Complete this form before your BACC appointmentwith your InstructorStudent Name: Interview Date: Meet With:Current Status: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Total Credits Earned: ___Current semester Major: 2nd major:credits: a) General Psychology b) Behavioral ScienceMinor(s):Cumulative GPA: Raise? Psych GPA: Raise?For most graduate schools in psychology, you will need a minimum GPA of 3.0, with at least a preferred GPA of at least 3.5. Ifyou think you need help raising your GPA, check out our Self-Management course (PSY 3621). This one credit course helpsyou finish your homework in your other classes and procrastinate less. For more information, check out dickmalott.com.Minors: We recommend taking useful minors for graduate school such as practical writing, math, or biology, for example. If youare looking to pursue behavior analysis in graduate school, some minors that may not be useful include sociology, socialpsychology, or criminal justice.Are you interested in Permission to Take Grad courses (PTG)? Yes NoAre you interested in Dual Enrollment? Yes NoExpected graduation date:Permission to Take Graduate Courses – Taking graduate classes after graduating from undergradwithout being admitted to agraduate program yet. Could be taken during a semester or year off while waiting to apply (or reapply) to graduate school. Applyfor ―Non-degree status‖. See form in the BACC Pack. You can apply to BATS or other programs even if you are not going tograduate until the end of the summer.Dual Enrollment – Taking graduate classes while finishing an undergrad degree. These credits do not count as undergraduatecredits. Please see the document ―Dual Enrollment‖ in the BACC Pack or the registrar for more information.Have you been a Teaching Assistant? Yes Teacher:_________ Class: _______ NoHave you been a Research Assistant? Yes Supervisor: ___________________ No Topic: _______________________PSY 3550 is the Teaching Assistant course. To be considered, contact professors you might be interested in working with earlyand fill out any necessary applications. Once you have been accepted, stop by the Undergraduate Advising office to fill out anenrollment form. This course can count towards practicum credits. See ―Becoming a TA or Research Assistant‖ in the BACCPack.PSY 4990 is the Research Assistant course, or you may be able to volunteer in a lab. Again, try to contact professors you wouldbe interested in working with early. There may also be postings on bulletin boards around Wood Hall. Applications for PSY4990 with Dr. Malott are done through our Behavioral Research/Supervisory System (BRSS).BRSS Options include: Thesis (2 semesters, 6 credits) or Non-thesis (1 semester, 3 credits) See ―Becoming a TA or ResearchAssistant‖ in the BACC Pack.Introductory Core(Behavioral Science & General Psychology)PSY 1000 General Grade: When: Honors? _______Super A? ______PSY 1400 Intro to Behavior Analysis Grade: When: Super A? ______PSY 1600 Child Psychology Grade: When:Behavioral Science Major – Must get a grade of a B or betterGeneral Psychology Major – Must get a grade of a C or betterResearch Methods Core(Behavioral Science & General Psychology)PSY 3000 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Grade: When:PSY 3300 Behavioral Research Methods Grade: When:Behavioral Science Major – Must get a grade of a B or betterGeneral Psychology Major – Must get a grade of a C or better
Theory and Advanced Principles of Behavior (Behavioral Science Major only)PSY 3600 Concepts of Behavior Analysis: Grade: When: Super A? ________PSY 4600 Survey of BA Research: Grade: When:Behavioral Science Major – Must get a grade of a B or betterHave you completed a Practicum/Project? Yes No If so, where? __________________Six credits of practicum or lab experience are required for the Behavioral Science majorThree credits are required for the General Psychology MajorThere are many different practicum opportunities available in psychology. A Practicum that Dr. Malott offers is the AutismPracticum PSY 3570 Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. See ―Practicum Information‖ in the BACC Pack.Practicum or Laboratory Experience(3 credits for General Psych, 6 credits for Behavioral Science) Grade: When: Grade: When: Grade: When:Approved Electives(Behavioral Science- 9 credits; General Psychology- 12 credits) Grade: When: Grade: When: Grade: When: Grade: When: Grade: When:See ―Behavior Science Major‖ or ―General Psychology Major‖ requirements in the BACC Pack, as