We’re presently recruiting undergraduates in any discipline to train to be peer writing consultants. Ideal candidates write well, enjoy collaboration, and demonstrate reliable and conscientious behavior. They will also have at least 24 credits (not counting AP credits) by the start of next semester. Multilingual students are encouraged to apply.

There are two ways to enter the program:

1. Nomination

You may be nominated by an instructor who is familiar with your writing and interpersonal skills. Each fall and winter term, Sweetland emails faculty across campus to ask them to nominate students for the program. When you are nominated, you will receive an email from Sweetland, inviting you to apply to the Peer Writing Consultant Program. The application includes writing an essay and submitting an academic writing sample from a University of Michigan course.

2. Apply and instruction letter of recommendation

You may apply to the program by completing the application (application link currently inactive). The application includes writing an essay and submitting an academic writing sample from a University of Michigan course. As part of your application, you must request a confidential letter of recommendation from an instructor who is familiar with your writing and interpersonal skills. Ask the instructor to send this letter directly to pwcmilestones@umich.edu.

For more information about the Peer Writing Consultant Program application process, visit our Peer Writing Consultant Program page.

The application deadline for the Fall 2017 term is noon Monday, March 13th. 

Decisions regarding acceptance into the program will come after we've had a chance to review all the applications.

We look forward to receiving your application and your recommendation!