Tips for Success

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Even thinking about applying to grad school in psychology can be overwhelming. It’s sometimes difficult to figure out what you should be doing, when you should be doing it, and where you can find reliable information on how to do it. We want to help you with this process. We hope that your individual mentor-mentee relationship will help guide you through some of this information, but for your own reference we’ve compiled a list of helpful resources on a variety of grad-school related topics below.

A great place to start is this step-by-step guide for preparing and applying to graduate school presented by the American Psychological Association. This series of twelve video modules will help guide you through the process.

For additional help, check out the links below for more resources:

Join Psi Chi—the International Honor Society in Psychology (and other professional programs)

Get research experience—learn more about the practicum program and how you can volunteer in research labs

Get presentation experience

Begin looking at graduate programs

Take the GREs

Compile your CV (it’s like a resume for academics)

Ask for letters of recommendation

Write personal statements

Actually apply to graduate programs