PsyD in Clinical Psychology New Student Checklist

Clinical Psychology PsyD Checklist

This checklist was developed to assist entering students with their transition to graduate study. Please read it over carefully, and be sure to complete all the items as noted.

Field Education

Once your enrollment deposit has been received, you will be contacted by the Department of Field Education to begin your practicum site search. If you haven’t, please contact the Department of Field Education ( Doing so sooner rather than later assures you the most options and allows you to register for classes sooner. 

NOTE: Failure to begin by May 15, 2022 and actively engage in the site search process until a site is secured may result in a deferral to the following year (Fall 2023).

Transfer of Credit

If you have taken graduate-level courses within the last five years that meet all criteria specified in the transfer of credit policy in the student handbook, please submit appropriate syllabi to Eileen O’Donnell ( by May 14, 2022. (Applicants for advanced standing must submit syllabi by March 12, 2022).


After you know your field site schedule, please contact Eileen O’Donnell at and she will register you for classes. It is in your best interest to be in touch with Ms. O’Donnell as soon as possible.

Academic Advisor

Advisors are assigned over the summer and you will be notified as soon as your assignment is made. Once you receive notification, please make contact with your advisor prior to the start of the semester and arrange for a meeting no later than the end of the first week of classes.

Ed Tech Orientation

You will receive an email about this online tutorial that introduces the student to the College’s technologies. 

You are required to complete this online orientation before attending orientation.

Textbook List

Students may order textbooks online from MBS Direct, William James College’s official textbook store. A link to the bookstore is located on the Library’s website.

Mandatory Orientation for Clinical Psychology PsyD

  • Monday, August 22, 2022, 8:30 AM–3:00 PM on campus
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 8:30 AM–3:00 PM on campus 
  • Friday, August 26, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on campus for Advanced Standing only

Start of Classes

Classes start the week of Monday, August 29, 2022.