Advisors help you choose the coursework that fulfills the departmental requirements — as well as your own personal learning goals. They are also an excellent resource for finding answers to any questions that you might have. And when it comes time to convert your units into a degree, they are the ones who will sign the proper forms.
|Tara Lockhart||Writing Program|
|Priya Abeywickrama||Writing Program|
|Esther Chan||Writing Program|
|Jennifer Trainor||Writing Program|
|Paul Morris||English Education|
|Jim Gilligan||English Education|
|Neil Lindeman||Professional Writing & Rhetoric|
|Kathleen De Guzman||Literature|
Please note, requirements changed starting Fall 2019. If you are a student enrolled before Fall 2019, please work with your advisor.
Frequently Used English Forms
- Linguistics and/or Literature B.A. Advising Checklist (PDF)
- English Major B.A. Advising Checklist (PDF)
Commonly Used Forms for Graduate Students
Note that the following forms all have deadlines that vary from semester to semester. The Graduate Studies website maintains: Continuing Student Deadlines.
- Application for Graduation: Download from Graduate Studies website. To be filed the semester of graduation by students who have an approved ATC on file.
- Advancement to Candidacy: Fill out and submit this form at the beginning of your penultimate semester.
- Culminating Experience Proposal: Submit with ATC.
- ATC Substitution: use this form to make changes to your ATC after it is on file.
- Committee Revision
- Petition for Waiver of Graduate Program Regulations (PDF)
- Request for Graduate Program Transfer Unit Evaluation (PDF)
More forms for graduate students are available from the Graduate Studies Forms section.
- Office of Protection for Human and Animal Subjects: Students planning research involving human subjects can familiarize themselves with the requirements and procedures for applying for approval to do so on this site.
- CSA Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (accessible only to SF State students and faculty): A searchable database of linguistics and related abstracts, with links to search the SF State Library for the availability of articles.
- Students at SF State can take one course per semester at the University of California, Berkeley, at no additional cost. Discuss your options and how these courses might fit into your program with your adviser.
Cross-Enrollment Form (PDF)
- Funding for Conferences (PDF): Students who present at conferences may apply for funding from SF State to cover travel expenses.
Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisors each semester:
- an advisor in the major and
- a general education and university requirements adviser in the Advising Resource Center (ARC) for LCA
Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an advisor in those programs as well.
Advising Resource Center
The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.