Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the application deadline?
The deadline is Monday, December 3, 2012 for the fall 2012 class
Where do I apply online?
Only online applications are accepted.
The link to apply online is: https://banweb10.hartford.edu:8910/pls/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
What are the requirements for the application?
Application fee of $45.00 to be paid online
Letter of Intent: Write one or two pages (double spaced) describing your professional and career goals and how you expect graduate study to help you accomplish them.
Personal Statement: Describes life experiences that helped shape your personality and your interest in professional psychology.
List of Psychology courses with grades
Official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities
Three recommendations from academic sources/supervisory personnel with whom you have worked
Curriculum vita (CV)
GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test in Psychology
Optional – Request for an assistantship
Immunization Form is
necessary for an admission decision but is mandatory for fall
Interview is required after review of applicants’ completed application forms. We usually have 220-250 applicants per year and invite approximately 90 candidates to attend a four-hour interview session that provides information about the program and includes both group and individual interviews. These interview sessions are held on Fridays in February.
I am an International Student, what else is necessary for my application?
As an international applicant, you are required to supply the following items in addition to the standard application:
If you are from a
English is not the official language you need to provide the results of
Proficiency Examination. The official score from the TOEFL
(Test of English as Foreign Language) or IELTS
(International English Language Testing System) is to be
submitted. If you have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from
accredited university in the
International transcripts must be evaluated by the World
Services (WES) Visit: www.wes.org . You will incur an expense
WES Evaluation; therefore, the
Guarantor’s Statement: A certified Guarantor’s Statement of financial support is required. You may download the Guarantor’s Statement at: www.hartford.edu/graduate/int
What are the average GPA and GRE scores?
Data tables containing these averages may be found at: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/gipppsyd/PROGRAM-DATA.html
Is everything uploaded online?
All requirements are to be uploaded on – line in your application EXCEPT your official transcripts and recommendations.
Mail transcripts to:
Note: Electronic transcripts from the registrar of the issuing institution are accepted to GradStudy@Hartford.edu (escript)
Recommendations may be emailed/scanned to GradStudy@Hartford.edu or faxed to 860.768.5160.
Please let your recommenders know that they should not only fill out the recommendation form but also attach a detailed supporting letter of recommendation.
Where can I find the recommendation form?
You may download or
recommendation form at:
The forms are sent automatically to the email address you provide within 24 hours after you finish your on-line application and hit “submit”. Please follow-up with your recommender to ensure that the form did not get “caught” in SPAM.
If you would like to send the recommendation form out BEFORE you submit your completed application you can download a copy of the recommendation form here to send to your recommender.
All recommendations may be scanned/emailed to GradStudy@Hartford.edu or faxed at 860.768.5160 or mailed to:
Do I have to take the GREs?
The GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test in Psychology are required
Information may be obtained at: www.ets.org
What if I could not get a seat for the GRE subject test in psychology in the fall?
You may submit your application, but please indicate on your application the scheduled date of your test. Your application will be reviewed and should you be accepted into our program it will be on a provisional basis, until we receive a satisfactory score of you psychology GRE.
Do I need to send my transcripts?
All official transcripts must be mailed to Graduate Admissions. Study Abroad classes and courses transferred into your institution need not be sent separately IF they are posted on your official transcript from the institution that issued your degree.
Where should I send my transcripts?
Who should I ask to recommend my candidacy?
Submit three recommendations from academic sources/supervisory personnel with whom you have worked. You may submit more than three letters of recommendation. At least one letter needs to be from an academic source.
May I submit additional information?
Additional information, such as research papers, recommendations and professional publications, may also be submitted.
May I go back into my on line application?
You may go back and edit/complete your application at your leisure; however, once you hit “submit” you cannot alter your application.
How may I check the status of my application?
You may check the status of your application by logging back in to:
Who do I contact about my application status once my application is complete?
Once your application is complete, it will be sent to the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology (GIPP) for review. You may email questions to: GIPP@Hartford.edu or call 860.768.4025
What is the timeline of reviewing applications once my application is complete?
December 3, 2012 All applications are due
Mid to end of January Review of Applications; invitations for interviews
All Fridays in February Interviews
March to April Acceptance decisions made
April 15 Deposits due
April to beginning of May Acceptance decisions from the waiting list made
Late August First-Year Doctoral Student Orientation