Your first step as an English major is to visit the department to be assigned a faculty advisor who will oversee your progress through the program and help you with any questions or problems that may arise. You may, if you wish, request a particular faculty member to serve as your advisor.
Your advisor is an important person whom you must see at least once a semester to obtain approval for class registration. If you are a transfer student, your advisor determines how courses you have taken elsewhere may be counted toward English major requirements. And, as your advisor is the person who makes the final decision that you have met the requirements in English and may graduate, it is important that you keep in touch and have the same understanding of your progress. You are also invited to see your advisor at other times to discuss your work or any questions or problems you may have.
Our Department Advisor, for general advising questions, is Jody Shipka. In addition, provided below are PDF files of each form. Hard copies are also available in the English Department on the fourth floor of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB) near the instructors’ mailboxes. Please review these forms and feel free to inquire with the English Department staff about any questions or concerns.