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Advising

 

The Psychology Student Academic Affairs Office offers Peer and Staff Advising to undergraduate students. Peer Advisors are current Psych and BCN majors with extensive training to help guide you. Our staff advising team is composed of full-time Staff Advisors and current UM Graduate Students from the Psychology PhD program and the School of Education Master's Program.

Our office is located at 1343 East Hall. You can reach us by phone at 734-764-2580. Click here to review our FAQs.

Please use the information on this page to learn more about how to receive our services!

Fall 2022 Walk-In Advising

Staff and Peer Advisors will be available in the Psychology Student Academic Affairs Office (1343 East Hall) on a walk-in basis during the registration period to help with all your Psych/BCN advising needs. Use the chart above to determine which type of advisor can best help you. Please note that Peer Advisors may have shorter wait times than Staff Advisors. 

There is NO walk-in advising during university breaks, including Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break (11/23-11/25/22).  The last day of Peer Advising for Fall 2022 is 12/9/22.

 

Walk-in & online drop-in Peer Advising schedule (available every day class is in session during the Fall 2022 semester): 

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri
10am-3pm

11am-4pm

10am-12:50pm 10am-2pm
10am-2pm

Want to know which peer advisor is on duty? Check out the daily schedule here!

See the section below for more information about how to get online drop-in peer advising.

 

Walk-in Staff Advising schedule (available during the registration period of the Fall 2022 semester): 

Mon 11/14 Tues 11/15 Weds 11/16 Thurs 11/17 Fri 11/18
N/A 9-12; 12:30-3:30 9-1 N/A 10-4
Mon 11/21 Tues 11/22 Weds 11/23 Thurs 11/24 Fri 11/25
9-12; 1-4 9-4 N/A N/A N/A
Mon 11/28 Tues 11/29 Weds 11/30 Thurs 12/1 Fri 12/2
9-12 10-2; 3-4 10-1 1-4 9-2

Before You See an Advisor

Please review the Psych dept. FAQs, which has answers to many common advising questions.

IF YOU ARE DECLARING YOUR MAJOR: You must complete the major course prerequisites and the Online Orientation process found on our How to Declare page. After completing all those steps, you may declare your major by meeting with a Peer Advisor during the Fall and Winter semesters, or meeting with a Staff Advisor during the Spring and Summer semesters.

IF YOU ARE A GRADUATING SENIOR IN NEED OF A MAJOR RELEASE: You do NOT need to meet with an advisor. Submit a request for your major release from home by following the steps on this page.

IF YOU HAVE REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: First, read the Registration FAQs. If your question isn't answered there, most other registration questions can be answered without an appointment by calling our office at 734-764-2580 or emailing us at psych.saa@umich.edu.

Registration issues we can help with:

  • Getting into a class for which you have transfer credit for an enforced prerequisite: Once your enrollment appointment is active, you must have the course and discussion number of a section with open seats available (ex. Psych 240-012) and you must be able to register immediately. 
  • Questions about enrollment restrictions or you aren’t able to enroll in a class.
  • Questions about our waitlist policy.

Registration issues we cannot help with:

  • Course is full: we cannot over-enroll a full course. Only the instructor may consider such requests; however, it is unlikely as most classrooms do not have space for additional students beyond the course's stated enrollment capacity. Visit our Registration page for more information on requesting permission into a full course.
  • You don't meet the prerequisites: Only the instructor may consider allowing you to enroll in a course for which you do not meet the prerequisites. 

Drop-In Peer Advising

Peer Advisors are available for online and in-person drop-in advising when class is in session during the fall and winter terms. 

See above for the current Peer Advising schedule!

In-person walk-in Peer Advising: Visit the Psychology SAA Office at 1343 EH and sign in on the iPad at the front desk.

Online drop-in Peer Advising: Join the online Office Hours Queue to get advising from the next available Peer Advisor! When it's your turn, the Office Hours Queue will display a Zoom link for you to join a meeting with a Peer Advisor.

Peer Advisors are monitoring the online Office Hours Queue and in-person sign-in sheet simultaneously. Advisees will be seen in the order in which they sign in, whether in-person or online.

Want to Be a Peer Advisor?

Click the button below to learn more!

Advising Appointments

Staff advisors offer online and in-person advising appointments year round, except during university holidays. All appointments are in Eastern time (Ann Arbor time). Appointments are not offered during peak advising times: the first two weeks of the fall and winter semesters; and the registration period. During peak times, advising help is available on a walk-in basis. See the section above on this page for more information.