English: Language and Literature option
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
Declaring the English Major
To be eligible to declare the English major, you must:
- have an overall UW grade point average of at least a 2.00;
- have an English grade point average of at least 2.50 among all English
coursework completed at the college level;
completed ENGL 301* (Introduction to the Study of English
Language and Literature), and the attached writing
link, ENGL 297* (Writing in the Humanities) with a minimum
grade of at least 2.0 in each course.
To declare the English major, students should:
- complete ENGL 301 and 297, and, once grades in those classes have posted
to the student's UW transcript,
- meet with an English adviser in A-2-B
Padelford Hall during drop-in
advising hours - no appointment is necessary. At that meeting, the
student and adviser will sign a Change
of Major form to add the English
major to the student's official UW record.
Students may declare the major at any time throughout the academic year
or summer once they have met the minimum eligibility requirements
*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
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
the student believes the Department should consider.
Department of English Admission and Continuation Policy (rules for satisfactory
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(These requirements last revised for AUT 2010.)