Gaining admission to grad school isn’t exactly quantum physics, but there is a science that successful students follow to prevent their application from ending up in the rejection pile. If you’re applying to grad school in psychology, chances are that you are familiar with the following words: Smart, intelligent, stellar, and exceptional, and hey, maybe you’ve even been fortune enough to have been called a nerd a time or two. Trust me, it’s OK. I’ve heard the same thing more than once myself. Or maybe you’re not exactly used to the “smart kid” treatment. Maybe you just have a natural talent and passion for counseling others – and being a psychologist is your dream.
There’s a point in all of this, which is, no matter how you’ve developed an interest in grad school, your application will likely be one of several hundred competing for a spot on the rookie team of first-year students. Lucky for you there is a method to creating an application package that stands out from the competition and earns the stamp of approval from the admissions committee. The key is knowing the tips and strategies to demonstrate that you could be the greatest psychologist ever as a result of their training.
Ask me how I know this. Just a few years ago I was in your shoes. I had done well as a psychology major and knew I wanted to apply to grad school. I had great grades. I did a pretty good job on the GRE. I would be a shoo-in. Wrong. At the time, I knew very little about how to assemble a great application package. I had to apply three different times – each time learning more key information than the last – before I received my first acceptance letter. Same grades, same GRE scores. And I gained admission into one of the top graduate programs in psychology. Even earned a Ph.D. Not too shabby.
Just because I was clueless doesn’t mean that you have to be. In that spirit, I created this website to cover all of the need-to-know information about how to gain admisisons to the graduate program of your choice. Way back when, I could only have dreamed of having all of this accessible information at my fingertips, much less someone at the other end of a wireless connection to answer my questions about grad school. (OK so I wasn’t exactly applying for grad school back in the Dark Ages, but you get my drift.) If it is your choice to earn a masters, Psy.D., or Ph.D., there is no reason why you shouldn’t get your very own acceptance letter, as long as you’re armed with the right information.
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