Registration begins mid October for spring classes and mid March for fall classes. See the R&R website for instructions if the enrollment/registration process is new to you.
To prepare for registration, examine the posted course schedule, review your program requirements, create or update a Plan of Work, and consult with your advisor. Details below.
- Review Registration and Record's and the Cashier's websites for important deadlines, so that you don't incur late charges. Their deadlines override departmental registration deadlines.
- Review the upcoming semester's course schedule via SIS or by perusing the course list posted at the English Department website. Be sure to choose the appropriate semester in the drop-down menu.
- Review program and concentration requirements. New students: review our Essential Information for New Students webpage.
- Review the Capstone Project and Graduation Timeline (MA students) or the Thesis and Graduation Timeline (MFA students).
- Create or update your Plan of Work. This is the online mechanism used by the English Department and the Graduate School to monitor your progress toward degree and ensure the degree is awarded. See instructions below.
- Consult with an advisor as needed. The DGP is available to consult with students in any program, but if you are a first-year student you will also be assigned an advisor specific to your concentration. To find out who your advisor is, go to MyPack, then Student Services Center.
Creating your Plan of Work (POW)
Before advisement, make sure you have filled in your Plan of Work. The POW is located in MyPack under Student Self Service. Make sure to "save" your POW only. You will not "submit" your POW for approval until your final semester. Submitting your POW starts the approval process, going to your Capstone Chair first, then to the DGP, and then to the Graduate School for final approval. "Saving" your POW allows for department review and discussion with your advisor.
There are a few different tabs at the top of the POW.
- Patent Agreement: You must sign this in order to be eligible for graduation, so do it now.
- Plan of Work: Here is a brief tutorial and the manual of step-by-step instructions from The Graduate School on how to complete your POW. You will select courses using the catalog, your transcript, etc. Add as many rows as needed and select the appropriate courses that satisfy your program/concentration requirements. Refer to your program's and concentration's website (MA, MFA, MS) for information on requirements. Note: If you are completing a Capstone Project, your Committee will only consist of your Capstone Advisor, who should be listed as the Chair.
- Comment tab: The Comment tab allows you to document special arrangements or program-specific requirements that are not built into the POW default structure. Use this feature to explain how you plan to fulfill your language requirement; to identify transferred courses approved by the Graduate School and the requirements they fulfill; to document course waivers; to list the title of your thesis; and so forth. Brooke Gangi (Graduate Programs Coordinator) will use the Comments system to confirm your fulfillment or waiver upon receiving appropriate documentation.
MA students: If you plan to graduate next semester, you need to register for ENG 676 (Master's Project in English). This requires that you submit a Capstone Project proposal, which is due no later than the last day of fall classes, so that the Graduate Programs Coordinator can get you registered for the course. Please refer to the Capstone Project and Graduation Timeline below for more details.
- Capstone Project and Graduation Timeline
- Download ENG 676 Proposal form
- Foreign Language Requirement - be sure you have a plan for fulfilling this requirement
MFA students: If you plan to graduate next semester, it's very important that you familiarize yourself with the processes of submitting theses online (ETD) and enroll in one of the ETD workshops, if you haven't already. The Academic Calendar for Graduate Students has the dates of the workshops and links to register. Please do not wait until the last minute to deal with this item!
NOTE: If you are registering for ENG 695, be sure to indicate the appropriate number of credit hours. Because this is a variable credit course, the system defaults to one credit, which may affect your full-time standing and render you ineligible for tuition support.
MS students: Monitor the MSTC google group for advising and registration information.
Incomplete Grades: If you have an "incomplete" from last semester, you only have until the end of this semester to complete the requirements for that course. If a grade is not submitted by the end of the semester, the "incomplete" will automatically become an "F." It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor and make sure that all outstanding work has been turned in.