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    1. Application materials and a check for $70 to cover the application fee
    2. Official transcripts from each graduate and undergraduate institution attended. Can be sent electronically or mailed in a sealed envelope. Electronically to (recommended)  
    3. Three Letters of Recommendation must be sent electronically 
    4. A Personal Statement Must be sent electronically
    5. Prerequisite courses in psychology (see below)
    6. Resume must be sent electronically

    The application, fee, and other materials must be submitted together, clearly marked with the program of application, to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8541.  Please review their website at:

  • Students entering the programs at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology do not need to major in psychology, but they are generally expected to have taken the main courses for an undergraduate major in the field. Before entering the program, students must have taken courses covering the following areas: 

    1. Introductory Psychology
    2. Statistics
    3. Abnormal Psychology
    4. Biological Bases of Psychology

    Students also should have taken at least one and preferably two courses in the following areas:

    1. Cognitive Psychology
    2. Psychology of Perception
    3. Conditioning and Learning
    4. Developmental Psychology
    5. Psychology of Personality
    6. Social Psychology

    It is preferred that one of the above-listed courses has a laboratory component. Applications are welcome from Rutgers students who are properly prepared with good academic records and references!

  • The GRE is not required for any GSAPP program.



  • The Institution Code for Rutgers University is 2790.

    Reminder, the GRE is not required for any GSAPP program.



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  • Acceptance notifications vary per program:

    For our Clinical and School PsyD programs, by April 1.

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  • No, not a full-time job.


  • Straight transfers are not permissible. Students must apply to their new GSAPP program of choice and follow all admissions requirements accordingly.

  • Please check your schedule on with your netid and password. You can also log in with your RUID and PAC (Your PAC is the four-digit month and day of your birth, (0000)). Once logged in, please chose the semester, for example (Fall 2023) and you will see the courses listed on the right side of the screen.  

  • Please upload your transcripts to your application when you submit your application. Please visit the admissions office website for instructions.  

  • It is not possible to register for classes until your immunizations have been submitted and verified. This should be completed as soon as possible after accepting your admission to the program.  You will receive more information about this in your admittance email from the program coordinator. 

    Please direct additional questions about your immunizations to:

  • Yes, all students must show proof of insurance or purchase the student health insurance plan. Please provide this information right after accepting admission to our program.  To obtain more information please click on this link:   


  • To apply for a student parking pass, please use this link: Please note, parking passes for students are campus specific, and you will need to navigate from campus to campus by RU bus if your parking pass is not on the campus where your classes are located.  Also, passes for certain campuses will sell-out so you should purchase a permit as soon as possible once semester permits go on sale. The parking website will indicate when permits are on sale – check frequently in the weeks leading up to the semester! 

  • Please apply for a RU student ID card by using this link: Please note that there are multiple instructions on the website for uploading photos.