Welcome all current and potential English majors!
Whether you are currently an English major, or still deciding on a major, we hope
that the information offered at this site will help you as you plan your academic program
at the University of Memphis. The Department of English seeks to give each English
major individual, personal attention. We aid in planning an academic program tailored
to your specific needs, interests, and goals, and we continue to work closely with
you until graduation.
Because our goal is keep you aware of up-to-date requirements, important deadlines,
and new opportunities, frequently refer to this site to ensure you are well informed
about your program of study. It's our goal that most of your questions can be answered
Advising Information and Suggestions
How to Make an Appointment: UMdegree
Department of English Resources
University of Memphis Resources
Advising Information and Suggestions:
All English majors should consult with your advisor EACH SEMESTER for assistance with
course scheduling, registration, and career planning. All students should also see
their advisor for general information on permits for English courses, degree requirements,
and career information.
Students are responsible for fulfilling all of the requirements for the degree program
and for following the procedures and regulations as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog
in effect when entering the University. The Undergraduate Catalog is valid for seven
Plan your coursework semester by semester:
- Track your progress--requirements met and outstanding requirements--by referring to
the degree requirement sheet and UMDegree.
- Check prerequisites before attempting to enroll (especially upper division courses).
- Take courses in the proper sequence.
- Be aware of course rotations, e.g. what courses are not offered in the fall or spring
How to prepare for your advising appointment prior to registration:
- Familiarize yourself with UMdegree. You will find the UMdegree channel on your student
page in MyMemphis. Make sure information such as your major, concentration, and
catalog year are correct. Also pay attention to the courses that are listed as still
needed in UMdegree. Note any inaccuracies you may see so your advisor can address
these concerns and discuss how courses have been applied during your appointment.
This is especially important for transfer courses.
- Make sure to read the UMdegree directions very carefully. In addition, each page
or tab in UMdegree has "HELP" at the top just in case you get stuck. For more detailed
directions click here.
- List the courses you both want and need to take in your UMdegree planner. It is important
that you do not show up empty handed. Rather, you should have some idea as to what
you would like to take and if it works with your schedule.
- Completing your UMdegree planner is mandatory and your clearance for registration
can be delayed if you fail to complete this process. Remember you must SAVE the plan.
If there are errors, it will not save.
- Do not merely depend on UMdegree for the list of potential classes. Also use your
Degree Sheet for a COMPLETE list of courses you need for your specific catalog.
- Bring any questions or concerns you may have to your advisor.
How to Make an Appointment: UMdegree
To make your appointment online:
- Go to http://www.memphis.edu/advising/
- Click on Make Your Appointment Online (on the right)
- Create an Account
Additional Scheduling Tips:
Appointments + (plus) is an online appointment scheduling system that is used for
students to schedule advising appointments. The online appointment system is easy
to use and will be available 24/7. Use your U number (U plus 8 digits; no spaces)
as your login. Enter your U number the way you see it on your ID card.
If you have never used this system on the U of M campus before you must register with
the system first. Remember how you enter your U number because that will be your
login for the future. For example, if you use a capital "U", it will not remember
you if you use a lower case "u" or no "u" at all the next time you try to login.
Once you have registered, choose an available date on the calendar and you will see
the next five available appointment times. Choose the time that works best for your
schedule. Please note that the system will not allow same day appointments.
During non-registration periods, walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are always
recommended. You can also email or call the advisor with questions. Please see the
helpful links below which may also answer your questions.
Registration Periods (Peak Advising)
To be cleared to register for classes, students must meet with the advisor every semester
prior to registration. Usually the month before each registration period, the advisor
will email all majors reminding them to schedule their appointments. No walk-ins
during this time.
Peak advising for Summer and Fall courses usually takes place in March; registration
begins in April. Advising for Spring courses usually takes place in October; registration
begins in November.
Students are welcome to use the online appointment system to schedule an appointment
whenever they feel an appointment is needed.
Department of English Resources:
2 Year Course Rotation Template
English Undergraduate Catalog
ENGL degree sheet (.pdf)
The Degree Sheet for English majors is not intended as a substitute for knowing the
requirements listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Students are responsible for keeping
in touch with the English advisor and maintaining their own course progress records.
However, this degree sheet can help you plan you program of study.
English Undergraduate Grade Appeal Process (.pdf)
UMdegree Student Guide
Department of English FAQ
The Testing Center
Registrar's schedule information
Honors Programs and Organizations:
English Honors Program
University Honors Program