Welcome to Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office!

Check out our PSY Google Slide below for resources, forms, links, and meet our advisors and staff (click on the pictures to learn even more). Come and see Kim and Audra in the PSY Virtual Office on Zoom from 8am – 4pm for general assistance. Also located in the PSY Virtual Office, the PSY advisors are available for drop-in advising during the summer semester Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1pm-3pm. The Zoom link and password for the PSY Virtual Office are located in the Google Slide.
The PSY On-campus Office is located in 100 Psychology building,
Through August 9th, the office is open Monday- Thursday from 8am–4pm and will be operating remotely on Fridays. 


 *The Virtual Advising Office is best supported on the Google Chrome Web Browser
Non MSU students should reach out to us to discuss options
via phone 517-353-7271 or email
  • Online Appointment Scheduling System

    Scheduling an Appointment 

    The Psychology advisor's appointments are available on-line through MSU's Advisor Scheduling System. They post available advising times 2 - 3 weeks in advance. Occasionally during peak times, advisor's appointments will all be full. If this is the case, no appointments will appear on the system. To see an advisor within a week, please utilize the drop-in hours or check back for cancellations or new openings. 

    When accessing the psychology zoom you must be logged in via your msu account to gain access into the zoom.

     The instructions for accessing the scheduling system are below:

    1. Go to and log in with your MSU NetID and password. Before accessing the system you must have two- factor authentication, Click on the Academic Progress tile.
    2. On the left hand side, select ADVISING/TUTORING APPOINTMENTS, then click on the blue CREATE NEW APPOINTMENT tab on the right hand side.
    3. Under the drop-down menu in CATEGORY, select ADVISING.
    4. Under the drop-down menu in ADVISING/TUTORING UNIT, select COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE.
    5. Use the eyeglass icon in APPOINTMENT REASON to select 0229 PSYCHOLOGY.
    6. Indicate your reason for making an appointment in ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED.
    7. Under the drop-down menu in APPOINTMENT TYPE, select ZOOM or IN-PERSON appointment.
    8. Scroll to any PSY advisor and choose an appointment date and time. Then confirm.
    9. You may need to select Next Days to see additional dates/times.
    10. Psychology has five advisors and you can meet with any of them: Lindsay Spitzley, Rachael Zaborowski, Noël Lugo, Andrew Murray or Samantha Sliwa. 
    11. Follow the steps for creating an appointment. Once you have successfully saved your appointment you will receive a confirmation email regarding the scheduled appointment. 

    *More information about the Student Information System and help scheduling an appointment, please visit SIS Help | Student Information System | Michigan State University ( 

    If you are not an MSU student, please reach out to us via our general email if you are looking to meet with an academic advisor (

  • Drop-in Schedule and Standards

    Summer 2024 Drop-Ins, Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays 1pm-3pm

    Drop-in advising is currently being offered on-line through our Virtual office.
    Join the PSY undergraduate virtual office using the information below
    Meeting ID is: 974-4217-5358 Passcode: psyugrad
     When accessing the psychology zoom you must be logged in via your msu account
    If you need immediate assistance and are unable to schedule an advising appointment
    students are welcome to attend drop-in advising 

    Acceptable Topics for Drop-In Advising during Peak Times

    • Degree requirement review and confirmation of class schedule if you have recently seen an advisor 
    • Major exploration for freshmen and sophomores
    • Course selection and questions for freshmen and sophomores
    • Advisor signature for internship and independent study forms
    • Study Abroad course evaluation


    Unacceptable Topics for Drop-In Advising during Peak Times 

    • Junior and senior program planning and degree checks
    • Major exploration for juniors and seniors
    • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) form completion
    • Academic probation conferences
    • Career and graduate school planning beyond a few quick questions
    • Study Abroad course selection and planning 


    If you are not an MSU student, please reach out to us via our general email if you are looking to meet with an academic advisor(

  • Honors Advising

    Psychology Honors Students should meet with the psychology advisors regarding their academic progress and planning (Andrew, Rachael, Lindsay, Sarah and Noël). Each honors student is advised by their Psychology Advisor for college and department requirements, as well as by a member of the Honors College staff for their university requirements. 

    Professor Karl Healey is the Psychology Department's faculty honors advisor. Honors students are welcome to meet with Professor Healey, for career planning, research engagement, and planning for the optional thesis. To schedule an appointment you should reach out via email (

    For more information on the Psychology Honors Program, see the honors program page.

  • Changing your Major

    If you are interested in changing to the major of psychology or changing from one degree to the other (PSY BA vs. BS), you will need to meet with a Psychology Advisor.  Your Advisor will discuss the requirements with you for the PSY degree that you desire and let you know your graduation requirements. You can schedule an appointment with an advisor via the SIS system or look up drop-in advising hours through the advising link on the psychology undergraduate website.

    If you are interested in changing out of psychology, there is no need to meet with a member of our team. Schedule an appointment with the major of your interest and they can help make the switch for you. You should go to the specific department's website with all questions or concerns. 

  • Role of Advisors
    The undergraduate advisor's primary focus is to help undergraduate students with matters pertaining to academic progress and career goals. While students are responsible for understanding University, College, and Department requirements, advisors can provide current information about requirements, options, and procedures. The advisors recommend that students review the requirements with them at least once a semester.  In addition to reading the Psychology website on a regular basis, students should read their e-mails to look for new programs and opportunities within the department through our weekly newsletter. The Psychology advisors want to assist students in preparing a solid undergraduate experience. Make sure to get to know them! 

Undergraduate Advisors & Office Staff

Want to email an advisor? For current or prospective students wanting to correspond with advisors and staff by email, please send your message to the general PSY account at This email account is checked daily (Monday – Friday) and is usually the quickest way to get a reply from the PSY Undergraduate Office.