Psychology Transfer

Majors Eligible to Join

New transfer students in Psychology are eligible to join. 

Program Description

This semester-long learning community assists students in their transition to Iowa State and the Psychology department through opportunities to connect with peers, faculty, and resources on campus during their first semester. Students in the Psychology Transfer Learning Community enroll in the common course Psych 1120, Section C, which is designed specifically for students transferring from other colleges or universities to Iowa State University (other new students will take either Psych 1110 or other sections of Psych 1120 for new freshmen).  Completing this course and its related activities allows students to make meaningful connections with other psychology students, better understand departmental and college requirements, learn about opportunities and careers related to Psychology, and familiarize themselves with campus resources and services.

Students will also work with upper-level Psychology majors who will serve as peer mentors.  The peer mentors will link students to resources within the department and across the Iowa State campus, provide academic support, and facilitate social activities within the learning community.

Living Options


Signing up

Students are able to join the Psychology Transfer Learning Community at the time they sign up for classes by adding Psych 1120, Section C to their schedule.  Contact the Psychology Advising Office for help to add the class.


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