Who Can Apply To NELP?
All University of Michigan students are eligible to apply for NELP, as are special students, international students, and students from other colleges. Some seniors participate in NELP after they graduate from UM. You need not be an English concentrator to apply.
NELP is an intense, small, short-term community. Because every day counts for a great deal, NELP requires continuous participation. If you have an important family event, a summer job, or another obligation that conflicts with any part of NELP's schedule—typically from late-April through mid-June—you should not apply to NELP this year.
Applications for NELP are due to the English Department in early January, usually during the first week of Winter Term. At that time, all applicants sign up for a 20-minute interview with two NELP staff members, to be held later in the month. Applicants who will not be on-campus in January can arrange for a phone interview and to submit their applications electronically.