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Campus Learning Assistance Service

Students seeking individual assistance with any writing assignment or project can sign up in advance for an appointment in the Writing Lab, 3rd floor of the Student Resource Building, or use the Writing Drop-in Lab, on a first-come, first served basis. Tutors in the Writing Lab assist students at any stage in the writing process–from analyzing the assignment to revising for clarity and conciseness. However, CLAS writing tutors do not proofread or edit papers.

Course-specific workshops can be arranged by instructors to help students develop the skills they need to master the requirements of specific courses.

For more information, go to Campus Learning Assistance Services or call (805) 893-3269.

Student Services

The Disabled Students Program provides adaptive computing and equipment, sign language interpreters, note takers, and test proctors, among other services, for students who seek their services. Visit the Disabled Students Program or call (805) 893-2668 for more information.

UCSB maintains a comprehensive list of Basic Needs Resources (including housing, food, technology, and academic resources) available for students

For students dealing with crisis of any sort in an academic setting, it can be hard to determine where to turn to get help.  One place to gain insight into is the Career and Counseling Center, which also has a website addressing how to deal with stressful issues: Responding to Distressed Students.

Students (and instructors) can also call the Office of the Ombuds at (805) 893-3285 for 100% confidential advising, counseling, and assistance with conflict resolution.

If a student cannot attend classes or complete coursework due to a crisis, it is the student’s (or their family’s) responsibility to contact Office of Student Life at (805) 893-4569. More information can be found at Office of Student Life.

Forms and Documents

This page acts as a repository for online forms and documents related to the undergraduate program in English, including Honors, Literature in Translation, and Specializations.

English Major

Bachelor of Arts – English Major

Independent Study Courses

English 199 Form

English 199RA Form


English 195I Form

Download PDF:
English Major Departmental Flow Chart (255.45 KB)

English Minor

English Minor

Download PDF:
Minor–Request for Certification Form (32.82 KB)

Foreign Literature in Translation

Approved Foreign Literature in Translation Courses

Download PDF:
English Major Specializations (124.15 KB)

All Degree Candidates will fill out this Google form to be able to verify completion of the specialization. This form should be completed during the degree candidacy quarter for when you will graduate.

For students that are not able to open the link above, please fill out the certification request form.

For unique situations that student is completing a specialization that is other than the ones offered by the English Department, please fill out this form below.

Download PDF:
Independent Specialization Agreement (22.22 KB)

All specialization course lists can be found on the Specializations page.

English Honors Program

Forms and Information for both Honors Tracks (Seminar and Individual) can be found on the Honors page.

Special Courses

Education Abroad Program

Download PDF:
Petition for Major Substitution Form (108.14 KB)

Departmental Writing Contests

All forms and information can be found on the Beyond the Classroom: Awards and Prizes page.

Undergraduate Listserv

Subscribe to the English Department Undergraduate Listserv for information regarding money, scholarships, internships, lectures, fellowships, writing contests, schedule changes, registration info, and department announcements!

Follow these easy directions to subscribe today!

  1. Address an email to listserv@listserv.ucsb.edu
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  7. If you experience difficulties joining the list, please email our undergraduate program advisor.