How The Process Works

Step 1
Everything starts with the submission of your application materials to the School of Professional Psychology!

School of Psychology Graduate Application and Fee
GRE Scores
Official Transcripts From All Colleges/Universities Attended
Three Letters of Recommendation
Autobiographical Statement
Academic Writing Sample

Order transcripts from ALL schools attended and GRE scores early! They can be sent separately from the other materials.

Step 2
The Graduate Admissions Committee in the School of Professional Psychology reviews all completed applications and interview invitations are sent out to those selected applicants (early to mid-February).

Step 3
Attendance at interviews (usually first week in March).

Step 4
The Graduate Admissions Committee in the School of Professional Psychology reviews all applicants who were interviewed and makes final decisions.

Step 5
Applicants are notified of their admission status as soon as the interview process is completed (by April 1st). A tuition deposit of $150 is required to secure your position in the program.

Step 6
After an applicant’s academic records are electronically transferred to the Registrar, Financial Aid personnel can process the applicant’s financial aid application. If applicable, awards for financial aid are made.

Step 7
Applicants inform the School of Professional Psychology’s Administrative Assistant by phone or letter of decision to accept or not accept the offer of admission.

Step 8
The School of Professional Psychology sends out information to you regarding the processes of securing an advising appointment and registering for classes.

Step 9
All new students are assigned a peer advisor (a student in the program who has completed one or more years at Spalding) and who will be able to provide much practical information.

Step 10
What if you are conditionally admitted? Conditionally admitted students have one semester to submit any required documentation to the School of Professional Psychology.