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1 Transfer Student Orientation Department of Psychology George Mason University

2 Orientation Objectives  Introduction to the department  Distinguish BA vs. BS  Introduction to Academic Advising  Transfer Equivalency worksheet  VCCS Transfer/General Ed. Waivers  How to be successful  Stay connected!

3 Intro to the Department of Psychology

4  Under College of Humanities and Social Sciences  One of 22 CHSS majors and degree programs  CHSS is the largest academic division on campus  2011 – 2012 Psychology was the 3 rd largest major on campus, with roughly 1,300 undergraduates

5 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) vs. Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

6 Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Science B.A. Math Science 2 labs Literature Fine Arts Non-Western Culture Foreign Language B.S. Math emphasis MATH 108 or higher Science emphasis 2 labs and 2 non-labs Literature Fine Arts Technical Writing Additional PSYC lab

7 Academic Advising

8  Psychology Undergraduate Office  David King Hall, room 2086  Director of Undergraduate Advising, Dr. Michael Hurley  Graduate student advisors  Not assigned a specific advisor  Bring your degree evaluation to appointment  Email:  ALWAYS include your G#

9 Academic Advising  Interactive  Understand degree requirements  Know the basic concepts for creating your semester schedule  Meet with an advisor once a semester

10 Academic Advising  To schedule your advising appointment, please visit the Department of Psychology website: 

11 Academic Advising

12 Scheduling an advising appointment

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16 Transfer Equivalency Worksheet

17  See what transferred from your previous institution

18 Transfer Equivalency Worksheet  Review for any missing courses and/or credits  Check for appropriate Mason equivalencies  Example: You need an Abnormal PSYC course but you took “Psychopathology” at University X but were given credit for an elective instead of PSYC 325  Should something need to be corrected, you must complete a Transfer Re-evaluation Form and see your academic advisor

19 Guaranteed Admission Transfer Institutions Applies to the following community colleges: Blue Ridge Piedmont Germana Rappahannock Lord Fairfax Richard Bland NVCC Thomas Nelson Patrick Henry

20 Guaranteed admission & Gen Ed Waivers Criteria for guaranteed admission:  Completion of AA, AS, AA & S (Associate of Arts and Sciences)*not AAS  Cumulative GPA of 2.85 or better Criteria for general education waivers:  Same criteria as guaranteed admission, PLUS  Completion of ENG 111 and required Math at the community college from which student is transferring

21 How To Be Successful

22 How To Be Successful  Go to class!  Communicate with your instructor  Utilize instructor office hours  Directory posted in hall of David King Hall  Utilize campus resources:  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) academic skills workshop; Writing Center; Career Services and more!  Join or create study groups

23 How to Be Successful  Get involved in undergraduate research  Undergraduate research assistant in a lab, OSCAR (Students as Scholars)  Join psychology organizations  Psi Chi: national honor society in psychology (complete minimum of 12 hrs of PSYC and meet GPA requirements)  Honors: 3-semester curriculum for majors (join as early as sophomore year)

24 Get Connected! GMUPsychology

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