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  1. Posted this on the results page, but got an email from Yale for a skype interview!
    9 points
  2. Got a Skype interview at U of Arizona... ...and emails from some PIs I emailed earlier in the season and didn't hear back from. So far, so good.
    6 points
  3. Would anyone find it helpful to create a separate thread just for interviews? Looking back through previous years, I felt it would have been more helpful to have a thread dedicated to just interview notifications with stats, with the discussions and questions staying in this main thread. Thoughts?
    6 points
  4. historygeek

    Applications 2019

    This isn't grad school related, but I'm so excited that I had to tell someone... I got the news today that I was awarded a grant! My first ever!
    4 points
  5. Skype interview with University of Miami, received an email from POI. What do skype interviews mean? Is this in place of in-person, or is this a preliminary interview to determine whether or not they would like to meet in person?
    3 points
  6. ... you go to look into POI's research for the first time after submitting your application and find out that they are no longer at the institution. (or at least listed on the program's website) I also specifically mentioned how interested and excited I am by their work in my Personal Statement. OOPS! Anyone else have something?
    2 points
  7. Although the results page can be very useful, please don't get hung up on people's postings on there. Steer clear of the results page if it's only making you more anxious. Using this advice for myself, but I thought I would share with you all. It can be a dangerous place for your sanity.
    2 points
  8. The admissions process for the Clinical Psychology program at The University of Pennsylvania works the same way. I think it might be an Ivy League thing...
    2 points
  9. Nice! I'll be presenting if IRB ever goes through for my study...
    2 points
  10. I need programs to stop sending "Your application is complete" or "Your application is now under review" e-mails................ LOL.
    2 points
  11. Applying to 6 clinical and 7 counseling here!
    2 points
  12. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    @lyonel_ I'm feeling the exact same thing. What's submitted is submitted and I can't change it now, so no point in looking at stressing myself out! I'm in the exact same place, crossing my fingers for that one acceptance. Hopefully we both get it!
    2 points
  13. lyonel_

    2019 Applicants

    So excited to see people who have already submitted some apps! I have officially submitted 2/8 applications, UT Austin and UCSD! I do not even want to look at my materials again in case I botched something without noticing ? I'm obviously nervous, but I'm excited to see what the next year has in store– regardless of an acceptance or a shut-out (even though I will need some TLC if this happens). I know I have put everything I could, both mentally and emotionally, into my SOP(s), Writing sample, and GREs. So hopefully that one acceptance will come! Also, I commend everyone applying– this s
    2 points
  14. TMP

    Applications 2019

    Congrats--- always tell your family first though! Trust me, even if they don't understand what "grant" does, just say "I got money!" they will immediately understand and celebrate
    2 points
  15. I got hit hard by some warm and fuzzy feelings, so... To all my fellow applicants, and especially to the future members of my graduate cohort: December has arrived and with it comes the deadline for many of the programs we hope to attend next fall. Congratulations on all of your hard work not only throughout the application process, but in all of your preparations to make yourself a good candidate! It's been nerve-wracking, but we're stressed because we care about the field and our future in it–I think your passion will be reflected in your statements and in the academic life
    2 points
  16. You realize that you spent almost $500 to get rejected by 4 schools!
    2 points
  17. Hi y'all I've been trolling these forums for weeks now and figured I might as well start this thread for everyone applying to Social Work. I'm personally going for Columbia, NYU, OSU and UMich!
    1 point
  18. brontebitch

    2019 Applicants

    OMG I have submitted UMN, SUNY Buffalo, NYU, and Stanford and I am losing my mind! Still need to submit CUNY and UPenn. Very scared!!! Good luck everyone! The waiting is the worst.
    1 point
  19. @higaisha I know a current graduate student at Harvard and my postdoc advisor did her PhD there. This is for cognitive psychology, not clinical, but from my understanding, it may be the same. Anyway, the individual has to agree to take you on, but I think they have very little sway when the admissions committee actually sits down to decide. The postdoc was telling me that applicants are ranked by the committee and then based on the number of slots there is available, the ranking determines who will be admitted. The postdoc did not have a good GRE and was actually applying to a lab where she wa
    1 point
  20. Positively reinforcing time spent anywhere but grad cafe if you're at peace with the outcome of your work, there's no reason to be anxious. Accept that you have done the best that you could this year, and that if the process doesn't go as planned, you can take another stab at it next year!
    1 point
  21. They might have a shortlist of people they want to interview in person but want to narrow it down before spending $$$ on having you travel there. Plus what @brainwrangler said. After an entire day of interviewing, your brain is scrambled. Good luck!! edit.. no brain pun intended
    1 point
  22. Self-monitoring is a good idea, maybe I'll put a time limit or check limit on myself. I've also been going for walks without my phone or trying to read physical/books magazines to avoid being tied to my email and feeling my heart rate jump every time I get a notification! Good luck with finishing off the semester
    1 point
  23. Hello! I'm interested in the neural basis of social connection and social pain. Applied to 6 programs: UCLA, Dartmouth, University of Pittsburgh, UNC, Stanford, and Columbia I'll be there! Can't wait!!
    1 point
  24. placeinspace

