English Advising via Skype
For one-on-one advising with a faculty member, please SKYPE with us on the days/times listed below. In order to Skype with us, please download the FREE Skype application on your phone or tablet or computer: https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/. Then select +new call, and search for email@example.com . Once we pop up, select call, and we'll be happy to help! Click here for detailed instructions. Skype advising hours are drop-in hours, with no need for appointments, and are meant for reviewing your transcript, checking in on how your semester is going, planning for the summer and fall, and obtaining course permissions for courses you need to graduate.
|ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ADVISING SCHEDULE - FALL 2020|
We try our best to respond to permissions/requests at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours.
FALL 2020 - SKYPE HOURS FOR ONE-ON-ONE ADVISING:
For Graduate Advisement, email email@example.com or the English Chair.
For English Honors Advisement, contact Professor Moy at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Course Schedules & Descriptions
Click here to obtain the FALL 2020 COURSE SCHEDULE. The schedule includes (at its top) a link to more precise information about what English instructors plan for their courses, which you can also access through this link: FALL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS. For more information and to register for courses (once you have permissions), log into CUNYfirst and search for courses in English literature (ENG) and English writing (ENW). For permissions, email your name, EMPLID, and course-requests to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for full English Advising information.
English majors and minors are encouraged to take HUM 470 to get academic credit for an internship while burnishing their pre-professional knowledge and skills and planning for the next step in their professional or academic career. For guidance and permissions, contact City and Humanities Director Joseph McElligott at email@example.com.
English Advising - General Information
- English Undergraduate Advisement & Permissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- English Honors Program (EHP) Advisement & Permissions: email@example.com
- English Graduate Advisement & Permissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- First-Year Initiative and English Composition (including Placement and ESL): email@example.com
Most of our ENG/ENW 100/200-level courses meet General Education and/or Writing Intensive requirements. Students who take a 200-level ENG or ENW course need only three more courses to complete an English Minor in Literature, Creative Writing, or Professional Writing. Several departments outside English require their majors to take a 300-level literature or a creative/professional writing course in the English Department.
Several of our professional writing courses, including ENW 300, ENW 304, ENW 305, ENW 3070, ENW 345, ENW 3100, and ENW 3200, are required for majors in other departments, from Business and Accounting to Social Work. Students who take ENW 201 (Writing Essentials) + an ENW course related to their major are already halfway to a Minor in Professional Communications.
Permission is not advising! You must meet with an advisor to discussion Transcript Reviews, iDeclaration of Major or Minors, Transfer Credit Evaluations, Program Planning and Major Worksheets, Graduation Audits, Signatures, and General Advising needs. Be prepared! Have your EMPLID ready. If you are seeking transcript evaluation, have course descriptions on hand.
Waitlists, Open Seats, and (No) Overtallies: Prior to the start of classes each term, waitlisted students are added to courses in order as seats become available. Once classes begin, waitlists end and students may register only for courses with available seats. Keep your eye open for emerging seats on CUNYfirst during Late Registration! The English Department does not do overtallies.
We will respond to emails as soon as possible but always on CDAD days (listed below).
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Why do "Companies Scoop Up English Majors" - Wall Street Journal?
- What is the English Honors Program (EHP) and how can I apply?
- How will Lehman's English M.A. Program prepare me to become a professional or technial writer, teacher or college professor, or novelist or poet?
- What skills and knowledge does Lehman English aim to have students acquire, develop, and master?
- What online guides does Lief Library provide for English students?
- What resources does Lehman provide for experiential learning and career exploration?
- How do I ask professors for a recommendation letter?
- How do I write a personal statement (for an internship, graduate program, scholarship, or job)?