Advising Resources

Peer Advising

Peer advising occurs on a weekly basis during Fall and Spring semesters in the Department of Psychology (KA G49). The semester schedule is posted around the Department and these sessions are on a drop-in basis; no appointment is required. Peer advisers are students who have academically strong backgrounds and who are nearing degree completion. If you have general questions about the program, are interested in changing your major to Psychology, need help drafting your 4-year plan, or would like some insights from fellow Psychology majors, our peer advisers are available to help.

Fall 2019 - Peer Advising Hours 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

11:45 am - 12:45 pm 

Kalmanovitz G49


Faculty Advising

You will be assigned a faculty adviser when you enter the program. While faculty advisers can answer questions about the Psychology major and help verify your planned curriculum track, faculty advising is also a great place to discuss your career planning. There are many possible career paths for Psychology majors.  We strongly recommend that you see your faculty adviser (and visit Career Services) early during your time at USF to help you prepare for your future after USF.

If you want to discuss academic planning or your curriculum track with your faculty adviser, please come prepared with a draft of your 4-year plan. See a Peer Adviser if you need help with this.

You may contact your faculty adviser by email to set-up an appointment, or you may stop by during their posted office hours (see below).

Visit your myUSF dashboard to find your faculty adviser:

  1. Select Student Self-Service
  2. Select “Student” tab
  3. Select “Registration”
  4. Select “Registration Status & Adviser Information”

Fall 2019 - Faculty Office Hours


Group Advising

Mandatory Group Advising typically occurs two to three weeks before the beginning of registration. The Department will send out an email to all Psychology students notifying them of the available Group Advising sessions. Students who have not completed all 5 foundational courses will be required to attend a session in its entirety in order to remove their Advising Hold. These sessions are meant to help students check if they are taking the classes they need to, both for the Core and the major, and for any other programs of study they want to accomplish while at USF, such as study abroad or minor programs.

Fall 2019 - Group Advising Sessions

First-Time Group Advising

All First-Year Students, New Transfer Students, and Newly-Declared Psychology Majors must attend one of the following sessions:

Monday, October 28 | 3:25 PM - 4:40 PM | CO 106
Tuesday, November 5 | 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM | CO 312

Ongoing Group Advising 

All other students who will not have completed the five Foundation Courses must attend one of the following sessions: 

Tuesday, October 29 | 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM | KA 367
Thursday, October 31 | 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM PM | KA 367
Monday, November 4 | 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM | LS 210
Thursday, November 7 | 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM | HR G56
Tuesday, November 12 | 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM | HR G56

CASA - Academic Success Coach

In addition to a faculty adviser in the major, all incoming students are assigned a success coach in CASA. The success coach will offer the student personalized support from orientation to graduation, while encouraging students to meet their goals, explore their options, and fulfill their potential.  They also work closely with faculty and staff to engage in academic interventions, ensuring our students have proper support in place to stay on track to complete their degree.

Please note, your Academic Success Coach cannot remove your advising hold nor can they sign your Add/Drop form as your adviser.