Welcome Back Psychology Students!

We hope you had a great summer and are excited about starting a new semester. As a Psychology major, you will be receiving updates on a regular basis to keep you informed and aware of important dates and opportunities you may want to explore. Often these updates come in the form of newsletters (like this one!), our social media, and announcements on Canvas. We look forward to working with you in the coming weeks. Have a great fall semester!

Important Information for Fall Semester

Please visit here for the most up to date information regarding COVID-19.
Remember to check your schedule on RamWeb for the most up to date information about your classes and their locations.

Academic Advising

To schedule an appointment:

Use our online scheduler:
Appointment times fill quickly, schedule early.

Fall Drop-In Hours:

Cassidy
Kelli
Rosa
Sam

Important Dates

August 18-21 Ram Welcome
August 24 Fall Classes Begin
September 7 University Holiday – Offices Closed
September 9 Last Day to Add/Drop Most Courses
October 19 Repeat/Delete Requests Due and Course Withdrawal Deadline

IMPORTANT: PACe Math Courses

YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE PACe USER’S GUIDE EXAM DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES.

For more information visit the Math Department website.

Academic Resources

Tutoring@CSU
Connect with tutors who can help you meet your academic goals.

  • Click on the “Find Free Tutoring at CSU” link for a list of FREE tutoring resources
  • Click on the “Find Private CSU Student-Tutors” for a list of private tutors who are available for a fee.

 

 

Writing@CSU
Find helpful writing and speaking guides.

Topics include:

  • Planning and organizing your writing
  • Common assignments in composition and writing courses
  • Speeches and presentations
  • Research writing and documentation
  • Writing for specific disciplines (i.e., business, engineering, and the sciences.)
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research

The Science of Learning –Tips and Tricks to Thrive this Semester

Colorado State University’s own Dr. Rhodes specializes in human memory, memory and aging, and metacognition. He is the co-creator of the Science of Learning class offered at CSU, which allows students to learn the scientific findings of the best ways to study, learn, and retain information. Through compiling data and research, Dr. Rhodes has shaped the Three Pillars of Effective Studying, which combined are very effective at improving test scores and retention rates.

Three Pillars of Effective Studying

  1. Elaborate: Making connections and forming associations that allow you to integrate information is dynamite for learning. For example, while reading a chapter in your textbook, ask yourself how it relates to the past chapter and jot down quiz questions.
  2. Spread out your learning: Learning is best when spread over time and takes place during short study sessions. For example, study for 30-60 minutes everyday the week or two leading up to an exam rather than cramming the night before. This is the simplest, yet most powerful method of improving your learning!
  3. Test yourself: Testing yourself on information rather than simply reading or studying is much better for learning. For example, make tests for yourself that are ‘essay-like’ prompts which will make you walk through the material to find the answers.

Study Skills

TILT Learning programs offer workshops in academics and study skills. See the list of topics

Learning resources for a more successful semester!

Build a schedule and stick to it! Map out times during your week for class time (whether in-person or online), study time, work, clubs, and breaks for fun!

Ask for help from classmates, TAs, professors, the writing center, or tutors!

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & INFORMATION

Get the latest info on research, registration, and advising by “liking” us on Facebook! Search for: Psychology Advising at Colorado State University to get weekly information and tips on important dates and events

Check the Advising Portal on Canvas regularly for important information and updates

Follow us on Twitter @PsyCSUAdvising!

Looking for an RA position? Would you like to participate in a psychology research lab AND earn credit for your experience? Check out the student research website to learn about the exciting projects happening on campus and how you can participate!

Welcome Back to CSU, Rams!

Meet the Psychology Academic Advising Team

Tracy Richards
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs
Email:
Tracy.Richards@colostate.edu

Samantha (Sam) Sickbert
Academic Success Coordinator
Email:
Samantha.Sickbert@colostate.edu

Kelli Gupton
Academic Success Coordinator
Email:
Kelli.Gupton@colostate.edu

Cassidy McLaren
Lead Academic Success Coordinator
Email:
Cassidy.McLaren@colostate.edu

Rosa Batko
Academic Success Coordinator
Email:
Rosa.Batko@colostate.edu

Benefits of Academic Advising

  • Assistance with interpreting the requirements and policies of the University, College of Natural Sciences, and the Department of Psychology.
  • Assistance with selecting and registering for courses.
  • Advising on fulfilling graduation requirements and departmental policies.
  • Assistance with long-term coursework, planning to meet future goals, and ensure timely graduation.
  • Referrals to other resources on campus such as the Career Center, the University Counseling Center, and the University Testing Center.
  • Assistance with completion of administrative forms such as course overload forms and pass/fail forms.
  • Information on psychology course offerings each semester.
  • Transfer evaluations for students newly admitted to the psychology program at CSU.
  • Coordination with career advising to ensure preparation for both future academic and career goals.

Scheduling an Appointment with your Advisor

To schedule an appointment with your advisor, schedule an appointment with your advisor online!

If you have any news or information you’d like to submit to an upcoming Undergraduate Psychology Newsletter, we would love to hear about it! Please contact Kelli Gupton, Academic Success Coordinator.