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Academic Advising

Students new to the Department of English must see an advisor to officially declare the major. Students are also required to meet with an advisor two semesters in advance of graduation and bring a copy of the Degree Audit Report and the Undergraduate Degree Application available on the Registrar’s Office page.

The deadline for submitting the application for graduation depends on the semester you wish to graduate:

Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1 (with the option to walk in the previous Spring's convocation) 
Fall: June 1 (with the option to walk in the following Spring's convocation)

Advising is available by appointment Monday through Friday at various times throughout the week. To make an appointment with an English advisor, use the buttons below. If you need to have your Graduation Application signed, please plan early as appointment times fill up prior to a deadline and during registration. 

Shawn Adrian

Shawn Adrian

Undergraduate Advisor

Ginger Smoak

Ginger Smoak

Honors Advisor

Gerri Mackey

Gerri Mackey

Graduate Advisor

Disa Gambera

Disa Gambera

Honors Thesis Advisor

Reasons to see an advisor

  • To declare an English major or minor
  • To have English transfer credit evaluated
  • To plan your schedule for the next semester
  • To find out about career options and internships
  • To find out about graduate school opportunities
  • To find out about getting involved in department activities
  • To chat about anything regarding your education at the U of U
  • To have the Undergraduate Degree Application signed


Information on Departmental Advising

Please call if you cannot make it to your appointment.

Be on time:

Download a map of campus for directions to LNCO. Plan for traffic on and off campus.

Come Alone if Possible:

You will need to sign a consent form if you have a spouse, friend, or parent attend your appointment. Your right to privacy is protected by Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act (FERPA).

Come Prepared:

Make a list of questions and concerns.
Bring all relevant documents (i.e. forms, transcripts, and/or a DARS) with you.
Have a copy of your future semester registration or a tentative schedule.

What an advisor expects from you:

The English Department does not have a set schedule of courses for each semester of your program. You’re responsible for creating a schedule that works for your academic interests and graduation time line.

You are responsible for completing general education and university requirements and seeking help from University College advisors regarding these requirements.

You are responsible for reviewing your DARS every semester, registering for courses, applying for financial aid, and completing all forms needed for petitions and/or graduation.

Last Updated: 11/19/19