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  1. When you didn't hear back from your top pick program before break and know you have to wait
    4 points
  2. i think having an A- for analysis is much better than not having analysis on your transcript
    3 points
  3. I think they send out invitation one by one. Invitation letter was from the program director and cc'ed the student manager, which is kinda unlikely to be a mass email. My first and last names are both near the beginning of the alphabet. I really hope I have addressed some of your concerns, and all best lucks of your application!
    2 points
  4. It's probably difficult for you to tell, but did you get the sense that your invite was a mass email, or alternatively that they were still working their way down the list? Based on the results page, it seems like relatively few people have heard back so far. Is your name near the beginning of the alphabet? I emailed the program administrator to ask if invites are still going out, will post response when I get it...
    2 points
  5. Anyone have any experience with UNL and the "under review" vs "reviewed pending final decision of Graduate chair" debacle?
    2 points
  6. FretPwner

    Gradcafe Statistics

    Hello guys! I have created a webpage where you can display some stats like decision timelines and GRE/GPA distributions. You can check it out here.
    1 point
  7. **Googling all the places I’d live in, if I was to be accepted into my top choices** LOL The holiday spirit isn’t (and hasn’t been) here since Dec. 2016’s elections for me. It is soooo difficult to stay distracted/practice self-care until January 7th! ?
    1 point
  8. Have not received invitation for in-person interview to UNC; as others have indicated, as far as I know these invitations will not be extended until after the holidays.
    1 point
  9. Hm, well idk. You guys seem to be talking more about the programs/labs I'm interested in, so maybe I'll stay? At least I'll straddle. For now, I'll just review whatever info I can share you guys with the caveat that w/ no exception I'm taking the psych route into neuro labs (ie applying to cog neuro track of psych programs). That probably makes most of what I'm about to review useless for most of you guys, since I'm sure psych applications are often if not always considered separately from neuro apps, even if similar lab memberships are being pursued. Based on my reading, I suspect that the bi
    1 point
  10. Hello, friends. I'm applying to cognitive neuroscience labs in six places - Brown, UVirginia, Penn, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Boston. Stuff seems to straddle between psych and neuro, so I'm watching both threads for useful insight into how things are unfolding. Despite a weak ~3.1 GPA, it seems my strong research background is pulling a lot of weight, and I've been chatting a lot with different profs over the last couple weeks. Hope we can support each other through this harrowing process. Gonna go read every post in this thread now...
    1 point
  11. There are no rules. Christmas and new years are unlikely but other than that it can be any time.
    1 point
  12. Oh, @Adelaide9216, I'm so sorry to hear that happened. If it makes you feel any better, I think more people wished me happy birthday on Grad Cafe than in real life...even my friend that I've had since I was five forgot to text me.
    1 point
  13. No response yet from the poster. Not for Penn State and not from @panic for UNC Chapel Hill
    1 point
  14. PsyDuck90

    Fall grade reporting

    I wouldn't send the email. At best, it will do nothing. At worst, they may find it annoying. If a program doesn't ask for something, they probably don't want it.
    1 point
  15. Don't check GradCafe so often. Which I am not following at all. I come on here over 3 times a day to panic. I am having a terrible time
    1 point
  16. Here’s the insight: it’s holidays and the end of the semester don’t worry and just follow up after a few days
    1 point
  17. None yet, will let you know. Thanks for getting this together, seems like no one is talking about masters in counseling programs.
    1 point
  18. Nait

