From the department webpage, click the link titled ‘Applying for Graduation’.
Fill out the graduation application from the Registrar’s Office and submit.
After submitting the application, the audit process will begin to ensure that you have met all of the requirements for the Psychology Major. You will also be placed on the prospective graduation list and begin receiving information related to graduation.
The audit process is conducted by the College of Arts and Sciences after you register for your final semester of classes.
Upon completion of the audit, you will receive a letter informing you if you have met all of the graduation criteria. If you have not, the letter will specify what else needs to be done.
If you are intending to graduate at the end of the fall semester, the application deadline is June 1. If you are intending to graduate at the end of the spring semester, the application deadline is November 1. If you are intending to graduate at the end of the summer semesters, the deadline is February 1.
Once it is confirmed that you have met the criteria, the Psychology Department secretary will email you. She will inform you of the 3 remaining graduation requirements. Two of these requirements will be submitting research papers that you have already written. One of the papers must be from Psychobiology and the other must be from Cognitive Psychology. The last requirement will be the completion of the psychology exit exam.
Once the papers have been approved, you will receive an email regarding the psychology exit exam. You can take the psychology exit exam in testing services (Kettler Hall, Room 232). Appointment times are available Monday-Saturday. You may call 260-481-6600 to schedule an appointment as soon as you receive the email from the department regarding the exit exam.
**All of the information you need to know about submitting your papers and the exit exam will be provided in the emails from the department secretary**
Submission of the TWO research papers and completion of the exit exam are required in order to graduate. If you are attending and passing your classes with Cs or better you will most likely pass the exit exam. You may retake the exit exam if you fail. You must complete the exit exam by the Friday before finals week. Once you complete the audit, submit your research papers, and complete the exit exam you will receive an email about ordering your cap and gown.
Appointment Scheduling instructions (and link) for making an advising appointment using AdvisorTrac:
You will get the best results using Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. If Internet Explorer is your default browser, open Mozilla Firefox and copy and paste this link:
Use your IPFW username and password to log in to AdvisorTrac.
Click on Search Availability on the left-hand side of the page.
Follow these instructions:
In the drop down menu Center select "Psychology."
You can leave the drop down menus Reason and Location blank.
Select the date and time span that you would like to search within.
Click the Search button. You should see available time slots for advisors. Click on the time slot that works best for you, and an Appointments Entry box should pop up asking for more information.
Click the Save button at the bottom of the Appointments Entry box.
Do not forget to log out when you have completed your request.
An email will be sent to you 24 hours before your appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment check in with Jacqui Petersen at the front desk of the Psychology Department in Neff Hall, Room 388.
To cancel an advising appointment:
Click on the "X" after the appointment information in the Upcoming Appointments section on your Main Menu.
In the Appointments Cancellation box, enter a cancellation reason, and click the Confirm Cancellation button.
The department advisor is responsible for working with incoming Psychology students to teach them how to navigate their academic experience.
This would include:
Teaching students how to utilize and read myBLUEprint
Teaching student how to register for the semester
Teaching students how to plan for their academic career
Teaching students how to use campus resources
Teaching student strong academic habits
About the Department Advisor:
Whitney received her Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Psychology and Training & Development. In previous positions she has worked for housing and residence life, academic advising, and student conduct. Whitney is passionate about working with college student because of the passion they have for learning, growing, and making a difference.