Welcome to 2021!

Welcome back to campus! We hope all of you had a healthy and peaceful Winter Break and are excited to get back to campus and start the new semester!

Did you know…?

For Spring and Summer 2021, CSU will allow undergraduate students to elect the Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory (S/U) option in place of a traditional (A-F) letter grade.
An S is equivalent to a C or above while a U designates a D or F but does not garner credit or negative impact on GPA.

CSU will also offer the late course withdrawal option without tuition refund for all undergraduate and graduate students. Students may elect to withdraw from individual courses through May 7, the last day of class (prior to final exams).

For questions, please refer to CSU’s webpage here.

Internships 101: How to Gain Experience AND Credit!

It’s never too early or too late to start the process of securing an internship. Internships are not only a great way to “try on” a future job or career you may be considering, but also a way to gain valuable skills and begin to create a professional “network” for yourself.

Check out the PSY internship website for ideas on how to start your own internship process

Start your search for internships today

Feel free to set up an advising appointment if you have questions about the process or need additional assistance.

Please contact Rosa Batko (rosa.batko@colostate.edu) if you have any information you’d like to submit to an upcoming Undergraduate Psychology Newsletter.

Psych drop-in hours Spring 2021

Need help from your advisor? Drop-ins are often the best way to connect for quick help for 10-minutes or one question:


If you think you’ll need a longer appointment, please call (970) 491-3799 to schedule a 30 minute appointment or go to this link to schedule an appointment.


The Virtual Career Fair—February 9, 10, 11 from 11:30-3:30 pm MST

Use the Career Center to get help with your resume or even just talk to someone about ideas for what to do to become a professional in your field.
Hosted through Handshake

International Symposium—February 23-24, 2021

Sessions include climate change, pandemics, foreign relations, diversity and international education and global engagement in higher education.

International Symposium’s full schedule available here

Black History Month Program

Every February the Black/African American Cultural Center @ CSU highlight the accomplishments & contributions of African, African American, Pan-African people and culture.



Now accepting applications! Come join

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in psychology. They the opportunity to get connected with others who are interested in psychology through meetings and volunteer opportunities

PSA – PSA stands for the Psychology Student Alliance. It is an student-lead organization that partners with Psi Chi to host monthly meetings, service events, and social events for students interested in psychology. Undergraduates of any year and any major are welcome to join.

For more information, Psi Chi’s website is here or check out their latest newsletter here.

Additional Resources

CSU TILT Academic Success Workshop facilitators present tips for student success in online courses.

Check out more Online Study Skills resources from TILT.

Did you know that the PSY Advising Portal on Canvas has many great resources including info like “What can I do with a PSY degree”, concentration check sheets, grad plan templates, tips for BMS 300, grad school resources & more? Check it out!

Get the latest info on research, registration, and advising by “liking” us to get weekly information and tips on important dates and events, as well as other important information and updates.

CSU, College of Natural Sciences, & Department Scholarship Applications

CSU Scholarships

Every year Colorado State University awards millions of dollars in scholarships!

Applying is easier than you think and you can start TODAY.

The Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA) is an online scholarship application for many of the scholarships at CSU. Scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be repaid. The CSUSA includes both merit-based and financial need-based scholarships. To be considered for need-based scholarships through the CSUSA, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted no later than February 15.  A FAFSA is not required to be considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships could also be awarded based on other factors including field of study, talent, hobbies, and career goals. All class levels (entering freshman, undergraduates, transfer, 2nd bachelor’s, graduate and Professional Veterinary Medicine) are eligible to receive scholarships. If you plan to be enrolled in one or both semesters next year, please apply!

Steps to Complete the CSUSA

  1. Log onto RAMweb.colostate.edu with your CSU eID (eName and password).
  2. Select the CSU Scholarship Application link under the Financial Information heading (available on RAMweb from October 1 to March 1 at 11:00 p.m. MST). You can modify your application up until the March 1 deadline.
  3. Complete and submit the General Application.
  4. Complete and submit Supplemental Application(s) if required. See below for more information on CNS/Psychology Department Requirements.
  5. Review your Recommended opportunities (at the top of the CSU Scholarship Application, hover over ‘Opportunities’ and then click, ‘Recommended’). Some scholarships may ask additional questions specific to that scholarship. Click the ‘Apply’ button to answer any remaining questions.

*Scholarships are awarded based on many factors including merit, financial need, field of study, and talent. They are awarded by institutions, governments, private individuals, foundations and community organizations.
*For more information about the CSUSA, please read the CSUSA Frequently Asked Questions. The Office of Financial Aid is also available to answer any scholarship related questions.

College and Department Scholarships

The Psychology Department awards undergraduate scholarships to our majors on an annual basis. Each scholarship has its own set of criteria that are used by the scholarship committee to determine award recipients.
Completed scholarship applications are due on March 1, 2021 by 11 p.m.

Steps to Complete the CNS and Psychology Scholarship Application

  1. Access CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA) on RamWeb
  2. Complete supplemental material for the College of Natural Science (CNS) as part of the CSUSA to be considered for college and department scholarships. If you have plans to work in suicide prevention and/or addictions counseling, please be sure to also answer these questions in the CNS supplemental question section to be considered for scholarships with these requirements. More information is provided at this web site.
  3. One letter of recommendation is required for CNS/department scholarships. It is strongly recommended that the letter of recommendation be from your professors, preferably from professors in CNS.
  4. Complete FAFSA for scholarships that require a demonstration of financial need.

Note: To be eligible for Psychology Department scholarship, your primary major must by in PSY. To be eligible for CNS scholarships, your primary major must be in CNS.