Schedule for Career Planning and Applying to Graduate School
• Work on basic psychology requirements, including statistics, research methods and science courses.
• Become acquainted with faculty members and their research areas. Begin to work with a faculty member no later than 2nd semester junior year.
• Attend departmental colloquia (undergraduates are ALWAYS welcome)
• Explore opportunities to join professional organizations. Get active in the Psychology Club and Psi Chi.
• Do fieldwork if you are interested in clinical/ counseling.
Summer Between Junior and Senior Years
• Buy study guide for the GRE, MAT, and other tests and begin to study.
• Begin to investigate prospective graduate programs.
• Continue research/field experience.
• September: write to schools for applications; register to take the GRE; and begin to request letters of recommendation.
• October: The GRE should be taken at this date (at the latest). It doesn't hurt to take this test twice, if you have the time and money.
• November: Have a letter (statement) of intent written and ask your faculty advisor to check it for grammar, spelling and content.
• December: Send completed applications to schools well ahead of the deadlines. Request transcripts to be sent from all of the colleges you have attended. If you are applying to an experimental program, and you are interested in working with a particular faculty member in that program, feel free to contact that person.