Course Credit Subject Pool

The Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool gives students who are taking particular Psychology courses the opportunity to participate in experiments outside of the classroom. (Not all Psychology courses provide this opportunity. Ask your instructor about your course.) Participating in the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool is meant to be an educational experience during which students will learn about how psychological research is conducted. All studies are in accordance with the ethical procedures established by the University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Psychology Department's Human Subjects Committee.

This page contains information and a variety of other helpful resources for both students and researchers involved in the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool. Questions may be directed to the Subject Pool Coordinator or your Psychology course instructor.

Contact Information for Subject Pool Coordinator

Important Dates & Deadlines for Fall 2018

August 26

Deadline for submitting allocation requests for subject hours is at 5 pm.

August 27

Classes start.

August 29

Course credit subject pool opens. 
Researchers: unused priority hours returned BEFORE this date will get 100% refunded.

September 28

Informal deadline for students to register in the course credit subject pool. 
Students must be 18 by this date in order to participate in the course credit subject pool. 
Researchers: unused priority hours returned BEFORE this date will get 75% refunded.

October 22

PSYC 100 Participants: at least 3 credits must have been earned BEFORE this date to earn the 1 bonus credit 
Researchers: unused priority hours returned BEFORE this date will get 50% refunded.

November 5

Free-for-all period for in-lab studies begins.
Researchers: unused priority hours returned BEFORE this date will get 25% refunded.

November 17 – November 25

Thanksgiving break.

November 26

Free-for-all period for online studies begins.

December 13

Reading day. Final day to participate in the course credit subject pool.

December 14

Course credit subject pool closes.

For Undergraduates

For Researchers