The university code is 1465, and the department code is 2501.
No. The department only requires the general test.
The GRE scores are acceptable for five years.
The writing sample should be approximately 20-25 pages.
Your $50 application fee should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
At this time, your application to the English department constitutes a joint application for teaching assistantships from English and the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities. However, the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) is a separate employing unit with a separate application form and deadline. Applications to WRAC must be submitted separately.
Refer to the Office of Human Resources information about student health insurance. Note that there are differences in coverage between the student insurance base plan and the graduate assistantship plan. This site contains links to a variety of information on the health insurance plans, including enrollment information, coverage information, and a link to Chickering group (the insurance provider).
The best place to go for a variety of information is the Graduate School. Their site contains many links and documents, including: the Graduate Assistant Handbook and the Graduate Employees Union contract, which was negotiated through the graduate assistant labor union (in effect through 2008).