Procedure for Declaring a Major

Download the following,

Beginning UVA 2018 Major Declaration Form

Print and bring a copy to the Undergraduate Coordinator.

AND two copies of your unoffcial transcript from SIS. 

Follow the instructions below to complete it on your computer.  The form cannot be faxed or sent via email. You must declare in person.

1)    Start by filling in any courses you have already completed in the appropriate “Pillar” space (Intro Psych does not belong on this form, since it’s a prereq).

2)    Fill in the other courses that you would *like* to take to satisfy all major requirements.

*The courses you list are simply your "best guesses" about the courses you will likely take; these guesses are not binding and courses can be rearranged or substituted as necessary or desired in the future.

As a Psychology Major, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring all requirements for the major have been satisfied. Modifications should be discussed with your major advisor.

3)    Leave blank the section at the bottom for Approval, Advisor and signatures

4)    Bring these printed copies to Undergraduate Coordinator, Kimbo Smith, during drop-in hours or by appointment. (Drop-in hours: M-Th: 9:00-12:00; 2-3:30. F: 9:00-12:00)

As a Psychology Major, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring all requirements for the major have been satisfied. Modifications should be discussed with your major advisor.

Your psychology major and advisor are usually not official in SIS until about one to two weeks after your declaration meeting.

Your Psych Advisor: At a minimum, you’ll need to meet with your advisor each semester to get guidance and to have your “hold” released prior to registering for the next semester’s courses.  Your advisor does not create your course schedule, but will offer suggestions..

Ideally, your advisor will be much more than the person who simply releases your hold. Your advisor can offer you valuable advice about the program, other academic matters, and careers.  Seek to get together with your advisor to discuss your long-range plans when there isn't a deadline.

Your psychology advisor is should be a key resource for you as you work to successfully complete your degree.  If, after good faith efforts on your part, you find that you are unable to work with your advisor, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator to find an advisor who is a better match. If your advisor becomes unavailable (e.g., goes on sabbatical or leaves the University), the Undergraduate Coordinator will assign you a temporary advisor.

 

For students following the old Major Declaration Requiements. (Students matriculated into UVA before Fall 2018)

Print a Major Declaration Form and  bring a copy to the Undergraduate Coordinator. 

AND two copies of your unoffcial transcipt from SIS.

Follow the instructions below. The form cannot be faxed or sent via email. You must declare in person.

1)    Start by filling in any courses you have already completed in the appropriate “Course Group” space (Intro Psych does not belong on this form, since it’s a prereq).

2)    Fill in the other courses that you would *like* to take to satisfy all major requirements.

*The courses you list are simply your "best guesses" about the courses you will likely take; these guesses are not binding and courses can be rearranged or substituted as necessary or desired in the future.

As a Psychology Major, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring all requirements for the major have been satisfied. Modifications should be discussed with your major advisor.

3)    Leave blank the section at the bottom for Approval, Advisor and signatures.

4)    Bring these printed copies to Undergraduate Coordinator, Kimbo Smith, during drop-in hours or by appointment. (Drop-in hours: M-Th: 9:00-12:00; 2-3:30. F: 9:00-12:00)

As a Psychology Major, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring all requirements for the major have been satisfied. Modifications should be discussed with your major advisor.

Your psychology major and advisor are usually not official in SIS until about one to two weeks after your declaration meeting.

Your Psych Advisor: At a minimum, you’ll need to meet with your advisor each semester to get guidance and to have your “hold” released prior to registering for the next semester’s courses.  Your advisor does not create your course schedule, but will offer suggestions..

Ideally, your advisor will be much more than the person who simply releases your hold. Your advisor can offer you valuable advice about the program, other academic matters, and careers.  Seek to get together with your advisor to discuss your long-range plans when there isn't a deadline.

Your psychology advisor is should be a key resource for you as you work to successfully complete your degree.  If, after good faith efforts on your part, you find that you are unable to work with your advisor, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator to find an advisor who is a better match. If your advisor becomes unavailable (e.g., goes on sabbatical or leaves the University), the Undergraduate Coordinator will assign you a temporary advisor.