Students must formally register for the Summer Residency Intensive at least six weeks before the beginning of the Summer Residency Intensive and four weeks before any academic year semester. Registration is processed through the office of the director. Late registration must be approved by the director.

Transfer Credits
At the discretion of the program director, no more than two courses may be transferred into the MFA. For a course to transfer, the grade in the course must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and the subject area, goals and outcomes must be similar to that of courses designed for the MFA. Students may be required to present supporting materials (such as a syllabus, assignments, etc.) beyond an official transcript when transferring in a class.

Enrollment of Non-Degree Students in MFA courses
Non-degree students may, with the approval of the director, enroll in any course for which they have the necessary prerequisites. A student must be formally admitted to the program prior to enrolling in the fourth course in order for the prior coursework to count towards the degree. A student must be formally admitted to the MFA program prior to registering for the first Summer Residency Intensive.

Leave of Absence and Incompletes
The MFA is intended as an intense 24 month program with students proceeding as a cohort. However, situations may arise that prevent students from completing the program in this fashion. The program must be completed within five years of matriculation, however; a student may take a one semester (Summer Residency Intensive or academic year semester) Leave of Absence (LOA) by submitting a letter to the director. A full academic year LOA requires approval from the director. A LOA beyond one full year, or two missed Summer Residency Intensives, will be considered a withdrawal and will require the student to reapply to the program. Credit for completed coursework will be honored as long as the five-year completion deadline is met. Partial attendance of the Summer Residency Intensive is strongly discouraged but may be permitted by the director. Incompletes for the Summer Residency intensives may be arranged with the director and registrar. Withdrawal and incompletes for individual classes will be granted as allowed under standard Wilson Academic Procedures.