Apply to the School Psychology Program

Please review the following application requirements carefully:

Applications received and postmarked on or before February 1st will be considered for program entrance the following fall semester. You are encouraged to check your application status frequently by calling the Admissions Office at (715) 425-3500. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (with 3.0 or higher preferred) and submit the following items. Hard copies of items 2 through 5 (i.e., letter of interest, letters of recommendation, transcripts, conduct and competency review) and the application fee must be mailed to the Admissions Office, at the address below, on or before February 1st.

  1. On-line applicationlink
  2. A written letter of interest, using REQUIRED FORMdocument
  3. Three letters of recommendation, using REQUIRED STRUCTURE GUIDELINESdocument
  4. OFFICIAL transcripts from all undergraduate schools attended (required) and graduate schools attended (if applicable) 
  5. Conduct and Competency Reviewdocument
  6. $56 application fee (check made out to UW-River Falls)
  7. OPTIONAL: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are NOT REQUIRED but will be considered, if official forms are submitted.

Hard copies of items 2 through 5 and a check for the application fee must be mailed to the following address. 

Graduate Admissions
School Psychology Program Application
112 South Hall
410 South 3rd Street
River Falls, WI  54022-5001  

An Admissions Office representative will organize a file on your behalf with all mailed materials along with a copy of your on-line application form. Final admission decisions are typically made by March 1st. Admitted applicants must notify the program of their intentions no later than April 15th.

NOTE: The program faculty does not formally interview applicants. Prospective students are encouraged to schedule campus visits or speak with a faculty member about the field of school psychology and/or specific aspects of the UW-RF program. Additionally, all applicants and prospective students are encouraged to attend one the department's open house events (usually held twice annually).

Open House events include Q and A with the faculty, interactions with current students and alumni, and tours of program facilities and resources. Prospective applicants to the Counseling or School Psychology graduate programs are highly encouraged to attend. For additional details, contact Dr. Mark Gillenmail, Department Chair or Dr. Scott Woitaszewskimail, Program Director for School Psychology.