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
Mondays - Fridays 10:00am - 4:00pm Appointment Required

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

Get your Graduation Applications signed before Friday, September 15 and have any unanswered questions resolved at this Group Advising session.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
11:00am - 12:30pm
Salazar Hall 2013
Dr. Velasquez

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Nichols Hall 242
Dr. Velasquez

Friday, September 8, 2017
Stevenson Hall 3095
Dr. Paolucci / Dr. Smith

Monday, September 11, 2017
Stevenson Hall 3095
Dr. Gomes / Dr. Olson / Dr. Bengson

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Stevenson Hall 3095
Dr. Velasquez

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Stevenson Hall 2083
Dr. Brassington / Dr. Garvin

Advising Videos

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

Psychology Department Videos