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You have probably found this web page because you are planning on applying
to a Ph.D. program in Psychology. I remember when I applied to graduate
schools, and it can feel overwhelming -- writing the personal statement,
contacting schools and potential advisors, getting letters of recommendation,
and ordering all the transcripts and GREs. Yikes!
Well, now I'm on the other end of it. I served as the Chair of Graduate Admissions for the Psychology Department at the University of California at Riverside for eight years. I've read through hundreds of applications to our Ph.D. programs, and there are some clear regularities that are present in the credentials of successful applicants. Since trying to find out all of this information can be challenging, we have developed the PsychGrad Portal to help you.
found many useful sources of information for the various tasks involved
in applying to graduate school. What this site contains are links to important
resources that have been developed by others and links to books that I
personally feel will be useful to you. We prepared this webguide to address
many of the common questions that I have been asked by prospective graduate
students. Our goal is to present the most informative and complete content
sources -- not to have an exhaustive list. I hope you find this site helpful.
If you are interested in applying to the Ph.D. program here at the University
of California, Riverside, please consult the UCR Psychology Department web page. I wish
I could answer all your questions; however, I need to limit my personal
advice to prospective students who are considering applying to our department.
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