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How to Apply


Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts (LSWA) is open to all incoming first-year students and transfer students, and to undergraduate students currently enrolled at U-M!


If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student: Please complete the 2022-2023 Michigan Learning Communities (MLC) application. Please note that this LSWA-specific essay question appears in the MLC application:


Describe a recent creative project (such as poetry, performance, visual arts, music, dance, theater, fiction, journalism, etc.) that exemplifies your interest in writing and the arts. How does it speak to your passions, leadership, or the ways you approach creative challenges? (One brief paragraph).


We recommend typing your answer into a Word document, then copying and pasting it directly into the MLC application.


If you are a currently enrolled undergraduate student interested in joining LSWA: you must participate in the Returning Student Application Process during the Winter term. Please contact for details.


If you apply by the early deadline of March 27 at 11:59 pm (EST), you will know your status by April 5 at 5 pm. If you apply by the final deadline of May 5 at 11:59 pm, you will know your status by May 18 at 5 pm.


Please note that any student who has been admitted to UM may apply, even if they have not made their final decision on UM and paid an enrollment deposit.


To learn more about our outstanding community and the many opportunities we offer, please continue exploring this website. You might also enjoy speaking directly with a current LSWA student during one of our upcoming Live Chats happening over Zoom. You may also contact us via email at with any questions at all.