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  1. placeinspace

    2019 Applicants

    As of 10 minutes ago, all my apps are officially in! I think Chicago is probably my top choice, but it's hard to pick because I love all the schools I applied to.
    4 points
  2. I feel similarly, but I am sucking it up because I think it will just cause more trouble for them and potentially make me seem difficult right from the start. The main this is that I know they go to a lot of trouble to organize everything in advance, and to have to create extra work of having someone come get you at a hotel doesn't feel good to me. Plus, as others have said, this is your chance to talk to someone about the program, and also, they are watching you to report back. If they don't get a chance to get to know you, they might not have much to say on your behalf. It might make a diffe
    4 points
  3. Mumasatus

    2019 Applicants

    My oldest daughter just graduated from UT Austin and Ann Cvetkovitch is actually my sister-in-law. Just a heads up-Ann has taken a position at University of Ottawa. She is driving up there at the moment. I think she may be the new head of women/gender studies, but I'm not 100% sure. In any case, I know for sure she is not at UT any longer.
    3 points
  4. cyberwulf

    Prestige vs. Fit

    Here are a few good reasons to choose a "prestigious" program: 1) It's very difficult for students (and even faculty) to gauge the quality of a faculty member "at a glance". Having a large number of faculty working in one area doesn't necessarily mean a department has strength in that area. Faculty at higher-ranked departments are, on average, "better" than faculty at lower-ranked places, so you don't have to rely as much on your own judgment. 2) Targeting a particular faculty member (or small group of faculty) when deciding on a program is risky. Faculty may leave/retire/change rese
    3 points
  5. Prestige is something you should certainly take into account but it is not the only thing. It is probably a good idea to visit the programs you are admitted to in order to get a sense of where you would be most comfortable. In addition, even if a program is ranked "below" the top tier, it likely has niche strengths that are very strong, e.g. Rice University and UCSB Statistics are very strong for financial mathematics, while OSU and University of Missouri are both strong in spatial statistics. So if you are interested in a niche area, it makes more sense to go with the program that has particu
    3 points
  6. To the person who posted about a clinical psych interview invite for Notre Dame, could you please DM your POI? Also was it a mass email or personal from POI? Thanks!
    2 points
  7. From my past experience, opting to book a hotel may put you in a slight disadvantage. Specifically, you'll be missing a key opportunity to bond with a current student in the program. Yes, you will have opportunities to speak with students during interview day events, but the home-stay provides a more personalized opportunity to discuss your host's experience in the program. If possible, I'd suggest trying to push yourself to do a home-stay for your top-choice programs, but request a host who can provide a private sleeping room due to your sleeping issues you described.
    2 points
  8. Given that the old wordpress site from two years ago isn't being updated, I've created a google doc that consolidates the acceptance, waitlist, and rejection information for PhD and Master's programs. I'm probably missing some from both still and will edit it when possible. You can view the google doc here (http://bit.ly/PhilAdm) and comment if anything seems wrong/is missing. I don't expect to really start updating it until next month, but once the emails, letters, and phone calls start rolling I'll update it to keep us all in the loop.
    1 point
  9. Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows anyone who was pregnant during grad school? I am trying to plan accordingly, and was wondering if grad schools will give you a semester off? I know it's uncommon but anyone with experience please share! Thanks
    1 point
  10. N0rd

