Open to all students with a university degree, the Diploma in Writing aims to develop the general writing ability of students. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Anyone with a university degree may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements. If you do not already possess a university degree, you may apply for admission to the Certificate in Writing, which can be taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.
Either a grade of at least 65% in one of Writing 2101F/G, 2121F/G, 2111F/G or 2131F/G, or a grade of at least 85% in Writing 1000F/G, is required for entrance to the program.
To qualify for the Diploma in Writing, students must achieve an overall
average of 70% in 3.5 courses:
0.5 course: Writing 2299F/G.
3.0 Writing courses numbered 2200 and above.
Students may substitute a maximum 1.0 approved course from outside the Program in Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication toward this requirement, and should contact the Program's Undergraduate Program Director for further information and specific course approvals.