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The Student Selection Process

The School Psychology program employs a comprehensive student selection process.  A variety of factors affect admissions decisions, including achievement in college courses, performance on standardized tests (GRE, TSE, TOEFL), and especially demonstrated interest and experience in research, as indicated through letters of reference, research presentations, etc. The faculty carefully consider the “match” between an applicant and the program goals in terms of the individual’s professional goals and research experiences and interests.  We do not require applicants to commit to a specific faculty member during the application process, but we do want to know that they have a strong interest in the research being conducted in our program and department. We evaluate the applicant's potential for successful completion of applied aspects of training that require mature judgment, responsibility, and appropriate interpersonal skills. Applicants under serious consideration by the faculty are invited to Tulane for an interview. Financial assistance is typically available to help cover the travel costs for applicants with financial need. For applicants who are unable to visit Tulane, members of the School Psychology faculty conduct telephone interviews.  Subsequently, the School Psychology Core Program Faculty decides which applicants will be invited into the program. Offers of admission are recommended to the School of Science and Engineering, which makes the formal offers of admission.