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How to Apply

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New students who are only pursuing this certificate (please read these instructions to the end):

  • Complete the Nondegree Students application at the Office of Admissions website. You will need to set up a user account and password to complete the application.
  • When prompted for a college select College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (current professional and international students welcome!), and indicate that you're pursuing undergraduate coursework.
  • In the Purpose of Attending box, enter Online Certificate in Writing. Off-campus students earning a degree or certificate online must declare the program of study with the “online qualifier.” This qualifier allows distance learners to be identified and for related data to be collected.
  • Undergraduate admission requirements and application information can be found here:
  • No extra application or writing sample is required.
  • Read Frequently Asked Questions for more details about the online program.

Current UI students who want to add this certificate to their program of study:

  • Current students can declare the Certificate in Writing on MyUI by going to the Student Records tab and selecting "Programs of Study and Advisors" in the Advising section.
  • Or, contact the CLAS Academic Programs and Student Development office (120 Schaeffer Hall; 319-335-2633; and ask the front desk staff to help you declare the certificate.