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  • Admission requirements

    Here are some basic admission requirements for acceptance into the UW-L School Psychology program. Please see the "how to apply" page for further information on the application process.


    Archive data from 2008-2009, 2009-2010, & 2011-2012 cohorts combined

    Based upon data from the 2013-2014 cohort:

    General Information

    Related Past Work Experiences:

    Most students enter the program with relevant community work and volunteer experiences. Some positions have included:

    • Children's Program Leader
    • Boys & Girls Club
    • Little Friends
    • Mentor at Neighborhood 
    • Youth Services
    • Teacher Assistant
    • Preschool Assistant Teacher
    • Paraprofessional
    • Group Homespuzzle
    • Research Assistant
    • Direct Care
    • Nanny
    • Behavior Therapist
    • Middle School/High School Alternative Involvement Program
    • Therapeutic Recreation Internship
    • Church Youth Director
    • YMCA School Age Care
    • New Horizons Shelter
    • Healthy Lifestyle Internship
    • Direct Care: Children with Emotional Behavior Disorder
    • Tutoring
    • Camp Counselor
    • Elementary After School Care
    • High School After School Care
    • Early Childhood Aide
    • Mental Health Counselor 
    Demographics and Background

    Age:

    Mean - 24, Range - 22-36

    Home State:

    Wisconsin – 9, Minnesota - 3

    Undergraduate Institution:

    6 – UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI                 

    1 – Luther College, Decorah, IA

    1 – UW-Madison, Madison, WI               

    1 – Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN

    1 – Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI     

    1 – Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    1 – Ripon College, Ripon, WI

    Undergraduate Major:

    7 – Psychology                        

    1 – Psychology &  Biology                                              

    1 – Family Social Science                                 

    1 – Addiction Studies                              3rd yr summer

    1 – Anthropology

    1 – Therapeutic Recreation

    Undergraduate Minor:

    2 – Psychology                                    

    1 – English                          

    1 – German                        

    4 – At Risk Child and Youth Care

    2 – None

     

    Academic Information

    GPA

      Overall GPA Last 2 Years GPA Psychology GPA
    Mean 3.48 3.59 3.58
    Range 2.59-3.85 2.96-3.95 2.8-4.0

    GRE

      Verbal Quantitative Total
    Mean 152 149 301
    Range 145-159 139-159 289-317
    Financial Support 

    Percent of Students Received Support from:

    • Loans - 83%
    • Outside Work - 25%
    • Parents - 50%
    • Savings - 83%
    • Assistantship - 50%
    • Scholarship - 8%
    • Other - 8%