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Drop/Add Special Drop Ins 1/19/21 to 1/22/21 & 1/25/21

from 9:00am to 11:45am and 1:00pm - 3:30pm EST

All advising will continue to be remote for the spring '21 semester. 

Appointments and drop-ins will be held via zoom.

Special Drop-In Only Advising Held during Spring '21 Drop/Add week: 

Link to sign into drop-in advising - https://covidupdates.la.psu.edu/undergraduate-advising/ ​. 

This Zoom meeting room is open only during noted drop-in times and is closed outside of times listed.

Monday, January 18 - By appointment per assigned adviser calendar only, in Starfish

Tuesday, January 19th thru Friday, January 22nd hours are 9:00am-11:45am and 1:00pm-3:30pm EST  

Special Drop-Ins Monday, January 25th from 9:00am-11:45am and 1:00pm-3:30pm EST (Special Monday drop-in time because this is the last day to regular add a course for Spring 21.  Please note you cannot regular drop a course this day, that deadline is Sunday, January 24th by 11:59pm EST)

Other Options to connect with PSYCH advising-

Regular advising options below begin January 26, 2021.  Appointment are for majors only, minors please visit us during drop in hours only. 

  • Quick Question Advising - 15 min. - schedule in advance in Starfish
  • Regular Advising Appointment - 30 min. - schedule in advance in Starfish
  • Drop-In Advising - to be seen that day, sign-in during the time listed below:

Wednesdays - 1:00pm-3:00pm EST 

Thursdays - 1:00pm-3:00pm EST

To sign in for drop-in advising during times listed above, please follow these steps: 

  • Click on - https://covidupdates.la.psu.edu/undergraduate-advising/
  • Click PSYCH under list of majors to sign in for PSYCH drop-ins
  • Complete the form (Please be sure the name you list on the form matches your ID/name in ZOOM)
  • On the Thank you page, please use the zoom meeting link provided to sign into the PSYCH Advising Drop-ins room.  It is possible there may be a wait time, so please be patient and wait until you are added to the adviser's drop-in room.

Scheduled Advising Appointments 

Advisers have both 30 minute appointments and 15 minute quick question appointments available.  Please utilize Starfish to schedule all appointments. 

College of the Liberal Arts : Advising Appointment Scheduling System

To make an appointment if you are not currently a psychology student, log into the scheduling system (Starfish) click on "services" go to the search bar and type in the name of one of the psychology advisers, Georgelle Bilak-Crist, Melissa McBrayer, Camille Selden, or  Rachel Zimmerman.  When the adviser's info comes up click on "make an appointment" find an available appointment time that works for you.

Appointments can be scheduled up until 5:00 pm the day prior to the appointment and no longer than 30 days out.

A minimum of 36 hours notice is requested for all appointment cancellations to allow another student a chance to take your spot.  Please be considerate of advisers’ time and cancel as soon as you are aware that you cannot make it to your scheduled appointment.  Should something critical arise in less than 36 hours, please still cancel the appointment and also send an email to the adviser letting him/her know why you are unable to attend. 

Psychology academic advisers are available to meet with students pursuing the psychology major by appointment and students pursuing either the psychology minor or major may utilize quick question advising hours.

If you have brief questions or concerns that can be addressed within 10-15 minutes, you may utilize quick question advising hours.  

Examples of quick question items include:

  • Questions about the Psychology Minor - Psychology minors must come in during drop-in advising, please do not make an appointment for help with the PSY 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.

E-mails

There has been a significant increase in e-mail interactions with students in the last year. Below are a few guidelines to follow when you write an e-mail to one of us, and to decide when you should:

  • Only e-mail one adviser at a time and continue to work specifically with that adviser until your issue has been resolved (unless that adviser becomes unavailable). E-mailing multiple advisers with the same issue creates confusion and may delay our response to you.
  • Include your name, a greeting (ex. Hi Melissa), and your 9 digit ID number (if you e-mail from your PSU account, your ID number is not needed).
  • Please do not use text message lingo—we can't understand your emails if they include partial words. This is something you should get used to—your future employers will expect the same.
  • We are happy to answer quick questions via e-mail. We will not, however, replace an advising meeting with e-mail correspondence. For example, discussing possible courses for the next semester is something that you should do in person, not through the computer. If we feel that something is too difficult to explain over the computer, or a reply would be too extensive, we'll ask you to come in and speak to us personally.
  • Please limit your e-mails. If you have several questions, e-mail them all at once. Avoid sending multiple e-mails on the same day.

We'll do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible, but we might not be able to answer them on the same day. We also do not answer e-mails during vacations, holidays, or weekends.

 

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