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Becoming a WA Fellow

WA Selection Process

Writing Associates are selected once a year in the spring of their freshman or sophomore 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.