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Advising

Remote Advising under the COVID-19 Situation

Advising to begin on Monday, October 12th
Registration to begin on Monday, October 26th

These are what you should do:

  1. Visit the Psychology Majors Moodle Site under the section of Academic Advising Info for helpful resources.
  2. Download the Advising Form and the Credit Distribution Sheet (optional) from the Psychology Majors Moodle Site under the section of Academic Advising Info.
  3. Fill out the forms based on your Degree Works on Banner.
  4. Fill in the Advising Form (including suggested classses for WI20 and SP21) and the Credit Distribution Sheet.
  5. Reach out to your advisor to schedule an appointment.
  6. Upload the advising form to the Advising assignment, or share the form with your advisor based upon their instructions.

General Information on 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 or use certain online platforms for you to sign up for an appoitnment. Please prepare an updated credit distibution sheet and a blue advising form for the appointment. 

For those considering medical school, there is a Pre-Med Concentation 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. Brown at amy.brown@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 requests for overrides must be made to the Department Head at amy.brown@louisiana.edu. Please provide your name, your ULID, the course you would like to get into, and a justification for why you need the course. Overrides are issued at the discretion of the Department Head. Priority in granting override is given to graduating seniors.