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Application and Selection Information

Applicants must have completed all requirements of an APA-approved doctoral program in psychology and a one-year APA accredited clinical internship. Applications will also be accepted from individuals who have completed all requirements of a university based APA-approved program of postdoctoral education for retraining in clinical or counseling psychology. The program must conform to the guidelines established by the APA Council of Representatives. Applications may be considered from graduates from outside the United States or Canada, on a case-by-case basis.

For the general adult track (APPCN 9502), non-US citizens will not be eligible to complete a year of training ​at the VA, and would instead complete a second year at OUHSC. However, they may be able to complete minor rotations at the VA as long as their funding source remains with the OUHSC.  For the Residency in Neuropsychology with an emphasis in geropsychology (APPCN 950​1), non-US citizens will not be eligible to apply as both training years are completed at the VA. 

The applicant and their program must, in the view of our selection committee, meet criteria similar to those for APA-approved programs. If you have not completed your doctoral program by the residency start date, ​resident training will be extended beyond 24 months in an unpaid status so that the two year duration of ​residency will be completed. The start date of the Residency in Neuropsychology is ​the last working day of August of the given year.  If you have not met our entrance requirements (i.e. have completed all requirements for your doctorate by September 1 of a given year); you are not allowed to start our program until you meet such requirements.  The fact that you have completed all requirements will need to be documented by your training director and/or Departmental Chair or Registrar's Office (transcripts).     

As a member of the APPCN, neuropsychology applicants must register with National Matching Services, Inc. It is recommended applicants register with National Matching Services by January 15 of the year the applicant wishes to apply. Each applicant is to submit a complete set of application material on the APPA-CAS System.  In order to submit your application on the APPA-CAS System please click here.

The following materials will be needed in order to be reviewed:

  1. A letter of interest, clearly stating which of the two emphasis tracks you are interested in applying for, including a discussion of career goals.
  2. A dissertation completion status form signed by your dissertation chair or Department Chair doctoral Training Verification form.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.  
  4. Two sample de-identified neuropsychological reports.
  5. A copy of your graduate school transcript.


The deadline for the submission of application material is January ​4th. A selection committee will be reviewing each application. We must limit the number of applicants who interview. All site visits are on an invitation-only basis. If invited, please plan to stay for a full day for a site visit. Interviews at INS will also be conducted. INS interviews will be approximately one hour in length. After receiving your application material we will contact selected applicants for an INS interview. Telephone interviews are also available. The selection committee will meet and rank applications for the National Matching Service process.