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Psychology Undergraduate Advising

Advisors are Here to Help You! 

The Psychology Advisors are available to assist you with psychology major & minor requirements, degree audits, academic policies & procedures, research information, course planning, and other psychology-related questions. We're also here to connect you to a variety of campus facilities & resources such as the career center, community centers, disability services, teaching & learning commons, study abroad, and more.

Advising Hours & Location: 

  • Students may use the "Ask a Question" feature within the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) to submit questions to the psychology advisors. Advisor's responses can be found in the student's "Contact Record" area of their VAC. 
  • Our Frequently Asked Questions page has a wide variety of information and will most likely answer your question.
Drop-In Advising is currently being handled in-person and via Zoom. 
  • In-person: the Psychology Advising Office is located at 1533 Mandler Hall.
  • Remote: sign in to your Virtual Advising Center (VAC), select "Meet with Advisor," scroll to "Psychology Dept." and you will be placed in the psychology advisors' queue for a Zoom meeting.

Summer 2022 Advising Hours

Week of August 22-26, 2022

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm (Remote)

Psychology advisors will only be meeting with:

  • matriculated Psychology majors
  • incoming Psychology major Transfer students, those who were psychology majors students at the time of their acceptance to UCSD

Due to limited time availability, psychology advisors are not able to meet with:

  • Transfer students who have recently switched into a Psychology major from a different major: you may begin seeing a Psychology advisor the week of September 19.
  • 1st-year students: you may begin seeing a psychology advisor week 3 of the Fall 2022 quarter

 

Note: advising hours availability is subject to change. 

NOTE: During weeks 7 & 8, drop-in advising will be for 10-minute quick inquiries related to major/minor requirements, degree audits, or upcoming quarter planning. Long-term planning or more complex inquiries will not be addressed during weeks 7 & 8.

Current Students: 

  • Please use the "Ask a Question" function in your Virtual Advising Center to ask questions about the psychology majors and minor. An advisor will respond to you within 4-5 business days (note: advisors do not answer VAC messages on weekends, evenings, or University holidays).
  • Sample academic plans can be found on each of our major pages; due to the flexible nature of our majors, we are unable to create individual plans for students. For academic planning, please bring your proposed academic plan to our walk-in advising hours for you and the advisor to review together.

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Return to Required Letter Grading Policy Begins Summer Session 1, 2021

The Psychology Department is no longer allowing flexible P/NP grading for Psych Major or Psych Minor coursework beginning Summer Session One 2021 and forward (including Fall 2021). The last quarter for flexible grading options was Spring 2021. Beginning Summer 2021, we will revert to our usual grading requirements as outlined on our web pages - psych majors: statistics and all upper-division major courses must be letter-graded and psych minor courses.