Alverno does not require standardized test results. Instead, the personal portfolio will be used to help determine your potential for success and ability to demonstrate graduate-level analytical writing and critical thinking skills. You should therefore commit significant time and give serious thought to the preparation of your portfolio.
Submit an autobiographical professional statement that clearly describes your interest, experience and goals for work in the area of community psychology. Your professional statement should address the questions listed below. The Admissions Committee will use the questions as criteria for evaluating your statement. (Note: this is a professional statement, not simply questions and answers.) Your professional statement must be double-spaced and limited to five pages.
Communication Samples from Work Setting
As a demonstration of your ability to engage in effective practice in a professional setting, please submit two written academic writing samples, i.e. research paper or similar. If you have been out of school for more than five years, you may choose to submit substantial work-related samples in lieu of academic samples. Attach a half sheet to each sample with information about the context of the sample and why you chose it.
In evaluating your response, the Admissions Committee will use the following criteria: