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Application Process

Important Dates

  • Info Session: Feb 2019 TBA (Angell Hall G219 - Peer Writing Center)
  • Application deadline: Fall 2019 deadline March 2019 TBA 
  • The online application link will be posted here in February 2019. 

Requirements for the application

  • Students must have completed their First-Year Writing Requirement with a grade of C or higher. Engineering students must have completed Engineering 100 with a grade of C or higher. Transfer students can complete the FYWR with a transfer course approved by Sweetland.
  • Students must have at least three full terms remaining in their academic program.

Materials for application (to be submitted using Online Application Form)

  • Writing sample from any college course
  • Letter of interest
  • Unofficial U-M transcript (available through Wolverine Access)

Admission process and criteria

  • Submit all materials by the application deadline.
  • The admission process is competitive and space is limited. Because space is limited students must complete the minor gateway course, Writing 220: Introduction to the Minor in Writing, in their first semester Minor.
  • Application materials are reviewed by a committee of Sweetland faculty, who make admissions recommendations based upon the quality of the writing sample, the reasons given for applying to the minor, and student’s overall academic performance.
  • Students are notified of the decision via email prior to the beginning of registration.