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  1. Scotts123

    HGSE 2022

    Hello all! Looking forward to applying this year. Very nervous, but HGSE has always been my dream. I can agree with @sunshine_and_rainbows, when reading the forums from previous years, everyone seems to have had such unique experiences prior to applying. It's quite daunting, but I am confident we all have something special to offer. Wishing you all the best of luck!
    8 points
  2. TabTurbo

    HGSE 2022

    Hi friends! For those who missed the session, I believe the recording will be posted on the Recorded Webinar page soon. But in the meantime, I captured some Q&A in case anyone is interested: Select Q&A from July 28 General Info Session Q: Are need-based grants available for international students? A: International students are eligible for need-based grants. Q: How's the tuition fee for international students? A: Tuition is the same regardless of citizenship. Q: If we don't send GRE scores, will our application be considered less? A: The score will be conside
    7 points
  3. TabTurbo

    HGSE 2022

    Upcoming Admission Events in case anyone's interested in registering 😀 Online Ed.M. Information Session TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021, 12 – 1PM This webinar will feature an Admissions representative presenting information on the online Ed.M. in Education Leadership program and the admissions process. The presentation will also include time for questions. General Information Session WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021, 12 – 1PM This webinar will feature an Admissions representative presenting information on HGSE degree programs and the admissions process. The presentation will also include ti
    7 points
  4. Yes! I love this, @Scotts123! We all definitely have something special to offer. Going to do my best to be positive here. Wishing you the best of luck too! 🙂
    7 points
  5. caxiatec

    HGSE 2022

    Hi All... Actually came over here to start the thread... only to discover it has already been started. I got admitted to the LDIT for fall 2021, but couldn't make it for some personal reasons. Luckily I was granted a deferral. I'm happy to help in any way. Good luck to all the folks applying!
    6 points
  6. mjsmith

    HGSE 2022

    Appreciate the shout out, @TabTurbo. Happy to help out folks as best I can! I recently finished putting in all the 2021 data I could find, so it is "complete" . This community is amazing, and so helpful when going through this process! Lean on each other and help each other is the best advice I can give. Feel free to message me if you want to and I'm happy to talk with any of you about anything! Good luck, no matter where the journey takes you!
    6 points
  7. Has anyone applied or know someone who applied/enrolled part-time? Do you have to indicate intent in the application? Can you change your mind between FT/PT after being accepted? What is the experience like attending HGSE as a PT student? Thank you!
    6 points
  8. mphapp

    MPH 2021 Canada

    Just received an offer from Western (waitlisted)!! Looking forward to connect with everyone:)
    6 points
  9. DogeCoin

    HGSE 2022

    Hi caxiatec! Congratulations on the acceptance (and deferral)? I'm planning to apply to LDIT too, and it is nice to find someone else here with a similar interest. Can I message you with some specific question I have?
    5 points
  10. DogeCoin

    HGSE 2022

    Happy to! Hope you were able to hop on the session today. I got called into work and sadly missed it ☹️
    5 points
  11. Thank you both for sharing this!
    5 points
  12. AnnieRUok

    HGSE 2022

    Really want to recommend hopping on one of these if you can. They really were helpful for me last time around! If you can't make this one, they have similar online information sessions up until applications are due.
    5 points
  13. DogeCoin

    HGSE 2022

    Hey everyone! The session that was supposed to be yesterday got moved to next week. Same day and time, just a week later. I think you can still sign up for it if you want.
    5 points
  14. Hey everyone! I've found this forum to be invaluable this past year as I navigated the PhD admissions process and am blessed to be heading into a great and funded program in a few weeks! As I've been organizing and filing away all of the resources I've collected over the past two years or so, I've realized I have a massive list of documents and links that may prove helpful for future applicants to have all in one place. Below is a vaguely organized-by-topic list of blogs, documents, gradcafe posts and other resources that would be great reads for all of you planning to apply this coming cycle,
    5 points
  15. Hi all, I'm a current PhD clinical psychology student at York U. If anyone has any questions about the application process or York U specifically, they can feel free to reach out to me!
    5 points
  16. Echoing this. Good luck to all of you as you apply! I'm also here to answer any questions I can, and if you'd rather PM me instead of posting here in the room, feel free to reach out.
    5 points
  17. caxiatec

