Students interested in Psi Chi are asked to fill out an application that can be obtained by following the links below. Students must have completed 9 units (about 3 classes) of psychology course work; 6 of the units must be at the upper-division level. Transfer students must have 9 units in CSUSM psychology classes before they can apply, and 6 of those units must be at the upper-division level. Students must also have a GPA in the upper 35th percentile of their class and overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Finally, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their psychology course work. In addition to the above, graduate students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. A copy of the CSUSM ARR report (found in My CSUSM) must be included with the application. There is a one-time fee of $65 that is collected upon acceptance into the chapter.
A CSUSM degree audit MUST be submitted with application for review. Partway through each semester, an e-mail is sent to the school e-mail address of each Psychology/CHAD major who is eligible to join Psi Chi based on their GPA. The application process proceeds directly thereafter, with a window of approximately 2 weeks.
Attached is the Application for Psi Chi: Psi Chi application
**Place your Psi Chi application along with a print-out of your CSUSM ARR report in the mailbox outside Dr. Kimmie Vanderbilt's office (SBSB 3226).
Transfer students who do not meet the Psi Chi GPA requirement because of courses from previous schools can still apply and go through a process of academic renewal which will only use the GPA from CSU San Marcos. In order to qualify for academic renewal, students must have been at CSUSM for two semesters, have an overall GPA of 3.5, and a psychology GPA of 3.0. Transfer students who want to go through a process of academic renewal should contact the Psi Chi Chapter Advisors directly to Dr. Kimmie Vanderbilt or Dr. Janice Phung or Dr. Aleksandria Perez Grabow.
Dues: One-time fee of $65
Note: The $65 fee will be collected after acceptance. All dues to paid by check or money order only. Make the check out to ASI; in the memo portion write "Psi Chi."