Advising

Welcome to Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office! For the Spring 2021 semester, advising will occur remotely. Please utilize the Psychology Advising Virtual Office below for resources and to access our virtual office via Zoom. Advising appointments can be scheduled through the Student Information System you can access that here.

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

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 
  2. Once logged in, from the students homepage, select the academic progress tile. Click "Advising/Tutoring Appointments" on the tab to the left, Then select create a new appointment.
  3. 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 shceduling an appointment, please visit SIS Help | Student Information System | Michigan State University (msu.edu) 

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

Drop-in Schedule and Standards

Drop-ins are available throughout the academic year, Monday-Friday from 1pm - 3pm. Drop. 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.
Drop-ins are for quick questions, not for program planning. For more than 10 minutes with an advisor, please schedule an appointment through the scheduling system

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, Andrea, 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.