    2019 Applicants

    @Bopie5 Thank you! Me too!
    1 point
  25. I'd honestly be ok with this since I haven't gotten any of these emails yet!
    1 point
  26. @JoeJoe85 I honestly think you are what the admissions committee is looking for! You have experience working in various arenas of the social work field, and this aligns with the generalist program. You are not going into the program "green," so I think your personal statements are probably incredibly informed by both your experience (practical) and passion for social work . Your GPA from what you have explained is way above the threshold that is required for the CSUs and even UCLA. Your peer reviewed article, and fully-funded PHD scholarship highlights the fact that you are able do well in a
    1 point
  27. Ah! So jealous! Congrats! I hope interview goes super well! P.S. Any idea if all PIs have contacted their applicants? P.P.S Mine is also no under review. I'm trying to balance a healthy skepticism with my need to be supportive of other people.
    1 point
  28. I spelt her name as Karen instead of Kristen. My brain somehow saw first and last letters and just went with Karen. good job brain. you had one job
    1 point
  29. I ended my statement with "I am very excited to pursue graduate education at [school]" and miraculously only forgot to change it once... thankfully they let me resubmit my SOP when I emailed the department!
    1 point
  30. HARBOR

    Professional to PhD

    I would imagine it's more likely to move from an MA in a related field to a PhD. What would your PhD be in? I know several people with underwhelming undergraduate histories who have gone that route with mixed success. The biggest detriment to pursuing an MA outside of a PhD is the cost. But, because it sounds like you're going to utilize military money, that shouldn't be a problem. With regard to your question about admissions, having independent funding is definitely not going to hurt you. My focus would be to make sure that there is somewhat of a linear trajectory from MA to PhD (i
    1 point
  31. This is the first time I actually have to answer unknown calls. I so rarely get calls from unknowns that aren't telemarketers that I usually just don't answer. Seriously hope I don't accidentally not answer a call from admissions
    1 point
  32. Exact same situation as you, lacking experience, but I am always happy to chat. I love the field. I have taken a lot of classes on the topic, so I might be able to suggest some alternative things. One route might be using biomaterials for cleaner water.
    1 point
  33. bibliophile222

    Recent Grad

    Hello! i can't speak to your questions myself, but if you check out the SLP forum you'll find plenty of people who can help you--or you can just read the numerous past threads on the same topic! In the main menu, scroll down to Professional Programs to find the SLP forum.
    1 point
  34. It happened to me too! It was the gas company saying my power might be out thanks for the heart attack, guys. Had to remind myself it'll likely be weeks before I need to worry about any schools calling, lol
    1 point
  35. Just realized that for the next few months, my heart is going to skip like five beats when an unknown caller pops up on my phone screen! Extra skips if it's from an outside area code! Eeek
    1 point
  36. KalieMoon

    The wait begins!

    Time to start obsessively checking gradcafe! Good luck to everyone! Submitted 9 PhD apps, 1 PsyD and 1 Masters.
    1 point
  37. Do NOT give up! There are plenty of grad schools that will accept you with a 3.4 GPA. Especially if you are a strong applicant in other areas such as good GRE scores, experience, letters of rec., etc. In your personal statement you can explain the reason for your lower GPA which will a lot!
    1 point
  38. In my opinion, you're still really early into your undergrad career - I definitely wouldn't give up yet if I were you, just keep working. If you can get your GPA in the 3.4 range by the time you graduate that's pretty manageable, and since you're planning ahead now you'll be able to start gathering other experiences that could help make you a strong candidate. If there are opportunities in your undergrad program you should try to get involved in research, and you could start accumulating a bunch of SLP shadowing/observation hours, or try to find a volunteer/work experience as a tutor, teaching
    1 point
  39. You start your personal statement with this first sentence, “My path to (insert hoity toity Ivy university) and you send it to schools other than the one you just named.... If it’s any consolation, I still got admission to two of my four tops schools....
    1 point
  40. The SLP program at the University of New Mexico is very LGBTQ friendly, in my experience. I'm gay and totally open about it in my grad program. My husband regularly stops by the department or comes to events with me, classmates/faculty/staff ask about him (the way they would ask about any other spouse/significant other). I feel totally comfortable discussing it if it is relevant to a class discussion (i.e., "oh my husband's cousin is on the autism spectrum and...") There are several "safe zone" flags or stickers on faculty office doors. In our clinic we provide voice feminization services to t
    1 point
  41. Well, it's December! Best of luck to everyone, hope we all start hearing back about interviews SOON!!!
    1 point
  42. I agree 60% seems high. I wish there was a way to confirm this because I've seen acceptance rates that are all over the place. Still, it seems like the cost of attendance is the limiting factor with Columbia instead of the acceptance rate.
    1 point
  43. So long as the letters arrive before the committee meets, it shouldn't pose an issue.
    1 point
  44. Well. It's December 2nd and no interview offers. Must have gotten rejected everywhere.
    1 point
  45. I've been fantasizing about how I'm going to give my two week notice at work this summer
    1 point
  46. Personally, I found that the drunker you could make your January, the better.
    1 point
  47. KNik

    Columbia vs. U Penn

    Hello Everyone, I'm currently in the process of trying to debate which MSW program to attend in the fall and I'm between Columbia and Penn. Does anyone have any thoughts on these programs or are there any current students who could give me some insight? In retrospect, I've also been accepted at Pitt and USC and am waiting on hearing from NYU, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So any thoughts on those programs would also be appreciated. Thanks!
    1 point
  48. Ahh that's awesome! I am sure I will PM come closer to application time!
    1 point
  49. Realizing you managed to apply to a completely different school than the one you thought you were. Two days before deadline, and you finally notice that logo isn't right. You already have transcripts in, the LORs are uploaded. At that point you just curse, completely throw out the section on POI's in your personal statement, rewrite it with POIs for the school your application is actually for, change the school names, order GRE score reports to the school, and submit it. Because hey, at that point you might as well, right?
    1 point
  50. ... a POI from a school that rejected you accidentally cc's you on a chain of personal emails
    1 point


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