FAQ: Graduate Admissions

How do I apply to an English graduate program?
How much does it cost to apply to an English graduate program?
Do I need to submit official or unofficial transcripts?
Do I have to submit all of my unofficial transcripts if my recent transcript lists all of my coursework from a previous institution?
What are my options for funding my education?
Do you offer Graduate Assistantships?

How do I apply to an English graduate program?
Go to the English graduate admissions page for detailed instructions.

How much does it cost to apply to an English graduate program?
$65.

Do I need to submit official or unofficial transcripts?
When you apply, you should upload scanned copies of the front and back of your official transcripts into the electronic application system.  You must upload separate copies of transcripts from each university, college, or community college where you earned college credit, even if transfer credits are reflected on subsequent transcripts.  For more information, and for instructions for transcripts from non-U.S. institutions, visit the Office of Graduate Studies Transcripts page.  

If you are admitted and decide to enroll, you must order and submit official transcripts before you can register for classes for your first term of study.  

Do I have to submit all of my unofficial transcripts if my recent transcript lists all of my courswork from a previous institution?
Yes, you have to send in all transcripts for all the institutions you have attended, even if you have one transcript that shows coursework from previous schools.

What are my options for funding my education?
Please see the English graduate funding page for more information.

Do you offer Graduate Assistantships?
Yes, the English Department hires a limited number of graduate assistants each year.  The number varies according to each program's needs. Please see the English Graduate Assistantships page for more information.