All English Department graduate courses are registered using permission numbers. This means that when looking up an English graduate course in MyUCF, it will always be marked as closed, even when no one has yet registered for it.
Registration for the Spring semester usually takes place in October, while registration for Fall and Summer semesters takes place in March. Several weeks before registration begins, the Graduate Admissions Specialist will e-mail your Knights account. All graduate students will be given the same date for registration. When this date arrives, each student should email their registration requests to the Graduate Admissions Specialist. Do not email any requests before the date arrives.
Students will be given a permission number unique to each request that will allow them to register for their classes. Permission numbers will expire two weeks after their issue. If a registration number expires, a student may request another one if space remains in the class.
Why do we register our graduate classes in this way? The permission numbers allow us to register English degree-seeking graduate students before all others (students in other graduate degree programs, non-degree students, and undergraduates). Without this system, our degree-seeking students might be prevented from taking the courses they need by students who do not need our courses for their Master’s degrees. As a result, however, our students need to register quickly. Generally speaking, students who make their requests at the time that registration opens do not have difficulty getting into classes. Those who miss the opening sometimes do.
If a class a student wants to take is full, the student will be placed on the wait list. The Graduate Admissions Specialist will contact the student if and when a space opens up. At that point, the student will have a limited amount of time to register: how limited depends upon how quickly classes are scheduled to begin. Students on wait lists will need to monitor their Knights email accounts carefully.
Registration for graduate courses within the English Department is handled in an entirely different manner from undergraduate registration. This fact can make registration especially confusing for students who completed their bachelor’s degrees here. Please read the above carefully if you attended UCF as an undergraduate.