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):

September 20, 2021—Fall 2021
February 21, 2022—Spring 2022

  • 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)


Graduate Assistantship Applications for 2022-23
(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 after the spring semester at the end of the academic year, you do not have to reapply.)

Deadline—January 15, 2022

Downloadable PDF document of application requirements 


ALT Examinations Committee 2021-22

Carol Chapelle ( (Chair)
John Levis (
Sinem Sonsaat Hegelheimer (

RPC Examinations Committee 2021-22

Maggie LaWare ( (Chair)
Abram Anders (
Anne Kretsinger-Harries (
Geoff Sauer (


PhD Portfolio Submissions

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

 Fall 2021Spring 2022
ALT (4th sem)1st submission / August 23, 2021 (Mon) by 12:00 noon
2nd submission / November 8, 2021 (Mon) by 12:00 noon (if required)
1st submission / January 18, 2022 (Tues due to Mon Holiday) by 12:00 noon
2nd submission / April 4, 2022 (Mon) by 12:00 noon (if required)
RPC (3rd sem; 4th sem if admitted with bachelor's degree)November 5, 2021 (Fri) by 12:00 noonMarch 4, 2022 (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 downloadable on the graduate program Forms website.

 Spring 2022
ALT April 4, 2022
RPCApril 1, 2022


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 7, 2021 (Tuesday because Monday Sept 6 is a holiday)
  • November 1, 2021
  • February 7, 2022
  • April 4, 2022

If you have questions, please contact members of the 2021-22 RPC Examinations Committee above.