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Peer Advising

The Psychology Peer Advisors are available on a walk-in basis while classes are in session during the Fall and Winter terms on:

Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 11am - 3pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 11am - 4pm 

  • Declaring a major
  • Assess progress in their major
  • Deciding between the Psychology major and the Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience (BCN) major
  • Specific requirements of your major
  • Plan class schedules
  • Help you find courses that suit your goals and interests
  • Mapping out a way to fit in all the courses you need to graduate
  • Discussing the Honors Program
  • Graduate school and career options
  • Research & independent study opportunities in the department

Peer Advisors are available in the Fall and Winter terms.

WHO are the Peer Advisors?

The Psychology Peer Advisors are Junior and Senior undergraduate Psychology majors who are well-informed about the Psychology majors and have received training in peer helping skills.

WHERE are the Peer Advisors located?

The Peer Advising office is located in 1343 East Hall.

HOW do I become a Peer Advisor?

You must apply to become a Peer Advisor. Applications will be available before the course registration period. If you are chosen for an interview you will receive an email message to set up a time for an interview.

After all interviews have been conducted, students who have been selected will receive emails announcing their acceptance. Once accepted, you will also enroll in Psychology 308. Psychology 308 is a graded course that will fulfill the experiential lab requirement for Psychology majors and count towards the credits needed for a Psychology major. Psychology 308 does not count in the Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience major.

Applications need to be completed the term before you plan to be a Peer Advisor. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the next term of Peer Advising. You may, however, submit your application for consideration for the following term.

WHAT do Peer Advisors do?

Peer Advisors help students analyze and assess their progress in fulfilling their Psychology course requirements, aid students in planning their class schedules, help students declare Psychology as a major, discuss graduate school and career options, and go over research opportunities and options for Independent Study in the department. Additionally, the Peers also plan and organize Focus Groups and Forums throughout the year.

WHEN will Peer Advisors advise?

Peer Advisors take walk-in appointments (office hours listed at the top of page). Please note that Peer Advisors are only available during the Fall and Winter terms (until the last day of classes).

Winter 2017 Psychology Peer Advisors