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Psychology Registration for Winter & Spring 2024

Where to Register 

Self-register via CUNYFirst. 

Before Registration

Check your CUNYFirst Account for: 

    • Your appointment date & time. 
    • Make sure to remove ALL holds prior to your registration date. 
    • Know which group you belong to.  Please note that when calculating your credits, both earned AND in-progress credits should be included. 

 Starting Dates

Group Starting Date

*** Special groups registration (see below) 

Thursday, October 26th 

Senior and Graduate (Degree-Seeking) Registration 

Monday, October 30th 

Junior and 2nd BA Degree Students 

Tuesday, October 31st 

Sophomore Registration 

Wednesday, November 1st 

Freshman Registration 

Thursday, November 2nd 

New Freshman, Transfers and Visiting, and all Non-Degree Registration 

Monday, November 6th 


“Senior Majors First” Priority Policy for 213W and Adv Experimental courses 

We will open 18 seats per section in 213W and Adv Exp courses for “Special Group” Senior students on their early enrollment dates.  Courses that ‘close’ at 18 students will REOPEN on Senior Registration Date (Monday, Oct 30th) with the remaining seats. Junior Majors will be able to enroll for 213W or Adv Exp on October 31st.   

Sophomores/Non-Majors will be able to enroll for any remaining seats, 2 weeks prior to the start of classes. Thank you for your understanding as we prioritize our upperclassmen.   

Tips for Registration 

Due to the popularity of our courses, getting into Psychology courses can be challenging. For this reason, we suggest three things: 

  • Register via CUNYfirst, as early as you possibly can. 
  • If a course you want is closed, search for and seriously consider alternatives. 
  • Do not assume you can be over-tallied into a closed course just because your graduation will be otherwise delayed. 

If You Can’t Register in a Class 

All Registrations should be done by students via their CUNYFirst accounts. However, if you run into problems, we are here to help. 

  • For general assistance, email the virtual Psych Department at: 
  • To make a Registration Request (enrollment is not guaranteed), use this link: 

“Special Group” registrants- Note our “Seniors only” priority registration policy 

If your enrollment date is scheduled prior to October 30th as a member of the following groups (Veterans, Macaulay Honors College, SEEK, Honors and Scholarships, HMNS, Athletics, Special Services, Student Ambassadors and Leaders) please respect the “Senior Majors only” priority registration rules for 213W and Adv Exp which are intended to help ensure that graduating seniors get their final classes.    

Policy on double-registrations for Psych 311- Psych 321 

Please do not register for multiple Advanced Experimental (AE) courses. We will check for double registrations and when we find students registered for two AE courses, we will drop them from both without contacting them. You cannot ’save seats.’ The penalty for doing so is being dropped from both and put at the back of the queue. 

Class Format 

Students are advised to check the course format, including class notes, very carefully when registering. Psychology dept has returned to primarily in-person instruction and will offer only a limited number of online-only courses.  Psychology Courses will be offered in the following formats: 

  • In Person: All required class meetings occur on QC campus, during scheduled class meeting times.  
  • Online synchronous: This course will be completely online but will include real-time synchronous lectures/discussions with students. Students must commit to scheduled class times. All meetings will be done virtually, at the date and time scheduled in CUNYFirst. 
  • Online asynchronous: This course will require the student to engage in self-guided instructions scheduled by the instructor and will not include live lectures. Asynchronous class meetings do not require you to log in to your virtual classroom at a specified time. 
  • Online Mix: Classes offer a combination of online synchronous meetings and asynchronous online work. 
  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses will involve both in-person and online/remote participation and the in-person participation is mandatory. The relative proportion of in-person and remote is determined by each individual course depending upon what is appropriate for teaching that course. 
  • Hyflex: Some in-person courses may have a Hyflex (hybrid flexible) option, allowing students to choose their format (in person or online synchronous). Courses with this option will be noted in the schedule of classes.