Welcome to the Webtrack online advising and registration tutorial for psychology. Please watch the following videos to understand your graduation and psychology major requirements, and which placement tests to take.  After you have reviewed the videos, please complete a short Quiz to to be cleared for registration. Your registration time is noted on the Webtrack homepage.

Within the Core Curriculum, there is one area we need to review in more detail: CORE A2 Rhetoric and Composition

To complete the Core A2 Rhetoric and Composition requirement, we need to determine which rhetoric and composition course or courses you will be taking.  You will need to complete the Directed Self Placement (DSP) which is a self-assessment and takes between 1–2 hours to complete. First, make sure you have created a myUSF account. Then:

  • Log in to myUSF
  • On your main dashboard, click the square button that says "Canvas" OR the "Canvas Link" as shown below.



  • Click on "Dashboard" in Canvas, and you should see the Directed Self Placement. If you do not see the DSP, please email with your 8 digit student ID number.

canvas dashboard

  • Follow the directions within the Directed Self Placement

When you complete the DSP, you'll be instructed to choose which Rhetoric course to register for. 

If you choose RHET 195, your core A2 requirement will be completed upon successful completion of this course. Please know that spaces in RHET 195 are limited. If you choose this course and cannot obtain a spot, please write to for assistance. Please note that Spring 2023 is the LAST semester in which RHET 195 will count for A2 credit. Beginning Fall 2023, students who take RHET 195 composition courses must also take RHET 120 or another A2 course to fulfill the requirement.

If you choose RHET 110 or 110N, you must also complete RHET 120 (or other selected course options carrying A2 credit). RHET 120 fulfills your Core A2 requirement. Rhetoric 110N has a writing lab component that provides you with additional academic support, and you will earn six credits instead of four.

If you choose RHET 106, you must also complete RHET 110 or RHET 110N and RHET 120 (or other selected course options carrying A2 credit).  RHET 120 fulfills your Core A2 requirement. Rhetoric 110N has a writing lab component that provides you with additional academic support, and you will earn six credits instead of four. 

Transfer students: Many transfer students will take core A2 classes such as RHET 250 or 295, or a specialized writing course designed for certain majors. Some transfer students choose to start with RHET 110 or 110N.  Your writing requirement is fulfilled upon successful completion of any Core A2 class.

Psychology Majors (Bachelor of Arts) must demonstrate 3rd semester language proficiency in a foreign language. If you want to take a placement test to determine your level of proficiency, here are the online tests we offer:


For French, German, Italian, Spanish, Spanish Heritage:TAKE THE ONLINE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST   

Please make sure to Log In with your organization credential (usfca).

Please take these tests prior to registering for your classesPlan ahead! The results from the French, German, Italian, Spanish and Spanish Heritage placement take 2 weeks to record on your account.

As a Psychology major you should take the following placement tests:

Directed Self Placement Course (to determine which rhetoric and composition course to take)

Foreign Language Placement Test (if you want to place into a higher class level, or place out of your language requirement)

Access the Placement Tests webpage to get more information and to take the tests.

Psychology Major Requirements »

Psychology Department Advising Resources »

Psychology Department email:

This video will outline which classes to register for:

Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student, you may have taken some Psychology courses at your previous institution. To determine whether the Psychology course you took elsewhere will substitute for a USF Psychology program requirement, you will need to submit a Substitution Request form. 

To submit your course for review, you must:

  1. Fill out the Substitution Request form
  2. Attach the course syllabusCourse descriptions are not sufficient and will not be reviewed. If you do not have the syllabus, you can attain a copy by contacting the psychology department from your previous institution.

A faculty reviewer will assess the contents of the syllabus and determine if the course is equivalent. A follow-up email will be sent to you once your course has been reviewed. 

Here are some additional informational videos we recommend you watch.  They will provide more information and help you with the registration process.