Program of Study and Committee (POSC) Form

All graduate students are to submit their Degree Planning Sheet (DPS) and other appropriate department POS documentation forms,at the same time as submitting the electronic Graduate College POSC Form in AccessPlus according to the following English Department graduate program deadlines (does not include counting summer semesters):

October 4, 2019—Fall 2019
February 21, 2020—Spring 2020

  • 2nd semester of coursework for MA program graduate assistants (GAs)
    (or non-GA MA students upon completion of 9 POS credit hours)
  • 4th semester of coursework for MFA program graduate assistants (GAs)
    (or non-GA MFA students upon completion of 27 POS credit hours)
  • 5th semester of coursework for PhD program graduate assistants (GAs)
    (or 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 2019October 22, 2019October 22, 2019
Spring 2020March 4, 2020March 4, 2020
Summer 2020June 1, 2020Nominations not accepted

Downloadable PDF document of Call for Nominations 2019-20

English Department Student Awards & Scholarships

For current undergraduate and graduate students.

Deadline—February 14, 2020

For more information and applications, go to Awards and Scholarships


Graduate Assistantship Applications for 2020-21
(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, 2020, you do not have to reapply.)

Deadline—January 15, 2020

Downloadable PDF document of application requirements


Graduation Advising Meeting

For students who plan to graduate and major professor supervisors this academic year (fall, spring, or summer).

Graduation Bootcamp for Graduate Students
Monday, November 4, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m.
212 Ross hall



ALT Examinations Committee 2019-20

Elena Cotos ( 317 Ross  (Chair)
Jim Ranalli ( 319 Ross
Carol Chapelle ( 339 Ross

RPC Examinations Committee 2019-20

Abram Anders ( 223 Ross (Spring 2020)
Abby Dubisar ( 441 Ross (Fall 2019)
Anne Kretsinger-Harries ( 445 Ross (Chair Fall 2019)
Jo Mackewicz ( 413 Ross (Chair Spring 2020)
Geoff Sauer ( 433 Ross


PhD Portfolio Submissions

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

 Fall 2019Spring 2020
ALT (4th sem)not applicable (N/A)1st submission / January 13, 2020 (Mon) by 12:00 noon
2nd submission / March 30, 2020 (Mon) by 12:00 noon (if required)
RPC (3rd sem; 4th sem if admitted with bachelor's degree)October 18, 2019 (Fri) by 12:00 noonFebruary 14, 2020 (Fri) 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 2020
ALT April 6, 2020
RPCApril 1, 2020


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 3, 2019 (Tuesday because Monday is a Holiday)
  • November 4, 2019
  • February 3, 2020
  • April 1, 2020

If you have questions, please contact members of the 2019-20 RPC Examinations Committee Chair.