the Registrar
    72 Fifth Avenue, lower level
    New York, NY 10011

    Phone: 212.229.5720
    Fax: 212.229.5648

    Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
    Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

    See the academic calendar for university closing dates. If you are registering in person, you can pay by credit card, check, or money order.

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  • Contact Us

    Summer Writers Colony
    66 West 12th St.
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

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