Admission to the Spanish major is no longer competitive as of Winter Quarter 2008. Applications must be turned in no later than 4:00 p.m. on the third Friday of the quarter in which you are applying for admission (students are not accepted to the major in Summer Quarter).
To be eligible to apply, students must:
have completed Spanish 203
have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average
have at least a 2.7 overall GPA for all Spanish course work completed, with no individual grade below 2.5
have completed at least 5 credits of English Composition (see chart below) with a minimum grade of 2.5
English Composition Courses (updated October 22, 2002)
C LIT 240
Writing in Comparative Literature (5, max. 15)
Introductory Composition (5- 5)
Composition: Literature (5)
Composition: Social Issues (5)
Composition: Exposition (5)
The Research Paper (5)
Interdisciplinary Writing/Humanities [VLPA] (5, max. 15)
Interdisciplinary Writing/Social Science [I&S] (5, max. 15)
Interdisciplinary Writing/Natural Science [NW] (5, max. 15)
Intermediate Expository Writing (5) [formerly 271]
*ENGL 104-105 is a ten-credit equivalent of the 5-credit ENGL 131. They count as 10 credits toward graduation, but only as 5 credits toward the English composition or additional writing (W-course) requirement.
Students who meet all of the eligibility requirements should complete the following steps to apply:
- Fill out a Change of Major Form (PDF).
(Please make sure to include your email address)
Attach an updated, unofficial copy of your UW transcript and highlight the details that make you eligible to apply.
If you have completed course work in Spanish at another university and it does not appear on your UW transcript, attach a copy of your complete transcript from that school. Transcripts may be unofficial (photocopies are acceptable).
Put your completed Change of Major form and transcript(s) in Suzanna Martinez's box in the Spanish and Portuguese Main Office, Padelford Hall C-104. If there are any questions regarding your application, she will contact you via e-mail.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.