Your first step as new students should be to log into myUCF and accept your offer of admission. You should also establish a Knights-Mail email account. Be sure to do this as soon as possible, as both of these steps ensure you will be properly contacted by offices on campus concerning orientation and financial aid information. As Knights Mail is our official contact address for UCF, after your first semester all official notices will go to this account, so be sure to set it up as soon as possible and check it regularly.
This is a brief guide on how registration works for graduate courses in the English Department. Our courses operate on Closed Enrollment. Closed Enrollment essentially makes all of our courses appear full or closed to students in myUCF, setting an individual permission number for each seat in each course. Once registration opens (more on this below), you simply email our office (at the address below) for each course you wish to take and then, based on the order we receive requests, we send back the permission numbers for the seats so that you can register on myUCF.
The first thing you should do is log onto myUCF and verify your Enrollment Appointment. This is the date the university sets to be the first date you can register for classes. This date is based upon seniority and student status. While you will be unable to use the permission numbers to register before your enrollment appointment, you may secure your numbers (and thus reserve your seat) at any point after the department opens registration. Permission numbers received before your enrollment appointment will remain active until you have the opportunity to use them, but will expire during the first week of classes.
As our courses are now being offered through both the Department of English and the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, there are two different websites to view for the total schedule of courses. Depending on your track, you may need to check both websites for a total listing of courses offered (this is especially true for the Technical Communication track). Be mindful that you will need to sort through schedules by semester in order to see the full range of courses offered.
Course Descriptions will be available as we approach the beginning of the semester. To see the course description, you now have to click on the magnifying glass to the far left of the chart. As syllabi are submitted you will also be able to access those on the far right of the chart.
While we do not list out the suggested courses for each track on this page, we encourage all students to contact their advisors as soon as possible to go over what courses are best for them to take each semester. Advising appointments are also available for all programs and tracks. For your convenience all contacts and advisors for our Degree Seeking programs are listed below:
To schedule a meeting in person or virtually, please contact the appropriate person below.
Creative Writing MFA
Registration Dates, Contacts, and Format
Registration will open for all English and Writing & Rhetoric tracks (English M.A., Rhetoric and Composition M.A., Creative Writing M.F.A., Professional Writing Certificate, and Texts & Technology Ph.D.) at the below listed date. All students outside of our programs will be able to register for our courses two weeks after our student registration date. As with previous semesters, not registering as soon as possible may result in the classes you are seeking becoming full, so register as soon as possible to avoid the waiting lists. Keep in mind that all requests sent before the appropriate semester deadline will be ignored.
Summer and Fall 2019 Degree Seeking Registration Opens: March 26th, 2019
Summer and Fall 2019 Non-Degree Seeking Registration Opens: April 9th, 2019
Format and Contacts
All course requests should go to the appropriate office hosting the course. You can identify who hosts the course by looking at the course offerings websites. Course requests should contain the course name, number, and instructor name (example given below). Keep in mind that a full-time course load is 9 credit hours (3 classes) during Fall/Spring and 6 credit hours (2 classes) during Summer.
Student Name: Jonathan Doe
Student Tack: Ph.D. in Awesome
Course Info: Awesome Course for Cool People - AWE 6262 - Dr. Jane Doe
Seats in our courses will be assigned in the order we receive your course requests based upon your email timestamp. Should a course fill before your request is received you will be placed upon the waiting list for the course.
All permission number requests for English and Creative Writing Courses must go to Ethan.Watford@ucf.edu.
All permission number requests for Writing & Rhetoric Courses must go to Natasha Jones.
Any requests sent to the wrong address may be forwarded, but your timestamp will be based upon the time of the forwarding.
The Departments of English and Writing & Rhetoric place students that are enrolled with the university as Non-Degree Seeking or Non-Program as holding secondary priority to our courses. This is done to ensure those accepted to our programs have priority for the courses needed for their program of study. We also require instructor permission, received via email, for all students classified as Non-Degree or Non-Program to ensure they are able to keep up with the coursework in the classes they desire. Students seeking to enroll as Non-Degree or Non-Program should follow the following order:
Course permission can be obtained at any time, and we strongly suggest doing so before registration. You will still need to send your course requests once registration opens in order to receive a permission number, but should no instructor permission email be on record you will not be issued a number. Ultimate decisions for admitting Non-Degree and Non-Program Student lie with the instructor of the course, and should an instructor refuse permission to enter a course there are no appeals or overrides.