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1. Can I audit an institute/course?
Currently, no. Institutes are only offered as a for-credit course.
2. Why is there an evening/weekend format?
Like numerous writers before them, many participants work full-time day jobs. By condensing the format and offering evening and weekend meetings, we hope to make Summer Writers Institute possible for more participants.
3. How do I apply?
There is no application for SWI. Simply enroll as you would for any University College course. Registration opens March 29, 2017.
4. What is an institute?
An institute is a genre-specific course. Student writers in the institute discuss, evaluate, and make suggestions for the improvement of each other’s work. These discussions are led and moderated by an SWI faculty member, who is an experienced institute leader.
For example, if you have written a fiction piece and you're not very happy with it, but can't quite put your finger on what is wrong, you should register for the Fiction institute. You may present your story for review during your institute sessions. Each student, plus your instructor, will read a copy of your story and provide suggestions and comments for discussion the next day.
5. Where do I park?
Parking on campus will become a challenge as the Danforth East Expansion gets underway beginning May 22nd. It is imperative that you visit the Campus Next website to learn about the transformation. We recommend you visit the Parking and Transportation wesbite for information about the construction timeline, new zoning parking strategy, and the permit lottery.
You may park in any yellow zone without a parking permit from 5 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday, with the exception of the Danforth underground garage.
6. I'm not from St. Louis. Is there anywhere for me to reside on campus?
7. What transportation service do you recommend I use for traveling to campus from the airport?
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