Enrollment/Registration Process

The enrollment period begins mid October for spring classes and mid March for fall classes. See the R and R website for instructions if the enrollment/registration process is new to you.

To prepare to register for classes, examine the posted course schedule, review your program requirements, create or update your Graduate Plan of Work (unless you are a new student), and consult with your academic advisor.  Your advisor must release your advising hold to permit you to register.  Details below.

  1. Review the curricular requirements for your degree programNew students: Review our Essential Information for New Students webpage.
  2. Review the upcoming semester's course schedule via MyPack Portal. The online registration system will indicate which graduate (500-level) courses are scheduled for the upcoming semester. Clicking on the course title will send you to the catalog description, and most instructors provide extended descriptions of their courses at the English Department’s Course Sampler page. Be sure to choose the appropriate semester in the drop-down menu.
  3. Create or update your Graduate 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. Each semester you should use it to record the courses you’re enrolled in and the degree requirements they pertain to. It’s your responsibility to update your plan after each enrollment period or schedule change. SAVE your GPOW whenever you update it. Do NOT click “submit for approval” until you complete the plan at the start of your final semester.
  4. To register for your thesis or capstone course, refer to the “Capstone/Thesis Process” section below.
  5. Consult with your academic advisor, who can release your advising hold once you have conferred.  The DGP is available to consult with students in any program, but 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.
  6. Pay attention to billing/payment deadlines from the Cashier’s Office to be sure to register in time to avoid late fees.

Capstone/Thesis Process

MA students: If you plan to graduate next semester, see the Capstone Process page for information about how to develop your capstone proposal in order 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 for more details. 

MFA students: If you plan to graduate next semester, it's very important that you familiarize yourself with the Thesis and Graduation Timeline.

MS students: Monitor the MSTC google group for any additional registration information from Dr. Ding.