    The Positivity Thread

    I finished all of my applications today!
    1 point
  11. j1321

    GRE retake question

    Ended up giving it another go. Went up 10 points and landed a 320. Thanks for the recommendation to take it again!
    1 point
  12. Loved LFE as well but, like to said, there was something about EINTY that just completely grabbed me.
    1 point
  13. Haha! I'm sure Baudrillard would have a LOT to say about this. Gun violence is definitely an adjustment if you've never been to the states. It's hard to say what the "benchmark for safety" in the US is, because the US is so big and people have a variety of experiences that lead them to view "safety" differently. Based on your schools and having lived on your own in Paris and London, I honestly think you'll be fine. In my experience (I spent a semester in London, and have spent significant time in Hong Kong, Chicago, San Francisco, and LA), big city safety is relatively the same in the US
    1 point
  14. So I am new to this forum and not sure how to respond yet. @ASDadvocate I also applied to University of Utah and it is one of my top choices. I am trying not to get discouraged because I haven't heard anything yet and I also saw from last year that they reached out on Xmas Eve. Hopefully we hear something soon! I have two interviews lined up...one for January and one for February, which I'm super excited for!! One of these schools is in my top choices as well. Good luck!
    1 point
  15. To the person who posted about a clinical psych interview invite for Notre Dame, could you please DM your POI? Also was it a mass email or personal from POI? Thanks!
    1 point
  16. I had a very similar question for my program of choice. I decided to choose a particular field I had interest in (mental health) and then really took a narrow approach (focusing on adolescents with BPD). If you are too broad, you may find it challenging to address this question appropriately (especially in the page limit they provide).
    1 point
  17. PokePsych

    Is Age An Issue?

    probably overthinking it! Does your CV also say you're young? That's the question. I know people who are a lot older than you and did very little to 'develop' themselves on the side of their undergrad and people who are young who jumped on many opportunities.
    1 point
  18. I think 2018 was a pretty good year! Happy about it! Some of my dreams came true :3
    1 point
  19. Haha thats right, everyone does work on a different timeline, but I think it'd be better not to know the POI in this case lololol! We're in this together! The Canadian thread is so supportive, y'all are awesome!
    1 point
  20. School: George Mason University Type: Clinical Psychology PhD Date of invite: 12/29/2018 Type of invite: E-mail from DCT Interview date(s): Jan 25th OR 26th AHHHHHHHHHHHH I'M SO EXCITED iuh384787roreisugg3ytg7458wy was NOT expecting another invite before the New Years ? (PM for POI if you want more details)
    1 point
  21. Gauss2017

