English Department Academic Advising

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 .

Majors in English and Students in the Creative Writing, Publishing Studies, and Technical Writing and Rhetorics Sequences

Majors in English and students in the Creative Writing, Publishing Studies, or Technical Writing and Rhetorics sequences with 24 or more credit-hours are advised in the English Department by Katie Fisher.

English Education Sequence

Students in the English Education sequence are advised in the English Department by Brooklyn Vogel.

English, Writing, and TESOL Minors

Minors in the English Department are advised by Katie Fisher.


Do you have questions about English courses but are not an English major? Contact the English Department Office Administrator to request an appointment with one of our advisors.

Before Scheduling an Appointment

Please see the Major/Minor Checklists and Plans of Study below that correspond with your major or minor (be sure to click on the appropriate category: Upper Class English Majors; Minors; or Freshman/Sophomore English Majors). Once you have identified the appropriate checklist, please note which course requirements you have already fulfilled.

English Department Academic Advising Goals

The goal of academic advising in the English Department is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are aligned with their individual career aspirations. In the English Department, academic advising is based on a system of shared responsibility between student and advisor. This entails a process of continuous improvement, clarification, and evaluation with the aim of furthering institutional advising goals with students' desired career and post graduate outcomes.

The English Department views the advising relationship as an on-going conversation that transcends course selection and attempts to assist students as they explore the breadth of a Liberal Arts curriculum, experience college life, focus on their English major or minor, and prepare for life after college.

In order to assist students in completing their career objectives through their educational goals, advisors will:

As a partnership between student and advisor in the advising process, students are expected to:

Major/Minor Checklists and Plans of Study

Below are checklists for students in the English major, the four sequences, and the three minors. Four-year plans of study for students who start at ISU as Freshmen, as well as plans of study for those who transfer to ISU, are also available.

To apply to one of the English Department minors, log into my.illinoisstate. The application is under the "Academics" tab.

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