The course is open to anyone looking for a safe space to write and share personal essays.
Including time in class, you should expect to spend about 7 to 9 hours each week on coursework.
If English is not your native language, you should have advanced English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.
International students are welcome to enroll in an online offering of this course, which doesn’t require a visa. To enroll in a classroom offering, you must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This course does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
- Access to a computer with a recent operating system and web browser
- High-speed internet connection
- Headset and webcam (recommended)
Earning the Certificate
You earn the Certificate in Writing by completing the equivalent of three full-quarter courses — nine continuing education units (CEUs) — over two years or less. After you complete your final course, you can get your certificate by submitting a request form.