Info for Current AFA Students

Whether you’ve just begun your studies with us or are getting ready to graduate, there is a lot to keep track of. Check out these links, and if you still don’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch with Kris Bigalk, Director of Creative Writing, at

What classes are required for the AFA?

AFA Required Coursework

How can I get more involved with creative writing at Normandale?

Creative Writing Opportunities at Normandale

What scholarships can I apply for?


How can I get more financial aid?

Financial Aid and Transfer

Where’s info on transferring?

Financial Aid and Transfer

Where can I publish my work? What contests can I enter?

Publication Opportunities and Contests & Awards for Undergrad Writers

Where can I find out about AFA alumni and faculty work and awards?

Faculty Bios and Selected Student and Alumni Awards and Honors

I need more help!

Contact Kris Bigalk, Director of Creative Writing, at