    HGSE 2022

    sure! please do
    4 points
  18. DogeCoin

    HGSE 2022

    Thank you for sharing this, @TabTurbo! I was so sad I missed it, and all your info here is very helpful!
    4 points
  19. Thank you for posting and sharing this, @TabTurbo!
    4 points
  20. People leave their PhD programs with an MS all the time. I would be utterly shocked if your program did not allow this. Talk to your advisor/the grad program chair and figure out how you can stay and leave with an MS. Your first year of courses is probably the same, so even in the worst case that they cut off your assistantship, you'd still save money compared to starting over somewhere else. You can re-apply and I'm sure you'll have a lot of success, but really ask if that's the best path for you. I'd do anything I can to try to make it work at your current program to leave with an M
    4 points
  21. rk12

    MPH 2021 Canada

    Just received an offer too
    4 points
  22. AnnieRUok

    HGSE 2022

    Sure! You let the admissions office know you'd like to petition for a deferral. They have you basically write a letter discussing your situation and what has changed that makes it impossible for you to enroll now, but able to enroll the next year. Mine was a health issue with a family member. They said when I petitioned that deferrals are rarely accepted, but I don't know how rare they are exactly. Hope this helps, @TabTurbo!
    4 points
  23. AnnieRUok

    HGSE 2022

    Hi everyone! Planning to apply again at HGSE. I was accepted this last year, but had some personal stuff happen and not able to start this fall. Really want to be there, and was so sad to it wasn't possible right now (and petition wasn't accepted to defer). Hoping for the best this time around!
    4 points
  24. I got off the U of T advanced standing (mental health and health) waitlist today!! Was not expecting to hear this far into the summer so there might be some movement for those still waiting!
    3 points
  25. Hi! I also applied to clinical psych programs during my 4th year of undergrad. I found it helpful to start my first drafts of my SOI and CGS-M application during the summer. Because I started so early, I had lots of time to ask for feedback. I also made a list of potential interview questions during the summer and would frequently look over them and think about them (but I didn't start actually practicing answers until I was invited to interview). I also questioned whether I was competitive enough throughout the process. I didn't have any publications or even experience at conferences. My
    3 points
  26. Going along with what another user said before, I would highly recommend boosting your sGPA as that is what most schools look at! Also, U of T tends to value grades over experience where as Western is the opposite. For example, I had a 3.81 sGPA and 19 volunteer hours. I got immediately accepted to U of T but 4th quadrant wait list at Western. My friend has a 3.7 and way more volunteer hours than me, she got into the first quadrant wait list at western and was eventually accepted! Also, I found this out at open houses: Western likes it when you take more relevant classes where at U of T
    3 points
  27. I'm not sure if this is also helpful to anyone (I assume it's not safe to post the school name either), but I also recommend googling news stories about the campuses you're interested in. I recently came across one department where a student committed suicide due to alleged bullying that was not handled and led to tragedy. I don't think it came up in my initial search.
    3 points
  28. It was tremendously helpful going through past threads and huge congrats to those enrolling in HGSE for Fall 2021! Thought it's not too early to start the new thread for those interested in applying for HGSE Fall 2022. 🙂 To get us started I've summarized a few helpful resources/links, I'll update with the latest info as they become available. HGSE Basic Info School Website | Degree Programs | Admission Info | Financial Aid | Cross Registration Introduce Yourself | Upcoming Events | Virtual Campus Tour | Connect Recorded Webinars (lots of great info on admission tip
    2 points
  29. zetasp

    2022 Applicants

    I'll be applying for Fall 2022! I'm currently at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, trying to compile my list for PhD programs after a crazy pandemic year o_o
    2 points
  30. Honestly, I would hold off on buying clinic materials and miscellaneous supplies until you see what your grad program has to offer. My grad clinic had tons of toys, games, totes bags, art supplies, and more. I did make good use of a clipboard with storage and a digital recorder with a USB drive. I bought almost nothing else for clinic all through school, and even now a year into my career. Now, for classes it all depends on how you learn/study/focus best. I used individual notebooks for each class and took handwritten notes with good pens. I also had a planner that broke down each day by
    2 points
  31. NikoSimone

