Registration Deadline for English Classes
Please note that the Department of English closes its two-day-per week classes held either on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday to new registration after the classes have met twice. For Friday and Saturday classes that meet only once-per-week and for online courses, the Department of English closes these classes to new registration after they have the first week. Our experience shows us that students who join a writing-intensive class after the first week of class has passed have a much more difficult time completing the work because they have already missed the opportunity to complete the first assignment with all the feedback that contact with the class and the instructor can provide. In addition, material and skills fundamental to the rest of the semester are covered in that first week, so that catching up later is extremely difficult. We want each student to learn as much as possible and to do as well as possible—and those outcomes truly depend on attending class from the very beginning of term.
Therefore, please choose your classes as early as you can and consider your choices carefully in consultation with your advisor. In the last few years most of our composition courses have been completely full by two weeks before the beginning of term. Most of our classes for English majors and minors fill even earlier. Once classes are mostly full, it remains possible to drop a class, but it becomes almost impossible to add a different class or a different section of the same class in the Department of English. The Department of English does not create wait-lists for its classes, nor can individual professors sign students into their particular sections. Please don’t lose your possibility of completing a class or a graduation requirement by attempting to change the section for which you are already registered for a section that you may prefer based on time of day or other considerations because once classes are full, dropping your existing section will be easy, but adding a section will be extremely difficult. In addition, the seat you vacate will very likely be taken by the time you want to return to your original section.
Coming Changes in Fall 2013
Please be aware that important changes are coming for Fall semester 2013 to grades awarded when students withdraw from a course, to the number of times a student may take a particular course, and to the total number of credit hours for which a student may replace a grade for a repeated course. Please be sure to consult the Fall Catalog, the Fall Student Handbook, and your advisor.