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Iamthad

Declining Offer Thread

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Hey guys long time lurker, and I thought I'd join in on the discussion.  I have been fortunate enough to be accepted into three schools including a school int he northeast whose offer I am going to accept. I wanted to start this thread to announce offers that people have declined so that some one the wait-list may have some hope since we all know its a tough time. 

My two are:

School: Georgia Southern

Program: Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) 

Reason: Didn't know if I wanted to do a Psy.D, and I wanted to go to school in the Northeast. 

School: Northern Colorado 

Program: Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Reason: Loved the program, but wanted to go to school in the Northeast. Was a tough decision though. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for posting! And congratulations on your acceptances! I'm wait listed at Georgia Southern and it is my top pick. Here's hoping I'm #9 on the list. I was accepted to another program that I like just as much as the one at Georgia Southern so at least I know I'm going somewhere, but unfortunately it is not fully funded so it would be a lot more difficult to manage financially.

Have you officially declined yet? 

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Yeah I feel you the wait is awful, but thanks! Yeah I have good luck on your search.

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Good idea to start this thread! 

I declined at Indiana University of Pennsylvania so I hope that helps someone on the waitlist. I took my name off the University of South Dakota waitlist. 

I accepted at Georgia Southern. I loved the faculty and other students when I visited, I'm excited to start there! Metalpsychperson- hoping you get some good news and we can be cohort buddies! 

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2 hours ago, juhidee119 said:

Good idea to start this thread! 

I declined at Indiana University of Pennsylvania so I hope that helps someone on the waitlist. I took my name off the University of South Dakota waitlist. 

I accepted at Georgia Southern. I loved the faculty and other students when I visited, I'm excited to start there! Metalpsychperson- hoping you get some good news and we can be cohort buddies! 

Thank you! IUP is the one I was accepted to. Seems to be a really good fit (same as Georgia Southern). If only they had better funding. :/

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1 hour ago, metalpsychperson said:

Thank you! IUP is the one I was accepted to. Seems to be a really good fit (same as Georgia Southern). If only they had better funding. :/

Oh wow, we interviewed at 2 of the same schools- I wonder if we've met at either one :) 

The funding at Georgia Southern definitely sealed the deal for me. I didn't feel a good fit at IUP, some things just seemed...off lol. 

As a minority student, I'm a little nervous about moving to the South in the current political climate but hoping people are openminded since it is a college town. I wanted to stay in the Northeast but Georgia Southern was too good to pass up. 

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  1. School: Illinois Institute of Technology
  2. Program Clinical Psych (Rehab Track)
  3. Reason: Accepted into a program with funding.

Would have loved to work with my POI at IIT but the lack of funding is too much for me. 

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Kent State

Child Clinical Psychology

Reason: Accepted offer at another university that I liked more

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Jackson State University

Clinical Psych Phd

got into a program I liked more

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3 hours ago, juhidee119 said:

Jackson State University

Clinical Psych Phd

got into a program I liked more

What did you make of Jackson State? I declined the interview after I was accepted elsewhere. I've heard really good things about the program.

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Hi everyone! I declined offers at the following:

Chestnut Hill College - Clinical PsyD

U La Verne - Clinical PsyD

Pace University - School-Clinical Child PsyD

Yeshiva University (Ferkauf) - School-Clinical Child PsyD

 

Hopefully this helps someone on a waitlist! I will also be posting this in the waitlist thread. :)

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I declined:

Michigan Tech - Applied Cognitive and Human Factors PhD

Ohio University - Experimental Psychology PhD

University of Kansas - Cognitive Psychology PhD

I will likely decline:

Washington University in St. Louis - Cognitive Psychology PhD

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I just declined my offer from IUP as I was accepted off a waitlist elsewhere.

 

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2 hours ago, metalpsychperson said:

I just declined my offer from IUP as I was accepted off a waitlist elsewhere.

 

Was it Georgia Southern? 

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20 minutes ago, juhidee119 said:

Was it Georgia Southern? 

Baylor, actually. Still haven't heard from Georgia Southern.

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9 minutes ago, metalpsychperson said:

Baylor, actually. Still haven't heard from Georgia Southern.

Congrats!! :) 

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On 3/17/2017 at 5:40 PM, metalpsychperson said:

Baylor, actually. Still haven't heard from Georgia Southern.

Whoaaa, Baylor is crazy hard to get in, congrats!!

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I recently declined by offer at Illinois State University for the I/O-Social master's program. I very much hope someone gets off the waitlist and has an amazing experience. 

School: Illinois State University

Program: I/O-Social Master's program

Reason: I really loved the program and all of the faculty in the department were very accommodating and kind. In the end, it just didn't fit well enough with my interests in that there was a strong focus on I/O, and I am more on the social psych side. 

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Hi there,

 I will be declining offers from:

 Kansas State University: Psychology PhD program.

 Louisiana State University:  Cognitive and Brain Sciences program

 Nebraska - Lincoln University: Psychology PhD program

 I have been accepted in my top choice!! Hope this helps somebody :)

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I have declined 2 School Psych programs-

University of N Colorado PhD - funding, cost of living somewhat high for a not very desirable area

N Arizona Univ EdS- accepted into PhD programs

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I just declined Rutgers GSAPP PsyD (Clinical) offer. I really hope this benefits someone on the waitlist. All the best! :) 

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30 minutes ago, grandelatte13 said:

I just declined Rutgers GSAPP PsyD (Clinical) offer. I really hope this benefits someone on the waitlist. All the best! :) 

That had to be a tough decision. I hear the Psy.D. program at Rutgers is phenomenal.

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I am planning on declining Rutgers School PsyD (seriously tough because I loved this program and it's where I did undergrad </3). Just waiting on my official letter from where I plan on accepting (just in case, ya never know) before letting Rutgers know about my decision.

If you are on a waitlist for rutgers school psyd, hopefully you will hear somethibg next week! :)

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Is anyone planning to decline UTK experimental phd offers? (I know it's a great program! That's why I ask) I've been on my POI's waitlist since December 😩

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