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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

academic advising

Advising Checklist

Students assume sole responsibility for planning their courses and academic activities.

You are responsible for understanding major, minor and degree requirements. If you do not follow these advising activities, you risk not graduating on time.

Be sure to review your academic schedule, Degree Audit (PDF), degree requirements and career plans with a Department of Psychology academic adviser, as well as your FSEM adviser your first year.


Although you are not required to meet with a major adviser until your sophomore year, we strongly recommend attending a group or individual advising session during your first year.

Fall quarter

  • Attend a group or individual advising session to learn about the department, opportunities and degree requirements.

Winter quarter

  • Apply for the Cherrington Global Scholars program if you want to study abroad.

Spring quarter

Spring quarter

  • Apply for graduation. You must apply 4 quarters before the quarter during which you plan to graduate.
  • Apply for Field Experiences, if interested.

Fall quarter

  • Enroll in PSYC 3999 (0 credits), Senior Assessment (required for graduation; taken online any quarter of your senior year).

In addition to these deadlines, see our recommendations for planning for your career or graduate school.