Honours Advising–Fall 2019-2020, Fall 2019, and Winter 2020

If you are applying for admission or re-admission to the Honours program and registering for 4000-level Psychology courses, SUBMIT YOUR HONOURS DOCUMENTS approximately two weeks prior to your registration appointment to:

Dr. Amy Desroches (a.desroches@uwinnipeg.ca), Honours Committee Chair

(Important: Please use your webmail address in all your correspondence with the Honours Committee Chair.)

You will not be able to register for a 4000-level Psychology course unless you have gone through this process. If you are attempting to register for a PSYC course and see the restriction “Granted petition required”, it refers to this process. Detailed information and instructions are below.


It is mandatory that Psychology Honours students go through the Honours advising process in order to be re-/admitted into the Honours program and to receive permission to register for any 4000-level Psychology courses. The advising process can be done digitally, or, if one needs to discuss one’s program of study, one can make an appointment with an Honours Advisor by contacting Dr. Desroches.

Please note that entry to the Honours program requires completing a minimum of 30 credit hours. Also note that entry to Honours, as well as continuation in the Honours program, requires a minimum 3.0 GPA (B) in Psychology courses and 2.5 GPA (C+) in Non-Psychology courses. Consult the UWinnipeg Psychology Department website or the University Course Calendar for other entry and continuation requirements.

Course approval is for the current registration period only (F 2019, F/W 2019-2020, W 2020). You should not list courses that you intend to take in future years. You must apply to be re-admitted to the Honours program during future registration periods by completing these Honours documents because your GPA must be re-assessed for eligibility.

Psychology Honours courses fill to capacity quickly, so students are strongly advised to submit their Honours Advising Forms as early as possible to avoid wait lists.

A note on PSYC 4010 & 4020 (Advanced Readings and Research in Psychology):

These courses require a faculty advisor who will create and supervise a set of advanced readings and assignments for the student. AR&R topics are typically limited to material not addressed in existing Honours seminars. Please consult the university calendar description of these courses and obtain a supervisor before attempting to register. Registration also requires the AR&R contract form, available in the Psychology Office.


STEP 1: WebAdvisor— Obtain a copy of your transcript from WebAdvisor and plan your schedule using Student Planning under the Registration menu in WebAdvisor. The Honours Advisor will review your plan after you submit your course plan to the Honours Advisor.

STEP 2: Honours Forms—Download and complete the following Honours forms:

  • GPA Calculator [Required]—Enter the details from your most recent transcript for all of the Psychology courses you have taken into the top section of the calculator’s worksheet. Enter the details for your non-Psychology courses into the bottom section of the worksheet.
  • BA Honours Form [Required]—Complete most of the form (including the 4000-level courses that you want to register for), but leave blank the Comments and “Submitted by” sections, which your Advisor must fill in. For the section that requests your email address, please use your UW email address. Your Advisor will verify the information that you have completed on the form, such as the GPA that you have entered.


File Names: Save the GPA Calculator and BA Honours Form using the following filename convention: “yourlastname-studentnumber”.

Special Permissions: If you require permission from a faculty member to take an Honours course, then contact the faculty member and request permission to take the course. In your permission request, direct the faculty member to copy the Honours Committee Chair (see below) on the “Permission Form” sent to Registration.

STEP 3: Honours Advising Request

Prepare an e-mail using your UW webmail address for the Chair of the Honours Committee with “Honours Advising Request” in the subject. In your e-mail message, please provide the date of your registration appointment.

Submit the GPA Calculator spreadsheet and BA Honours Form as attachments to the e-mail.

Honours Committee Chair

Dr. Amy Desroches: a.desroches@uwinnipeg.ca


An Honours Advisor will review your Honours Forms and inform you about your eligibility to register for Honours courses. Although an appointment to meet with an Honours Advisor is optional, you may arrange to meet with the Honours Advisor who processes your Honours Forms and discuss your program of study.