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Academic Advising

All advising appointments will be conducted via Zoom

(virtual appointments)

Virtual appointments allow you to talk to your advisor "face-to-face" and establish a more personal connection. Your advisor can also share their screen with you, so you can see the resources they are discussing and easily follow along. Students must have a laptop/computer or tablet/smartphone, and stable wifi access. Any student that cannot use Zoom (i.e. does not have access to internet) can email psych.saa@umich.edu for alternative options. 

All appointments are in Eastern time (Ann Arbor time). 

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BEFORE SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT: 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 schedule an virtual advising appointment to meet with an advisor and finish your declaration by clicking "Schedule an Advising Appointment" below.

IF YOU ARE A GRADUATING SENIOR IN NEED OF A MAJOR RELEASE: You do NOT need an appointment. Submit a request for your major release from home by following the steps on this page under 1.B., and an advisor will email you a copy of your release within 7-10 business days.

FOR REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: First, read the Registration FAQ's. If your question isn't answered, please email psych.saa@umich.edu.

Registration Issues we can help with:

  • Transfer credit for an enforced pre-req: Once your enrollment appointment begins, 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

Please review how to request permission into a full course and other registration resources.

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Psychology Academic Advisors are available to meet with you not only to discuss courses and academic planning, but also to talk about your current goals, future aspirations and personal experiences. Although the Psychology Department is the largest department at the University of Michigan, it is our goal to make your undergraduate career within psychology as fulfilling and meaningful as possible.

An Academic Advisor can talk with you about:

  • Making substitutions to your prerequisite or program courses
  • Discussing transfer/abroad credit evaluations
  • Figuring out how best to prepare yourself for graduate school
  • Explain how to address academic difficulties in a timely manner

Nominate your Psychology/BCN Advisor for the LSA Excellence in Major Advising Award today!

The Excellence in Major Advising Award, established in 1988, recognizes 2 individuals for outstanding major advising each year. Deadline for nominations is mid-December - click here for more information.