Connect availability/modalities

English Advisor: Gina J. Karp [] / 704-687-0065

For virtual appointments: It is the student’s responsibility to contact Mrs. Karp at the time of their appointment. She will be available by phone (704-687-0065) or online during your scheduled advising time. If students wish to do a virtual Zoom session, a link to the Zoom meeting will be automatically sent to the student via Connect notification after the appointment is made.

For In-person Appointments: If you selected an In-person appointment. Please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment on the 2nd floor of Fretwell, English Department office, and sign in at the front desk kiosk. I will come to greet you and bring you to my office for the appointment to commence.

Please be mindful of the modality that you chose. If you need to cancel at any time, please do so through Connect. You can also send me an email or phone call letting me know you will be unable to make the appointment.

Summer Advising Availability:

Thursday: Virtual only / 9:30 – 12:00

My summer work hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. I will answer emails that are sent after work ours or over the weekends on the next working business day.

The English Department seeks to promote undergraduate learning by coordinating the English major and its several concentrations and course combinations that will ultimately aid English students in successfully achieving their goals and graduating on time.

Current English Students: Make an appointment with your Advisor, Mrs. Gina Karp, via Connect ( You find your primary advisor’s information in Connect and/or DegreeWorks. If DegreeWorks does not align with what you expect, please make an appointment with Mrs. Karp if your concerns need an immediate response (e.g., graduation, etc.).

Prospective English Students: Please familiarize yourself with our various concentrations and minors, all of which may be found here. Then, if you prefer to declare an English major/minor, see below how to declare. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Karp.

Declaration Information:
To declare a B.A. in English and/or a Concentration: If you would like to declare a major and/or concentration offered by the English Department, please fill out the following Google form and give it a few days to take effect on your transcript/DegreeWorks. Please see the requirements for the degrees located in the UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Catalog.
To declare a minor: Click here to declare a minor offered by the English Department.

Course Overrides: If you require an override to register for a course in any other department that requires an override, you must contact that department. ENGL cannot issue permits for non-ENGL courses. If you require an override for an English course, contact Gina Karp ( for evaluation and permission.

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