Undergraduate Advising


English majors and minors have access to the department's academic advisors on a daily basis. Our dedicated, in-house English advisors help students select a track within the English major, choose a double major and/or minor, schedule general education and major courses and prepare petitions and graduation applications. In addition, they assist students interested in pursuing independent research or creative projects to locate faculty mentors, provide students with information about study abroad and scholarship opportunities and evaluate English courses for transfer credit. Student may schedule an advising appointment or seek assistance during our drop-in hours.


MaryKatherine Ramsey (.240) provides advising services for students in the Department of English. MaryKatherine is 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 diverse minor programs
  • Complete curriculum and registration petitions
  • Explore study abroad and scholarship opportunities
  • Apply to graduate

Katie Stanutz (.3) offers career advising for English majors. She's available to discuss:

  • Internships
  • Career preparation and job searches
  • Job documents (resumes, cover letters, etc.)
  • Graduate school


*Until further notice, all Department of English undergraduate advising appointments will take place online using Zoom. Please sign into Zoom using your OSU log-in information.*

Academic Advising

To schedule an appointment with MaryKatherine Ramsey, please go to OnCourse and log into your student account. From there, you can schedule an appointment.  If you need assistance, please see this tutorial which has further instructions.

If you are not an English major and/or if you cannot schedule an appointment with MaryKatherine Ramsey via OnCourse, please email english@osu.edu.

For your appointment, please log into this Zoom room at least five minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.  Zoom has voice chat, video, and messaging available. You do not need video or a microphone if you don’t currently have one.

*Please note that we do not currently take appointments for minor declarations. If you would like to declare a minor (or if you are interested in receiving information about a minor), please complete this form or come to drop-in advising hours.

Career Advising

To schedule a career advising appointment with Katie Stanutz (.3), please email her directly.

Transfer Credit

If you have transfer credits that need further evaluation, please email Dr. Katie Stanutz (.3). Your email should contain your full name, your 9-digit BuckID number, the courses you would like evaluated, and the institution(s) where you completed these course(s). Please attach syllabi for the courses and a pdf copy of your transfer credit report (instructions on how to access it here [pdf]).

Please allow 10 days for transfer credits to be evaluated. If you do not include all of the information listed above, your evaluation will be delayed.