The purpose of advising is to make sure students achieve their academic and career goals. Peer and Faculty Advisors are available to help with this endeavor. At the University of Idaho, Peer Advisors are available to answer questions and help all students as they start their academic career. Advisors can also assist you with:
- reviewing transcripts
- planning coursework
- study skills
- starting a career plan
- preparing to apply to graduate school
- answering or finding the answers to any other questions
Psychology Advising Checklists:
Your first stop should be to visit the Psychology Peer Advisors. They are temporarily located in McClure Hall, room 403A.
Before you go see an advisor be sure to review the checklist we have provided below to help you understand the courses needed to graduate.
2014-2015 | 2012-2014 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009
Transfer 2012+ | Transfer 2011-2012 | Transfer 2010-2011 | Transfer 2008-2009
An Advising Checklist is available with University Core Requirements, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Requirements, and the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies Degree Requirements. Click the appropriate year above.
The following links can help you identify relevant courses:
UI General Education Requirements
Psychology Degree Basics
Four Year Example Plan
Four Year Example Plan (pre Fall 2012)
For other questions about advising, contact the department administrative coordinator, Sean McIlraith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Peer Advisors are available for first-year and sophomore students, as well as other students. Peer Advisors can remove advising blocks for lower division students. First-year and sophomore students are not required to see peer advisors and can choose to see their assigned Faculty Advisor instead. However, it is recommended that all students initially see a Peer Advisor and they can assist you in finding another advisor or resource you may need.
Faculty are available by appointment for advising about career choice and coursework. Contact the faculty member directly for available times or drop-in during their regular office hours.
All psychology majors are assigned faculty advisors.
Contact Sean McIlraith, the department administrative coordinator, if you need a faculty advisor or want to change advisors.