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English Advising Office
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Freshman Peer Mentoring Program

New to the university, or considering a degree in English? The English Advising Office produces a Peer Mentors brochure for incoming freshmen with information about our staff, office hours, student advisory board members, and events.

Freshmen interested in the Peer Mentoring program should contact Kelly Payne to participate.

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Kelly Payne, Chief Undergraduate Advisor

Kelly Payne

Chief Advisor and Lecturer

As the department’s undergraduate advisor, I assist students with all aspects of planning for graduation from making appropriate course selections to gaining relevant career experience through volunteering and internships. My priority is to help you and other English and Film Studies majors to achieve your educational goals.

The bachelor’s degree in English is a significant credential in demonstrating your ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and value the customs and literature of diverse cultures. From words to worlds, the English undergraduate program is your passport to success!

Schedule an Appointment

English and/or Film Studies majors should schedule an appointment with an advisor to review their Degree Audit and to plan their classes each semester. Students may schedule an appointment to discuss any aspect of university life, including major or minor planning, career and research opportunities, internships, and graduate school preparation.

Current students may schedule an appointment online using MyPlan. Prospective, transfer, or returning students should call our office to schedule an appointment.

Appointment Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Walk-In Hours

Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
No Appointment Necessary

Contact Us

201 Andrews Hall

Advising Forms for the Department of English

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Request for Permission to Register

Independent Study Contract

Internship Contract Request


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Request for Permission to Register

Independent Study Contract

Internship Contract Request

Paper copies of these forms can be obtained from the English Advising Office located in Andrews Hall room 201. If you have questions regarding the forms, email Kelly Payne at

Advising Forms for the College of Arts and Sciences

Additional forms are available on the Advising Center webpage for the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Policy Documents

International Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy

English Advising Interns 2016-2017


Frae Binder

I will be the English Undergraduate Advising Office intern for the fall semester, and I will email weekly information to all our majors regarding university deadlines, department events, and must-hear-about opportunities. I look forward to seeing you around the office!

Jenna Brende

I will be the English Undergraduate Advising Office intern during spring 2017. In my role, I look forward to helping students figure out just how much they can do with an English major. As someone who has changed majors so many times, I hope to be a light in a sometimes confusing time for students!


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