    Prestige vs. Fit

    Those were two excellent posts by cyberwulf and stat now. Faculty at prestigious institutions may be under a lot of pressure to publish for reasons other than tenure. It could be because of ego, salary bumps in the future or for getting. consulting gigs in the future. Also top professors may travel a lot or simply have a lot of commitments. I would generally say going with the prestigious institution is a good move but there are always exceptions .
    1 point
  22. @ray92 Awesome, thank you!
    1 point
  23. The first conference at which I presented was in the 3rd year of my PhD. Don't worry about it! @TMP, who helped guide me through my application season way back in the day, has the right idea as usual--your writing sample and statement of purpose should be your focus. Good luck!
    1 point
  24. Heyy Congratulations!! Good luck on your interview! Sending you good vibes
    1 point
  25. Congrats!! Best of luck on the interview
    1 point
  26. I've been doggedly sticking with reading for pleasure throughout my first semester of grad school. Most people in my cohort think I'm nuts since we have so much other reading, but novels are and always have been my grounding force and a welcome escape from everyday life. I mostly just read while eating but still was able to get through a few books. Of course, now that I'm on break and have ample time for pleasure reading I've been binge-watching and playing computer games instead. I watched both seasons of The Handmaid's Tale in a week, which was probably not a great decision since it inv
    1 point
  27. I’ve been trying to “politely” speak on this... It’s annoying as f$@k!
    1 point
  28. Yeah Harvard has asked for two for a while. A little peeved that Harvard changed it now because I checked in September/October and they had both the GRE and Subject test as required so I moved along because I didn’t want to take the Subject test (money/time). Would be nice if these requirements (and program ans faculty changes) were reflected on the website in advance of application season.
    1 point
  29. I submitted my first CSDCAS application early morning of December 24th and it was verified by 11 pm Christmas day! The process is much quicker than I was expecting.
    1 point
  30. Hi Sophie, Don't worry! As I know (I checked that before), as long as you submit your application on time, other supplementary materials (e.g., official score reports, recommendation letters) could arrive a bit late and that will not affect your application status! I assure you that's not auto-rejection.
    1 point
  31. I've now sent off half of my applications, and have sent in all the ones I had hoped to finish before the New Year. I hope the rest of you are all finding enough time to relax at this stage!
    1 point
  32. you sound like an amazing mom! your daughter and i have same gre stats/background (she has more accomplishments, though, and a hearty kudos to her!) i have adhd so i'm already not the best test-taker, but sitting in a freezing room with mouses and keyboards clicking/people coughing/people watching me behind glass was fresh hell. but i'm telling myself that the rest of my app is okay and the scores don't show anything than how well i took a test in that moment. good luck to you both!
    1 point
  33. I'm now reading Baldwin's Go Tell it On the Mountain, after starting Alaisder Gray's Lanark and finding it too horrifying and nightmare-inducing for application-writing season. I will return to it once the terror of applications subsides (April?) because I do love its grotesque craziness. Hoping to begin Auster's 4 3 2 1 in a few days (I love historical, intergenerational narratives and generally like Auster, so I'm hoping it'll be good). My favorite novel this year has to be Americanah, but in terms of all time faves... The Well of Loneliness and Wide Sargasso Sea are right up there.
    1 point
  34. So someone got an interview at Duke I'm so scared next month will be rejections/silence across the board for me
    1 point
  35. Ohhh I love this book and it's probably due for a reread soon, though I'm currently still working through my TBR pile for this year. Am slowly making my way through Anna Burn's Milkman (not as difficult as reviews make it out to be; quite dark and tender actually) and Olga Tokarczuk's Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (wacky and brilliant), whilst rereading some old John Bergers and Anne Carsons for class next year.
    1 point
  36. WildeThing

    Seeing LoRs

    All told, between all of my applications in higher ed, I’ve probably had close to 150 letters of recommendation for me. I would love to know what they all said but I think we just have to make peace with our enforced ignorance. Some faculty offer to share their letters, have you write them yourselves, or agree to write letters you will read if accepted. If none of those are the case for you, I wouldn’t try to force it as it’s not going to play well, especially now that the letters are submitted.
    1 point
  37. Worries: I only applied to one school. This is the first time I've applied to grad school. It was very overwhelming and I am not sure I did it right. I had an argument with admission because they kept losing my documents. We went back and forth through email several times to straighten it out. Hey, at least they'll remember my name. ? I spoke to a professor and we were not a match for research. Her profile talked about behavioral challenges and students with disabilities (which is my jam) but she didn't want to talk about any of those. But she said she did want me to meet her teaching assistan
    1 point
  38. fortsibut

    Applications 2019

    Hey, a fellow Cornell applicant; hopefully I'll see you in the fall! ? I'm still polishing my writing sample and SOP. Did you contact POIs at Cornell prior to applying? ----- Two applications to go, and the struggle is real to finish them. I really hate the fact that programs have such widely varying writing sample lengths. Most of them are 50 pages or so and I've been able to include the bulk of the important bits of my MA thesis, but cutting down to 20 for Columbia was brutal (the application didn't specifically offer the option to send a longer sample and flag what you wanted
    1 point
  39. dilby

    2019 Applicants

    Setting an example for all of us :]
    1 point
  40. philopsych

    The wait begins!

