Undergraduate Advising


The English Department is pleased to welcome Ms. Gina Kelley as our full-time Academic Advisor. Ms. Kelley is now the primary advisor for ALL ENGLISH MAJORS. You can make an appointment with her in Connect.


Until further notice, Ms. Samantha Martin will remain the primary advisor for ALL MINORS IN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT. The following is the schedule for Ms. Samantha Martin until NOVEMBER 15:

Tues 10-2pm

Weds 2-4pm

Thurs 10-2pm


BEFORE you meet with either Ms. Kelley or Ms. Martin to advise, you MUST familiarize yourself with our various concentrations and minors, all of which may be found here.

If DegreeWorks does not align with what you expect, please make an appointment with Ms. Martin if your concerns need an immediate response. If your questions can wait until later in September, please wait until then to make an appointment with our new full-time advisor.

FAQs: Please refer to these FAQs below, as they may help you answer your question without coming in for a walk-in appointment.

If you would like to declare a major, concentration, or minor offered by the English Department, please send Gina Kelley (gkelly1@uncc.edu)  your request with your 800#, and she will declare it for you. Please see the requirements for the degrees at http://english.uncc.edu/undergraduate-program.

If you require a permit to register for an ENGL course, please email jmussing@uncc.edu She is the only person who issues permits for our department, and she processes them as they are received. If you are trying to register for a course in any other department that requires a permit, you must contact that department. ENGL cannot issue permits for non-ENGL courses.

If a course is full, you should add yourself to the waitlist in Banner. If the course does not have a waitlist, I advise you to keep an eye on the course to see if anyone drops it so that you may add it. No one can issue you a permit to add an ENGL course that is full.