Frequently Asked Questions

When are applications reviewed?

The application deadline is December 1st.  Program faculty will begin reviewing applications in January, with the expectation that an interview opportunity will be offered to viable candidates.  Generally, these virtual interviews are scheduled during January-February, and faculty attempt to make recommendations regarding admission shortly thereafter.

What components must be included in the personal statement?

The program does not require any information above and beyond what is listed on the grad school's website (See Personal Statement of Purpose at

Other topics doctoral applicants might consider addressing in the statements include their preferred advisor, research interests, and reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. as opposed to a MA/6th-Year.

How can I find out if my application is complete?

For information about checking the status of your application, visit the Graduate School Admissions page. You can also log in to your online application. Items marked with a green X have been submitted, items marked with a red check mark are missing.

Do I need to include GRE scores in my application?*

GRE scores submissions are required for all Doctoral Program applicants (from ETS using school code 3915) and optional for Master's/Sixth-Year Program applicants. Any questions regarding the submission of these scores can be directed to the GTAs via email ( 

Do I need to have a specific major (e.g. psychology, education) in order to apply for the school psychology program?

No, there is no specific major requirement in order to apply for the program. All majors are welcome to apply, although a background in psychology or education and associated related experiences can be beneficial

Will I be required to take courses in the summer as part of this program?

Students are not required to take summer courses in order to complete the requirements of the full-time program in school psychology. For more information on the suggested timeline of courses, please see the program handbook. 

What types of funding options are available?

There are Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, and other forms of aid available to graduate students. Graduate assistantships are not guaranteed, and students must independently seek and apply for these positions after they are accepted into the program. Fortunately, most school psychology students are successful in securing graduate assistantships. Graduate assistantships include full tuition remission, a stipend, excellent health benefits, and many other benefits. More information is available here.

UConn offers several fellowships and scholarships. More information is available at the Graduate School’s Fellowship page and Neag School of Education's Financial Aid and Scholarships page

There are also external funding opportunities. More information is available at the Graduate School’s External Funding Opportunities page, APA’s BIPOC Equity in School Psychology Training Scholarship, and NASP’s Minority Scholarships Program. 

What is it like to be a graduate student at UConn?

Check out these virtual tours of UConn! Please feel free to reach out to to be connected with a current student who can answer your questions. Current students will also participate in the interview day and will be available to describe their experiences and answer questions.  

For detailed information about the program including the course sequence and requirements, please see the program handbook. 

 Please contact with any general questions about the program or the application process.