What You’ll Need …
There are five (5) sections to the online application:
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION
2. ACADEMIC HISTORY
Institutions and Transcripts
Official TOEFL Scores
Foreign students for whom English is a second language must comply with the requirements outlined by the Graduate School.
3. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION*
Three recommenders are required; however, you may list up to four. Identify persons familiar with your writing, intellectual ability, academic record, and who can provide an estimation of your success as a teacher.
You may provide recommenders with the ability to respond prior to submitting your finished application by completing the recommenders’ page. Fill in the required information (first name, last name, position, institution, and email) for at least three referees and press “Submit.” An automated email will be sent to each with instructions on how to respond. If you identified three recommenders and wish to add one more, you may return to your application to do so. Note: You cannot change any referee information once an email has been sent.
Information regarding the use of a dossier or career service center is located on our FAQ page.
4. DEPARTMENTAL APP (Program Level)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Avoid the obvious: assume every applicant is dedicated to learning how to write, has received some praise, has funny or moving childhood stories about writing, and thinks the Northwest is attractive.
* Letters of recommendation must be received within 15 days of the application deadline.
All application materials become the property of
the University of Oregon and will not be returned.