Applying to the Post-Baccalaureate Program

Application Information

Application requirements:

1)  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university earned prior to beginning the post-bacc program (any undergraduate major acceptable)

2)  Complete the application, which can be found here:  Post-Bacc Application

3)  College academic transcripts from all institutions attended (unoffical transcripts are OK)

4)  Two letters of recommendation (from current or former professors, graduate students, employers, supervisors, managers, and/or program directors who know you well in an academic, volunteer, and/or employment setting).  If you graduated from college less than two years ago, we strongly recommend that at least one of your letters be from a professor or graduate student.

5)  Submission of non-refundable $75 application fee.

There is no minimum GPA requirement for the program, and the GRE is not required; however the program is competitive, and applicants who are most likely to succeed in a post-graduate program will be selected.  Furthermore, if you have taken the GRE, we encourage you to submit an unofficial copy of your GRE scores with your application. If you are interested in enrolling in research/lab-based courses while in the program, you will be asked to list (in your application) 3-5 faculty members with whom you would be interested in working, and you will be asked to briefly describe why you are interested in working with each of those faculty members.  For a list of our faculty and a brief description of their research, please visit the Psychological Science faculty list:

The admissions committee will carefully review each application, and applicants will be notified individually within one month of the application deadline.

Application deadline:

Applications are accepted and reviewed once per year.  The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 (which starts in late September 2020) is FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020.  (All your application materials must be RECEIVED in our office on or before this date).

Submitting your materials:

1)  Your application (including your statement of purpose and resume/CV) must be submitted via mail  to the mailing address below. 

2)  Transcripts (unofficial is OK) may be sent via mail to the mailing address below or via email to Joanne Zinger at .

3)  Sealed letters of recommendation may be sent via mail to the mailing address below or emailed directly from the letter writer to Joanne Zinger at

4)  The application fee is $75.00 and is non-refundable. You may either mail a check (payable to The Regents of the University of California - submitted with your application) or complete the credit card information on the application.

Our mailing address is:

          Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science
          c/o UCI Division of Continuing Education Student Services
          PO Box 6050
          Irvine, CA 92616-6050