During the Spring Semester, professors from the College of Arts and Letters are invited to nominate students who show intellectual curiosity and characteristics of exemplary liberal arts scholars. These students are in turn contacted by the Fellows to submit an application and, if selected, to complete an interview. Applications for the Dean's Fellows are given on an invitation-only basis. 

In order to be eligble to join the Dean's Fellows, students must have at least one major in the College of Arts and Letters. They must also be a freshman or sophomore.