Graduate Academic Advising

Section 1


When admitted, students are paired with an academic and research advisor.  Many times one faculty member will fill both roles.  Your academic advisor will work with you to create a coursework plan customized to your interests and goals.  Research advisors help you cultivate your research and writing. 

The staff of the Graduate Studies Office is here to support our students from the application process through graduation.  We may assist with questions about such topics as:

  • Student Record Updates – Requirements, Evaluations, Awards, etc.
  • Fellowships and Assistantships
  • Registration Processing – Late Registration, Audit, Credit/No Credit, Restriction Lifts, PSYC 590/599 Course Reference Number (CRN) Distribution, etc.
  • Graduate College Deadlines and Forms
  • Thesis/Dissertation Support – Committee Approval, Form Preparation, Format Compliance

This list is not all inclusive and we are happy to help whenever possible.  Collaborating with other campus units (Graduate College, Academic Human Resources, etc.), we assist our students through each stage of their academic career.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. 

Graduate Office Staff

Description: C:\Users\aramm\Desktop\Ashley's\Pictures\IMG_0325.JPG   Ashley Ramm – Program Coordinator

  309 Psychology Building, MC-716

  603 E. Daniel Street
  Champaign, IL 61820

  (217) 333-2169


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  June Eubanks – Office Manager

  307 Psychology Building, MC-716

  603 E. Daniel Street
  Champaign, IL 61820


Section 2



Graduate Spotlight

Katherine WoodKatherine Wood

Congratulations to Katherine Wood! She's been awarded an NSF fellowship for her research she describes below. Katherine is a Graduate Student in the VCHP program area working with Dan Simons. Research Summary: We don't perceive everything that passes before our eyes. Often this means that irrelevant information doesn't occupy limited cognitive resources, but sometimes these failures of awareness blind us to important aspects of our environment. My research focuses on these failures of awareness, particularly on the information that gets filtered out. What kinds of objects are we most likely to miss? When are we most vulnerable to these failures of awareness? How do changes to the task or environment affect this filtering? Better understanding of how we filter information from our environment can potentially help us understand demanding real-world tasks, such as driving.

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