Academic Advising


We are excited to partner with you as you explore our major and develop your plan towards graduation.  Our Canvas website is geared to meet all of your advising needs as you consider your future goals and how our department can prepare you for your next step – whether a job or continuing your education in graduate or professional school! 

For Freshmen Students

All freshmen psychology students with completion of less than 30 credit hours (excluding in-progress courses) are required to meet with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising (CASA) Office by appointment (no walk-ins) for in-depth advising and planning.  Please contact CASA at or see for an appointment. After you have met with an advisor in CASA, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with a staff advisor in the Psychology Department to review your plans and develop a long-term academic plan.

For New Transfer Students

Students who are new transfers from other schools and who are majoring in psychology should email to set up a consultation with an advisor up until August 31.

For all other Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Psychology Majors

An advising Canvas website will be the primary source for all of your advising needs. Our Canvas course covers all of the information you need to learn about our major, consider your educational goals relative to your career goals, explore facets of psychology, and build a plan towards graduation. Once you complete the Canvas modules, you will be able to plan your course schedule for the following semester and submit the plan to our advising staff who will be able to approve your plan and you can get your code! In addition to the Canvas course, you can also stop by an in-person or virtual group advising session to meet with faculty and advisors to answer questions. These group will have special topics so check out the schedule and see which one is the best fit for you!

Pre-professional Programs Advising for the Psychology Major

If you are a psychology major planning to attend graduate school for medical school, dentistry, veterinary science, physical therapy, or occupational therapy, please attend the group advising session (date TBD).

Receiving Credit for Psychology Courses Completed at other Four-Year Institutions

If you completed coursework at another four-year college or university and would like to know if it counts toward your UNCG psychology major requirements, please contact our Undergraduate Program Director.

Studying Abroad Planning

If you are a psychology major planning to study abroad, please attend the group advising session (date TBD).

Request a Course Overload

Undergraduates may not take more than 18 semester hours except with the approval of the Psychology Department Undergraduate Program Director or the Director of Advising. To request special permission to take more than 18 semester hours during a regular semester, or more than 7 semester hours in any one given summer session, you must fill out a Credit Limit Increase Form*. A Credit Limit Request Form is also necessary if enrollment in winter session courses results in the spring semester plus winter term course load exceeding 18 hours. Questions about the form may be sent to the Undergraduate Program Director (

Keep in mind that requests are granted at the discretion of the Psychology Department Undergraduate Program Director or Director of Advising.

Dependent on your circumstances, approval of your request may require one or both of the following:

  • A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Anticipated graduation date within 1-2 semesters

Please note that course overload requests are only approved for students in academic good standing, regardless of a student’s anticipated graduation date.

* This form is for Psychology Majors only. Non-psychology students should contact their department’s UPD for the appropriate form.

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