Applications to become undergraduate English majors in the day program are accepted until 4:00pm on the 3rd Friday of Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters from students currently enrolled at the University of Washington. If admitted to the department, students will be eligible to register for courses open only to English majors during Registration Period 1. Students from historically underrepresented ethnic/racial groups are especially encouraged to apply. (Students who miss the application deadline are encouraged to meet with an English adviser in A-2-B Padelford Hall to discuss possible options and solutions). See the Creative Writing Application Information page for requirements and separate procedures for applying to the Creative Writing option within the English major.
To be eligible to apply to the Department of English you must:
Admission decisions will be announced on or before the fourth
Friday of the quarter. Students will be notified by e-mail to their UW
Admission may be competitive. Completion of the above requirements does
not guarantee admission; however, in recent quarters, all applicants
who have met the admission criteria (2.00 GPA, 2.50 English GPA, completion
ENGL 301/297 (formerly ENGL 202/197) with minimum grades of 2.0 in each course)
have been offered admission to the English major.
Students who are denied admission may petition by writing the English Department's Undergraduate Education Committee. Petitions should give full particulars, including any extenuating circumstances the student believes the Department should consider. Petitions must be submitted to the English Advising Office by the sixth Friday of the quarter in which admission is sought. Students who are denied admission may reapply in subsequent quarters.
Department of English Admission and Continuation Policy (rules for satisfactory
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(These requirements last revised for AUT 2010.)