Advising

Due to COVID-19, in-person advising appointments have changed to online appointments via Zoom. Schedule your appointment through the EAB website remember to select location Psychology- Zoom.  

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.  They can also stop by the undergraduate office periodically to check the bulletin boards for announcements and to borrow relevant materials from the lending library. The Psychology advisors want to assist students in preparing a solid undergraduate experience. Make sure to get to know them! 

 

 Undergraduate Advisors & Office Staff

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://msu.campus.eab.com/ and log in with your MSU NetID and password.
  2. Click “Get Advising” in the upper right corner of the Student Success Dashboard home page.
  3. Follow the steps for creating an appointment. You and your advisor will receive confirmation emails regarding the scheduled appointment.

*More information about the Student Success Dashboard: 
https://tech.msu.edu/teaching/student-success/

 

Drop-in Schedule and Standards

Drop-ins are available throughout the academic year, Monday - Friday from 1pm - 3pm. In the summer, Drop-ins are available in the mornings from 10 - noon Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Students traveling from out of town should call first to verify the schedule, as walk-ins are cancelled sometimes due to programs and student orientations. Drop-in advising is located in 100 Psychology Building.  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.

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

The Psychology Advisors are:  

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

 

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