Advising Hours

(Virtual) Psychology Undergraduate Advising

  • Modality of Advising
    • IN PERSON Drop-in: currently unavailable given COVID-19 related restrictions
    • Phone: may not be available given that advisors are unlikely to be on campus
    • E-mail (always available): advisors should respond quickly during advising times
    • Zoom room: used by some advisors for synchronous (immediate) availability during advising times
    • Zoom meetings: can be set up for one-on-one virtual (video) meetings with advisors 




WINTER 2021 (January 4-22)  

Jan 4-12: Mark Van Selst (will start advising again with others in the SPRING semester)

Jan 13 (WED) - JAN 22 (FRI): these advising outreach activities will be by Dr. Cravalho by appointment or drop in Mon-Fri 10:30 to 11:30 at the link:  --> Students need to request the passcodes for these hours from Dr. Cravalho via an email to



SPRING 2021 (Jan 27 - end of classes)  

  • All advising will be conducted remotely (email, zoom, etc.).
  • All paperwork will be done electronically
  • Using will send your question to every member of the advising team.  We are asking that you use this email address since it allows all of the other advisors to see what actions have been taken or other communications received (it is a 'delegated' email address which means that we can all see the responses).  The advisors are primarily responsible for their part of the alphabet but some special cases or urgent requests (or anything between regular semesters) may be responded to by others. All of the students on the official SB1440 (STAR Act) post-transfer plan w/ their "associate of arts for transfer in psychology" and the SB1440 guarentee should verify their plans with Dr. Van Selst as he is the official PSYCHOLOGY CONTACT person for that program.

Dr. Patrick Cravalho (SPRING 2021: student last names A-F)

  • (this email preferred)

  • all advising will be by email or zoom
  • MON / WED TBD for drop-in
  • TUE / THU TBD for appointments (time certain)
  • Link for Patrick's drop in hours: no current link for SPRING 2021
  •  Link for Patrick's appointment hours: no current link for SPRING 2021

  • Students need to request the passcodes for these hours from Dr. Cravalho via an email to

Dr. Megumi Hosoda (SPRING 2021: student last names G-L)

  • DMH 315| 408-924-5637

  • (email preferred)

  • all advising will be by email or zoom
  • MON / WED TBD for appointments (time certain): no active link for SPRING 2021
  • MON / WED TBD for drop-in: no active link for SPRING 2021

Dr. Mark Van Selst (SPRING 2021: student last names M-R)

 [There will be a waiting room, if it is outside of meeting times... I won't show up...]

Dr. Cheryl Chancellor-Freeland
(SPRING 2021: student last names S-Z)

  • DMH 317| 408-924-5645

  • (email preferred)

  • all advising will be by email or zoom
  • TUE / THU TBD for drop-in : no current link for SPRING 2021
  • WED TBD for appointments (time certain) : no current link for SPRING 2021



(individual advisors will also have both drop in and scheduled time slots)








In the rare case that a student cannot be accommodated within the times posted above, a Psychology Advisor may be able to schedule an advising appointment outside of normal hours. This may require lead time. Summer and Winter availability can be limited. 

Students can meet with any faculty member for general advising, and can meet with any of the listed advisors for general undergraduate psychology advising during drop-in times. To the extent possible, the advisor responsible for your part of the alphabet will (generally) be the one who signs off on forms or other requests. Some special topics or Associates Degree for Transfer questions should be directed to Dr. Mark Van Selst.

The ACCESS Center also has General Advising (esp. re: GE): 

Online application for Graduation

Press the "apply for graduation" link on MyAcademics page after examing your outstanding requirements via the MyProgress report (and meeting with your major and minor advisor)

All but same semester (or double-major) applications for graduation are entirely online

If the "apply for graduation" link does not yet exist for you (see .pdf above), talk with an advisor.

Psychology majors with an HSI minor will need to submit electronic copies of their Major and HSI minor forms (this is to ensure that 12 units are unique to the minor)

Adding or changing a Psychology major or minor is initiated by an advisor using an online process

Run myAcademics "what if" and have your transfer credit report and unofficial SJSU transcipt ready

Changing graduation date, or other SJSU forms (include requested attachments) can be found at: Forms (Office of the Registrar) 

If you run the "MyAcademics --> MyProgress" report (or a "what if" assessment of a psychology degree) we can walk you through intpreting what the various sections represent (note: we are particularly interested in the PSYCHOLOGY portion but you won't be able to graduate until all areas have been satisifed).

PSYC advising & major forms

For most students the computerized degree audit will be used for graduation evlauations.  The BA or BS Major forms can, however, still be be useful for planning (and are still needed for some same semester applications for graduation, for doublemajors, and psyc students with an HSI minor).

There are 2 and 4 year planners for the BA and the BS (also see MyPlanner); most students will now use the Fall 2019 version of the BA program.

See "MyGPS" for a suite of helpful tools for planing and advisement at SJSU

Declaring Psychology under Impaction:  (updated to 2.75 psyc gpa + 6 or 12 units minimum in psyc/stat/prep)

Each graduate program has one faculty member designated as the program coordinator who is also the official program advisor. Graduate students who are writing a thesis also choose a thesis advisor from among the faculty.