Application for Enrollment

Deadlines to Submit

  • Autumn Quarter: past
  • Winter Quarter: past
  • Spring Quarter: January 27, 2015

Use the Annual Seminar Plan chart found in the course catalog publication.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Choose up to three courses per quarter and complete an essay for your first ranked (per quarter). If a course has a second or course specific question it must be answered regardless of how you rank the course. NOTE: When instructors review second or third ranked applications, they have the option to see the essay that a student submitted for their first ranked course. 
  2. Can't locate the course? The catalog has different information? Changes happen, so review the Seminar Changes page for the most recent updates.
  3. More information on the essay question can be found below. For feedback about your essay, consider using the resources at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking.
  4. The save button will record your selection and/or essay. Look for the confirmation email; you may return to the course application site to edit or update your submitted essay until the quarterly deadline. If you select more than one seminar in a given quarter, the system will rank your choices and give you the option to change it.
  5. Submit Now

Preview - Essay Question

Write an essay of no more than 350 words explaining why you are interested in taking this seminar: (1) Think about these questions: "What sparked your interest? What do you think you could contribute to the seminar?" Among the possible topics to consider in forming your response: previous academic experience; personal and cultureal background; long-term or recently discovered interests; desire to expore a new field; community service; hobbies or other activities, etc. Be specific, give details that illustrate your points, and use full sentences in a unified presentaiton.

More Information on the Essay Question:

  • A few seminars may have additional course-specific questions. These must be answered even if the course is not ranked 1.
  • Consider a short statement of interest that will convey as clearly and poignantly as possible why you selected the seminar and what you would contribute to the class.