AdvisingPage address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/psych/advising.html
What is an advisor?
Your psychology advisor is meant to be a resource for you to help you navigate the major, and to help you think about what you might do after graduation. Typically, advisors can help you:
- Select classes
- Identify careers that would be interesting
- Provide you with information for how to apply to graduate school
- Provide advice for dealing with difficult classes
Your psychology advisor will not:
- Provide you with advice on meeting your general education requirements. If you need help with this, you can visit Advising U in Armstrong Hall 114.
- Provide advising forms, such as applications for graduation. You can find the links for commonly requested forms here.
- Help you write your resume or conduct mock interviews. The Career Development Center provides these services, and has a number of helpful resources and tools that will help you through this process.
How do I get an advisor?
You can visit our main office in Armstrong 23 to request an advisor once you have declared a major. You can change your advisor at any time.
What should I do to prepare for a meeting with my advisor?
- Make an appointment with your advisor. Scheduling an appointment with your advisor ensures they will have the time to meet with you, and that they can prepare for the meeting.
- Print an up-to-date copy of your DARS report (which you can download from eServices on the Registrar's website.)
- Write down any questions you have that you would like to ask your advisor. Make sure to check the undergraduate bulletin and the registrar's website first!
- If you are visiting your advisor because of academic problems (e.g. academic probation) have a clear plan for how you will improve your performance and be more successful next semester
- Make sure to show up on time for your meeting!
I am almost ready to graduate... what do I need to do?
You will need to fill out an application for graduation one year in advance. This gives you time to correct any problems or take any classes you have overlooked.