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Application Info & Deadlines

Application Info and Deadlines

New students are offered admission into the graduate program beginning fall term only, and all applications must be complete by December 31.  A complete application file consists of: 

The application for admission.

  1. The statement of purpose. The statement should be about 500 words long and tell about the applicant's academic experience to date, his or her reasons for wanting to do graduate work in Comparative Literature at Michigan, and his or her eventual career expectations. This statement should include an indication of the fields to be studied, e.g., major field: French; minor field: Women's Studies.
  2. Three letters of recommendation.
  3. Two copies of transcripts from each college attended.
  4. Two essays (e.g. papers written for courses), one in English and one in another language.
  5. Official scores of the Graduate Record Exam (the General Test).  Use these codes for electronic submission:  School / Institution Code:  1839, Department / Program Code:  2902.
  6. Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency by taking the TOEFL or the MELAB. Please consult the Instructions for First Time Enrollee Applicants Whose Native Language Is Not English

The application can be filed on-line at: