FAQs

Frequently asked questions for the Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program.

 Frequently Asked Questions

1.  I entered contact information in the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) online application for those writing me letters of recommendation. Why have they not been contacted yet?
Recommenders will not receive a request to submit their letters until your application fee has been paid in full.

2.  Where should my transcripts be sent?
You should submit official copies of all transcripts to Graduate Admissions (Houchens Building Room 105, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292).  DO NOT send any transcripts to the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Any transcripts sent to the department will be considered unofficial.

3. When will applicants be contacted with admissions decisions?
Typically, students will receive offers of admission before April 1. Assistantships and fellowships are also normally offered before April 1. Applicants are under no obligation to respond to offers of admission or financial support prior to the decision date of April 15. Additional admissions and financial offers may be made after the April 15th decision date if one or more slots opens up.

4.  Can I make an appointment with a staff member to ask questions about the program and/or application process?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate appointments. If you have questions concerning the program and/or the application process, please email them to maggie.leahy@louisville.edu . If you are interested in a certain faculty member’s current research, you may contact them individually.

5. What is the latest that I may take my GRE in order for the scores to be received by UofL Graduate Admissions on time?
You are responsible for ensuring that your test scores have been received by our December 1st deadline. More information can be found on the ETS website’s Sending Your Scores page.

6. Where should I have my GRE scores sent?
The University of Louisville’s institution code is 1838.

7Is the psychology subtest of the GRE required?
 
No GRE subtests are required. We require only the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing test scores.

8. Will my application still be considered if one of my test scores or GPA does not meet the minimum qualifications listed under Admissions Requirements & Selection Averages on the Program Admissions page? 
All complete applications that are submitted will be reviewed by faculty.