My old friend, Dave Mumby of Concordia University, visited Algoma a couple of weeks back and gave a talk about getting in to grad school. Dave is well suited for this, as he has written a book about the subject, which is entering its second edition. You may recognize Dave from such blog posts as this one about peer review here on my blog.
I have recomended Dave's book, Graduate School, Winning Strategies For Getting In to a number of students over the years becuase it is simply the best resource out there dealing with the application (and hopefully acceptance) process.
Music “First Semester Freedom Fighter” by Hell or Highwater
(The audio was originally posted at my psych class podcast blog).