an evaluation of your endorsement course work, please follow these steps:
If you are
currently a UW undergraduate student, you can see an undergraduate adviser
in English during normal academic advising hours for endorsement questions.
1. Gather transcripts from each college
or university you attended. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, though
we may, at some point in the process, ask you to provide official, sealed
transcripts for verification purposes.);
2. Gather catalog course descriptions for all courses that may meet endorsement
requirements (it is acceptable to submit descriptions from the institution's
general course catalog or website if you do not have more detailed information);
3. If a course's title does not make its content clear (e.g., "Shakespeare's
Major Tragedies" is clear, whereas "Literature Seminar" is
not specific enough), please gather syllabi, lecture
schedules, or other detailed material to assist advisers in evaluating
the specific content of English courses;
4. Compare the courses you've taken with the UW's required endorsement
coursework in English Language Arts.
5. Prepare a
cover letter that states your intent and provides us with contact information
you (e-mail, phone, mailing address);
6. Submit the materials above
to English Undergraduate Advising in
person, by e-mail, or by postal mail (sorry, we cannot accept
Submit in person:
to A-2-B Padelford Hall. (Click
here to view Padelford Hall on a UW campus map.) Enter Padelford from the
southernmost front entrance, closest to Hall Health or the HUB. Go down two
floors below Floor One to the Plaza Level (PL in the elevator or stairwell)
and turn to your right for the entrance to A-2-B.
During the academic
quarter, the office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
During quarter breaks, the office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am
Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. If
you would like your materials mailed back to you, please enclose a self-addressed,
Submit by e-mail:
Send your materials in PDF format (please, no imaging or html files, as they
can be difficult for us to read and print) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit by mail:
Department of English
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4330
An English Department
adviser will contact you within two weeks of the receipt of your materials
to discuss options with you.