Step 1: Determine your math course
If you did NOT complete an equivalent to WSU’s Math 103 or higher while at community college OR you scored lower than 45 on ALEKS you will need to take a Math class prior to enrolling in Psych 311.
Step 2: Determine your Biology course
If you did NOT take a general biology with lab course prior to enrolling at WSU you will need to take Biol 102, Biol 106 or Biol 107 at WSU. Please consult with your advisor regarding which of these classes would best suit you.
Step 3: Transfer your courses INCLUDING your AA where applicable
It is imperative that you transfer all your classes into WSU as soon as you possibly can to avoid taking redundant coursework. You can use the Transfer Course Equivalency site:transfer course to determine how your coursework will transfer in. Visit the Transfer Student Guide for instructions on transferring credits. Also, you need to transfer your actual AA to WSU in order to complete your UCORE classes. Once your transcript posts, you will be able to tell when you run a “what-if” report. Your UCORE classes will show as being “satisfied by DTA.”
Step 4. Create a two-year plan
|WSU SEMESTER ONE||WSU SEMESTER TWO||WSU SEMESTER THREE||WSU SEMESTER FOUR|
|Psych Area 2||Psych Area 3||Psych Area 1||Psych Area 1|
|Math or Psych 311||Psych 312 [M]*||Psych elective [M]*||CAPS|
|Psych Area 3||Psych Area 2||Non-Psych elective||Psych elective|
|Biol 102 or elective||Non-Psych elective||Non-Psych elective||Non-Psych elective|
|Non-Psych elective||Non-Psych elective||Practicum, TA or RA||Practicum, TA or RA|
|16 credits||16 credits||15 credits||15 credits|
|Apply for admission to the major!||Apply for graduation|
|Complete University Writing Portfolio||Complete Psychology Senior Exit Survey|
Step 5: Run a “What-If” or “Academic Requirements” report
Before your appointment, please check your my.WSU for any holds you may have that are NOT academic in nature. Please try to take care of those holds BEFORE you meet with us. We also ask that you run a “What if” or “Academic Requirements” report so that you have a better idea of the classes you still need to take before you meet with us.
Step 6: Create a proposed schedule of classes
Please visit schedules.wsu.edu to view available classes.
Step 7: Update your student information if needed
It is each student’s responsibility to keep contact information up to date in order to receive timely appointment notifications. To do this: my.WSU sign-in > Main Menu > My Profile > Update Personal Information