Mentoring and Registration
Beginning with the class entering the program in the fall of 2010, students will have the opportunity to choose their initial faculty mentors by consulting the department’s online list of tenure-line faculty and contacting the ones with whom they share relevant interests. Students must report having secured a faculty mentor to the Academic Coordinator by the end of their first term in the program. The faculty mentor can help to guide a student’s path through the program, especially with regard to subsequent course selection and early preparation for the independent research work required by both the curricular and thesis options. The Director of Graduate Studies and the Academic Coordinator also help to support students with many aspects of their academic work in the program, and the Academic Coordinator is responsible for reporting to the University Registrar final program approval of student course selections after the pre-registration and registration periods each semester.
Also beginning in the fall term of 2010, students will be welcome to enroll each term in as many as three program courses for a maximum of 9 credits per term. Students may enroll in fewer courses as long as they’re mindful of both program requirements for the degree, and the university policy regarding full-time status for health insurance coverage eligibility.
Currently enrolled students can pre-register online for courses offered the following semester during the pre-registration period. They can also register for remaining seats in open courses during the add/drop period at the beginning of every term. Students must consult with their faculty mentors before pre-registering or registering for courses, and they should confirm with the Academic Coordinator that the program has approved their selections. For more information, visit the Office of the University Registrar web site.
Students interested in enrolling in upper-division undergraduate English courses, or graduate courses offered by other Georgetown departments, the Folger Shakespeare Library, or the English departments of other universities in the Washington Consortium of Universities, must secure the approvals of the instructors of those courses, their own Georgetown faculty mentors, and the Director of Graduate Studies.
The program will allow students to take a maximum of two courses outside the department. Students should therefore approach the option judiciously, and sparingly, and always in consultation with their faculty mentors.
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