QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
New and prospective Department of Psychology students:
Academic success issues and concerns:
Experiential learning opportunities:
Other issues and concerns:
How can I reach an advisor with general questions?
Students are welcome to email email@example.com or call 480-965-7258 during open advising hours with any general questions. You can also email your advisor at their specific email address. Be sure your message includes your name, ASU ID#, phone number and a brief message. An advisor will return your email or phone call within two business days.
Where can I find Psychology/Neuroscience Advising?
The Psychology Undergraduate Student Center (Advising) is located on the Tempe campus in the Psychology Building, Room 202. The Department of Psychology advisors are available for those students majoring in neuroscience (online or Tempe campus) and psychology at the ASU Tempe campus.
What is a DARS?
DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) is an automated report that provides all of your degree requirements and places the classes you take into their relevant areas of study. Once every requirement is filled, you can graduate. Undergraduate students should also review their degree audits with their academic advisors. You can view your degree audit from My ASU by selecting Degree Programs under My Programs and then clicking on Degree Audit (DARS). This will directly take you to the DARS Self-Service home page where you can request your audit by selecting Run Default Programs. Bring questions you have concerning the degree audit to your advising session.
How do I declare a minor in psychology?
How do I declare a psychology or neuroscience major in the Department of Psychology?
If you have questions about the psychology major at Tempe campus or the neuroscience program, please schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss the program. You can schedule an appointment online. Once you have decided to change your major, you can submit the request through the Changing Majors website.
How do I add a concurrent degree?
Review the Concurrent Degree website. Once you’ve decided on which degree you want to declare as concurrent, you can submit the request through the website. If you have questions, please schedule an appointment with an advisor or meet with an advisor during open advising hours. When choosing your concurrent degree, also review the incompatible degree list.
I am a new, first-time freshman need to have the Advising Liberal Arts hold removed before I can register.
Welcome to ASU and the Department of Psychology! All in-coming freshman are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. Once you pay your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email and messaging on your My ASU about your next steps to completing your enrollment. Please follow the To Do items on your My ASU. First Year Students in The College are advised in Armstrong Hall. Specific questions can be directed to 480-965-6506.
I am a new transfer student and need to have the Advising Liberal Arts hold removed before I can register.
You need to meet with an academic advisor to get your hold removed. You will receive messaging on your My ASU with next steps to get enrolled for your first semester at ASU. Follow those To Do items to meet with an advisor and get the hold removed for registration.
How do I register for classes?
You register for classes via My ASU by clicking on the class search link in the My Classes box. This Registering for Classes video will assist you in learning the process to enroll in classes. Check out the schedule of classes to see what classes are being offered and to add classes to your shopping cart.
The course for which I want to register is reserved (has a green triangle).
Review the reserved seat information by clicking on the class since these types of courses are reserved for a specific student population. If you meet the reserve criteria, then you can add the class to your class schedule. If you do not meet the reserve criteria, then you generally cannot add the class. Please note that some classes have a “reserve until date” which means any remaining seats will be released to the entire student population on the specified date and you may be able to enroll in the class at that time. NOTE: All iCourse sections will be reserved for “On campus students” – if you attend ASU in person, you are included in that reserve population.
The course for which I want to register is closed (red X).
The red X means the class is filled. Keep monitoring the class to see if a seat becomes available since class seating may change up until the drop/add deadline. Please note there are no wait lists for classes at ASU and it's recommended you have alternative courses in mind during registration. Be flexible and choose another class if you cannot get the one you want.
How do I request a class override for a psychology or neuroscience course offered by the Department of Psychology?
Section-full class override: you can email the instructor of the course and ask if a class override is possible for a course that is already full. If you receive approval for a Section-full class override, send the email approval from the instructor to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Prerequisite class override: you can email the instructor of the course and ask for permission to register for a class in which you do not meet listed class prerequisites. If you receive instructor approval for a prerequisite class override, then send the email approval to email@example.com for review.
How do I request a class override for a psychology course offered at other ASU campuses?
Psychology courses are offered by different colleges on other ASU campuses. Click on the course in Class Search and find "offered by" to determine the college/campus for other psychology classes. If you have further questions about the course or class override procedures for the course, contact the respective college below:
I am still unable to register for a psychology or neuroscience course and I am receiving an error message.
