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Admission to the SSP Program

The School Psychology Application Committee accepts applications from students with a variety of different undergraduate degrees including psychology and education. The Committee looks for applicants who show strong potential for success in the program both academically and behaviorally. While GRE scores and undergraduate GPA are both very important, they are not the only criteria considered. An applicant's personal statement stating interest in the program as well as letters of reference are also important aspects of the application. Approximately twenty of the top applicants are invited to interview with the Committee and from that group, approximately 8 to 10 are invited to enroll in the program. The deadline to apply is February 1st.

Students are selected for admittance to the program based on a review of all application data available including:
  • GRE scores
  • Undergraduate GPA
  • Letters of Reference (at least three)
  • Personal Statement 
  • Faculty Interviews 


All students accepted into the program must have:

  • GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 30 hours of coursework
  • For GRE tests completed prior to August 1, 2011 combined Verbal and Quantitative scores are preferred to be 1000 or higher.  For GRE tests completed after August 1, 2011 combined Verbal and Quantitative scores are preferred to be 300 or higher (students with lower combined scores are accepted on a provisional basis if other evidence of potential for high level academic performance is evident)
  • Personal and professional traits consistent with WCU School Psychology program standards as evidenced by the applicant’s Letters of Reference, Personal Statement, and Faculty Interviews.

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