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English Advising via Zoom

Lehman, CUNY Requires COVID-19 Vaccinations for in-person students. For up-to-date information about this mandate, please visit the Lehman College Vaccine Info page.

All CUNY students, faculty, and staff have access to free CUNY Zoom accounts - set up yours at (using address, where ## = last two digits of EMPLID). 

For one-on-one advising with a faculty member, please ZOOM with us on the days/times listed below.  Zoom advising hours are drop-in hours, with no need for appointments, and are meant for checking in on how your semester is going, planning for the next semester, and obtaining course permissions for courses you need to graduate. Thanks for patience when you're in the Waiting Room!


We try our best to respond to permissions/requests at within 48 hours during regular (Fall and Spring) semesters.  During Winter and Summer Sessions, we respond on CDAD days.  


During our advisement hours, click on this link and an advisor will meet with you:

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 824 1693 0030
Passcode: 489851
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,82416930030#,,,,*489851# US (New York)

Date Time Advisor
Wednesday, May 25 10:00AM - 4:00PM O'BOY
Tuesday, May 31 2:00PM - 6:00PM O'BOY
Tuesday, June 7 10:00AM -4:00PM MANEY
Tuesday, June 21 10:00AM - 4:00PM MANEY
Tuesday, June 28 10:00AM - 4:00PM EURE
Tuesday, July 5 10:00AM - 4:00PM BRYANT
Tuesday, July 19 12:00PM - 6:30PM MANEY
Tuesday, July 26 12:00PM - 6:30PM BRYANT
Wednesday, July 27 10:00AM - 4:00PM BRYANT
Tuesday, August 2 12:00PM - 6:30PM DURHAM
Wednesday, August 3 10:00AM - 4:00PM MANEY
Tuesday, August 9 12:00PM - 6:30PM BRYANT
Wednesday, August 10 10:00AM - 4:00PM BRYANT
Tuesday, August 16 12:00PM - 6:30PM EURE
Wednesday, August 17 10:00AM - 4:00PM EURE
Tuesday, August 23 12:00PM - 6:30PM O'BOY
Wednesday, August 24 10:00AM - 4:00PM O'BOY

Graduate Advising Hours take place on the same days/dates at the same hours as Undergraduate Advising Hours (above), using a unique Zoom Meeting link (below):

Deirdre Pettipiece is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Graduate Advising Meetings

Join Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 978 5145 0549
Passcode: dRr8eX


For General English Undergraduate Advising, email

For First-Year Composition (including Placement and ESL), email Composition Director Wyckof or Composition College Assistant Ashley Ortiz at and

For English Honors Program (EHP) advising only, email Professor Castillo Planas at

For English Graduate Advising, email Professor Pettipiece at and

Course Schedules & Descriptions

We are tremendously excited to be launching our new English curriculum, which decenters European-based Literature courses while foregrounding courses that reflect the diversity and complexity of our literary and cultural traditions - and which also features newly configured specializations in Creative Writing and Professional Writing.  Thanks for your patience as we transition from our old curriculum/major to our new one.  Our advisors are on hand EITHER to help you finish out the old curriculum, if you choose to remain with it (as rising seniors may choose to do) OR to (re)declare your major in the new curriculum (as rising juniors may choose to do).  We've done our best to provide courses for both degree options.  Our advisors are available for one-on-one sessions to help you complete your BA in as smooth and timely a way as possible. 

For permissions, email your name, EMPLID, and course-requests to  (EHP students should email the EHP Director at  Graduate students should email the MA Director at  See below for full English Advising information.)

To register for courses (once you have permissions), log into CUNYfirst (and ScheduleBuilder) and search for courses in English literature (ENG) and English writing (ENW).

English majors and minors are encouraged to take HUM 470 to get academic credit for an internship while burnishing their pre-professional knowledge and skills and planning for the next step in their professional or academic career.  For guidance and permissions, contact City and Humanities Director Joseph McElligott at

English Advising - General Information

Permission is not advising!  You must meet with an advisor one-on-one in video-conference to discussion Transcript Reviews, iDeclaration of Major or Minors, Transfer Credit Evaluations, Program Planning and Major Worksheets, Graduation Audits, Signatures, and General Advising needs.  Be prepared! Have your EMPLID ready.  If you are seeking transcript evaluation, have course descriptions on hand.

Waitlists, Open Seats, and (No) Overtallies:  Prior to the start of classes each term, waitlisted students are added to courses in order as seats become available.  Once classes begin, waitlists end and students may register only for courses with available seats.  Keep your eye open for emerging seats on CUNYfirst during Late Registration!  The English Department does not do overtallies. 

English Advising provides advisement and permissions for English Majors and Minors, Professional Communications MinorsEnglish Graduate Studies, and all students taking Lehman English courses.  (Students seeking advisement and permissions for FYI Composition courses should direct inquiries to 

Most of our ENG/ENW 100/200-level courses meet General Education and/or Writing Intensive requirements.  Students who take a 200-level ENG or ENW course need only three more courses to complete an English Minor in Literature, Creative Writing, or Professional Writing.  Several departments outside English require majors to take a 300-level literature or a creative/professional writing course in the English Department.

Several of our professional writing courses, including ENW 300, ENW 305, ENW 307, ENW 345, ENW 318, and ENW 320, are required for majors in other departments.  Students who take ENW 201 (Writing Essentials) or ENW 217 (Editing Essentials) + one ENW course related to their major are already halfway to a Minor in Professional Communications.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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