Admission to the Graduate Certificate Program in Teaching Writing is open to any student enrolled a graduate degree-granting program at Stony Brook University or to free-standing certificate students who have completed their BAs who meet the admissions criteria.

For applicants already admitted to the university, admission involves filling out a brief form. For admission to the free-standing Certificate Program in Teaching Writing, students are required to have earned a bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale. The following must be submitted to the Program in Writing and Rhetoric for admission to the Certificate program:

A. A letter of application stating the purpose of study

B. A Graduate School application form

C. An official transcript of undergraduate record culminating in a bachelor's degree and graduate degree transcript if applicable

D. Two letters of recommendation from teaching supervisors and/or professors. The forms and additional information are available through the Program in Writing and Rhetoric office:

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-5340