Program of Study and Committee (POSC) Form

All graduate students are to submit the appropriate forms, including the Degree Planning Sheet (DPS) approved and signed by their selected major professor, other required POS documentation, and the online POSC Form in AccessPlus by the following deadlines in the appropriate semester according to your program level outlined below:

October 5, 2018—Fall 2018
February 25, 2019—Spring 2019

  • 2nd semester of coursework for MA program graduate assistants (GAs);
    non-GA MA students upon completion of 9 POS credit hours
  • 4th semester of coursework for MFA program graduate assistants (GAs);
    non-GA MFA students upon completion of 27 POS credit hours
  • 5th semester of coursework for PhD program graduate assistants (GAs);
    non-GA PhD students upon completion of 36 POS credit hours


Research and Teaching Excellence Award (REA/TEA) Nominations

All nomination and student documents are due by 11:59 p.m. on the announced deadlines below.

SemesterResearch ExcellenceTeaching Excellence
Fall 2018October 22October 22
Spring 2019March 4March 4
Summer 2019April 22Nominations not accepted

Downloadable PDF document of nominations

English Department Student Awards & Scholarships

For current undergraduate and graduate students.

Deadline—February 19, 2019

For more information and applications, go to Awards and Scholarships


Graduate Assistantship Applications for 2019-20
(current student requests for new appointments, reassignments, and extensions)

(If you currently have a graduate assistantship with the English Department and have remaining semesters of eligibility according to your current Letter of Intent which ends May 15, 2019, you do not have to reapply.)

Deadline—February 15, 2019

Downloadable PDF document of application requirements


Graduation Advising Meeting

For students who plan to graduate and faculty who have students graduating this academic year (fall, spring, or summer).

Monday, September 24, 2018
3:30-4:30p, 212 Ross Hall



ALT Examinations Committee

Gulbahar Beckett ( LA 101 (Co-chair)
Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen ( 351 Ross (Co-chair)
Elena Cotos ( 317 Ross

RPC Examinations Committee

Jo Mackiewicz ( 413 Ross (Chair)
Charles Kostelnick ( 429 Ross
Anne Kretsinger-Harries ( 445 Ross
Prashant Rajan ( 257 Ross

PhD Portfolio Submissions

All portfolios are due by 12:00 Noon on the announced deadlines below.

 Fall 2018Spring 2019
ALT (4th sem)not applicable (N/A)1st submission / January 14 by 12:00 noon
2nd submission / April 1 by 12:00 noon (if required)
RPC (3rd sem; 4th sem if admitted with bachelor's degree)October 19 by 12:00 noonFebruary 15 by 12:00 noon


PhD Annual Reviews

All ALT and RPC doctoral students must complete Annual Reviews each year by the following deadlines according to the procedures and forms found at procedures and forms.

 Spring 2019
ALT April 5, 2019
RPCApril 1, 2019


RPC Potential Comprehensive Written Examination Question Submission

Deadlines for examination questions to be submitted electronically to the RPC Examinations Committee chair are the first Monday of the following months (September, November, February, and April) unless the chair announces otherwise:

  • September 4, 2018 (Tuesday because Monday is a Holiday)
  • November 5, 2018
  • February 4, 2019
  • April 1, 2019

If you have questions, please contact members of the 2018-19 RPC Examinations Committee Chair.