    USC Price MPP 2021

    Well, I got my rejection letter today in an email. Good luck to you guys!
    2 points
  32. Hey all! Last friday I received a message through the portal telling me that I have won the scholarship, even though my status is still "selection made". I expect it to change to funding in the next few days or so... They've told me the award letter should be on its way. So glad the wait is over! Should anybody need tips on how to write their proposal for the short term research grants let me know, in the meantime I wish you all the best of luck and I'm glad to have found you guys through this forums bc the anxiety is rrreal!!
    2 points
  33. Hi everyone, I'm starting the RCT program at McMaster this September. I start in September so I don't have a lot of advice about the actual program but I am happy to share my experience with the application process! Please feel free to reach out
    2 points
  34. Undergrad Institution: Top 10 Private University Major(s): Physics Minor(s): Chemistry GPA: 3.88/4.00 Type of Student: Domestic white male GRE General Test: Q: 169 V: 169 W: 5.0 Grad Institution: Top 15 Public University Concentration: Computer Science MS GPA: 4.0/4.0 Programs Applying: Statistics PhD Research Experience: One paper published in undergrad on biological optics. Two other research projects -- one on reinforcement learning (paper on arxiv), one on uncertainty quantification (still in progress when I applied). Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A few meri
    2 points
  35. Hey, a lot of schools are waiving it again. I have been keeping track and so far I know of: McMaster (always optional), Ryerson (will never require again), U of T Scarborough (not requiring this year, also Western I emailed and they are not, Windsor (might not require again, even after this cycle), Lakehead, York, and Waterloo. Everyone feel free to correct me if I got any of this wrong as I could have easily mixed up things on my list :). I was planning to take it this summer, but I emailed my top schools in advance and they expressed they would be waiving. One less thing to stress over
    2 points
  36. Hi everyone, I am really upset of how Kaust, with its well reputation, processes the applications of the prospective students. I have contacted the aministration and the professor who interviewed, but no one responded. Any how, there are tons of other excellent institutes around the globe. Best of luck for ALL of you "prospective students 😑😂"
    2 points
  37. Apologies for this incredibly late reply... it went really well, thank you for asking. Have you reached out to anyone yet? I've heard August/September is a good time to reach out, but like I said, I reached out in the last few weeks to a handful of professors who were all quite receptive.
    2 points
  38. I can only speak towards my own experiences since others may vary but I found it quite difficult when reaching out to speech clinics and individual SLPs. Obviously I feel like an important factor to consider is where you're located, as I live in the greater toronto area I've found it's quite hard to find clinics and individual SLPs that are open to volunteers and students shadowing them. I've had better luck reaching out to organizations that provide programs and services for individuals with communicative disorders such as march of dimes, aphasia institute, babbling babies etc. These programs
    2 points
  39. I just wanted to start a form for black applicants and grad students which advice on different programs, where we are going, and climate!
    2 points
  40. Thanks! Yes, I was so lucky my supervisor was interested in publishing with me! Although its been a lot of (mostly) unpaid work haha. It was at QueensU in the area of sexuality/sexual health! I also received several other interviews (UBC clinical, UofC counselling, and ULeth counselling) so I don't think a 3.4 GPA will drag you down if you have some additional experiences and find a supervisor with good research fit!
    2 points
  41. I was accepted off the Dalhousie waitlist last week and declined the offer yesterday so someone should get some good news soon!
    2 points
  42. Hey folks, just letting y'all know that FIFSW (UofT) just announced that classes will be online in the fall semester
    2 points
  43. Very helpful, thank you @AnnieRUok. All the best on your application this go around!
    2 points
  44. DogeCoin

    HGSE 2022

    Thanks you for this information! I will definitely look at the program at Stanford. Very interesting they aren't even accepting the GRE at all, maybe that will become a long-term change there.
    2 points
  45. I'll start with a question re: optional GRE. Anticipating HGSE will keep the GRE optional requirement, for those of us who no longer have a valid GRE, would it be worthwhile to still try to take it? Did those who get accepted found GRE to be positively or negatively impacting your admission results?
    2 points
  46. Started undergrad at 33, master's at 38, starting a PhD program at 40. Professors I inteviewed with said my life/work experiences were what caught their attention.
    2 points
  47. Airwick

    HGSE Fall 2012

    Ed.M. students Verbal Average: 600 Quantitative Average: 660 Analytical Writing Average: 4.7 http://www.gse.harvard.edu/admissions/live/class_profile.html
    2 points
  48. Airwick

    HGSE Fall 2012

    Just booked my flight to Cambridge, March 29th - March 31st I'm using www.airbnb.com to locate an affordable place to stay in the surrounding area. Dad is joining... otherwise I would've split with someone. Also, I was surprised to discover I'm 6 years younger than the average HGSE Masters candidate. Anyone else coming straight out of undergrad?
    2 points
  49. Airwick

    HGSE Fall 2012

    Great point. I am applying to TIE.
    2 points
  50. Airwick

    HGSE Fall 2012

    Thanks for the update! So they will be calling Masters candidates as opposed to emailing?
    2 points


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