F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets
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 SCP Application Portal. What should I do?
Answer: If you are having a problem with the application portal, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org / (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 SCP Application Portal, please contact us: email@example.com / (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.