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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Graduate Program

  1. How do I locate information about the program?
  2. How can I check the status of my application?
  3. What are the requirements/procedures for applying as an international student?
  4. How much is the graduate stipend?
  5. Can I visit the department prior to my application's acceptance?
  6. What courses are being offered in the spring/fall?
  7. Does the department offer distance learning options?
  8. How does the department handle previous graduate work completed by an applicant?

Undergraduate Program

  1. What courses can I transfer as a psychology major?
  2. When is a particular course being offered?

Research Participation

  1. What do I do if I signed up for a study, but I don't know where/when my appointment is?
  2. What happens if I had an appointment, and the experimenter never showed up?
  3. I lost my chit (extra credit slip). Can I get a replacement?

Contact Information

  1. How do I find X's email address/phone number?
  2. What is the department's mailing address/phone number?

General Questions

  1. Does the department administer any internships?
  2. I'd like advice about a psychology-related problem/concern. Who can I talk to?

If you have an inquiry that is not addressed here or elsewhere on the site, please fill out our inquiry form.


Graduate Program

1. How do I locate information about the program?

All of the information available about the graduate program can be found on the graduate program page.

You can also contact the graduate program coordinator, April Engram.

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2. How can I check the status of my application?

Applicants are granted an interview by invitation only. All others will be notified by mail before the April 15 deadline. If you want to make sure we received your completed application, contact April Engram, graduate program coordinator.

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3. What are the requirements/procedures for applying as an international student?

The application for international applicants is the same as for residents. Please refer to the application page for guidelines. TOEFL scores are required for international applicants.

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4. How much is the graduate stipend?

Information on the graduate stipend can be found on the application page.

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5. Can I visit the department prior to my application's acceptance?

Visitations and interviews are granted by invitation only. However, applicants are encouraged to directly contact the faculty member(s), with whom they would like to work, with any questions or expressions of interest.

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6. What courses are being offered in the spring/fall?

The University registrar maintains an updated list of course offerings, as well as descriptions for many of the courses. Check the listings under the semester you are interested in, "Arts and Sciences", "By Department" and "Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology".

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7. Does the department offer distance learning options?

No, the department does not currently offer any graduate or undergraduate distance learning programs.

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8. How does the department handle previous graduate work completed by an applicant?

See the additional notes section on the applications page.

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Undergraduate Program

1. What courses can I transfer as a psychology major?

The general transfer guidelines are listed on the major requirements page.

Specific courses are handled on an individual basis. If you have questions, contact Christopher Niemiec.

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2. When is a particular course being offered?

The University registrar maintains an updated list of course offerings, as well as descriptions for many of the courses. Check the listings under the semester you are interested in, "Arts and Sciences", "By Department" and "Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology".

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Research Participation

1. What do I do if I signed up for a study, but I don't know where/when my appointment is?

You should contact the faculty member, graduate student, or research assistant with whom you signed up for the study directly. The department does not currently maintain a centralized list of study locations or appointment times. Participants are responsible for noting the experimenter's name and contact information, and the information about their appointment, when they sign up.

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2. What happens if I had an appointment, and the experimenter never showed up?

Contact Loretta Pratt at (585) 273-3245 or in her office (Meliora 356) to get a half-hour credit for your time. The experimenter will most likely contact you to reschedule.

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3. I lost my chit (extra credit slip). Can I get a replacement?

Unfortunately, lost chits are not replaceable. Please keep your chits in a safe place.

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Contact Information

1. How do I find X's e-mail address/phone number?

For department faculty, staff, and graduate students, see our directory page. For other University employees, see the University directory.

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2. What is the department's mailing address/phone number?

For regular mail, the address is:
Recipient's name
Clinical & Social Psychology
University of Rochester
RC Box 270266
Rochester, NY 14627-0266

For deliveries, the address is:
Recipient's name
Clinical & Social Psychology
University of Rochester
Meliora Hall 355
Rochester, NY 14627-0266

Telephone: (585) 273-3264
Fax: (585) 273-1100

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General Questions

1. Does the department administer any internships?

No, the department does not administer any graduate or undergraduate internships. Current graduate students in the clinical program are assisted in finding outside internships by their advisor and the clinical faculty.

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2. I'd like advice about a psychology-related problem/concern. Who can I talk to?

Although we'd like to help, this website is not the appropriate venue for such discussions. We suggest you refer to an individual counselor.

The University provides counseling to current students through Counseling and Mental Health Services, and to the community through Strong Behavioral Health.

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