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Advising

Advising will help you to keep track of your progress in the psychology program. You will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your primary contact person for academic information and advice while you are enrolled in our program.

Find your advisor’s name and contact information on ULink. Your advisor is available to assist you during a two-week advising period in March for summer and fall semesters and October for spring semesters, respectively. 

Before the advising period, your advisor will send out email reminders and put sign-up sheets on his/her office door. You need to visit the advisor’s office to sign up an appointment. Please bring in an updated credit distribution sheet and a blue advising form (those can be obtained from the hallway outside the main Department of Psychology office) to the appointment. 

For those considering medical school, there is a special track for psychology majors that prepares them for taking the MCAT and meeting the requirements for entry to most medical schools.  Students who are interested in going into a medically related career (e.g. physician, nurse-practitioner, occupational therapist, physical therapists) should contact Dr. Lynch at clynch@louisiana.edu to discuss this option or other alternatives as soon as possible in their academic career.

Graduation: Degree Plan & Degree Application/Fees

Students with 80+ hours are encouraged to meet with their advisors to determine how close they are to graduating.  If close, you need to make an appointment with your advisor at the beginning of your second to last semester to complete a Degree Plan.  For the Degree Plan appointment with your advisor, you will need to obtain a Degree Plan packet from Psychology Department Office and a transcript from the Office of the Registrar.

Additionally, students close to graduating should go to http://commencement.louisiana.edu/graduates/apply-graduation to submit a Degree Application.  After applying for a degree, then you should go to your UL account to pay the Degree Fee.  Note that you will be insured priority scheduling if you pay the Degree Fee in a timely manner (i.e. before the deadline date specified in the Academic Calendar corresponding to your second to last semester).  Priority scheduling is absolutely necessary to guarantee that you are able to schedule the courses that you need to graduate.

Overrides

All request for overrides for psychology courses must be made in person at G214.  Overrides are issued at the discretion of the Department Head.  No email requests will be accepted.  Note that at the time the override is initiated, you must have an electronic device with you that will allow you to schedule the class immediately.