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Registration Information for Summer and Fall 2013

Please read the following information carefully.

Please sign up for an appointment with your advisor ASAP to determine what courses you need to take for Summer and Fall 2013; Your advisors will have all of your registration materials starting Monday, March 4, 2013. All three-credit courses will be available on URSA on a first-come, first-served basis; 290 will also be handled this way.

Remember, you cannot take 290 until you have passed Math 217. If you register for 290, and then don’t pass Math 217, you will need to withdraw from the course.

Initial registration times for the Fall 2013 semester are as follows:

  • Continuing Education Students will begin registering on April 1.
  • Priority Groups, April 2–3.
  • Seniors (91 credits or more at the end of this semester) will register from April 4–12.
  • Juniors (57-90 credits) will register from April 12 to April 17.
  • Sophomores (29-56 credits) will register from April 18 to April 24.
  • Freshmen (28 credits or less) will register from April 24 to April 25.

Time appointment notices and alternate pin numbers will be available initially only from your advisor. After you have chosen your initial Fall schedule, you will be able to access your Alternate Pin Number through URSA.

Special Note: Do not postpone registration. First, you lose out on available seats. Second, you will now pay a late registration fee of $100 to $200—depending on just how late you are. See the Bursar’s website for an explanation of all fees.

Beginning Students

First-year Psychology majors, who are assigned to Dr. Meil as an advisor, should make an appointment with the Psychology Department Academic Development Center, located in Room G-8 Uhler.

Advanced Students

For current sophomores, juniors, and seniors: If you don’t know who your advisor is, you can check the list available on the department bulletin board just outside 109 Uhler Hall. This list is also available on this (Psychology Department) website.

If Dr. Berman was your advisor for Fall 2012, you have been reassigned to Dr. Meil for Spring 2013. While she is the chair of the department, she will be your advisor again in September 2013.

As always, four-credit courses are officially closed, even at the beginning of registration. You must preregister with the Registration officer, which will be Dr. Newell for all Fall 2013 courses. It is only advanced students, who have already passed 290, who are eligible for four-credit psychology courses. You must get at least a “C” in 290 to take 291. You must get at least a “D” in 290 to take other four-credit courses.

Dr. Newell will be sending all of you a Qualtrics survey to use in preregistering for four-credit laboratory courses. Do not complete the survey if you don’t need any four-credit courses yet. Remember, read the whole survey first: this will ensure you follow the directions correctly and get on the course lists you wish to take. You put a bullet only next to the courses that would be your ideal schedule. Any courses you would take, if these ideal choices aren’t available, should be typed into the box at the bottom of the form.

Submit your requests as soon as possible, regardless of when you schedule.

Dr. Newell will make all final determinations about who will get banner permits to register for these four-credit courses. Once she has determined who gets into what course, she will contact you in person by phone or e-mail and explain how to register for the course. Therefore, if you do not preregister on Qualtrics, you will not be taking any four-credit courses during Fall 2013. If you miss the Qualtrics deadline, which she will provide in her e-mail, you will need to go to her office, Uhler 215, to discuss what to do with her in person.

Specialty Courses

PSYC 480: Restricted to members of the Honors Program; you must preregister with Dr. Johnson. She will provide Dr. Newell with your name, Banner ID, and e-mail so that you can get a closed section permit to take this course. If there is a problem, you can contact her in Uhler 215 or e-mail her at

PSYC 483: Honors Thesis — Restricted to members of the Honors Program. Note: You and your honors project advisor must also fill out a Request for Independent Study form for each of the two semesters of your independent study project.

PSYC 493 (Practicum): The names of students admitted to practicum will be submitted by Dr. Newell. To apply for practicum, you need to visit the appropriate part of the Undergraduate Practicum webpage and follow the instructions posted there. You will not be able to add the course to your schedule until you have completed all steps in the application process and Dr. Newell has entered a closed section permit for you.

  • Psychology Department
  • Uhler Hall, Room 101
    1020 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2426
  • Fax: 724-357-2214
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.