Admission to the Spanish Major

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)

    ENGL 104-105*

    Introductory Composition (5- 5)

    ENGL 111

    Composition: Literature (5)

    ENGL 121

    Composition: Social Issues (5)

    ENGL 131

    Composition: Exposition (5)

    ENGL 182

    The Research Paper (5)

    ENGL 197

    Interdisciplinary Writing/Humanities [VLPA] (5, max. 15)

    ENGL 198

    Interdisciplinary Writing/Social Science [I&S] (5, max. 15)

    ENGL 199

    Interdisciplinary Writing/Natural Science [NW] (5, max. 15)

    ENGL 281

    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.