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English Advising via Zoom

All CUNY students, faculty, and staff have access to free CUNY Zoom accounts - set up yours at (using address, where ## = last two digits of EMLID). 

For one-on-one advising with a faculty member, please ZOOM with us on the days/times listed below.  Zoom 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. Thanks for patience when you're in the Waiting Room!

Click here to see what classes still have seats in the SPRING 2021 COURSE SCHEDULE.

We try our best to respond to permissions/requests at within 48 hours.  During Winter and Summer Sessions, we respond on CDAD days.  



During our advisement hours, simply click on this link and an advisor will meet with you:

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 824 1693 0030

Passcode: 489851

One tap mobile: +19292056099,,82416930030#,,,,*489851# US (New York)



TUESDAY, JANUARY 5 - 12:00-6:30PM


TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 - 12:00-6:30PM


TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 - 12:00-6:30PM


TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 - 12:00AM-6:30PM


For graduate advising on January CDAD days/hours, please contact Graduate Director Pettipiece by email (or 845-309-2029). For EHP advising, please contact EHP Director Moy by email.



For English Honors Program (EHP) advising, email Professor Moy at

For English Graduate Advising, email Professor Pettipiece at

For First-Year Composition (including Placement and ESL), email Composition Director Wyckoff at


Course Schedules & Descriptions

Click here to obtain the SPRING 2021 COURSE SCHEDULE. For specific information about what English instructors plan for their courses, click here to obtain SPRING 2021 COURSE TITLES/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) and Humanities (HUM).  For permissions, email your name, EMPLID, and course-requests to  (EHP students should email the EHP Director at  Graduate students should email the MA Director at  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

Click here for ENGLISH MAJOR WORKSHEETS for Literature, Creative Writing, and  Professional Writing majors.  Click here for ENGLISH GRADUATE WORKSHEETS for Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, and Creative Writing.

English Advising - General Information

English Advising provides advisement and permissions for English Majors and Minors, Professional Communications MinorsEnglish Graduate Studies, and all students taking Lehman English courses.

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:

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