Academic Advising

Our mission is to serve as a liaison between undergraduate psychology students and the university‚Äôs administration. We strive to empower students to take ownership of their college experience while offering support, resources and information. We also serve to advocate for students as well as the university. Our highest aspiration is to make our students feel valued while positively contributing to their academic success.

Psychology Undergraduate Advising, known as PSYUGRAD, serves to advise all psychology sophomores, juniors, and seniors with scheduled appointments. Advisors are available for scheduled appointments during regular office hours (see schedule below.)

PSYUGRAD advisers offer students support, resources, and information and assist students with:

  • career/educational planning
  • the navigation of university procedures, appeals processes, rules and regulations
  • course selection
  • on-time progress toward the degree
  • research internship/service learning placement assistance
  • planning for graduate school and application preparation 

Students are encouraged to be in touch with the PSYUGRAD advising at least once a semester to discuss questions about degree requirements, course selection, graduation checks, and other academic matters.

Advising Staff

Hawa Navarro

Academic Adviser

Cabel Newton

Academic Adviser

Kelsie Potter

Academic Adviser

Caimdyn Stewart

Academic Adviser

Office Hours

Fall 2020 hours

Monday          10:00 - 4:30 (10:00 - 11:00)
Tuesday          10:00 - 4:30 (10:00 - 11:00)
Wednesday    10:00 - 4:30  (3:30 -4:30)
Thursday        10:00 - 4:30  (3:30 - 4:30)
Friday              9:00 - 4:00   (2:00 - 4:00)
Hours in parentheses are designated for students who need to change their major or for students who do not have an appointment, but need to speak with an academic advisor.
Students who are not psychology majors but would like to speak with an advisor should email psyugrad@vcu.edu.
*Evening appointments are available by request**
Advising appointments will be via email, phone, or Zoom until further notice.

Location and Contact Information

806 West Franklin Street, room 107
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2018
Phone: (804) 828-1239

Email: psyugrad@vcu.edu

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