In desperate need of degree advice? This page contains information regarding the department's advisors.

Once you've decided to pursue a degree in English, you will need to meet with your Academic Advisor. The English & Literature department has two full-time advsors, Dawn Chase and Samuel Banford. Dawn advises all English and English Education majors with last names beginning with the letters A - K. Samuel advises all English and English Education majors with last names beginning with the letters L - Z. To make an appointment with Dawn or Samuel call the English & Literature department's front office at (801)863-6292 or (801)863-8577. Have your UV ID on hand. Also, please be aware that during the busier times of the semester (ie - the first few weeks, the last few weeks, and during registration) Dawn and Samuel's schedule can fill 1 - 2 weeks in advance. Plan accordingly.

If this is your first meeting with an Academic Advisor, please read the "1st Meeting with your Academic Advisor" section below to make sure you are prepared for your first meeting with Dawn or Samuel.


Dawn Chase

Dawn Chase

Samuel Banford

Samuel Banford

First Meeting with your Academic Advisor

If you are a new or transfer student, please review the following criteria to ensure you are prepared for your first meeting with your Academic Advisor. If you are a returning student and it has been more than 3 years since you last attended you will also want to review the following.

  1. Have you been admitted to UVU?
  2. Have you transcripts been sent to UVU?
    • Please note that official (i.e., sealed) transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be sent to UVU (this includes high school). If yes, proceed to #3. If no, please contact your previous institutions and request that transcripts be sent to UVU Admissions.
  3. Are your test scores on the system?
    1. Have official copies of your ACT or SAT scores been sent to UVU? If you have not taken these tests, you may need to take the UVU assessment exam. If yes, proceed to #4. If no, please contact your high school or ACT/SAT for instructions on requesting these scores. More information regarding Accuplacer, UVU's assessment exam, may be found on the Testing Services website. Practice tests and other helpful information may be found here.
  4. Have you completed the online Orientation?
    • Prior to meeting with Dawn or Samuel you should complete the online orientation. Visit the Orientation website for more information. Proceed to #5.
  5. Meeting with your Advisor
    • Now you are ready for your first meeting with an Academic Advisor. To schedule an appointment please call the front office at (801)863-6292 or (801)863-8577. It is also highly recommended that you print and read the Academic Advising Syllabus.

What an Academic Advisor Does

Your Academic Advisor is there to help guide you through your college degree program and assist you in making progress towards your academic goals. She or he is a resource, in addition to the course catalog and Wolverine Track degree audit system, to help you understand the requirements for your degree. She or he will explain your options and make suggestions.

Dawn or Samuel can provide personalized assistance, including information on how classes you have already taken apply towards your degree. You should make an appointment to meet with him or her as soon as possible if you're considering this program. Your meeting with them can be more productive if you have researched the degree in the catalog, looked at a degree evaluation in Wolverine Track, and browsed through the degree links on this website.

In February 2012, the UVU Review published an article entitled "How an Advisor Can Help You."

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