Question: I'm applying to graduate school in
a couple of months and I wonder how competitive I am for graduate study in
psychology. I've majored in psychology, have a 4.0 GPA and the GRE scores from
570-650. I've also participated in a 10 week Research Experience for
Undergraduates program, have strong letters of recommendation, served as the
Psychology Club president, work for a psychologist and have make a poster
presentation and an oral presentation at a research symposium. What do you
think? Should I retake the GRE?
Whether you're competitive for graduate study
in psychology depends on what field you're seeking to enter. Clinical
psychology programs are highly competitive. Even though your credentials sound
very good, the field is so competitive that I can't make predictions for you. I
would advise you to apply to a range of programs so that you have a safety
school. You might want to also apply to a few counseling programs.