Start preparing a vita or resume. Gather information about your academic, vocational,
and research accomplishments. Information about how to prepare a vita and resume are
available in Career Services.
* Take the GRE - GENERAL TEST by computer if it was not taken in the Spring.
* Prepare for the GRE - SUBJECT TEST in PSYCHOLOGY (if required by program you are
applying for). This test is offered only a paper-based format. It should be taken
no later than fall of your senior year. An effective strategy is to study an Introductory
Psychology textbook and review your notes from past psychology courses.
* Beginning in August you should start writing for graduate program applications and
current faculty research interests. The Graduate Study in Psychology, published by
APA, is an excellent place to start. In addition, the Psychology Advising Office has
on file graduate program information organized by state. These files are available
to students during office hours.
SENIOR YEAR: 1st Semester
Continue taking courses from the applications, content, and process areas.
Take Psych 182 (History and Systems) either this semester or next semester.
Remember to renew any membership dues in PSI CHI/APA etc...
* Relax and wait for a response from you prospective graduate programs sometimes in
GRADUATE! Note: If you are a transfer student, you should review the activities described for
the Freshman and Sophomore years. If you identify activities that you have not completed,
you should complete them during your first semester at Fresno State.