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Advising

To register for classes, you must have your advising hold removed. Every student must attend a group advising session to have this hold lifted. Advising sessions cover degree requirements, classes to take next, advice for career and grad school preparation and instructions for graduation.

Preparing for an advising appointment
Advising sessions are offered each semester from weeks seven through 13. You can schedule an appointment by using the sign-up sheet outside of each advisor's door. If you don't know who your advisor is, you can find their name in your DegreeWorks.

Students who don’t attend a session before priority registration dates will need to attend a later session after registration has opened. Students who schedule later may have difficulty finding available classes. Students will be notified of specific dates and times of upcoming departmental advising sessions via email, posters and announcements.

Students must bring a completed copy of the advising booklet  to the advising session. You may also need to bring a printed copy of your DegreeWorks if you want personal advice after the session.

Students must bring a completed copy of the advising booklet  to the advising session.  You may also need to bring a printed copy of your DegreeWorks if you want personal advice after the session.  Upperclassmen (students with more than 85 credit hours) might receive an email notification regarding their 90 Credit Hour Checks. If you have received that notification, please sign the confirmation form available here, and email it to Vee Lewis. 


Navigating successfully through your major and degree is our shared goal. We are here to assist you. However, it is your responsibility to monitor your progress and meet degree requirements. Attention to detail is essential. You can learn degree and major requirements by using DegreeWorks, the Course Catalog and the Office of Undergraduate Studies website.

Adding a minor
To add a minor, you should first look over the requirements of the minor in the Undergraduate Catalog or using the What-If tab in DegreeWorks. Most minors are 15-18 credits and all minors require at least nine credits of upper-level courses. Completing a minor usually takes three semesters due to pre-requisites and sequential courses, but some minors can be completed more quickly. Meet with your advisor to go over the minor and see how you can add the electives to your overall plan. Bring a copy of the “intent to minor” form, found in 1120 LSB, when you meet with your advisor. Complete the form and have your advisor sign it. Then, return it to Vee Lewis in 1120 LSB.

Popular minors for psychology students include biology, communication studies, sociology, forensic and investigative science and business administration.