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Fall Quarter 2022 Psychology Advising Newsletter

We hope you had a restful Summer and were able to stay cool! In the Fall, we will continue to provide Drop-in Advising with peer advisors both through Zoom and in person, and appointments with advisors may still be scheduled in-person or via Zoom through the Navigate Slug Success app. Find details on all advising options on our Undergraduate Advising page! 

Please check our Advising Calendar for the Drop-in Advising schedule, and read our tips for scheduling an appointment in Navigate Slug Success. You can also email psyadv@ucsc.edu with questions for staff Undergraduate Advisors or psypeer@ucsc.edu with questions for Peer Advisors.

As a reminder, it is important that you receive and read all emails from psyadv@ucsc.edu to stay informed, and ensure you do not miss surveys or other important information regarding course enrollment. Check your UCSC email often and make sure these emails aren't going to your Spam folder. 

Please read through the information below carefully as it includes important information we want you to know for the quarter ahead.

MAJOR DECLARATION

  • The Major Declaration Deadline for Fall 2022 is Friday, October 21st.

    • We will process every request submitted by this deadline before Fall enrollment appointments begin. 
      Please note: Many Psychology upper division courses require that you have completed your major declaration in Cognitive Science or Psychology BEFORE you can enroll in those courses, and this is not a prerequisite that can be waived by advisors. If you are eligible to declare now, submit your petition to declare early so that you have the most options to choose from for your Winter enrollment. 

  • Petition to declare the Cognitive Science major following instructions on this page.

  • Petition to declare the Psychology major (General or Intensive) following instructions on this page.

EMAIL GROUP FOR SHARING OUTSIDE-THE-DEPARTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Subscribe to our Google group, PSYCFWD, to receive email opportunities shared with the Psychology Department from: other departments at UCSC; California state graduate schools; and job, scholarship, & internship opportunities. 

  • CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO PSYCFWD! You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from this email group at any time. 

  • We will continue to post Department information & opportunities on Instagram- follow us @UCSCPsychology!

ENROLLMENT 

  • Permission codes for Fall 2022 courses are no longer available.  

    • If you want to enroll in a closed course, add to the waitlist and instructors should send information to waitlisted students before the first scheduled class. (FAQs for Student Waitlists)

  • Find other Enrollment advice on our Enrollment Assistance website

  • Winter 2023 Enrollment Information will be emailed to proposed & declared Cognitive Science & Psychology majors at the start of Advising Week (scheduled November 3rd). All Winter courses will be available in the class search during Advising Week.

SENIOR SEMINAR SURVEY

  • The surveys to request a permission code for a Winter senior seminar will be sent via email to eligible seniors prior to enrollment. 

    • Declared students in either Cognitive Science or Psychology who will be at senior standing in the following term (completed 135 units or more) will receive the survey and are eligible to request a permission code for a senior seminar.

  • The deadline will be provided in the notification email with the link to the survey. Check your UCSC email regularly and make sure you are receiving and reading any messages from psyadv@ucsc.edu, so you don't miss survey emails or other important information sent by Psychology Advising.

  • Find more information about the senior seminar requirement here (the information is the same for Cognitive Science and Psychology majors).

FIELD STUDY 

  • Students interested in being admitted to the Winter/Spring 2023 cohort of Field Study (PSYC 193) must participate in an information session.

  • There are 4 Info Sessions scheduled October 17th-20th. You must sign up for a session in order to receive the Zoom link. All attendees will be sent a link to the field study application. Applications are due Wednesday, October 26 (by 8am), and you must have attended an Info Session to be eligible to apply. 

  • For scheduled Info Sessions and sign-up information, view the flyer belowField Study webpage for Prospective Students.

RESEARCH 

COGNITIVE SCIENCE STUDENT ASSOCIATION  

  • Cognitive Science Student Association (CSSA) is a student-run organization created for peers seeking guidance and community within the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science, and is open to members of all majors interested in cognitive science.
  • Previous CSSA events include research talks, industry panels, cognitive science conferences, and more! 
  • If you are interested in attending future events, please fill out this Google Form to join CSSA's mailing list, and follow us on our Instagram to keep up with the exciting things we're planning!
  • For more information, visit the CSSA website or feel free to reach out to us at ucsc.cogsci@gmail.com.

 PSI CHI HONOR SOCIETY 

  • Psi Chi is an International Honor Society in Psychology rooted in academic recognition and professional development whose mission is to promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. It is open to all students declared in Psychology and Cognitive Science who would like to connect with others in their major, learn more about research and job opportunities, graduate school, and get involved in their field of study.
  •  Applications for Fall 2022 are open from Thursday, September 22nd - Friday, October 7th at 11:59PM PT.
  • An Informational Session will be held on Wednesday, September 28th, from 5:00PM - 6:00PM PT over Zoom. Psi Chi highly encourages you to attend their informational session to learn more about what they do, membership benefits, the application process, and requirements to join. They will also be sending out the presentation slides and recording after their meeting in case you are not able to make it, but please make every effort to attend. (Informational Meeting Zoom Link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/95983948350?pwd=ZVdITzZyWWIzcmErOGtOdHJIREpKZz09. Meeting ID: 959 8394 8350, Passcode: psichi. If you are not able to attend, please join their mailing list to receive a copy of the recording.)
  • To receive regular updates from the organization, join Psi Chi's Mailing List.

CAREER RESOURCES

  • Career advice and Graduate School FAQs are available through our Career Resources webpage
  • JOIN THE PSYCFWD GROUP HERE to receive emails regarding job, volunteer, research, scholarship, & internship opportunities.
  • For Career Coaching resources, check out Career Success' Website.

IMPORTANT DATES FLYER

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Find all of the Registrar's Office Important Dates & Deadlines here.

FIELD STUDY INFO SESSIONS FLYER

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Field Study Information Meetings PDF Flyer <--Click here to access the link to the Google form!
Find information about Field Study for Prospective students here.

GLOBAL LEARNING FLYER

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