Advising

Welcome to Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office! The office will continute to assist students via the virtual office. Please utilize the Psychology Advising Virtual Office below for resources and to access our virtual office via Zoom.

 Need an advising appointment? Those can be scheduled through the Student Information System, you can access that here. Current students can utilize our zoom drop-in advising hours posted below for immediate assistance..

*The Virtual Advising Office is best supported on the Google Chrome web browser

The Advising Office will be closed from December 24- January 3rd, The office will reopen January 4,2022

The psychology office is open for
in-person quick questions M-F 9AM-5PM,
The advisors offer a mixture 
of in-person and zoom appointments.
A maximum of 4 students are allowed in the office at a time!
Our virtual zoom room hours are M-F 8AM-4PM for questions
Drop-In Advising is offered Monday-Friday from 1PM-3PM,
these will continue to be held remotely via zoom. 
  
  • 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. 

    MSU has moved to a new advising appointment scheduling system. The instructions for accessing the new scheduling system are below:

    1. Go to https://student.msu.edu 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 three advisors and you can meet with any of them:, Sarah Handspike, Lindsay Spitzley, and Rachael Zaborowski
    11. Follow the steps for creating an appointment. Once you have succesfully 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 (msu.edu) 

  • Drop-in Schedule and Standards

     Drop-ins are available throughout the academic year, Monday-Friday from 1pm - 3pm.
    Drop-in advising is currently being offered on-line through our Virtual office. Join the PSY undergraduate virtual office using this link Psychology Zoom If you have any issues accessing the link the meeting id is: 974-4217-5358 passcode: psyugrad. 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 
  • Honors Advising

    For new students starting Fall 2017 or after, course advising will be done by the department's academic advisors listed above (Sarah, Rachael and Lindsay). New students are still welcome to meet with Dr. Ravizza for career planning, research engagement, and planning for the optional thesis. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ravizza, email her with your availability. 

    • Professor Susan Ravizza, 285C Psychology Building, 517-432-3366, ravizzas@msu.edu 

    Each honors major is advised by their Psychology Advisor, as well as by a member of the Honors College staff. 

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

  • General Questions
    Email psyugrad@msu.edu for all undergraduate advising office questions and 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