Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Arts and Humanities - English and Writing Studies

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.

Admission Requirements

Either a grade of at least 65% in one of Writing 2101F/G, Writing 2125F/G (or the former Writing 2121F/G), Writing 2111F/G or Writing 2131F/G, or a grade of at least 70% in one of Writing 1000F/G, Writing 1030F/G, or Writing 1031F/G is required for entrance to the program.

Module/Program Information

3.5 courses:

0.5 course: Writing 4998F/G (or the former Writing 2299F/G).
3.0 Writing courses numbered 2200 and above.
Students may substitute a maximum 1.0 approved non-Writing course toward this requirement, and should contact the Undergraduate Program Director, Writing (Department of English and Writing Studies) for further information and specific course approvals.


Progression Requirements
To qualify for the Diploma in Writing, students must achieve an overall average of 70%