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Graduate School Resources

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

Most faculty members will be happy to write you a letter of recommendation. However, it is incumbent upon you to make the letter writing process as easy as possible for the recommender. The more concise and pertinent the information you provide, the better able the recommender is to write you a good letter. Below is a list of items to include with your request. Please provide this information at least one month prior to the submission deadline

A list with the following information

  • Names of schools
  • Type of program and area for each schools (e.g., Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at University X, M.A. in Counseling Psychology at University Y)
  • Due date of letter of recommendation.
  • Method of letter submission (electronic, mailed from letter writer, mailed by applicant)

A copy of your C.V. (resume) including relevant accomplishments during undergraduate education

  • Relevant work and volunteer experience
  • Independent Study or Externship experiences
  • Conference presentations
  • Papers published
  • Awards or honors received
  • Grants/fellowships/scholarships received

A copy of your statement of purpose

Unofficial transcript that lists your GPA

GRE scores, if applicable

A list of the courses you took with the recommender, their dates, and grades received.

For letters that need to be mailed include an addressed, stamped envelope clearly marked for each school and program.

This site provides a wealth of information on careers in psychology, including those that only require a Bachelor's degree.

APA UNDERGRAD JOBS

This site provides information on how to select graduate schools and the application process.

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

This site provides a career exploration resource. Scroll down to "Advising" and click on "For Students: An Online Career-Exploration Resource for Psychology Majors"

SOCIETY FOR THE TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY

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