MFAC Non-Degree Options Hamline offers a few options to study in our low-residency program without doing the whole degree. Select the option that works best for you and follow the regular MFAC application process. Have a bachelor's degree and want to sample the program? Mini-Immersion Residency + Semester This is a great opportunity for writers who have completed an undergraduate degree to immerse themselves in our MFA program for one residency (4 credits) and the following semester (8 credits). Students may use the time to concentrate on a particular writing project or element(s) of the craft in the intensive learning environment of the residency and one-on-one work with a faculty advisor over the ensuing semester. After one residency + semester, interested Mini-Immersion students can easily transition to degree-seeking MFAC students. Application deadline for July 2017: May 1, 2017. Have an MA or MFA and want to sample the program? Post-Graduate Residency + Semester: A post-graduate residency and semester for writers who have completed a graduate degree in creative writing, either in writing for adults or in writing for children and young adults, at an accredited college or university. This is a perfect opportunity for those seeking the focus and exposure provided by a semester in an academic setting. Post-graduate students may use the time to concentrate on a particular writing project or element(s) of the craft in the intensive learning environment of a residency and one-on-one work with a faculty advisor over the ensuing semester. For Hamline MFAC alumni, there is an option to register for a Post-Graduate Semester only, no residency required. MFAC Alumni interested in doing a post-graduate semester must make arrangements with the CWP office. Post-graduate students then have until May 1 (Fall semester) and November 1 (Spring semester) to cancel. Students who cancel after that date will be charged a $100 fee. Accelerated MFA: Already have an MA or an MFA? An accelerated MFA for individuals with an MFA or an MA in Creative Writing or an MA in Children’s Literature from an accredited college or university. Tap directly into the discipline of writing for this particular audience while working closely with an experienced faculty advisor. Students who are accepted will be given credit for three 4-credit courses, or 12 courses, and will enter the program as second-semester students. Interested in attending a Residency only? The Lecture Pass: For those who wish to participate in some or all of the lectures during the January and/or July Residency, a Lecture Pass is available for a small fee. Full and half passes are available. Lecture Pass attendees receive no academic credit and do not attend workshops. More Lecture Pass information here.