Student Advising

You have questions. Our Academic Advisors can help!

Our psychology advisors provide personal, one-on-one assistance. They’ll help you establish goals and make academic decisions. We can provide the most current information about academic policies and help you with any individual issues, while ensuring your confidentiality.

Current students: 

Psychology Peer Academic Advisors

Our Psychology Peer Academic Advisors are available for walk-ins and via email to answer general students’ questions regarding a change of major to Psychology, course scheduling, and registration, and provide peer mentorship. For any detailed advising needs regarding petitions, degree checks, or advising-related registration holds, please meet with your assigned academic advisor.

You can email them at psycadvising@ucr.edu or join their walk-in hours through the student advising system.

Angela

Angela is a fourth-year psychology major with an education minor and an RA for the Emotion Regulation lab. She’s from Covina, CA and some of her hobbies and interests include cooking, baking, movies, and music. She is excited to be a peer advisor and to help any and all students with any questions or advice needed!

Natalie

Natalie is a fourth-year psychology major and sociology minor and this is her second year as a Peer Academic Advisor in Psychology. She is also a Peer Mentor at the Academic Resource Center. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, trying new foods, and helping others so she’s happy to assist with any questions, concerns, or advice throughout the year!

Psychology Major Change Information

If you are interested in learning about how to change your major to psychology, or have fulfilled the criteria and need to process the major change, please watch this video:

If you are eligible to change your major to psychology, you can access the Change of Major Form here to send to your Psychology Academic Advisor.

Undergraduate Student Affairs Office

Dr. Lawrence D. Rosenblum
Undergraduate Advisor
Office: PSYCH 2121
Phone: (951) 827-4400

Suzy A. Sharweed, Ed.D.
Academic Advisor Supervisor
Office:  HMNSS 2417
E-mail:  suzy.sharweed@ucr.edu

Roberto Montes, M.A.
Academic Advisor
Office: PSYCH 1111P
Phone: (951) 827-5386
E-mail: roberto.montes@ucr.edu
Last names beginning with A-Ez

Sara Cuny, M.S.
Academic Advisor
Office: PSYCH 1111G
Phone: (951) 827-5386
E-mail: sara.cuny@ucr.edu
Last names beginning with Fa-Le

Kirsten Alonso, M.S.
Academic Advisor
Office: PSYCH 1111H
Phone: (951) 827-5386
E-mail: kirsten.alonso@ucr.edu
Last names beginning with Li-Re

Jamie Tristan, M.A.
Academic Advisor
Office: PSYCH 1111J
Phone: (951) 827-5386
E-mail: jamie.tristan@ucr.edu
Last names beginning with Ri-Z

Undergraduates with questions about the Psychology major should first contact one of the Academic Advisors. For more complicated matters or further advice, please contact Dr. Rosenblum. Applicants with questions about the Psychology major should contact the Admissions office to speak with an Admissions Counselor via http://admissions.ucr.edu/admissions/counselors.html.