General information

Below are links to important resources for advising:

  • Read some tips from Terri Dautcher (two-time winner of the Outstanding Advisor award) on how to empower yourself to learn about and complete the curriculum to earn your degree.
  • Important forms – Most will be found at the Registrar’s homepage (e.g., the Declaration of Major form and the Declaration of Minor form), but some are located at the Undergraduate Studies homepage (e.g., the Student Request form).
  • Degree options – Look here if you want to know more about the differences among the degree options available in Psychology.
  • Curriculum planning guides – See the graduation requirements for every major (be sure you’re looking at the correct catalog year — it should be listed at the top of your Degree Works page).
  • Academic minor requirements – Look here to help choose a minor (again, know your catalog year).  Don’t overlook PSU’s new Marketing minor!
  • Summer and winterim – Students may complete up to 6 credits per winterim and up to 9 credits per summer. The additional costs for tuition can be found here. Alternatively, students can earn credit by examination through the CLEP/DANTES exams.
  • Billing information – Look here to learn about policies, payment schedules, and how to access your bill.
  • Transferring credit – This page outlines PSU’s transfer credit policies and includes a database to help you figure out which requirements at PSU will be satisfied by courses completed at other universities.
  • Graduation and commencement requirements – The time to examine this checklist is the fall semester of your senior year. (Remember that degree requests for spring must be submitted by December!)
  • Procedure for changing advisors – Students wishing to change advisors may request reassignment at the Undergraduate Advising Center located in Mary Lyon 034. Any student who would like to be reassigned to a particular advisor must first ask that advisor. If the faculty member agrees, the request is then processed. No paperwork is necessary.
  • Still can’t find what you need?  Try visiting the homepages for the RegistrarUndergraduate Studies, the Undergraduate Advising Center, or search through the Academic Catalog.