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Academic Advisement

During your college years, you will be faced with many choices concerning your major, your career, and issues of campus life. Often, these will entail making careful decisions about which courses to take, which graduate school to apply to, or which career opportunities to pursue. To assist you with these questions we have arranged for a department faculty member to be your advisor. You can find out which faculty member is advising you by asking at the Psychology Department Office, Holroyd 117. Meet with your advisor whenever you have a question pertaining to selecting courses, classroom experiences, the major, psychology as a career, etc. Your advisor can be helpful in assisting you with many of the concerns discussed in this guide.

Course Pre-Registration Period

Approximately midway through each semester there is a period set aside for students to arrange and pre-register a schedule of classes for the following semester. This enables the university to plan for teachers, rooms, etc. Also, it provides you with an opportunity to meet with your advisor to discuss your progress and plan the next semester.

A few weeks before the pre-registration period, the Dean will send you a packet explaining the process. It may be sent to your home, so, if you live on campus, alert your parents to look for mail from La Salle and to forward it to you without delay.

The packet will contain a number of items. First, you will notice a card that has your pre-registration appointment time on it. This time represents the earliest time that you can go to the Registrar's Office to register. (You can register one day before that date if you do it online.) You can go anytime after the appointed time, although, the longer you wait, the less likely it is some of the courses you wish to take will remain available. In addition, you will receive a booklet listing the courses being offered. On the back cover of this booklet there is a form which you can use to organize a tentative schedule of courses. It will be helpful to your advisor and to you if you were to use this space to set up a proposed schedule before meeting your advisor.

You can find out the name of your advisor by coming to the main Psychology Department Office, Holroyd 117. You should then call or email your advisor to set up an appointment. Your advisor will have your department file with all of your records in it, as well as the form that you and your advisor will complete together that sets up our courses for the next semester. After you have received your advisor's signature on this registration form, you can formally register either on line, through Brother Lewis, or in person at the Registrar's Office.