Advising

Questions?

If you have registration or major declaration questions, please contact our English Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Advisor: Elle Starr

Phone: 360-650-6846

Email: Elle.Starr@wwu.edu

Schedule a Zoom Advising Appointment 

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.

How to Declare an English Major

Step 1: Determine which English Major you want to Declare

The English Department offers five English Majors. Learn more about your options on our Majors page.  

Step 2: Complete the 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

Step 3: Declare with an Advisor

When you're ready to declare an English major, please contact the English Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elle Starr. 

Elle Starr

Undergraduate Advising: Office Hours

Elle Starr is available for Major declarations on

In person drop-in hours, HU327: Tues & Thurs 10am - 11:30am, 2pm - 3:30pm 

Mon & Wed: by Appointment. Book on Calendly.

Email: Elle.Starr@wwu.edu

Faculty Advisors

For questions specific to your major, please reach out to a faculty advisor:

Literature majors may also 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 Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi at Arakikh@wwu.edu

All teaching endorsement students may contact Steve VanderStaay (vandesl@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 to Declare an English Minor

Once you determine the English minor you wish to declare, please reach out to the corresponding advisor.

English and Creative Writing:

Please email Elle Starr: Elle.Starr@wwu.edu

Women's Lit Minors:

Please email Ning Yu at Ning.Yu@wwu.edu.

Film Studies Minor:

Please email Greg Youmans at Greg.Youmans@wwu.edu.

Professional Writing, Literacies, and Rhetoric minor:

Please email Donna Qualley at 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.

Major 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 Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi at Arakikh@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 Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi at Arakikh@wwu.edu.

Film Studies minors, please email Greg.Youmans@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: