Becoming a WA
WA Selection Process
Writing Associates are selected once a year. Students are nominated by professors, current WAs, or peers. Nominated students will be notified and asked to apply for the position. Applicants must submit a paper written for a class, do a mock WAing of a student paper, write a cover letter, and submit two letters of recommendation. Interviews are then conducted, and students are informed of final decisions before pre-enrollment for the Fall semester. Selected students will enroll in English 1C [PDF], a required gateway course for all new WAs.
The 2016 WA nomination period is now closed. For students interested in learning more about the application process, please click the links below for details.
2016 WA Application [PDF]
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Writing Associate Position Description
- Tips for WA Interviews
- Advanced Positions (current WAs only)
If you have any questions that aren't answered by our FAQ page, please contact the director of the program, Jill Gladstein.