Advising

Advising FAQ

Remember to use your Western email and include your W# if you email staff or faculty. Please review our FAQ to determine your next steps.

Declarations

How do I declare my literature major? How do I declare my creative writing major?

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for declaring an English major are:
1. 60 college credits completed
2. Satisfactory completion of English 202 - Writing About Literature or equivalent course

Literature majors may email Ning.Yu@wwu.edu. Creative writers, last names A-K, may email Kathryn.Trueblood@wwu.edu. Creative writers, last names L-Z, may email Brenda Miller at Brenda.Miller@wwu.edu.

Please be sure to use your Western email account and to include your W# in all Western correspondence. Be specific with your questions.

How do I declare a teaching endorsement option?

All teaching endorsement students may contact Steve VanderStaay (vandesl@wwu.edu), the teaching endorsement options advisor.

How do I declare an English minor? Or a creative writing minor?

English and Women's Lit minors may email Ning.Yu@wwu.edu. Creative writers, last names A-K, may email Kathryn.Trueblood@wwu.edu. Creative writers, last names L-Z, may email Brenda Miller at Brenda.Miller@wwu.edu.

How do I declare a Film Studies minor?

Please email Eren.Odabasi@wwu.edu.

How do I declare a Professional Writing, Literacies, and Rhetoric minor?

Please email Donna.Qualley@wwu.edu.

Please be sure to use your Western email account and to include your W# in all Western correspondence. Be specific with your questions.

 

Evaluations

How do I get my literature or creative writing major evaluation?

Literature and Creative Writing majors may also contact their major advisors for support with this need, as well as for other questions you may have that are related to your major. Literature majors may email Ning.Yu@wwu.edu.  Creative writers, last names A-K, may email Kathryn.Trueblood@wwu.edu. Creative writers, last names L-Z, may email Brenda Miller at Brenda.Miller@wwu.edu.

How do I get my teaching endorsement option evaluation?

All teaching endorsement students may contact Steve VanderStaay (vandesl@wwu.edu), the teaching endorsement options advisor.

How do I get my minor evaluation?

English minors and Women's Lit minors may email Ning.Yu@wwu.edu.  Creative writers, last names A-K, may email Kathryn.Trueblood@wwu.edu. Creative writers, last names L-Z, may email Brenda Miller at Brenda.Miller@wwu.edu.

Film Studies minors, please email Eren.Odabasi@wwu.edu.

Professional Writing, Literacies, and Rhetoric minors, please email Donna.Qualley@wwu.edu.

Please be sure to use your Western email account and to include your W# in all Western correspondence. Be specific with your questions.

 

Resources

Please be sure to review your progress throughout the major or the minor in DegreeWorks. You can find DegreeWorks in Web4U. If the DegreeWorks evaluation does not seem correct or you have questions, please contact an advisor.

Plans of Study for Majors:

 

Informational Links

 

Declaration Forms

Please see an advisor before completing any of these forms: