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Membership Criteria for Psi Chi

The requirements to be accepted into Psi Chi as an undergraduate, a candidate must meet the following criteria, as listed on the Psi Chi website:

  • Must be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program (or a program psychological in nature)

  • Must have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of the college course and at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent) of psychology courses

  • Must have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of the his/her class in general scholarship (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)

  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses

Transfer students follow the same requirements as listed above.  A transfer student should complete at least 12 semester hours (or equivalent) at the new institution in order to establish a GPA unless otherwise specified in the chapter's bylaws.  Transfer students who are already members of Psi Chi must contact the Psi Chi faculty advisor at the new institution to complete an online transfer membership form. 

At DePauw, students are generally are invited into Psi Chi during their sophomore or junior years, although anyone who fulfills the criteria listed above is welcome. New members are formally inducted during the spring of each year.