Before contacting the Stadler Center for Poetry with a question regarding the application process, please check to see if your question is answered below.

Question: I am unable to use the Stadler Center Application Portal. What should I do?
Answer: If you are having a problem with the application portal, please contact us: / 570.577.1853.

Question: Is it okay to send my application in postal mail?
Answer: No. If you are for any reason unable to use the Stadler Center Application Portal, please contact us: / 570.577.1853.

Question: To whom should the cover letter and recommendations be addressed?
Answer: Please address your materials to the "Selection Committee."

Question: I didn't find out about the program until just a few days before the deadline. Is it possible to have an extension on the deadline?
Answer: No. The deadline is posted on our website and elswhere for many months in advance. Our selection committee begins reviewing applications immediately after the deadline. We cannot accommodate late applications.

Question: I graduated in December. Am I still eligible?
Answer: Yes. December graduates are eligible provided that they graduated the December immediately prior to the Seminar for which they are applying.

Question: I received my B.A. several years ago, but have not engaged in any graduate work. Am I still eligible?
Answer: No. To be eligible, you must complete your sophomore, junior, or senior year in the year of the Seminar for which you are applying. (December graduates, see the previous question).

Question: I did not receive a fellowship to attend the Seminar. Can I pay to attend?
Answer: No. All accepted students receive a fellowship. If you did not receive a fellowship, you are not accepted to attend the program.


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