Procedure for Declaring a Minor

Procedure for Declaring a Minor (“New” or “Old” procedure depends on when you enrolled at UVA)

The Department of Psychology made significant changes to the Undergraduate minor that took effect in Summer 2018.  http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/minor-requirements

If you enrolled at UVA after this time, the “new” minor requirements apply for you.  If you were already enrolled at UVA prior to that time (or are a new transfer student), the old minor requirements may still apply for you.  If in doubt about which set of requirements is appropriate for you, stop in and discuss your situation with Undergraduate Coordinator, Kimbo Smith, or Director of Undergraduate Studies, Fred Smyth, in Gilmer 140.

NEW MINOR PROCEDURE

To declare the new minor, follow the instructions below.

(The first four steps are done on Collab)

STEP 1) Join the Collab site “Psych Majors/Minors” at:

https://collab.its.virginia.edu/portal/site/626dbd5c-d2e0-4ec4-8eb1-7486....

STEP 2) On the Collab site, add yourself to the appropriate group for your expected graduation year

https://uvacollab.screenstepslive.com/s/help/m/students/l/684868-how-do-...

STEP 3) On the Collab site, if you identify with an underrepresented group in academic psychology (for example, historically underrepresented racial or ethnic group, first-generation college students, economically-disadvantaged background) and would like to receive information about targeted opportunities for such students, add yourself to the “Underrepresented Group info” group.

https://uvacollab.screenstepslive.com/s/help/m/students/l/684868-how-do-...

STEP 4) On the Collab site, complete the “Major/Minor Declaration (or deferral) Questions” Collab>Psych Majors/Minors>Tests & Quizzes

STEP 5) Download the New Requirements Form for a Minor in Psychology

AND one copy of your unofficial transcript from SIS

Follow the instructions below to complete it on your computer (use Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to open and complete. The form must be typed, not hand-written) then print and bring two copies to the Undergraduate Coordinator. The form cannot be faxed or sent via email. You must declare the minor in person.

STEP 6)    Start by filling in any courses you have already completed in the appropriate “Course Type” space (Intro Psych does not belong on this form, since it’s a prereq).

STEP 7)    Fill in the other courses that you would *like* to take to satisfy all minor 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.

STEP 8)    Leave blank the section at the bottom for Approval and signatures

STEP 9)    Print two copies of your completed Declaration form and one copy of your Transcript or your Course History (not your Academic Requirements (VSTAA) page) to Undergraduate Coordinator, Kimbo Smith, during drop-in hours or by appointment in Gilmer 140c. (Drop-in hours: M-Th: 9:00-12:00; 2-3:30. F: 9:00-12:00)

Your psychology minor is usually not official in SIS until about one week after your declaration meeting.   The Director of Undergraduate Studies is the advisor for all Psychology minors.

OLD MINOR PROCEDURE

To declare the old minor, follow the instructions below.

(The first four steps are done on Collab)

STEP 1) Join the Collab site “Psych Majors/Minors” at:

https://collab.its.virginia.edu/portal/site/626dbd5c-d2e0-4ec4-8eb1-7486....

STEP 2) On the Collab site, add yourself to the appropriate group for your expected graduation year

https://uvacollab.screenstepslive.com/s/help/m/students/l/684868-how-do-...

STEP 3) On the Collab site, if you identify with an underrepresented group in academic psychology (for example, historically underrepresented racial or ethnic group, first-generation college students, economically-disadvantaged background) and would like to receive information about targeted opportunities for such students, add yourself to the “Underrepresented Group info” group.

https://uvacollab.screenstepslive.com/s/help/m/students/l/684868-how-do-...

STEP 4) On the Collab site, complete the “Major/Minor Declaration (or deferral) Questions” Collab>Psych Majors/Minors>Tests & Quizzes

STEP 5) Download the Old Requirements Form for a Minor in Psychology

AND one copy of your unofficial transcript from SIS

Follow the instructions below to complete it on your computer (use Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to open and complete. The form must be typed, not hand-written) then print and bring two copies to the Undergraduate Coordinator. The form cannot be faxed or sent via email. You must declare the minor in person.

STEP 6)    Start by filling in any courses you have already completed in the appropriate “Course Type” space (Intro Psych does not belong on this form, since it’s a prereq).

STEP 7)    Fill in the other courses that you would *like* to take to satisfy all minor 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.

STEP 8)    Leave blank the section at the bottom for Approval and signatures

STEP 9)    Print two copies of your completed Declaration form and one copy of your Transcript or your Course History (not your Academic Requirements (VSTAA) page) to Undergraduate Coordinator, Kimbo Smith, during drop-in hours or by appointment in Gilmer 140c. (Drop-in hours: M-Th: 9:00-12:00; 2-3:30. F: 9:00-12:00)

Your psychology minor is usually not official in SIS until about one week after your declaration meeting.   The Director of Undergraduate Studies is the advisor for all Psychology minors.