The purpose of advising is to help students achieve their academic and career goals. It is university policy that students meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes. Peer and faculty advisors are available to help with this endeavor. First-year and sophomore students are encouraged to meet with a peer advisor (Student Health-Room 211) prior to registration. Junior and senior students should meet with their faculty advisor.
Contact Sean McIlraith, the department administrative coordinator, if you need a faculty advisor or want to change advisors.
Peer advisors are high-performing junior and senior psychology majors who have received extensive training on the university graduation requirements. First-year and sophomore students are encouraged to see a peer advisor in the Student Health Center (Room 211) during advising. Students can also meet with a faculty advisor.
Advisors can also assist you with:
- reviewing transcripts
- planning coursework
- study skills
- starting a career plan
- preparing to apply to graduate school
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.
2014-2015 | 2012-2014 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011
Transfer 2012+ | Transfer 2011-2012 | Transfer 2010-2011 | Transfer 2008-2009
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)