MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics

Policies and Procedures

Student Handbook

The Policies and Procedures covered in this section of the website align with the Policies and Procedures outlined by the University of Washington Graduate School for all graduate programs.  Together with the the content covered in the section on the MFA Curriculum, these pages constitute your Student Handbook.  They cover the policies and procedures needed for satisfactory degree completion, academic progress, and maintenance of student status.

If you have any questions regarding the Policies and Procedures outlined for the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, or the University of Washington Graduate School, please consult with the IAS Graduate Office or the MFA Program Director

Student Conduct

Admission to the University carries the responsibility to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other members of the University community and refrain from any conduct that interferes with University functions or endangers the health, welfare, or safety of other persons.

The Student Conduct Code outlines standards of law and ethics, as well as processes for addressing violations.   The Student Conduct Code applies to all University of Washington students from point of admission through graduation.

Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to abuse, assault, or harrassment of others; discrimination; retaliation; academic misconduct (eg, cheating or plagarism); acts of dishonesty or theft; and disruption or obstruction of the teaching and learning environment.