Departmental clearance

Most Department of English courses are “R” (open registration) courses during the regular registration period, but the following “D” courses (along with any Maymester/Julymester courses) always require departmental clearance: ENGL 300, 302, 303, 304, 305, 407, 408, 490, 491, and 492. Our literature/GE-B overlapping courses are also “R” to start but then switch to “D” for the rest of the reg period. Departmental clearance is not required for “R” course registration prior to the beginning of the semester, but is required for “D” course registration. On the first day of classes all classes besides large GE lectures will be closed—admission is granted only with the instructor’s direct approval (more information on this process available on our FAQ page).

Be sure to check the class numbers (e.g., 32734R) and class hours against the official Schedule of Classes at

Contact Details

USC Department of English

3501 Trousdale Parkway
Taper Hall of Humanities 404
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354

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