Advising Information

Academic Advising for the Summer and Fall semesters begins on March 6, 2023, and ends on April 12, 2023.

Late Advising begins April 13, 2023.

The Department of Psychology offers individual advising appointments during the designated advising season.

Please be aware that there are different procedures during the Regular Advising Season and the Late Advising Season.

The drop-down menu(s) below will provide more information.

When to Take Certain Classes

The goal should be to finish the core curriculum as soon as possible, so you can incorporate courses for the minor and foreign language sequence as you work your way through the major.

Freshman Year

Concentrate on completing core curriculum courses.

  • Before you can take your first psychology class, PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience, you must first finish RHET 1311 Composition I.
  • Be sure to take MATH 1302 College Algebra (or MATH 1321) and earn a C or better. This is a prerequisite for PSYC 3435 Statistics & Methods I.

Sophomore Year

Once you complete RHET 1311 and MATH 1302 (or MATH 1321), take PSYC 2300. In your second semester, you are ready to take PSYC 3435 Statistics & Methods I and PSYC 3320 Applied Psychology. Start working on your foreign language sequence courses and choose a minor.

Junior Year

The following will ensure you are prepared for your senior year.

Plan to take:

  • PSYC 3435 Statistics & Methods I (If you have not already.)
  • PSYC 3341 Research Methods

One course from the following:

  • PSYC 3350 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 3356 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 3360 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3330 Health Psychology

One course from the following:

  • PSYC 3370 Industrial Psychology
  • PSYC 3375 Consumer Psychology
  • PSYC 4325 Personnel Psychology
  • PSYC 4363 Organizational Psychology

One course from the following:

  • PSYC 3305 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 3380 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 4320 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 4300 Learning and Memory

Senior Year

Plan to take:

  • 3 upper-level course electives
  • PSYC 4392 Capstone

Step 1: How to Get Advised

Below is a guide for the advising process. It may be opened in a browser or downloaded.

Click on the image for step-by-step instructions on the advising process.

Late Advising starts after Regular Advising ends and will continue through the first week of classes. Late Advising has different procedures than regular advising. Students who are advised during Late Advising may be less likely to be able to enroll in courses of their choice and they are more likely to have to join waitlists.

Step 2: Complete and Submit the Course Selection eForm

The Late Advising form can be found here. This form is required for an advising appointment and must include your course selections for next semester. Please use this link to find your courses.

Once submitted, the form will be reviewed by an advisor. If the form is approved you will be sent a link to set up an appointment. If the form requires corrections, you will need to revise and resubmit the form before you can set up an appointment.

If the advising appointment is canceled, for any reason, the Course Selection Form must be resubmitted. The form must be resubmitted even if the appointment is with the same advisor.

Course Selection eForm for Late Advising

  • Once this form has been reviewed you will receive further instructions about an advising appointment.
  • T-number begins with T00 followed by six numbers.
  • Please note, if you do not use your @ualr email address we may not receive the form. Find your email address in BOSS under the Personal Information > List Accounts and Change Passwords screen.
  • Please include area code.
    Please select one of the three options.
    If you are not sure please refer to this link:
  • 5 Digit CRNCourse Dept eg. PSYCCourse Number eg. 2310Section # eg. 991, 01Course TitleDay & Time, eg., MWF, 9-9:50amWilling to Join a Waitlist? Yes/NoSemester 
    To enter more than one course, click on the plus (+) to the right of the row.
    If Yes, please note you must be advised by both departments before you can have your advising flag lifted.
    By checking this box I acknowledge that the form, which will be automatically emailed to me, is accurate: It employs my @ualr email, and all my personal and course selection details are accurate and complete. I understand that failure to provide accurate and complete details in a timely manner may result in the cancellation of my virtual advising appointment.
    (please acknowledge each of the statements)