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Psi Chi Requirements

The Psi Chi Constitution requires that undergraduate student applicants to Psi Chi:

  • Must be enrolled as a student at your school
  • Must have established a GPA at your school
  • Must be at least a second-semester sophomore
  • Must be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature that is equivalent to a psychology major
  • Must have completed at least 9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology courses at your school
  • Must have an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class based on rankings within sophomore, within junior, and within senior classes (if the cut-off for the top 35% is below 3.00, the applicant must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale)
  • Must have a psychology GPA that is at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale

    * Undergraduate students who have transferred to a new institution and are interested in becoming a Psi Chi member must meet the requirements listed above, plus complete one semester at the new institution to establish a GPA and complete 9 hours of psychology courses at the new institution.

The Psi Chi Constitution requires that graduate student applicants to Psi Chi:

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student at your school in a psychology graduate program
  • Must have established a GPA at your school
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale in all graduate courses, including psychology courses

    ** Graduate students who have transferred to a new institution and are interested in becoming a Psi Chi member must complete one semester at the new institution to establish a GPA in addition to the above requirements.

Undergraduate or graduate students transferring to a new institution who are already a Psi Chi member may transfer their membership to the new institution's Psi Chi chapter by making contact with the Psi Chi faculty advisor, completing a Transfer of Membership form, and having the advisor sign and forward the transfer form to the Psi Chi National Office.

Psi Chi chapters may not impose any type of service activity as a condition for membership in Psi Chi—membership eligibility is based on academic performance.

Psi Chi chapters may use more stringent academic criteria for membership than those required in the Psi Chi Constitution, but they cannot use lower academic standards than those required in the Constitution.

 

Source: Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology
For more information: www.psichi.org

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