Frequently Asked Questions
- You may add courses until the 5th day and drop courses until the 10th day of classes in MyInfo.
- To add courses after the 5th or to drop after the 10th day of classes, fill out an Add/Drop form, and obtain signatures from both the instructor of the course and your faculty advisor or the Academic Advisor in the Psychology Advising Office (Traphagen 319). Then turn it into the Registrar’s Office.
- Classes dropped after the 10th day of classes will be graded "W."
- The signature of the Academic College Dean is required if adding after the 10th class day or if dropping after the official withdrawal deadline.
- If you are a collegiate athlete you must also obtain your athletic advisor’s signature.
Current students: A list of your faculty advisors’ offices, emails, and office hours is posted outside the Psychology Advising Office (Traphagen 319). Additionally, the Psychology Advising Office can answer questions and connect you with resources.
New Students: The College of Letters and Science Advising Coordinator, Erica Dungan, located in
the CLS Academic Advising Center in Wilson Hall 2-274, is the primary contact. You
can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or please feel free to schedule an appointment with Erica Dungan.
Log into MyInfo , and click on “Student Services.” Then click on DegreeWorks, which has your academic advisor listed in the top left in the “Student View" block. Within MyInfo under the ‘Student Services’ tab there is also a ‘Show My Advisor’ link at the bottom.
Additionally, you can stop by the CLS Academic Advising Center located in Wilson Hall 2-274 and ask the Advising Coordinator, or visit the Psychology Advising Office in Traphagen 319 to address questions and connect you with resources.
Tentative class lists can be found in MyInfo under “Schedule of Classes- find CRN here;” select the semester of concern and proper rubric to see the tentative class list. However, this information may be subject to change.
The Psychology Advising Office in Traphagen 319 can assist with advisor requests.
On DegreeWorks. If you have multiple majors/degrees, there are separate GPA blocks for each one. Also if you have multiple minors there are individual GPA blocks as well.
Go to MyInfo and click on the “Transfer Equivalencies” link on the first page before you log in. Complete the drop-down requests and you will get a list of transfer credits. However, the list is not all encompassing since there are many institutions/courses. If your courses are not listed, they can still be considered by MSU through the normal course transfer process. Please contact Admissions for more information.
It may be before your appointed day/time to register, there may be major/minor restrictions as well as prerequisites for the course(s), or you may have holds on your account. Check the course listing information for prerequisites. If the course listing says "Consent of Instructor," you will need permission from the instructor or department to register for the course. Go to Traphagen 319 for assistance in registering for Psychology courses. If you have a registration hold on your account, log in to My Info and go to the Student Services tab, then Student Records to View your Holds. Contact the appropriate office to find out how to have the hold removed. Common holds include: medical fees, unpaid tickets or bills, immunization records, etc.
- All students must be advised before receiving their Registration PIN. Go to the Psychology Advising Office in Traphagen 319 or your Faculty Advisor. After your advising appointment you will get your PIN number. Note: If you go to the Psychology Advising Office for your PIN, you may have to wait up to 24 hours for this to show on your DegreeWorks.
- If you lost your PIN, first check the Notes section of your DegreeWorks account. If you don't see it there 24 hours after your appointment, contact the Psychology Advising Office in Traphagen 319.
- Undergraduate research, PSYX 490R, is an opportunity to participate in active research in many different labs. Participation can range from overseeing experiments, data entry/coding, or experimental design. The prerequisite is PSYX 225 (Research Design & Analysis II).
- Field Practicum gives psychology majors direct experience in applied settings relevant to psychology. For those students who do not plan to engage in laboratory research, PSYX 490R, this course also provides a beginning basis for further work leading to completion of Senior Thesis, PSYX 499R. The prerequisite is PSYX 225 (Research Design & Analysis II). Three (3) credits are equivalent to nine (9) hours of work per week to be completed throughout the semester, in addition to other course requirements.
The Department of Psychology site has a list of current research labs. Find one that interests you and contact the professor to see if they are accepting students. Students can also earn PSYX 490R credit(s) by working in a research lab.
A double major requires 120 credits and one diploma is earned for the primary major listed. A dual degree requires 150 credits and/or departmental requirements, an additional 9 upper division credits, and you receive two diplomas.
Change of curriculum forms can be found online or stop by the Psychology Advising Office in Traphagen 319.
Students graduating in the Spring must complete an Application for Baccalaureate Degree and submit it to the Registrar's Office by October 1st of the preceding Fall Semester. Students graduating in the Summer or Fall must file this form with the Registrar's Office by March 1st of the preceding Spring Semester. Former students, who are graduating the semester of their return, must file this form with the Registrar's Office by the 15th semester day of their current semester. If you plan to graduate with a Second Degree or a Minor you will need to fill out separate Applications to Graduate for those.