The goal of academic advising in the Psychology Undergraduate Program (PUP) Office is to provide the undergraduate psychology student with information she or he needs to have a successful and rewarding university experience. The objectives of academic advising are:
- to communicate curriculum requirements and expectations
- to assist a student in tracking progress toward graduation using DARS
- to assist a student in identifying her or his academic and career goals
- to provide information regarding university resources and solutions to problems
The advising staff is available to provide current and prospective students with information regarding the undergraduate psychology major. You can reach an advisor in the Psychology Undergraduate Program (PUP) Office by visiting us in 342 Fawcett Hall, or calling (937) 775-4155.
The Advising team can help you with:
- reviewing progress toward graduation
- questions regarding curriculum requirements, course prerequisites, and course selection
- solving problems related to courses and DARs report
- providing information on careers
- preparation for graduate school or professional school .and more!
If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please telephone to cancel the appointment so that another student can be scheduled into that time.
Students are placed on mandatory advising when their cumulative grade point average drops below 2.0. This is a serious action and can result in eventual dismissal from the University if the GPA does not improve. Students who are placed on mandatory advising must seek advising from Joyce Howes (106 Oelman) or Susan Yeoman (106 Oelman) in the office of the College of Science and Mathematics Office before they can register.
If you are interested in a career in medicine, dentistry, law, counseling, or social work, be aware of the current admission and course requirements for these professional schools. Pre-professional advising stays up-to-date on the requirements and can give you a schedule of the coursework that must be completed prior to applying to any medical, dental, or law school in particular. If you have an interest in pursuing one of the following fields, make an appointment to meet with an advisor:
- Premedical and pre-dental: (937) 775-4226 (235 Biological Health)
- Pre-law: (937) 775-3063 (131Q Allyn)
- Pounseling: (937) 775-2077 (M072 Creative Arts Center)
- Professional psychology (Psy.D. degree): (937) 775-3490 (110 Health Sciences)
- Social work: (937) 775-2751 (270 Millett)
To apply for graduation, review your current DARs to confirm that all requirements have been met or are in progress. The most up-to-date deadlines for applying for graduation are posted here. Approximately a semester before your intending graduation, visit the PUP Office and ask for a graduation check. An advisor will review your DARS and sign your Permission for Applying for Graduation form. You can pick up your Permission form four business days after you leave it in the PUP Office. Take it to the Registrar Office in E244 Student Union with your application fee. It is the student's responsibility to apply in time to meet all university deadlines. Visit the Office of Register and click "Graduation Application Information" for most current information of deadlines and fees for applying for graduation.