During the first two years at SSU, most students take lower-division major requirements and lower-division GE courses. Faculty advisors can answer questions about the major, provide information about specific courses, and provide information about graduate study in psychology. Students choose an advisor based on their interest areas, and may change advisors at any time. Students are encouraged to come in for advising before they register for classes, but note that faculty are more likely to be readily available earlier in the semester. Students should meet with an advisor no later than the second semester of their sophomore year, or if a transfer student, during their first semester at SSU. 

Students also can meet with the School of Social Sciences Academic Advisor, Vanessa Bascherini, MS, ( for:

  • Lower division GE advising
  • Review of the ARR
  • Quick advising questions and referrals

OFFICE: Salazar Hall 1070
Wednesdays 1:00-4:30pm, Thursdays 9:00-11:30am

Peer advisors also are available and can help you with:

  • Directions to finding and reading your Academic Requirement Report
  • Showing how to view your graduation requirements
  • Information regarding GE classes
  • Clarification of University requirements and policies
  • Review of your transfer credits
  • Help with selecting/changing your major and minor

Group Advising

Subject to change

Monday, October 24, 2016
12:00 - 1:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3028
Dr. Mary Gomes / Dr. Matthew Paolucci-Callahan

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:00 - 6:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3038
Dr. Geri Olson / Dr. Jesse Bengson

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
11:45am - 12:45pm
Stevenson Hall 3028
Dr. Heather Smith / Dr. Missy Garvin

Thursday, October 27, 2016
3:00 - 4:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3038
Dr. Mary Schindler

Monday, November 7, 2016
12:00 - 1:00pm
Stevenson Hall 3028
Dr. Glenn Brassington / Dr. Laurel McCabe

Get ahead and prepare for the upcoming Spring 2017 registration.

Advising Videos

More videos can be found on the School of Social Sciences webpage.