Academic Advising

Summer 2024 Update

The PsychSSO office is operating remotely in the summer. We will be hosting remote appointments via zoom. If you have an urgent question, please email us at


Undergraduate Major Advising: 


Spring 2024 drop-in advising by peer advisors has ended. Please check back for drop-in advising hours by staff advisors or connect to our advising team by email for any questions.


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(Order from left to right: Fonda, Zoe, Christine, Emilie, Harumi & Jennifer)


Appointment Booking System

Current students may schedule an advising appointment with Jennifer or Zoe on CalCentral. Fonda will soon be accepting appointments. A majority of advising appointments are currently offered remotely only. We will continue remote appointments throughout the Spring 2024 term. In-Person Appts with Jennifer are available on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please email Jennifer if you wish to change your zoom appointment to in-person on either Monday or Wednesdays.  

View instructions on making an advising appointment via CalCentral. Note that if you are not a declared Psychology major, you will need to select Psychology from the dropdown menu for Advisor Type.


Prospective students may schedule an advising appointment with a Psychology advisor using this link.  

Academic advising is available to students virtually through video conferencing or by phone. Appointments are generally available from 9AM - 4PM from Monday through Friday. If you are in another time zone and would like to meet outside the hours currently available, please contact us at and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule request.



  • Student Services Team

    Undergraduate Major Advisers:
    Jennifer Ochoa and Zoe Xu

    Graduate Student Services Adviser:
    Christine Mullarkey

    Scheduling, Enrollment, and Curriculum Planning:
    Emilie Dandan

    Director of Student Services:
    Harumi Quiñones

  • Vision, Mission, Goals and Outcomes

    Our Vision is to foster the development of self-aware, engaged, well-rounded members of a diverse Psychology Department, campus, and community.

    Our Mission is to support students with personal, academic, and professional development by empowering self-directed learning and informed decision making through collaborative mentoring relationships.

    Our Goal is for advisors and students to share the responsibility of shaping and actualizing a rewarding educational experience:

    Advisors by providing resources and guidance
    Students by taking charge of their personal, professional, and intellectual development.

  • Learning Outcomes for UG students

    Be able to navigate the Psychology Department website and associated Psychology Majors bCourses site for information pertaining to the major.

    Understand the academic requirements of the Psychology major and course sequencing as part of the overall, student-initiated, academic planning process.

    Identify opportunities for personal, professional, and intellectual development by reviewing the Weekly Opportunities (web page) and taking advantage of offerings for portfolio building.

    Learn to reference various campus resources, reference policies & procedures, and to direct inquiries to the appropriate offices (e.g. Registrar’s Office, Student Information Systems, College of Letters & Science, Student Learning Center, Career Counseling Library, Career Center, University Health Services, etc).

    Develop a network and become an active part of the Psychology Department community by attending at least two departmental or student group events per semester.

  • Additional Advising Resources

    College of Letters and Science Advising - The college of LS can answer questions on program planning, degree checks, breadth information and more!

    Educational Opportunity Program - EOP serves first gen, low income and historically underserved students delivering high-quality academic counseling to individual students.

    Disabled Student Program - DSP is dedicated to supporting students and collaborating with the campus community to remove barriers to educational access and embrace the University’s values of equity and inclusion.

    Transfer Student Center - The Transfer Student Center recognizes that transitioning to a 4-year research university from another college or university can be challenging. They practice a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that helps students consider options and possibilities.

    Cal Student Central - Cal Student Central (CSC) is a service-oriented department dedicated to assisting UC Berkeley students and the community successfully navigate several key departments that affect a student’s career at UC Berkeley. CSC is a cross-trained, professional staff who serve as representatives of the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, the Office of the Registrar, Accounts Payable, and Billing and Payment Services.


COVID-19 Updates

The physical Student Services office in Berkeley Way West is currently closed for the general public. Major Advisors are available for online advising by email at or by video conferencing.