The department advisors are committed to assisting students in determining their best program of study. However, advisors are best able to help if they meet with students before they declare their major. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a department advisor early in their careers at Western as students must declare their major at the start of their junior year. Please see our Waitlist Management Policy.

The English faculty strongly encourages all English and English interest students to review the detailed course descriptions of currently offered classes, preferably before registering and certainly before the first day of classes. Advance knowledge of specific course content, goals, and expectations can improve the educational experience for everyone.