Deadlines and Applications

Important Dates for English Majors (pdf)

ALL DEADLINES are at NOON unless otherwise noted.

SPRING 2020

Proposal Deadlines for Fall 2020 Independent Study Courses

Friday, May 8, 2020 (extended deadline)
ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing proposal
ENGL 488 Special Projects for Juniors and Seniors proposal
ENGL 489 Writing Concentration proposal
ENGL 490/491 Senior Essay proposal

Please visit the Yale College Programs of Study for descriptions of these courses.

SUMMER 2020

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 Creative Writing and Journalism Courses

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (two weeks before classes begin)
Application form and writing sample for creative writing and journalism courses due at noon. Forms and instructions will be posted on this page by August 1, 2020.

ENGL 407 Introduction to Writing Fiction. Amity Gaige. Time TBA
ENGL 408 Introduction to Writing Poetry. Louise Glück. Time TBA
ENGL 453 Playwriting. Donald Margulies.
ENGL 455 Writing about Oneself. Anne Fadiman.
ENGL 460 Advanced Poetry Writing. Louise Glück.
ENGL 465 Advanced Fiction Writing. Caryl Phillips.
ENGL 466 Writing the Contemporary Essay. Cynthia Zarin.
ENGL 467 Journalism. Steven Brill.
ENGL 474 The Genre of the Sentence. Verlyn Klinkenborg.

Other ENG creative writing course offerings may not require an application in advance.

FALL 2020

Proposal Deadlines for Spring 2021 Independent Study Courses

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (two days before classes end) at midnight
ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing proposal
ENGL 488 Special Projects for Juniors and Seniors proposal
ENGL 489 Writing Concentration proposal
ENGL 490/491 Senior Essay proposal

Please visit the Yale College Programs of Study for descriptions of these courses.

Application Deadline for Spring 2021 Creative Writing Courses

Thursday, December 17, 2020 (end of reading period)
Application form and writing sample for creative writing and journalism courses due at noon. Forms and instructions will be posted on this page by November 15.

Project Deadlines for Fall 2020 Independent Study Courses

Friday, September 25, 2020 (4th week of classes)
ENGL 490: submit five to ten pages of the senior essay to your advisor

Friday, November 6, 2020 (9th week of classes)
ENGL 490: submit a complete draft of the senior essay to your advisor

Friday, December 11, 2020 (last day of classes)
ENGL 487 and ENGL 488: email a pdf of the final project to your advisor and jane.bordiere@yale.edu;

ENGL 489 and ENGL 490: email a pdf of the final project/essay to jane.bordiere@yale.edu and deliver one softbound copy to LC 107.

SPRING 2021

Deadline for Prize Submissions

TBA

Proposal Deadlines for Fall 2021 Independent Study Courses

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (two days before classes end)
ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing proposal
ENGL 488 Special Projects for Juniors and Seniors proposal
ENGL 489 Writing Concentration proposal
ENGL 490/491 Senior Essay proposal

Please visit the Yale College Programs of Study for descriptions of these courses.

Project Deadlines for Spring 2021 Independent Study Courses

Friday, February 12, 2021 (4th week of classes)
ENGL 490: submit five to ten pages of the senior essay to your advisor

Friday, April 2, 2021 (9th week of classes)
ENGL 490: submit a complete draft of the senior essay to your advisor

Friday, April 23, 2021 (Fri before last week of classes)
ENGL 487 and ENGL 488: email a pdf of the final project to your advisor and jane.bordiere@yale.edu;

ENGL 489 and ENGL 490: email a pdf of the final project/essay to jane.bordiere@yale.edu and deliver one softbound copy to LC 107.

Questions? Contact erica.sayers@yale.edu.