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Becoming a WA Fellow

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 provide two references. Interviews are then conducted, and students are informed of final decisions before pre-enrollment for the Fall semester. Selected students will enroll in English or Education 1C,  a required gateway course for all new WAs. 

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Why WA?

A video of Swarthmore WAlumni discussing what they learned by working with the Writing Associates Program.