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Academic Advising

Undergraduate Student Services and Academic Advising

Our goal is that you will not only establish a meaningful, supportive relationship with your adviser, but that you will also learn skills and knowledge that will assist you in meeting your personal, professional, and academic goals.

  • Students will meet with their adviser at least once a semester and access them as needed.
  • Students will identify their degree requirements as represented on their degree audit and apply it to the development and implementation of their long-term educational plan.
  •  Students will graduate in a timely manner by using their educational plan and selecting appropriate courses each semester.
  • Students will utilize appropriate campus resources to assist them in achieving their academic, professional, and personal goals.
  • Students will articulate how courses they select fit into a well-rounded education.

For more details on the academic advising relationship, please view the Psychology Advising Syllabus.

Scheduling Appointments

Students in the Psychology major or exploring the psychology major can schedule half hour appointments by visiting the following website which links to your Starfish account.  There are some important instructions for using Starfish.  If you are already assigned a psychology adviser go to your "Success Network" and click on the "Schedule an Appointment" link beside her photo.  If you are not already assigned to a psychology adviser, go to "Services" and search for any of the four psychology advisers by last name and click on the members tab to find her photo and proceed to the "schedule an appointment" link also beside her photo.

Students who are more than 15 minutes late will forfeit their appointment.

***Psychology Minors or those exploring the psychology minor "may not schedule thirty minute appointments and are encouraged to work with an adviser via email as most questions are very brief and easily answered via email.  However, if you feel a meeting is absolutely necessary you may schedule fifteen minute quick question appointment ."

Thirty minute Appointments are meant for issues that you know will take longer than 10 or 15 minutes. Examples of topics that could be covered in an appointment include:

  • Change of major or concurrent major paperwork
  • Long-range planning
  • Transferring credits from other institutions
  • Study abroad planning
  • Major/career/postgraduate exploration
  • Reviewing Act 48 forms

You should schedule your appointment with your assigned adviser. Students can check who their assigned adviser is by logging onto Starfish

Appointment Cancellation

If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, you may cancel your appointment through the scheduling system up to 24 hours in advance. If you are unable to cancel the appointment yourself, please contact the adviser via e-mail as soon as you realize you are unable to meet at your designated time.

If you have brief questions or concerns that can be addressed within 10-15 minutes or a psychology minor you may attend drop in advising which is offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm starting January 27th.  Drop ins are via zoom and can be accessed here: 

Examples of items include:

  • Questions about the psychology minor
  • Review degree audits and/or courses scheduled
  • Graduation checks
  • Discuss Entrance to Major requirements
  • Requests for course substitutions
  • Discussion about late drop

If it becomes evident that you have more extensive questions or issues than you realized, you may be asked to schedule an appointment.


Parents of Psychology Students, continue to read more on our Parent Site.

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