Department of English at Illinois State University

Important Deadlines

Friday, Feb. 7
1:00 PM, STV 401A

Advising meeting for prospective majors.

Friday, Feb. 21
2:00 PM, STV 133

Advising meeting for prospective majors.

Friday, Feb. 28, Midnight
Deadline for admission for the Fall 2014 semester.



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Finding Your Advisor

Mark Vegter, Academic Advisor

Advising Responsibilities Mark Vegter
English Studies Majors
Publishing Studies Majors

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414J Stevenson Hall
(309) 438-5783
Contact Mark Vegter

Tara Hjalmquist, Academic Advisor

Advising Responsibilities Tara Hjalmquist
English Education Majors

Read Tara Hjalmquist's Bio

414G Stevenson Hall
(309) 438-3425
Contact Tara Hjalmquist

Who Is My Advisor?


English majors and minors with less than 24 credit-hours are advised in the University College Academic Advisement Center. Honors students in English with less than 24 credit-hours are advised in the Honors Office.

English Studies and Publishing Studies Sequences

Majors in the English Studies and Publishing studies sequences with 24 or more credit-hours are advised in the English Department by Mark Vegter.

English Education Sequence

Majors in the English Education sequence are advised in the English Department by Tara Hjalmquist.


Minors in the English Department are advised by Mark Vegter.


Non-English majors and minors with questions regarding English courses (for example, General Education, English 101/145, Children’s Literature, etc) should see Mark Vegter.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with an English Department Academic Advisor, follow the steps below.

  • Go to Advising Forms and find the Plan of Study sheet that corresponds with your major or minor.
  • Using Progress Towards My Degree on, note what course requirements you have already fulfilled.

To schedule an appointment follow the below directions:

  • English and Publishing Studies majors are assigned to Mark Vegter and should use the link sent to them through e-mail.
  • English Teacher Certification (English Education) majors are assigned to Tara Hjalmquist and should use the link posted to the English Studies listserve. English minors, TESOL and Writing minors who are not English majors should also see Tara Hjalmquist using the link posted to minors listserve.
  • All other students should contact the English Department Secretary with your request for an appointment. Please include your UID number and a brief reason for the appointment.
  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes early and wait in STV 414F, the English Advising reception area.