Nadia Barksdale and MaryKatherine Ramsey provide advising services for all students in the Department of English. Nadia and MaryKatherine are available to help students:
- Understand the general education and English major requirements and think about possible double majors and minors.
- Schedule classes.
- Learn about the department's medical humanities, professional writing, creative writing, English, popular culture studies, disability studies and critical and cultural theory minors.
- Complete curriculum and registration petitions.
- Explore study abroad and scholarship opportunities.
- Locate a faculty mentor with whom to write a senior thesis.
- Work through academic and personal issues.
- Apply to graduate.
Nadia serves as the primary advisor for students with last names A to L. MaryKatherine serves those students with last names M to Z; she also advises all disability studies minors.
Make an Appointment
Call the English front desk at (614) 292-6065 to schedule an advising appointment or stop by the desk in 421 Denney.
Daily Drop-In Hours
Student are welcome to bring quick questions and urgent concerns to the advising team during daily drop-in hours. Students interested in declaring a minor are also encouraged to visit during drop-in hours.
- Monday: 10:00 to 11:00
- Tuesday: 9:30- to 11:00
- Wednesday: 8:00 to 9:30
- Thursday: 3:00 to 4:30
- Friday: 1:00 to 2:30
If you have transfer credits that need further evaluation, please email Katie Stanutz, Undergraduate Studies Program Manager, at email@example.com. Your email should contain your Ohio State email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a list of the courses that you would like to have evaluated along with the names of the institutions where you completed these courses. If you have course descriptions or syllabi, include those as well.
The department evaluates first- and second-level writing courses only if those courses were completed in one of the following countries: the United States, Australia, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Liberia, the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) and The Commonwealth Caribbean. Writing courses completed in other countries cannot be evaluated for transfer credit.
In the same manner, the department also evaluates literature credit only if those courses were completed in one of the following countries: the United States, Australia, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Liberia, the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) and The Commonwealth Caribbean. Literature courses completed in other countries cannot be evaluated for GE-eligible transfer credit.