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Graduate School Application Process & GREs Group 11 A-D Stacey Czamara & Sarah Potter
Outline Admission Criteria Time Table Obtaining and Filling Out Application Forms GRE
Criteria for Admission Application Fees GPA minimum Transcripts Entrance Exams Letters of Recommendation Personal Statement Interview Resume/VITA
FALL Make tentative decisions Get advice Admission requirements Know professors Honor societies Field experience Study for GRE http://www.oneonta.edu/development/cdc/pages/Grad_School/requirements.asp
SPRING Time table Choosing schools Consider Alternatives
SUMMER Request information Visit schools Final decision Register and take tests Calculate fees and travel costs
Register/Retake tests Consult for advice Job hunt Financial aid Draft your personal statement Letters of recommendation Fill out applications SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
Finalize personal statements Apply for financial aid Request transcripts Reminder/receive letters of recommendation NOVEMBER
Send out application packets Track materials Thank you letters of recommendation Attend interviews FAFSA Wait... DECEMBER/JANUARY
Accept/decline offers Inform letters of recommendation writers of results Visit Intensify job search MARCH/APRIL
REFERENCES Oneonta State College Career Center http://www.oneonta.edu/development/cdc/pages/Grad_School/timetable.asp The Psychology Graduate Applicant’s Portal http://www.psychgrad.org/timeline.html About.com http://gradschool.about.com/cs/overviewtimetable/a/timetable.htm
SUNY Stony Brook Peterson’s Guide
GRE Graduate Record Examination
GRE GENERAL $115 registration fee Includes: 75 minutes- Analytical writing (2 tasks) 30 min- 30 Q- Verbal 45min- 45 Q- Quantitative May also include an experimental section (verbal or quantitative) and occasionally- optional research section
Things every test taker should know: Video taped taking computerized test Do you prefer being hot or cold? Mandatory tutorials on computer Can’t go back to previous questions on computer Harder Q are worth more that easier Q Computer GRE adapts to your skill level Not penalized for incorrect answers so take an educated guess Breaks: 1 min- 10min- 1min
Verbal: 8-10 antonym 6-8 analogy 5-7 sentence completions 6-10 reading comprehension Quantitative: 14 quantitative comparison 10 discrete quantitative 4 data interpretation format Analytical Writing Issue Task Argument Task
GRE SPECIFIC $130 registration fee 210 multiple choice questions: 40% experimental or natural science 43% social or social science 17% general Usually offered: October or November December April
Format: 200-220 Questions 170 minutes No separately timed sections Computerized and paper- same rules apply as the general GRE
Involve: Recalling factual information Analyzing relationships Applying principles Drawing conclusions Evaluating research, Identifying researchers and theorists
References GRE Official Website www.gre.org Green, S.W. & Wolf, I. (2003). How to prepare for the GRE test: Graduate Record Examination, 15 th edition. Hauppauge, New York: Barron’s. Palmer, E.L. & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2001). How to prepare for the GRE Psychology: Graduate Record Examination in Psychology, 5 th edition. Hauppauge, New York: Barron’s
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