Advising in the Department of English

This page will help you navigate your studies in the Department of English. Here you will find relevant information regarding your advising meeting, holds, and registration times. English Department Advising Worksheet found here.

Declaring Your Major

You can declare your major through MyCharleston now! To declare your major or minor, please direct your browser to and select the Academic Services tab. Once there, you will see a tab titled "Program of Study Management." Click on this and follow the commands on the screen! (Please note that declaring your major is not immediate; the English Department will approve your request within five business days.) To read more about the new POSM program, click here.

Meeting with Your Advisor

Once you have declared your major, you will receive an advisor. Full-time faculty members serve as our undergraduate advisors in the Department of English. To locate your advisor, please direct your browser to and click on the Academic Services tab. Scroll down and on the left hand side of the page, you will see your "Academic Profile." There you will find your class standing, your major, and your advisor with links to their emails.

Meeting with your advisor every semester is before registration is an important part in guiding your English studies. Before seeing your advisor check out our Current and Upcoming Courses page to get a better idea of what the department is offering. Your advisor will give you advice on classes, remove holds, discuss progress towards graduation and provide important information for you in your undergraduate career; they can also help you with graduate school or postgraduate career planning.


A hold is placed on each student's account before registration every semester. This hold ensures that all of our majors are receiving crucial information in their undergraduate career, including credit and graduation information.


Now that you've met with your advisor and have carefully selected your courses for next semester, you may register for classes. The dates for registration are based on credits already earned. The registration dates can be found here.