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Graduate School




What do I need to do to get into Graduate School?

Ideal Path to Graduate School

 

Get Good Grades

    • Overall GPA must be at least 3.0 (Much higher to be most competitive)
    • Psych GPA is likely to be more important
    • Trends are important
       

Research

    • If interested in research degree (Ph.D., M.S.), research experience is extremely important
      - Research assistant
      - Honors thesis
    • If interested in other degree, it helps get to know professors
       

GRE (GRE Site)

    • Very important
    • The better the school, the higher it’s expected to be
    • Many schools use cutoffs
      - Sometimes these cutoffs are available
      - e.g., 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300

 

GRE Test Prep Courses

    • Princeton Review - 1-800-2REVIEW
      - Average increase of 220 points
      - Multiple options
      Classroom/Online/Tutoring/Crash course
      - Satisfaction Guarantee
      - Princeton Review Website

 

    • Kaplan - 1-800-KAPTEST
      - Average increase of 220 points
      - Multiple options
      Classroom/Online/Tutoring/Crash course
      - Guaranteed increase in score
      - Kaplan Website

 

Choosing your graduate school

The application process

    • Write or call schools for info/applications in spring of junior year
    • Start preparing for GRE in spring or summer of junior year
    • Take test in fall of senior year
    • Apply for programs in fall and winter of senior year
       

The application

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