Courses | Clubs/Activities | Changing/Declaring a Major or a Minor | Misc.
I think my instructor made a mistake in my course grade. What should I do?
You should first see the instructor and talk with him/her about the grade. There are
times when an instructor just makes a mistake. If that does not resolve the issue,
see the department chairperson in Thompson W357.
How do I get into a closed course?
You should contact the instructor of that course.
How do I find out what a course is about?
Go to the Fredonia webpage called "Student Resources", and click on the box that says "Courses" in the left hand column to read the course
description, or speak to the instructor of the course.
Where do I go for help in a course that I am having difficulty with?
See the instructor of the course during his/her office hours, but also go to the Learning
Center on the fourth floor of the Library.
How do I withdraw from a course?
If it is past the drop deadline then you need to fill out a form. Get the form from
the Registrar's office or the Psych Dept office, fill it out and have it signed by
your advisor or the department chairperson.
How do I enroll for an internship?
If you would like to apply for an internship for Fall 2014, please see Dr. Klonsky.
How do I enroll for an independent study with a professor?
Contact individual professors that you might like to work with, or who are conducting
research in a topic that you are interested in. You can read about their research
interests on the faculty web page before you go speak to them.
How do I get permission to take more than 18 credit hours in a semester?
You need to get the form called Additional Hours Request, either from the Registrar's
office or the department office. Fill out the form and get the Department Chair to
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How do I join Psych Club?
You should contact the club's advisor, Dr. McMay, or you can contact the officers
of the club. Their names are posted on the Psych Club bulletin board across from the
Psychology Department Office.
What is Psi Chi?
Psi Chi is the national honor society in Psychology that is affiliated with the American
How do I join Psi Chi?
You should contact one of the organization's advisors, Dr. Klonsky or Dr. McFall.
How do I get involved in volunteer work?
Join Psych Club and/or Psi Chi. Both organizations are involved in doing volunteer
work in our community. You can also find out about volunteer positions through the
Volunteer Services Office, which is located in S126 Williams Center.
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Graduate School Questions
How do I register for the GRE?
Go to GRE.org. This website includes information about cost, locations, and format of the GRE tests.
Where can I go to find out more information about graduate school?
Talk with your advisor and also check for Psych Club meetings on this topic. There
are also some books about graduate school in the department office that you can check
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Changing/Declaring a Major or a Minor
How do I declare a major or a minor?
See the chairperson of the department.
How do I change my major from something else to Psychology?
See the chairperson of the department, Dr. Drout. She will give you a form which will
allow you to change your major. You will need the signature of Dr. Drout.
How do I declare a double major?
See the chairperson of your existing major first. He/she will give you a form which
will allow you to add the second major. You will then need the signature of the chairperson
of the second major.
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Can I change my advisor?
Yes. You need to first get the permission of the faculty member who you would like
to be your advisor. Once the advisor gives his/her permission, go see the Psychology
department secretary and the secretary will complete the process electronically for
you to have the new advisor. If you want to change your advisor, and do not have a
specific replacement in mind, just go to see the department secretary, and the secretary
will assist you in selecting a new advisor.
Where do I go if I need help with a personal problem (like my roommate or my boyfriend/girlfriend!)?
Go to the Counseling Center, LoGrasso Hall.
Where do I go for help with financial aid?
Go to the Financial Aid Office, 209 Maytum Hall.
How do I sign up for a Psychology experiment for my Intro Psych class?
Our experiment sign-up process is now all online. To learn more, go to our Research Homepage.
How do I find my classroom in Thompson Hall?
First of all, you need to know that there is an East side and a West side to the building,
so look for the E or W also, not just the room number. Second, floor plans are posted
near most stairwells.
How do I apply for graduation?
Fill out a form that is available from the Registrar's Office, which is located in
the library. Applications must usually be filed by about the fourth week of the semester
in which you expect to graduate.
How do I get an unofficial copy of my transcript?
Go to Your Connection and log into your student account. You should be able to access
all of your records on-line.
I have other questions that I can't find the answer to here. What should I do?
You can ask your advisor in the Psychology Department. Advisors are usually very helpful!
You might also check with the department secretary. Or you can email a current Psychology
student, or email or stop by to see the chair of the department.
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