Learn What You Can Do With a Psychology Degree

Applying to a University/College first time? Transferring? Returning to College?

It’s your senior year of high school. Graduation is probably a year or a few months away. You’ve decided to further your education by going to a University/College and have a dream list written out. You’ve researched psychology programs and know where you want to go. The time now is to apply. Some things you may need when applying:

• A college application which can be found on the schools website
• A grade point average (gpa) of 2.5 – 4.0
• An appropriate score on a college entrance exam
• Taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) and have a required score.

To learn more and take the test check out: www.collegeboard.com or www.act.org

• Letters of recommendations which will detail your positive traits
• A letter about yourself which you can describe some philanthropy (volunteer work) you’ve done and other transferable skills you can detail

Transferring to a University/College

When transferring from a community college examine what courses which can be articulated to a 4-year University. Figure out what are the prerequisites to which will allow you to safely transfer. Does your dream university accept transfer students in the fall or spring?

Are there other students who have already transferred or in the process of transferring to the school you want to attend? Ask them the steps which they took. They may know a website which shows exactly what you need when transferring. If you are having trouble finding what you need then type the keywords transfer and your selected college on a search engine. The results will show you the steps and even a number you can call for immediate assistance.

Returning to College as an Adult

You may already have a family or be in the process of raising a family. The procedure for figuring out what college is perfect for you is the same. Research schools to see how far they are. Manage your time so you have time for your family, school work, and work which you may already be doing. Once a week night classes can help your schedule as well as online classes. Do you have credits taken years ago? Check transferring policies and see if those credits can be transferred to reduce the stress of having to take more courses. Checking the official university/college website under admissions should yield you those answers.