Graduating Students – Declare Your Concentration and Apply to Graduate!

If you plan to graduate in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018, please be sure to add your name to the appropriate graduation list in Enterprise by applying to graduate. Just follow the instructions in Enterprise Self-Service. For Spring 2018 graduation, you will need to do this by the 10th day of classes (Monday, January 29). This will notify the College of LAS that you intend to complete your degree; your records officer will contact you if there are any shortages towards the completion of your degree.

Keep in mind that when you apply to graduate, your current major and concentration (if any) will be what you are applying under. If you are graduating between December 2017 and December 2018 and wish to declare a concentration, please do so as soon as possible. If you have already applied to graduate and still need to add a concentration, we can still do that, too! Just let me know.

To check your degree audit in uAchieve, log in at, select UKV as the College, use the drop-down menu to find the appropriate concentration, and choose Fall 2015 or later as the catalog year (for Social, Personality, Intradisciplinary, Diversity Science, and Cognitive Neuroscience, choose Fall 2017 or later).

If you have already applied to graduate for December 2017, May 2018, or August 2018 and you do not need to declare a concentration, ignore this post!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

August, December, and May Grads – Declare Your Concentration or Complete a Major Plan of Study

Concentration – get it?!

If you are planning to graduate in August 2017, December 2017, or May 2018 and you have not yet declared a concentration in Psychology, please contact me. All students who began their undergraduate education Fall 2015 or later are required to declare a concentration, and any student who began their undergraduate education before then has the option to choose a concentration or graduate without a concentration in Psychology. If you wish to graduate without a concentration, we’ll need to complete a Major Plan of Study (12 hours of approved supporting coursework) prior to graduation.




Congratulations, Graduates (And More)!


Congratulations, Graduates! 

A few last minute reminders and notifications:

Psychology Convocation Ceremony
Sunday, May 15
4:30 p.m.
Foellinger Great Hall
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

I’m looking forward to seeing you all in regalia on Sunday!

For those who will be continuing your undergraduate studies after this semester, please be aware that the Advising Office is open this summer, and I will be able to meet with you. Please e-mail me to schedule appointments, though, as the online scheduler will be inactivated next week and my schedule will be somewhat irregular during the summer months due to new student registration, vacation days, etc.

Have a successful final exam week and enjoy your summer!

Add Deadline, Spring Break, Etc.

Just a reminder that today (Friday, March 18) is the add deadline for second 8-week courses.

I will be in the office Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week, so feel free to make an appointment. I’ve also opened up some times for the first week back (registration is right around the corner!).

If you’re planning on participating in the May graduation and haven’t yet done so, please register for the ceremony. If you will be completing all degree requirements this semester and have not applied to graduate, you should also contact your records officer.

Have a safe, fun, and relaxing Spring Break!

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Register for the May 2016 Psychology Convocation Ceremony

May or August 2016 Graduates

If you want to participate in the May 15, 2016 convocation ceremony, you may register for participation now through April 1st.

Please read through all the information about ordering cap/gown and receiving a free commemorative Psychology t-shirt. Even if you’re not planning on attending the ceremony, you can order a t-shirt.

Did You Know? Supporting Coursework


Have you ever seen this on your DARS audit?


– NEEDS:         12.0 HOURS


If you are a Psychology major who began your undergraduate studies prior to Fall 2015, this is one of your degree requirements. Students are required to complete 12 hours outside the major; these courses do not have to be from the same discipline, but they should have some sort of thematic unity (e.g., pre-med courses, courses on health-related topics, world literature courses, courses about history and politics, etc.). We want this requirement to work for you — think about taking courses that will help you meet your career goals, provide you with valuable skills, or deepen your understanding of a particular subject.

Many students complete this requirement by declaring an official minor or second major. If you do this, you will not need to meet with your advisor to complete a major plan of study; it will be entered by your records officer once you apply to graduate. If you do not declare an official minor or second major, you will need to meet with your advisor in Psychology (me!) to discuss the courses you want to use for this requirement. I will then submit the required paperwork to the College of LAS.

Note: This is not a graduation requirement for students completing a Psychology concentration. Refer to the department web site for more information. 

May 2016 Graduates and Concentrations


Attention: May 2016 graduates!

If you have not already done so, be sure to apply to graduate through Enterprise before the 10th day of classes. This will notify your college that you are planning to complete all requirements and have your degree certified at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. If you will be attending the ceremony but do not plan to complete all requirements this semester, do not apply to graduate at this time.

If you are planning to graduate in May 2016 and wish to declare one of the new concentrations in Psychology, please consult our new “How to Declare” page:

After running your DARS report in the concentration to make sure that you will have completed it this semester, contact me so that we can complete a major plan of study and submit it to the College of LAS by the 10th day of classes (Monday, Feb. 1).

All other students:

Please continue to check the Psychology department web site, read through the “How to Declare” page, visit the FAQs for each concentration, and take the required courses.