In general no more than 20% of the thesis should be revised work from previous years.
Thesis students may not take other creative writing courses in their thesis genre during their senior year.
Majors in departments other than English should, after successful application to the Program, secure the permission of the Departmental Representative of their major department to undertake the creative thesis.
English majors accepted for a creative thesis may count a maximum of two creative writing courses at the 300 or 400 level toward their eight English departmentals, and their theses are supervised and graded by Program faculty.
(English majors not accepted for a creative thesis may still count one 300 or 400 level creative writing course as their Program I cognate.) Otherwise, their requirements–distribution, senior comprehensives, etc.–are identical to those of regular English majors.