Psychology Newsletter

April 2021


Important Deadlines

Regular Academic Session Courses (01/13 - 05/05):

  • April 2nd: Reading day, no classes.
  • April 13th: Last day for students to submit a Late Change Petition to their college to withdraw from class and students must have an extraordinary reason for approval.
  • April 21st: Reading day, no classes.

Seven Week Second Session Courses (03/11 - 05/05):

  • April 2nd: Reading day, no classes.
  • April 8th: Last day to make registration changes without the dean's signature.
  • April 9th: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on all Change of Schedule forms to add or change classes.
  • April 15th: Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO). Last day for students to withdraw from a class online through UAccess.
  • April 16th: Instructor and dean's signatures required on a Late Change Petition in order to withdraw from class and students must have an extraordinary reason for approval.
  • April 21st: Reading day, no classes.
  • April 25th: Last day for students to submit a Late Change Petition to their college.

Important note: this is not an exhaustive list of all dates and deadlines.

Click here to view the complete list of deadlines.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2021

Summer 2021 Registration opens to all students on April 5th.

Registration dates for Fall 2021 are based on your class standing. Enrollment appointment have been set based on your class standing and will appear in your UAccess Student Center. Class standing is based on your completed/earned units; not your projected units for the end of the semester.

Pro Tips:

  • Meet with or contact an advisor for your major and contact your minor advisor (if applicable) before your registration date.
  • Prepare your shopping cart and know how to search for classes. Tutorials can be found online for general refreshing.
  • Know your major. Enrollment in some courses will be restricted to specific majors. Several courses will be open only to (Pre)Psychological Science majors while others will be open only to Psychology BA majors. Be aware that "Psychology BS" is no longer a major and it differs from the Psychological Science major.
  • Take placement tests beforehand (or as soon as possible). Math, writing, and second language placement scores may be necessary to enroll in related courses.
  • See also Psychology Department Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information pertaining to registration.

  • See attachments below for guides on how to search for lecture-based Psychology courses and PSY Writing Emphasis Courses (WEC).

Contacting Psychology Advisors

The advising team will continue to offer remote advising via Phone or Zoom until further notice. Appointments can be scheduled with your assigned advisor or you can search all Psychology advisor availability via Trellis. Fifteen minute appointments are being held to allow advisors to meet with more students for registration questions.

Many advising questions can be answered via email. Remember your email etiquette when emailing your advisor or other university entity including faculty or university services. Take some time to prepare for an appointment. Have a list of questions ready to help facilitate the conversation and use Trellis give helpful details to the advising team to allow us to prepare for the appointment as well.


Student Engagement and Career Development

Virtual Services Continue

Everything your student might need - on-campus jobs, skill-building programs, resume & job/internship application support is all available online.


LifeLab is now open for in-person drop-in hours every Wednesday, 12 - 3 PM. Every precaution has been taken to ensure that the in-person option is safe for those who feel comfortable. Virtual drop-in hours will continue as normal.

Support Services

Many university resources and supports have online support options at this time.

Student Success & Retention Innovation (SSRI) supports the success of all undergraduates at the University of Arizona. Increases retention and graduation rates through strengths-based programming, evidence-based practices, and robust assessment. Serves as a leader in public higher education for student success and degree completion. Check out SSRI Main Page & Student Resources.

Support. Outreach. Success. (SOS ) supports all Arizona community members, with a focus on enhancing the student experience.

Whether a student has too much information or too little, SOS will help. Every student has a different experience at the University of Arizona, and maybe the FAQs don't apply. Reach out to SOS for answers to fit your needs or any old question you may have. Check out SOS here.

Counseling & Psych Services

At CAPS, enrolled students can receive mental health care, including self-paced self-help, short-term counseling, short-term psychiatry, groups, and workshops. Our goal is to get the right student, to the right treatment, at the right time, because here at CAPS we believe every client has different needs and no one should need to wait for that care. Check out their resources by clicking here.

Campus Reentry Resources

Check out this page for updates and info regarding campus reentry.

There's also the COVID Ambassador Team Hotline: (520) 848-4045 available 7AM – 7PM daily.


Become a Psychology Peer Mentor

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Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 year. Additional information and applications can be accessed here:

Skill-Building Opportunities

These are also the top in-demand skills employers and graduate schools look for in applicants: collaboration, leadership, and professional communication. Give yourself an advantage by enrolling in Build the Skill, a free, online program designed to help you develop these skills. There are no grades - but you can earn a digital certificate to share on your online profiles.

In Build the Skill: Leadership, you'll identify your own leadership style and strengths, how to apply them in your real life.
>> Enroll now in Build the Skill: Leadership

Build the Skill: Professional Communication you will practice the skills necessary for effective communications, whether verbally, written, and visually.
>> Enroll now in Build the Skill: Professional Communication

In Build the Skill: Collaboration, you’ll be given tools and resources to strengthen your teamwork skills while building a better group work experience for everyone.
>> Enroll now in Build the Skill: Collaboration

Resume, Interviewing, and Online Profile Workshops

Whether you're applying for an on-campus job, a part- or full-time, or a summer internship, these workshops will get you ready!

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile (with Career Peer Coach Blair)

April 8, 11:30 am - Register Here

Resume Ready (with the Career Peer Team)

April 9, 12:00 pm - Register Here

5 Tips for Virtual Interviewing from a Hiring Manager

April 12, 12:00 pm - Register Here

Resume Ready (with Career Peer Coach Brad)

April 12, 1:00 pm - Register Here

In the News

Psychology Advising

How to Make an Advising Appointment

Advising appointments are for majors only can be scheduled by going to Trellis. Students can search for any of the names listed below to meet with.

Psychology minors, please email your assigned advisor.


Randy Yazzie – Students with last names A-F (

Keri Bishop – Students with last names G-M (

Shelley Gill – Students with last names N-Z (

Melanie Lipton - Assistant Director of Academic Advising (