Meet with a psychology advisor for an appointment or open advising or contact us at (480) 965-7258 to assist you further with your class registration issue.
How do I register for more than the allowed credit hours?
Students are permitted to register for up to 18 total credit hours without restrictions during the fall and spring semesters. Students are able to register for 9 credit hours in session A and session B without restriction. If you would like to register for more than 18 total credit hours or more than 9 credit hours in session A or session B, review the The College credit overload guidelines and meet with an advisor to discuss your course overload request.
How do I take a course for the 3rd time?
You will need to petition to request approval to take a class for a third time. Review and complete the Petition to Repeat Coursework a Third or Fourth Time (link is under “Standards Committee Petition”). Next, email the petition to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
My cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 and I need to have the Liberal Arts Advising hold removed.
Students are placed on academic probation when their ASU cumulative GPA drops below 2.00 at the end of the fall or spring semester. Department of Psychology major students on probation must complete the Academic Success Planner modules in Canvas. Links to the Canvas sites are available for both on campus and online students are available here. Once completed, email your advisor or email@example.com to notify the advising team.
I am Off Track one term and need to have the eAdvisor hold removed.
Schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor in Psychology. For additional information, call 480-965-7258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, ASU ID# and phone number.
I am Off Track two terms and must change my major.
You do not need to meet with a Department of Psychology advisor. Review the information on How to Change your Major and then contact an academic advisor in the department or school of your new major.
How do I withdraw from a course?
Before withdrawing from a course, review the following information and then schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor in the Department of Psychology to discuss your situation and options. Between the drop/add deadline and the 10th week of a fall or spring semester C session class, students can withdraw from any class and receive a grade of "W." Classes with alternate beginning or ending dates (such as session A or B or summer classes) have an adjusted withdrawal deadline. Students can request a course withdrawal online by signing into MyASU. Click on the “Registration” link in the appropriate semester and then choose “Drop/Withdraw”. Detailed instructions can be found online. Consult the Tuition Refund Policy to determine whether withdrawing will or will not generate a tuition refund. NOTE: If you are receiving financial aid or a scholarship, check with the office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services; withdrawing from a course may affect your aid/scholarship.
How do I withdraw from all of my classes?
Students can request a complete withdrawal from the university until the semester transaction deadline. Consult the Academic Calendar for appropriate deadline dates. Complete withdrawals should be viewed as a last resort since there may be serious academic and financial consequences in processing a complete withdrawal. Making a complete withdrawal from the university can be a difficult decision and ASU has many resources to help you. For more information on complete withdrawals, see Complete Session Withdrawal Information – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
I am looking for a research lab to complete PSY 399 or PSY/NEU 499.
Review the Research Opportunities webpage. Be sure to click on the title of the lab to view more about the research and who to contact. Contact the lab asking if they have availability and if you can meet with them for more information. Once you have been approved to work in a lab, submit the application form (available from the lab) by email to email@example.com.
I am interested in the PSY/NEU 484 internship course.
The Department of Psychology is committed to providing students with an opportunity to complete an internship for course credit. Internships provide students with skills and experiences that will enhance their educational and career prospects. For more information about these opportunities, review the Department of Psychology Internship webpage.
I am interested in a PSY 384/NEU 394 undergraduate teaching assistant opportunity.
Undergraduate teaching assistant opportunities are offered by instructor consent. Contact a professor with whom you may be interested in working. If the professor approves your placement, complete the Application for Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship and submit to the Psychology Undergraduate Student Center firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I change my major out of psychology or neuroscience?
You do not need to meet with a Department of Psychology advisor. Review the information on How to Change your Major and then contact an academic advisor in the department or school of your new major. If you know the major you want, use the Academic Advising Directory to contact an advisor in that department and schedule an appointment.
I would like information about careers in psychology and neuroscience.
There are several resources available to learn about career fields within the field of psychology and neuroscience. Review the information on our Careers page.
Who do I contact concerning financial aid or scholarships?
Contact a Financial Aid Counselor at: 855-278-5080.