The School of Psychological Science has advising appointments available throughout the year. Please call (541) 737-2311 to schedule your next advising appointment.
Students who take advantage of advising each term find they are able to move through the program in a timely manner with fewer unnecessary classes and fewer repeats than students who do not seek advising.
Advisors help students with sequencing of pre-requisites and requirements, & with balancing academic demands with other aspects of college life.
Who are our advisors and what students do they see?
- Seniors: Teri Duever, Ed.M.
- Juniors: Teri Duever, Ed.M.
- Sophomores: Birken Noesen (Winter Term)
- Minors: Birken Noesen (Winter Term)
Freshmen majoring in Psychology are advised through the College of Liberal Arts until their third term when they are welcomed into the School of Psychological Science as prospective sophomores.
All students are required to meet with their academic advisor once each spring term to get a PIN (Personal Identification Number) prior to being able to register for Fall term courses. All students are encouraged to make advising appointments each term.
Students are permitted to register on a schedule determined by accrued credit amounts. The first students to register are those with an accumulated 215+ credits. The last students to register are those coming into OSU with no prior college credit.
Services academic advisors provide:
- Students on Academic Warning or Probation work closely with their advisor to make a plan to improve their GPA, as well as improve their academic skills for success.
- Students who have been suspended from OSU work closely with their academic advisor to determine whether a petition for reinstatement would be feasible.
- Students who intend to study abroad during their undergraduate program work with their academic advisor to determine the best time to be away from campus, and to select courses at their destination campus which will fit within their chosen course of study.
- Students questioning whether or not to apply for graduate school can benefit from a session with their advisor discussing their long-term goals, academic preparation, financial status, and ability to relocate. An academic advisor can also help guide students through the graduate school selection and application process.
- Sometimes it becomes advantageous for a student to change from A-F grading to S/U grading during a given term in order to protect their overall GPA. An advisor should be consulted to see if this is in the student’s long term best interest.
- Students are sometimes requested by the Office of Financial Aid to create a plan for either improving their GPA, or completing their program. An academic advisor can help put together a sequence of courses for either of those goals.
- Students who are thinking about adding a minor, or a second major can meet with an academic advisor to discuss what the implications of these decision are both in time to completion, and courses required. Both of these have financial implications, so it is good to have a thorough understanding prior to making that change.
- Academic advisors are a tremendous resource when students know that they need help, but do not know where to find it. Problems such as study skills, mental health concerns, interpersonal difficulties, legal questions, financial difficulties, feelings of being discriminated against, lack of involvement, and many, many other concerns can be brought to an academic advisor who is familiar with all of the student services available on campus.
The advisors in the School of Psychological Science are great resources when you need assistance. Your advisor knows a little bit about a whole lot at OSU; but they also know a whole lot about the Psychology major, and can help you navigate successfully from start to finish.
Advisor Teri Duever states ... “Every student is unique. There is no “one size fits all” in education. Students come to OSU with very different experiences, preparations, and dreams. When students come to me for advising, I try to understand what they really want from their college experience, and then help them find the pathway that is their best fit. .”