Admission Letter / December 9, 2018 / Magdalena Schultz
Since you are going to be seeking information from many different colleges you do not want to write one individual letter for each college. This can be very time-consuming and tedious work. You will want to create one letter or template that can be individualized for each college. Make one generic letter and then print it however many times you need to and send it to whatever colleges you are interested in. Your letter should be addressed to the college admissions office. You should address the dean of admissions and tell them you are very interested in their college and you are seriously considering enrolling.
If you have majored in psychology while pursuing under-graduation and taken upper-level courses in the area of psychology then it is definitely a plus point. However it is not essential for getting admission. An undergraduate with solid training in natural sciences logic and mathematics can also act as a great advantage even if you have not majored in psychology. Almost every good psychology school expects their applying candidate to have good marks in their undergraduate courses especially in last two years. Your marks actually play a substantial role for potential supervisors to make their decisions.
One of the ways in which you can attract the attention of the admissions board is through opening your statement with an interesting hook that will attract the reader s attention. For example you may have been asked to write a personal statement that outlines how you are a good communicator. If you introduce the topic with a statement such as "When it comes to strong communication I have a secret skill. I have a special ability that not many people have is rarely recognized but is always appreciated..." This is much more effective than "I am a good communicator because of the following..." and will make the reader want to read on.