A comprehensive chapter for people considering graduate school in psychology can be downloaded from the publisher. The reference for this chapter is: Prinstein, M.J., Choukas-Bradley, S.C., & Guan, K. (2012). Deciding to apply and successfully gaining admission to graduate schools in psychology. In M.J. Prinstein (Ed.), The portable mentor: Expert guide to a successful career in psychology. Second Edition. New York: Springer.