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In this exciting new book, experienced author, professor, and teacher Greg Privitera—2013 Advisor of the Year at St. Bonaventure University and recipient of the SBU Award for Professional Excellence in teaching in 2014—draws on his extensive expertise to give students a step-by-step plan for success in preparing for and applying to graduate school. Broad in scope and rich in detail, Getting Into Graduate School includes insights into how graduate school selection committees decide on candidates, a concrete freshman-to-senior-year plan, and samples of application materials, resumes, and cover letters. This empowering book provides everything students in psychology and the behavioral sciences need to map their course to academic and professional success.

Acceptance and Rejection: Realizing Opportunity in Both Cases
Acceptance and Rejection: Realizing Opportunity in Both Cases
The “Decisions” in a Decision Letter

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”


Realizing that a decision letter has arrived can be one of the most anticipated moments in your life. You are excited yet nervous, and maybe even a little scared in that moment before you open it. A decision letter is a notification from a graduate school of its decision regarding the application you sent. What is written in the letter can either make your day, or not so much. Waiting for, receiving, and reading the decision letters you receive from graduate schools can be an emotional roller coaster. In all, ...

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