    At this time last year, 7 of my schools had given out interview offers. This year: 1. I can't wait anymore!
    1 point
  41. Hey everyone! We started a podcast with the goal of diving into research papers behind headline science news (kind of like our version of a journal club). We're both PhD students in engineering and we'd love to get any feedback from other grad students/researchers. http://paperboyspodcast.com Each episode also has a "grad student highlight" to shed light on the students who make this research come to life. If you'd be interested in participating, we'd love to hear from you! Thanks everyone!
    1 point
  42. psykick

    Interview Advice

    Here are some of my thoughts! I've experienced every type of interview for grad apps and hope this insight is helpful. These interviews are undeniably stressful, but as other posters mentioned, by getting an interview invite the PI(s) have determined you have the qualifications to succeed in graduate school. This next step is giving everyone involved more insight in your specific fit all more insight into your potential working relationship and your feel for the place! General Question Advice: First, double checking the answers are not on the department website/lab page/etc are the
    1 point
  43. There are actually many 3-year programs. Edfind has a whole frequently requested list search that includes about 60 different programs. Here is a link to it: https://www.asha.org/edfind/results.aspx?up=true OP if you have any questions about 3-year programs please let me know! I only applied to 3 year programs.
    1 point
  44. There actually are some programs like that: NYU online is one. I can't remember which others are like that off the top of my head but I've read a bunch of posts from people talking about these programs. Try doing a search in this forum for "leveling programs" to find more. FYI though, if the post-bacc is what's classified as a "certificate" program you can receive federal financial aid. It's in the form of loans, but at least you don't have to pay out of pocket. I got financial aid for Pacific University's online post-bacc program.
    1 point
  45. Hi @mmcat, I moved your topic from "Comments, Questions, Etc." which is for asking questions about the forum and the results system to "Speech-Language Pathology" because I think the members on this forum will be better equipped to answer your question.
    1 point
  46. I definitely understand how you feel. It was hard for me the past 3 times I applied for graduate school. I was an international student back in 2015 and I had shitty GPA and couldnt' get into any school until Brown offered me a Master program in 2017 (meaning I have to pay for it) I took this chance to brush up my GPA and get into research I really want. Hopefully this 4th round will be better. I hope you get into a school that you applied to! In my 4 years of experience in industry, I did't even get any posters/ presentations to show! So I think you're in a good shape overall! Don't fe
    1 point
  47. If you're looking for shadowing/observation hours, you could search for SLPs through ASHA's site. For the GRE, Magoosh is excellent (although I find the math problems more challenging than they'll be on the actual test). Try their 6-month study plan. If you want to buy books, I have found Kaplan to be pretty good and the Manhattan Prep Books are extensive. As for internships, I have found those to be hard to come by as an out-of field candidate. You could work as an ABA Therapist part-time, and most companies will train you to provide this kind of therapy. I also believe social work
    1 point
  48. NOT a funny rejection, but one that is absolutely heartbreaking. This is a student with excellent GRE scores and a killer GPA who wrote: Whoever you are, just know that I wanted to reach through my screen and give you the biggest hug ever. This process is a killer, but please remember that this school's rejection does not determine your worth! That statement may have sounded cliche or cheesy to the point where it needed nachos to go with it, but EVERYONE should remember it! Just because you didn't fit a program's standards does not mean you're worthless. Now, this person'
    1 point
  49. I wanted to post the following to the results page but discovered that lengthy notes are moderated. Nuts! Highest weighted and unweighted GPA in the history of mankind. Perfect GRE scores, including for subject GREs both inside and outside of my field (just for fun). Exceptional LORs from the most acclaimed professors in the entire universe (3 from Earth and 1 not of this planet). A bajillion published first-author papers, short stories, full-length novels, and a zillion forthcoming. Volunteer experience out the wazoo. Hardly surprised. I knew 100% I wasn’t going to be accepted but applied
    1 point
  50. I actually do kind of understand those ones where people list having all these crazy qualifications and act surprised at the outcome.... some people really are very qualified to be in graduate school and it can be frustrating when one has worked so hard to prepare for grad school and dumped thousands into application expenses and interview travel expenses only to get globally wait listed and even some rejections, especially if it happens over more than one cycle. I have seen underqualified people get admitted and highly qualified people fall through the cracks. The process can be brutal. Us
    1 point


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