Undergraduate Programs

Declaring a Major

Admission to the English major program


  • A writing test score equivalent to a 4.0 or higher on the Gallaudet Writing Evaluation or its equivalent;
  • ACT Reading score of 22+; SAT Verbal score of 510+; a score of 80 or better on the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) exam; or equivalent
  • A grade of B or better in ENG 208 or its equivalent;
  • Recommendations from two English instructors;
  • A copy of the applicant's transcript;
  • Two essays. These are to be sent to the major/minor coordinator for inclusion in the application file;
  • A letter of application; and
  • An interview with the major/minor coordinator.

Admission to the major/minor is conditional upon acceptance by a Major Review Committee which will consider the above-mentioned criteria when determining which student may major/minor in English. Students who are not approved by the Major Review Committee may appeal to the department chair.

To continue in the program, English majors and minors must obtain a GPA average of "C" or better in their major/minor coursework.

Students who have not yet declared a major/minor in the English Department may take up to twelve credits of courses numbered 380 or above with permission of the English major/minor coordinator; thereafter, admission to the major/minor program is required.

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