The Department of Psychology offers several different versions of Introduction to Psychology I (PSYC 1001) and Introduction to Psychology II (PSYC 1002).

Those participating in the Open Access section (via eCarleton) are able to sample the course content without having to pay tuition fees or complete exams. However, many students would like an opportunity to earn course credit for their participation and this can be accomplished by transferring from Open Access to Flex Term PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002.

To register for the Flex Term version, students must:

  • proceed through an application process and
  • pay tuition fees.

Students can start Flex Term at any time, as it is not tied to Carleton’s traditional term structure, therefore, uses a different schedule for deadlines.

Note that Flex Term courses are only available to those with Special Student status and cannot be accessed by Carleton degree students. However, Carleton degree students are welcome to register in Web Course PSYC 1001 or 1002 section R, which follow the normal term structure, dates, and deadlines of the university.

Note that students must complete PSYC 1001 before registering in PSYC 1002.

For more information, please consult the following FAQ:

FAQ


Want to earn university-level credit?

Have you been participating in the Open Access PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 course, but now want to take the exams and have the chance to earn university credit? You just need to transfer into Flex Term PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 by following three simple steps:

  1. Achieve a minimum score of 50% on Quiz 00, 01, and 02 in the PSYC 1001 Open Access course or a minimum score of 50% on Quiz 00, 09, and 10 in the PSYC 1002 Open Access course.
  2. Submit a transfer application to the Department of Psychology. Proceed to step #3 ONLY AFTER receiving written approval from Psychology.
  3. Meet the eligibility criteria for being admitted as a Special Student (including the English Language Proficiency Requirements* of the university) and complete the online application for Special Student

*Note: Students must meet the proficiency requirements stated in Option 1 of Section 4.0 English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR) as published in the Carleton University Undergraduate Calendar. Students who do not meet these requirements will not be permitted to register in the Flex Term course for credit because of the additional requirement to register in on-campus English as a Second Language courses.

You will not be permitted to access exams in the Flex Term course until your application is approved by the Department of Psychology and you have been granted Special Student status by the Registrar’s Office. However, you will still have access to the Open Access course while your applications are being processed.

I’m a Carleton degree student. What should I know?

Carleton degree students do not have access to the Flex Term course. However, you are welcome to register in Web Course PSYC 1001 or 1002 section R, which follows the normal term structure, dates and deadlines of the university. You can register for the Web Course via Carleton Central.

How long do I have to complete Flex Term PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002?

Date of Enrolment  Registration Action Action
September 5 – November 30 Register the student in the Fall section P (0.5 credit; 0.5 billing); if the student does not finish by the end of the Fall Term, register the student in the Winter section Q (0.5 credit; 0 billing). The RO will run a report for Fall section P at the end of the term and re-register any students with an IP grade in Winter section Q. Fall Section P:

  • If student completes by the end of the term a final grade is assigned using a manual FGR.
  • If student does not complete an IP grade is applied in egrades at the end of the Fall term.

Winter Section Q:

  • Final grade assigned using manual FGR in the Winter term.
December 1- January 7 Register the student in the full session section X (Fall/Winter; 0 credit and 0 billing hours in the Fall; 0.5 credit and 0.5 billing hours in the Winter) All students will require an IP grade be assigned to the Section X full
session course at the end of the Fall term.

  • Final grading in the Winter term will be by Change of Grade in egrades.

*If a Student completes the course before the end of the Fall term they will be switched
to Fall Section P to allow a final grade to be assigned by manual FGR. Psychology needs
to advise the Registrar’s Office to adjust the registration in this case.

January 8- February 26 Register the student in the Winter section P (0.5 credit; 0.5 billing); if the student does not finish by the end of the Winter term, register the student in Early Summer section Q (0.5 credit; 0 billing). The RO will run a report for Winter section P at the end of the term and re-register any students with an IP grade in Early Summer section Q. Winter section P:

  • If student completes by the end of the term a final grade assigned using a manual FGR.
  • If student does not complete IP grade applied in egrades at the end of the Winter term.

Early Summer Section Q:

  • Final grade assigned using manual FGR in the Early Summer term.
February 27 – May 6 Register the student in the section Y (Winter/Full Summer section; 0 credit and 0 billing hours in the Winter; 0.5 credit and 0.5 billing hours in the Full Summer term)
  • All students will require an IP grade be assigned to the Section Y full session course at the end of the Winter term.
  • Final grading in the Full Summer term will be by Change of Grade in egrades.

*If a Student completes the course before the end of the Winter term they will be switched to Winter Section P to allow a final grade to be assigned by manual FGR. Psychology needs to advise the Registrar’s Office to adjust the registration in this case.

May 7- August 10 Register the student in the Full Summer section P (0.5 credit; 0.5 billing); if the student does not finish by the end of the Summer term, register the student in the Fall section Q (0.5 credit; 0 billing).
The RO will run a report for Full Summer section P at the end of the term and re-register any students with an IP
grade in Fall section Q.
Full Summer section P:

  • If student completes by end of term final grade assigned using

manual FGR.

  • If student does not complete an IP grade is applied in egrades at

the end of the Full Summer term.
Fall Section Q:
Final grade assigned using manual FGR in the Fall term.

August 11-September 5 Register the student in the section Z (Late Summer/ Fall; 0 credit and 0 billing hours in the Late Summer course; 0.5 credit and 0.5 billing hours in the Fall term) All students will require an IP grade be assigned to the Section Z full
session course at the end of the Late Summer term.

  • Final grading in the Fall term will be by Change of Grade in egrades.

*If a Student completes the course before the end of the Summer term they will be switched to Fall Section P to allow a final grade to be assigned by manual FGR. Psychology needs to advise the Registrar’s Office to adjust the registration in this case. 

*Students continuing in Winter Section Q of the Flex Term course will be assigned an CTN (continuing) grade to the Fall Section P of the Flex Term course. Note that final course grades are typically assigned within 10 days after the completion of the course.

What should I know about tuition, fees and payment deadlines?

Normal tuition fees apply to the Flex Term course, however, unique payment dates and deadlines apply. There is no financial withdrawal (fee refund) permitted once you have transferred and registered in the Flex Term course. Please review all of the information on tuition, dates, and deadlines before starting the application process.

Students with an outstanding financial balance with the university or with a hold on their account will be denied registration.

What rules and regulations apply to the course?

All general rules and regulations listed in the Carleton University Undergraduate Calendar apply; however, the normal published dates and deadlines do not apply to this course.

How do I withdraw from the course?

You can withdraw academically from the course at any point prior to the start of the final exam by emailing psychology@carleton.ca. However, there is no financial withdrawal (fee refund) once you have transferred and registered in the Flex Term course.

How do the quizzes, assignments, and examinations work?

All quizzes, assignments, and examinations are completed online and are scheduled at your convenience. For more details, please consult the course outline or contact the course instructor. The course outline also includes information on the support available for those requiring academic accommodations.

I still have questions. Who should I contact?

Questions regarding registration should be directed to psychology@carleton.ca. For information about course content and the evaluation components, please contact the course instructor.