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hsnl

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    Clinical Psychology

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  1. It seems like they're sending out rejections sporadically for some reason... I haven't gotten one yet either but I'm 99% sure I've been rejected.
  2. No, sorry!! I didn't apply there.
  3. Ryerson and Calgary had their interview/visiting days in early February so if you haven't heard from them it's probably a bad sign. I wasn't invited to either of them but I've spoken to people that were. I don't think Dal technically requires an interview, but it seems like most profs at least hold skype/phone interviews. Their first round of offers apparently went out in January.
  4. I've heard of it happening, but mostly in experimental programs where there isn't really an enrolment limit. I think it's worth asking though.
  5. I totally get what you're feeling. I didn't decide on clinical until my third year, didn't have any research experience until then, and thought I had no chance at all. I ended up getting accepted to two schools this year on my first application cycle, and I'm realizing that I had a lot of misconceptions about the process. It might help to talk to one of the clinical profs at your school... I know my undergrad was full of rumours about clinical admissions, and speaking with someone well-informed really clarifies things. I think that the most important thing to do is to get high quality research experience. The topic of the research isn't as important as the skills you learn. Potential supervisors really want to see that you're familiar with different areas of the research process, that you're enthusiastic about it, and that you can articulate your interests and ideas for future projects. If you can get a publication or conference presentation, that's awesome, but don't worry about it too much if it doesn't happen. Also, you might want to consider taking a year off after undergrad to gain some more experience. I took a year off to work in my undergrad lab, and so did most of the people I met at interviews. It was definitely the best decision for me because completing my honours thesis/getting more experience helped me refine my interests and figure out what I really want to do. I would recommend applying broadly without limiting yourself geographically. You should definitely apply to UNB if you want to go there, but it's risky to put all your eggs in one basket. Some schools also limit the number of alumni they accept because they want diversity, so that's something to consider as well. At least a few months before you apply, you should research schools and identify faculty who you'd be interested in working with. It's important to make sure that they're accepting students; I didn't do this for one of my schools, and wasted the $100 application fee. Don't worry about not being good enough. I know it's hard not to feel unqualified when you look at the admissions stats, but there's no reason why you can't get in. You have a good GPA (mine was lower) and you have time to build your CV. Even if you don't get in the first time you apply, you can try again as a stronger applicant the next year.
  6. I can't speak to UNB specifically, but I know people who have been accepted to Canadian schools with a 3.7 and rejected with a 4.0. Once your GPA reaches a certain point, I think experience and fit are more important. That being said, I would guess that a 3.85 is definitely competitive.
  7. Has anyone heard from Ryerson lately? I didn't get an official rejection when they were going out last week, but I'm pretty sure I'm out of the running because I haven't heard anything since a preliminary interview. Just trying to decided if I should give up completely haha
  8. I took 22 courses in my last two years, and then took two courses out of interest in the year following graduation. Does anyone know if those two courses would be included in my GPA calculation for CGS-M since I already had a full courseload in the last two years of my degree?
  9. If you don't mind my asking, what kind of program was this? That seems really high compared to funding I've seen for clinical programs, most of which seem to offer around 20k per year before tuition is taken out. Unless it was 38k in total for two years? If you don't feel comfortable answering that's totally understandable!
  10. I don't know anyone personally, but if you look at the admissions stats for most schools you can see that pretty much all of them extend more offers than there are available spots. Like at Ryerson in 2015 they had to make 15 offers for an incoming cohort of 9, and I've seen similar numbers at other schools. Don't give up hope yet
  11. I'm sorry to hear that, but thanks for letting me know! It's weird though, I wasn't invited to the visiting day after my skype interview and I was pretty much told I would be rejected. Maybe they're sending rejections over a few days or something.
  12. Thanks for letting me know! I'm glad to hear you have options that are a better fit for you best of luck with OISE!
  13. To the person who got the rejection from Ryerson- I'm so sorry you were rejected! Would you mind telling me if it was an official rejection or if it was from your POI? I'm 99% sure I've been rejected as well so I'd like to know.
  14. I know, it feels like we've been waiting forever!
  15. For anyone who applied to Concordia, the admissions committee is meeting this week (finally) so we will hopefully hear back next week sometime.