    2019 GEM Fellowship

    I was selected!!!!! I'm so excited and I didn't know who else to tell. Just to make sure, this means I got the fellowship right? There aren't any extra hurdles?
    1 point
  19. Hello @Niloofar I have asked the graduate officer. She told me there is no need to contact professors before admission
    1 point
  20. I wouldn't recommend it personally.. I know it's nerve-wrecking, but this is a crazy time for PIs too and while some PIs may be kind about it, others may find it annoying. I know the professors I've worked with in the past say they don't like and don't respond to emails until they have something to say, at which time they'll be sending emails themselves. I know it's horrible waiting, but we're all in this together!
    1 point
  21. This is ridiculous. I went through old results to see when all my schools traditionally send invites. Other than the one that already rejected me, none send invitations until last week in Dec, early Jan. Yet all I can do is obsess and check my email and these boards to see if anything happens. I mean, it is HIGHLY unlikely that something will come through before Christmas. But still... ugh, this process.
    1 point
  22. Crichmond

    UChicago, MSW 2019

    Haha, me too! I am applying ro advanced standing program. Fingers crossed.
    1 point
  23. I also submitted my application for the Dec 1 deadline. Fingers crossed!
    1 point
  24. Clinpsyc01

    Interview Advice

    Try to enjoy your interviews! They’re a lot less stressful when you frame them as an opportunity to get to know potential colleagues, learn about cool research, and show others what you have to offer. The PI chose you out of probably dozens of applicants- you’re qualified and you deserve to be there. Most PIs won’t grill you about their research or obscure theories or anything, they’re more interested in seeing if you’re a good fit with the lab and if they want to spend the next 5+ years with you. Also, most interviews have unlimited coffee available. Stay away if you are prone to anxiet
    1 point
  25. I am older than you and I am finishing my bachelors degrees, I’m getting two, after a long time away from school working in film. I have a 3 year old and am a single mom by choice and I’m applying to PhD programs. I don’t think you’re ever too old, but especially not at 31. I have friends who have gotten married and had kids while in doctorate programs. I think you’ll be fine if it’s what you want.
    1 point
  26. Clinapp2017

    Interview Advice

    So, here's my advice from my experience 2 years ago when I was in your shoes and applying to Clinical Psych Ph.D. programs. I applied to 10 sites, got 6 interviews, and got into my top choice. This advice isn't a "hard-and-fast" guide for everyone, even in clinical, but I think these tips are helpful (even if they've been stated before). For phone interviews: Honestly, I dressed pretty casually for these because I personally wanted to feel comfortable. Some will say dress for success. You do you, honestly. Be in an area, like a bedroom, where there is minimal backgroun
    1 point
  27. If you guys think this is stressful wait until late January when some schools (never yours) start notifying and results start popping like popcorn in the microwave.
    1 point
  28. Warelin

    2019 Applicants

    @Bopie5: Exactly. The first round is always the hardest. Statistically speaking, I'm guessing most people don't get in their first time. I received a wait-list during my first round; which ultimately resulted in a rejection. During my second round, I applied to a few more colleges and received admission into 6 colleges. I ended up turning down a "better" ranked college for this one because I felt I could grow more here and I felt the opportunities offered here would be better and the location felt to me that it would also be a better fit. (During my first cycle, this school rejected me. During
    1 point
  29. I'm actually an applicant from last year. I wanted to drop-in and give everyone a frame-of-reference. First, good luck to everyone! This was one of the most humbling experiences of my life- but it will be worth it. A note about my application: I had some pretty good credentials, however, research experience is critical (arguably the most important). I didn't have that at the time of my application. Here are my final application results: School Program Title Interview Decision George Mason University PhD of Psychology:
    1 point
  30. Warelin

    2019 Applicants

    Good luck! I'd heavily consider looking beyond T20 programs. There are a few programs that are stronger in certan concentrations that USNews doesn't account for because they base their opinion off of 11-14 percent of respondents.
    1 point
  31. About your dog: I think that depends entirely on you and your program. I am in a social science program where the majority of my analysis and writing can be done from home, and I prefer to work from home or from a library (as opposed to my cube in the windowless cube farm). When I was taking classes I was generally there from 9-6 or so, but now that my coursework is finished I am rarely at the school itself. I go for meetings, seminars, interesting kinds of things and I do most of my work remotely. My time is verrry flexible, and if my building didn't prohibit it I would get a dog in a hea
    1 point


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