applying to english: language & literature

English: Language and Literature option


Students currently enrolled at the University of Washington who have completed the prerequisite requirements below may declare the English major at any time by meeting with an English adviser in A-2-B Padelford Hall. No appointment is necessary. Students from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

See the Creative Writing Application Information page for separate, additional requirements and procedures for applying to the Creative Writing option within the English major.

Declaring the English Major


To be eligible to declare the English major, you must:

To declare the English major, students should:

Students may declare the major at any time throughout the academic year or summer once they have met the minimum eligibility requirements above.

*Students who earn less than a 2.0 in either course must repeat both courses to be eligible to apply to the English major. This pair of courses can be repeated one time only.


Students who are denied admission because they do not meet the minimum requirements above may petition by writing to the English Department's Undergraduate Education Committee. Petitions should give full particulars, including any extenuating circumstances the student believes the Department should consider.


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(These requirements last revised for AUT 2010.)

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