PSYC Advising

Office of Undergraduate Studies

 

(301) 405-5866

PSYCadvising [at] umd.edu 

PSYC Advising offers both limited in-person and virtual services. Advisors are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm by email, phone, scheduled appointments, and drop-in hours.

If you wish to utilize our in-person services, you must be in compliance with UMD's current COVID-19 guidelines. If you are not in compliance, are sick, or prefer to limit your in-person interactions, then you can utilize our virtual services: Zoom appointments, email, or call an advisor directly.

FALL 2021 Hours

The Undergraduate Advising Office will be offering virtual drop-in advising hours.

Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Monday to Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

To sign up for drop-in advising, please click on the link below and an Advisor will connect with you via phone or Zoom:

go.umd.edu/PSYCDropInAdvising 

Scheduled Advising 

To reserve an appointment email PSYCadvising [at] umd.edu. Please include UID and UMD email address in your email! 

If you wish to utilize our in-person services, you must be in compliance with UMD's current COVID-19 guidelines. If you are not in compliance, are sick, or prefer to limit your in-person interactions, then you can utilize our virtual services: Zoom appointments, email, or call an advisor directly.

Live-Chat Advising 

PSYC Peer Advisors answer general academic-advising-related questions via live chat. 

Chat is designed for short, general questions about major policies and procedures only. Based on the complexity of your question, you may be advised to schedule an appointment with an advisor. 

Beginning September 8th, a PSYC Peer advisor will be available via chat during the following times*: 

  • Monday/Wednesday: 12pm-2pm

  • Tuesday/Thursday: 10am-12pm 

You can access the live chat at https://go.umd.edu/psyclivechat

*Please note: Chat times are subject to change will be unavailable on the following days: 9/13, 11/24-11/26. Please visit our PSYC E-News blog for updates. 


When our chat is online, you will be given the option to begin a 'new conversation' and you will be assisted in the order that your chat was received. If the chat is not available, you may utilize drop-in advising (when available), search your question in the database of commonly asked questions, or email PSYCadvising [at] umd.edu. During business hours (8:30 am-4:30 pm), you may also call the advising office at 301-405-5866

Please note: Chat is not secure, so we cannot answer questions related to your student record. You may, however, use the chat to get connected with a PSYC advisor for a drop-in or scheduled advising appointment. 

You may wish to utilize the chat for: 

  • General questions regarding PSYC policies, procedures, and processes

  • For questions on how to get involved in the PSYC department

  • To be connected with an advisor during drop-in advising hours

  • To set up a scheduled appointment with an advisor

 An advising appointment may be better: 

  • If your questions are specific to you and would require accessing your academic record 

  • When you’re planning for your future registrations 

  • If your need is urgent and confidential 

Undergraduate Advising Staff

Lori Kader, Associate Director - lkader [at] umd.edu

Steve Young, Senior Advisor - syoung17 [at] umd.edu

Alexis Foley, Advisor - afoley19 [at] umd.edu

Dr. Nazish Salahuddin, Director, Undergraduate Studies & Assistant Chair, Equity and Inclusion - nsalah [at] umd.edu


 

We would love to speak with you! You can meet with us via drop-in, scheduled, or live-chat advising. Please see the tabs below for more information on each.