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FAQ for Undergrads

The main department office is in Brackett 418.  Faculty offices are located on the third and fourth floors of Brackett, and the Psychology Academic Advising Center (PAAC) is located in Brackett 327.

Dr. Pat Raymark (praymar@clemson.edu)

Select the link on the left titled, "Who is my Psychology advisor".

Your assigned academic advisor.  See the link on the left.

If the section is listed in iROAR, email the instructor directly. For sections for which no instructor is listed, email Dr. Cindy Pury (cpury@clemson.edu)

You may contact Dr. Bob Sinclair (rsincla@clemson.edu) with general program questions as well as questions on the Industrial-Organizational graduate program.  You may contact Dr. Chris Pagano (cpagano@clemson.edu) with questions on the Human Factors graduate program.

Dr. Heidi Zinzow (hzinzow@clemson.edu)

Dr. Heidi Zinzow (hzinzow@clemson.edu)

Select the link on the left titled “Change of Major.”  

Yes, a GPR of 2.4 or higher is required to become a psychology major or to add it as a second major or second degree.

To add Psychology as a second major or degree, you will need to follow the same instructions for changing your major to Psychology.  Select the link on the left titled, “Change of Major.”

If you want to change your minor and/or curriculum year, go to iROAR and select Student --> Student Records --> Change of Program. If you have questions on how to access the form or how to fill it out, you may contact Ms. Caroline Oncken (concken@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu).

To get approval to take a course at another institution, you will need to complete the Approval of Course Work to be Taken Elsewhere form, which can be accessed at http://www.registrar.clemson.edu/html/forms.htm.  You will first need to check whether the course is on Clemson’s transfer equivalency (TCEL) list which you can find at https://www.clemson.edu/tcel.

If the course is on the TCEL list, you will only need to obtain the signature of your primary academic advisor in your major and then deliver the form to Sikes 104.

If the course is not on the TCEL list and it is a psychology course, you will need to deliver the form to the Psychology Academic Advising Center (PAAC) along with a printed copy of the course description.  During the regular fall and spring semesters, forms will be ready for pickup the following Wednesday in the main office in Brackett 418. Form pickup over breaks and during summer sessions may be delayed. You will then need to obtain the signature of your primary academic advisor in your major and deliver the form to Sikes 104.

If the course is not on the TCEL list and it is not a psychology course, you will need to have the course evaluated by the appropriate department for equivalency. You will then need to obtain the signature of your psychology advisor and deliver the form to Sikes 104.

Note that a student must complete through instruction from Clemson a minimum of 37 of the last 43 credits presented for their undergraduate degree.

If you have questions on how to access the form or how to fill it out, you may contact Ms. Caroline Oncken (concken@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu).

Email Dr. Cindy Pury (cpury@clemson.edu) and include the institution name and location (country, city, state), the course name and number, the course description from the course catalog the year the course was taken, and the current Clemson Transfer Equivalency (TCEL) listing which can be found at https://www.clemson.edu/tcel.

Note that University academic regulations prohibit any course taken at a two-year school from being evaluated as equivalent to a 3000- or 4000-level Clemson course.

To request a course substitution, contact Ms. Caroline Oncken (concken@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu) to set up an appointment.

If you are planning to study abroad, you should first visit the Study Abroad Office, located in E-301 Martin Hall.  To get approval to take courses abroad, you will need to complete the Request for Approval of Courses to be Taken Abroad form, which can be accessed at http://media.clemson.edu/ia/programs/coursework_approval_form.pdf. Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.

If the courses are all on the Transfer Equivalency (TCEL) list, which can be found at https://www.clemson.edu/tcel, you will only need to obtain the signature of your primary academic advisor in your major.

If you are intending to take a non-psychology course that is not on the TCEL list, the course will need to be evaluated for equivalency by the appropriate department.

If you are intending to take a psychology course and it is not on the TCEL list, deliver the form to the Psychology Academic Advising Center (PAAC) along with a printed copy of the course description. During the regular fall and spring semesters, forms will be ready for pickup the following Wednesday in the main office in Brackett 418. During breaks or summer sessions, form pickup may be delayed.

After the form is completed, remember to obtain a signature from your primary academic advisor in your major.

If you have questions on how to access the form or how to fill it out, you may contact Ms. Caroline Oncken (concken@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu).

To request academic forgiveness, contact Ms. Caroline Oncken (concken@clemson.edu) or Mr. Jeff Moore (jtmoore@clemson.edu) to set up an appointment.

To access this information, visit the ETS GRE website at http://www.ets.org/gre/.

No, but you are required to have an overall 2.0 GPR in all course work taken at Clemson in order to graduate.

A “D” is considered a passing grade, and the course does not have to be retaken.

Major and minor courses may double dip except for PSYC courses.

Select the link on the left.

Important Contacts
Department Chair Dr. Pat Raymark
Undergrad Academic Advisors  Caroline Oncken (last names A-K) Jeff Moore (last names L-Z)
Undergrad Coordinators Dr. Cindy Pury & Dr. Pam Alley
Psych Club Advisor Dr. Heidi Zinzow
Psi Chi Advisor Dr. Kaileigh Byrne
Honors Advisor Dr. Heidi Zinzow