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How to Apply

  1. Review the Application Requirements
  2. Submit an Application & Fee
    • Submit your application with all required materials by the deadline of December 1, 2023, for Fall 2024 entry.
    • Submit a $75, non-refundable application fee.
    • Early submission of applications is strongly encourage to ensure no errors or delays in processing.
  3. Submit Official Transcripts
    • Please submit transcripts from all universities and colleges attended to RFUCAS.
    • Only official transcripts will be verified by RFUCAS, but candidates who wish to have their application review expedited are allowed to upload unofficial transcripts for their initial application. Note that official transcripts from each U.S. and international college, university, and community college previously attended are required to secure an offer of admission. If you don't provide official transcripts at the time of application, you will need to send them directly to RFUCAS immediately after being offered admission to the program. To reduce potential errors or delay in your application process, we recommend submitting official transcripts.
    • If you have studied outside the U.S. you will need to have your transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency using a credential evaluation service such as or
  4. Submit Letters of Recommendation
    • You are required to submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your academic abilities, research potential, and suitability for the program (e.g., professors, supervisors, academic advisors).
  5. Submit Standardized Test Scores (if relevant)
    • An official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of any applicant who does not hold US citizenship or permanent residency. Official TOEFL scores should be reported to Institution Code 1117. The admissions committee will consider waiving this requirement if:
      • An applicant has been a full-time student in a United States college or university for at least two consecutive years.
      • An applicant is from a country in which English is the primary language.
  6. Background Check
    • Prior to matriculation, students must pass the Rosalind Franklin University criminal background check.
  7. Technical Standards
    • Please review the Psychology Technical Standards for Admission. If you have any questions about these standards or other policies as they pertain to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please visit our Services for Students with Disabilities page.

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