General Information about Advising:
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 help all students as they start their academic career, and with questions any student has. Advisors can also assisst you with:
- reviewing transcripts
- planning coursework
- study skills
- starting a career plan (also see the Advising Links)
- preparing to apply to graduate school (also see the Advising Links)
- answering or finding the answers to any other questions
Your first stop should be to visit the Psychology Peer Advisors. They are located in Student Health Center, room 200.
Psychology Advising Checklists:
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.
2012+ | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 |
Transfer 2008-2009 | Transfer 2010-2011 | Transfer 2011-2012 |
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 Degree Requirements. Click the appropriate year above.
Click here for Psychology Degree Basics
Click here are some considerations for General Core Studies: Catalog 2012+
Click here for a Four Year Example Plan
Click here for a Four Year Example Plan (pre Fall 2012)
For questions about advising, contact the departmental administrative assistant, Sean McIlraith.
Peer Advisors are available for Freshman and Sophomore students, as well as other students. Peer Advisors can remove advising blocks for lower division students. Freshman and Sophomores are not required to see peer advisors and can choose to see a Faculty Advisor. However, it is recommended that all students see a Peer Advisor initially, and they can help you select another advisor or find any other information or resource you may need.
During student's fourth semester, or just before they complete the required credits for Junior Standing, Peer Advisors will help students select a Faculty Advisor.
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
Upper division psychology majors are assigned faculty advisors.
Contact Sean McIlraith, the department administrative assistant, if you need an advisor or want to change advisors.