Preparation Resources – Psychology Educational Assistants

Preparation Resources

General Graduate School Resources

Check out the APA Graduate Study in Psychology book  &  GRE resources  in the Psychology Department’s main office (JRC LL56)

-If  you want to use any of these books, see an EA or the Administrative Assistant  (Julie Jepma). However, keep in mind that you can only use the books while in the psychology department and you will need to return the books to the office!         

The Graduate Study in Psychology book breaks down graduate programs by state and has detailed information for each program.

APA “Applying for Grad School” Page

Helpful information on tips for preparing for grad school

APA Videos on Preparing and Applying for Grad School

Offers several different topics:

  • Reviewing Career Options in Psych
  • Getting Necessary Courses, Research, and Experience
  • GRE
  • Writing Personal Statements
  • Letters of Recommendation

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized exam that is often a requirement for graduate programs. It consists of three sections: analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning.


  • Logistical information about what the GRE is, how to sign up for it, etc.

GRE Essay “Analyze an Issue” Prompts

GRE Essay “Analyze an Argument” Prompts

Links to Sample GRE Analytical Writing Prompts

This website has tons of practice tests for each section of the test, not only verbal and math, but specific quizzes for analogies, word problems, sentence completion, etc… It also has extensive lists of antonyms, analogies, and words that can be helpful study.

This website also has a lot of practice tests but it also has lists of must-know words, word roots, and word pre-fixes.

This website has practice questions for each of the sections of the GRE but is not as extensive as the other websites. It does have plenty of links directing you to other resources or study material.

This website has plenty of basic information on the GRE along with specific quizzes for each of the parts of the tests (analogies, antonyms, etc…)

The website has some tips for studying on its GRE blog.

Top 101 High Frequency GRE Words

List of 101 useful vocabulary words for the GRE.

UST Career Development Grad School Page

Information and tips about Grad school exploration and application process

Emailing Future Ph.D. Advisors

Helpful article with tips for emailing future Ph.D. Advisors