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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline?

The deadline is December 1 each year for the class entering the next Fall semester.

Where do I apply on-line?

Only online applications are accepted.
The link to apply online is: available here.

What are the requirements for the application?

  1. On-line Application: Application fee of $50.00 to be paid online.
  2. Letter of Intent: Write one or two pages (double spaced) describing your professional and career goals and how you expect graduate studies to help you accomplish them.
  3. Personal Statement: Describes life experiences that helped shape your personality and your interest in professional psychology.
  4. List of Psychology courses with grades
  5. Official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities
  6. Three recommendations from academic sources/supervisory personnel with whom you have worked
  7. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  8. GRE General Test
  9. GRE Subject Test in Psychology
  10. Request for an assistantship (optional)

The Immunization Form is not necessary for an admission decision but is mandatory for fall registration if attending the University of Hartford.

Are interviews of applicants required and how many applicants do you interview?

Interview is required after review of applicants’ completed application forms. We usually have 200-220 applicants per year and invite approximately 90 candidates to attend a four-hour interview session that provides information about the program and includes both group and individual interviews. These interview sessions are held on Fridays in February.

I am an International Student, what else is necessary for my application?

As an international applicant, you are required to supply the following items in addition to the standard application:

  1. If you are from a country where English is not the official language you need to provide the results of an English Proficiency Examination. The official score from the TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is to be submitted. If you have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited university in the United States the English Proficiency Examination will be waived.
  2. Transcript Evaluation: International transcripts must be evaluated by the World Evaluation Services (WES) Visit: . You will incur an expense for the WES Evaluation; therefore, the University of Hartford’s $50.00 application fee will be waived.
  3. Guarantor’s Statement: A certified Guarantor’s Statement of financial support is required. You may download the Guarantor’s Statement here.
  4. General information for international students is available here.

What are the average GPA and GRE scores?

Data tables containing these averages may be found here.

Is everything uploaded online?

All requirements are to be uploaded on – line in your application EXCEPT your official transcripts.
Mail transcripts to:
Graduate Admissions
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

  • Electronic transcripts from the registrar of the issuing institution are accepted to (escript)
  • Recommendations may be emailed/scanned to or faxed to 860.768.5160. Please let your recommenders know that they should not only fill out the recommendation form but also attach a detailed supporting letter of recommendation, if possible in pdf format.

Where can I find the recommendation form?

The forms are sent automatically to the email address you provide within 24 hours after you finish your on-line application and hit “submit”. Please follow-up with your recommender to ensure that the form did not get “caught” in SPAM.

All recommendations may be scanned/emailed to or faxed at 860.768.5160 or mailed to:
Graduate Admissions
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Do I have to take the GREs?

The GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test in Psychology are required
Information may be obtained on the ETS website.
University of Hartford Test Code = 003436

What if I could not get a seat for the GRE subject test in psychology in the fall?

You may submit your application, but please indicate on your application the scheduled date of your test. Your application will be reviewed and should you be accepted into our program it will be on a provisional basis, until we receive a satisfactory score of your psychology GRE.

Do I need to send my transcripts?

All official transcripts must be mailed to Graduate Admissions. Study Abroad classes and courses transferred into your institution need not be sent separately IF they are posted on your official transcript from the institution that issued your degree.

Where should I send my transcripts?

Graduate Admissions
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Electronic transcripts from the registrar of the issuing institution are accepted to (escript)

Who should I ask to recommend my candidacy?

Submit three recommendations from academic sources/supervisory personnel with whom you have worked. You may submit more than three letters of recommendation. At least one letter needs to be from an academic source.

May I submit additional information?

Additional information, such as research papers, recommendations and professional publications, may also be submitted.

May I go back into my on line application?

You may go back and edit/complete your application at your leisure; however, once you hit “submit” you cannot alter your application.

How may I check the status of my application?

You may check the status of your application by logging back in here.

Who do I contact about my application status once my application is complete?

Once your application is complete, it will be sent to the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology (GIPP) for review. You may email questions to: or call 860.768.4025.

What is the timeline of reviewing applications once my application is complete?

  • December 1; all applications are due
  • Mid to end of January Review of Applications
  • Invitations for interviews
  • All Fridays in February Interviews
  • March to April Acceptance decisions made
  • April 15; deposits due
  • April to beginning of May Acceptance decisions from the waiting list made
  • Late August First-Year Doctoral Student Orientation