well as ―WMU PsychologyCourse Descriptions‖.General EducationArts and Sciences Advising: Located in 2318 Friedmann Hall.Also See ―General Education and ―Gen Ed Guide‖ in the BACC Pack for more information and courses from each area.Are you thinking of applying to grad school? Yes NoWhatorientation are you interested in? ____ Behavioral ___ Non-behavioral ___ Either(number 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices)Please indicate if you are interested in any of Applied Behavior Analysis– Fuqua, Van Houtenthe psychology graduate programs at WMU: Applied Behavior Analysis (autism)Frieder, Malott, Peterson Organizational Behavior Management/ Industrial - Dickinson, Huitema, McGee Clinical – Alessi, Damashek, Fuqua, Gaynor, Naugle, Spates, Wright Experimental Analysis of Behavior - Baker, Pietras, Poling Other ______________________________There are also many other excellent behavioral programs that can be found by going to the ABAI and BACB websites, or bylooking through ―ABA and BACB Accredited Programs‖ in the BACC Pack. WMU’s Psychology Department is behaviorallybased, but if you are interested in another area of psychology, “Areas of Interest in Psychology” in the BACC Pack lists themany different fields. To find out where to start in your search for graduate schools, ask your professors, look up the professorswhose research you are interested in, and/or visit gradschools.com. Please note that the graduate program in counseling atWMU is in the College of Education and Human Development.Note: If Behavioral is your second choice after Clinical, you should still apply because clinical programs only accept afew students a year. BATS typically accepts about 15 masters students and 1 PhD every year
Have you taken WMU’s GRE/ Grad School Yes NoPrep course (PSY 4010)?Have you taken the GRE? Yes No Total Score: Verbal: ___ Quantitative: ___The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an exam required to apply to many graduate schools, particularly in psychology. It isimportant to start thinking about this early so there is plenty of time to study and retake the exam if necessary. For moreinformation about the exam, please visit www.ets.org. For more information about the GRE course at WMU, please visitdickmalott.com.Anticipated Graduation date: _________ Honor’s College? Yes No Want toDean’s List? Semester/Year _____/_____ ____/____ ____/____ ____/____Current Job:The Lee Honors Collegewill allow you to be enrolled in smaller classes, build relationships with professors, and write an honorsthesis. At the end of each Fall and Spring semester, the Lee Honors College invites current WMU students to join. These arestudents who have maintained a GPA of at least 3.5 or better for two consecutive semesters and will be enrolled for at least threemore semesters before graduation. Those who qualify will receive an email. If you have further questions, please visithttp://www.wmich.edu/honors/index.html or email LeeHonorsCollege@wmich.edu.See the ―Resume and CV‖ folder in the BACC Pack for tips on how to write your resume and CV, as well as some examples.Getting into GraduateSchool (approximate dates) Aug. 1: Study for GRE Aug. 1: Get Behavior Analysis list of grad school: Behavior Analysis (in BACC pack) Aug. 1: Get APA list of grad schools (online) Sept. 1: Schedule & Take GRE ______: Email Kelli Perry to make an appointment with Dr. Malott firstname.lastname@example.org Sept. 15: Write for Grad school catalogs, program descriptions, and applications. By Dec. 1: (Re)Take Computer GRE (if needed) Oct. 1—Oct. 30: Request letters of rec. (give photo, transcript, personal statement, and deadlines)Be Sure To Fill Out Your Part of Rec. Forms! Nov. 15-- Follow up on letters of recs., applications., (call grad school or professors) Dec. 15 : WMU Psych. application deadline Feb. 1: Write thank-you letters to everyone who wrote you a recommendation May 1: Update Professors. On results.Available Dr. Malott CoursesPSY 1400 Introduction to Behavior AnalysisPSY 3621 Self-ManagementPSY 4010 Graduate School PreparationPSY 4990 BRSS Honors Project PsychPSY 3561 ECDD Preliminary PracticumPSY 3570 Early Child Develop Delays (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced)PSY 3600 Concepts Behavior AnalysisPSY 4600 Survey/Behavior Analytic ResearchPSY 5970 Behavior Analysis and Minority IssuesThough all questions may not apply to you, please answer to the best of your ability Keep this for your records throughout your undergraduate career!