Deadlines and Forms


ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing Application Form

ENGL 488 Special Projects for Juniors and Seniors Application Form

ENGL 489 Writing Concentration and Senior Project Application

ENGL 490/491 Senior Essay I/II Application Form

English Distribution Request Form

Outside Course Request Form

Recommendation Letter Request Form

Senior Seminar Certification Form

Senior Library Requirement Completion Form

Transfer/Study Abroad Credit Request Form



Monday, April 4, 9:00am, Online Preference Selection Opens for ENGL 125, 126, 127, & 128 (foundational courses) and English senior seminars. Priority for placement in these courses through preference selection will be given to students who need to fulfill the requirements of the English major. Students may also enroll if seats are available during early registration period, April 13 – May 4.

Continuing students who are interested in taking ENGL 114 or ENGL 115 may enroll through YCS during registration period. Preference selection for ENGL 114 and ENGL 115 will be offered in August for first-year students only.

Wednesday, April 6, 5:00pm, Online Preference Selection Closes.


All submissions due by NOON, unless otherwise noted. See the full listing of English creative writing and journalism courses on the department website for complete instructions.

Fall term 2022: applications for the following courses are due on Monday, April 11, by 12:00 noon.

ENGL 404-01 Reading Fiction for Craft. Michael Cunningham.
ENGL 407 Introduction to Writing Fiction. Staff.
ENGL 408 Introduction to Writing Poetry. Cynthia Zarin.
ENGL 449 The Art of Editing. Meghan O’Rourke.
ENGL 453 Playwriting. Donald Margulies.

ENGL 460 Advanced Poetry Writing. Cynthia Zarin.
ENGL 461 The Art and Craft of Television Drama. Derek Green.
ENGL 465-01 Advanced Fiction Writing. Michael Cunningham.
ENGL 465-02 Advanced Fiction Writing. Caryl Phillips.
ENGL 467 Journalism. Steven Brill.
ENGL 469 Advanced Nonfiction Writing. Anne Fadiman.
ENGL 474 The Genre of the Sentence. Verlyn Klinkenborg.
ENGL 478 Writing About Place. Cynthia Zarin.

Classes may be added to this list, so please check back!


April 13 at 9:00 am - May 4 at 5:00 pm


ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing; ENGL 488 Special Projects for Juniors & Seniors; ENGL 489 The Writing Concentration Program & Senior Project; ENGL 490/491 Senior Essay:

Fall term 2022: we recommend that you reach out to your potential advisor by early March to schedule a meeting; the signed proposal will be due on Friday, April 1, by 12:00 noon; students will be notified by Friday, April 8, at 5:00 pm whether the proposal has been approved or revisions are required. Contact Jane Bordiere with any questions.


Junior Advising Statement Forms are due at the end of Junior Advising Week, December 5-10.


ENGL 487 Tutorial in Writing; ENGL 488 Special Projects for Juniors & Seniors

Spring term 2022: Friday, April 29 (last day of classes)
Fall term 2022: (last day of classes)

ENGL 489 The Writing Concentration Senior Project*:

Spring term 2022: Friday, April 22 (Friday before last day of classes)
Fall term 2022: (last day of classes)

ENGL 490/491 The Senior Essay I/II*

Fall term 2021:

Five to ten pages due Friday, September 24 (end of 4th week of class)
Draft of the full essay due Friday, November 5 (end of 10th week of class)
Final essay due Friday, December 10 (end of last week of class)*

Spring term 2022:

Five to ten pages due Friday, February 18
Draft of the full essay due Friday, April 8
Final essay due Friday, April 29*

*Submit a pdf of the completed Concentration Project and/or Senior Essay via email to Jane by noon, and deliver a hard copy to her in LC 107.


Thursday, April 21, 12.00 noon (ET), submissions to all categories are due, except
Friday, April 29, 12:00 noon (ET), submissions to categories H-1 & H-2 (essays by seniors) are due

Prize descriptions and submission instructions are available on the English website.

Questions? Contact Jane Bordiere or Erica Sayers.