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  1. Not the person you asked, but I’m also already in a clinical program. I would personally not request a zoom meeting unless they bring it up first. It’s not that common. I was kind of clueless about this when applying and actually only emailed about half of my POIs, and had a pre-interview meeting with one. I still got 3 (out of 6) interviews, mostly at schools where I’d had no prior contact. The one thing all faculty commented on was the strength of my statement of interest and strong research match with their labs. I think this time is probably better spent on research and refining your appli
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  2. Yo facts. Also what about people who were scheduled to write the GRE but pulled out once they saw all these unis waiving it, are we supposed to get penalized for wanting to save money and time (and stress of studying)? Mad ting
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  3. I know we can't control what profs do but damn.....if GRE requirements are waived then profs should be bros and respect those requirements. Several studies have shown that GRE scores poorly predict grad school and future performance. I'd expect researchers to be aware of this evidence and act accordingly. Then again, GPA, prior research experience, etc. may also be poor predictors of performance. This discussion just opens up a whole new can of worms ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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  4. Protip I tell all my mentees: if you perceive something as being a shortcoming on your application (GRE quant scores, etc), always ask at least one of your references to address it explicitly and say WHY its not a shortcoming (eg explain away the perceived shortcoming). For example, have the referee say in their letter that although you scored lower on the GRE quant, you have demonstrated mastery in stats based on your performance in your stats classes (A, A+ etc). I say "perceived" bc as applicants, we're v critical about our own application! So honestly a 56th quant score might not act
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  5. Yep I got the same email. I guess we just have to take it one week at a time 🙃
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  6. I'm applying to quant, but I just wanted to throw in how valuable I find these pre-application meetings. I get to talk to top researchers about subjects that they're experts on. I'm super into the research I do and it's just fun to talk to someone else who shares that passion about it. In addition they're telling me what the program is like and what they look for in applicants. So, maybe you don't have to do the zoom calls, but they're really interesting and helpful to me.
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  7. Cece93

    To wait or not to wait

    I completely agree. Knowing they have a place next fall changes things and makes the decision more challenging. I’ve already I had time to gain experience, travel some and live. So I was READY to start school. I think it’s hard when you are ready right now to start. I agree it’s about the journey but also the ending. The ending is a new beginning and the finality of being done with the schooling aspect. Op has a lot to think about.
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  8. Chatting about potential research projects/dissertation topics. Although these convos can be done during the interview phases. If THEY request the zoom meeting, I would jump at the chance for sure. B/c it shows they're inherently interested in you. If they don't request a meeting, I personally would not request a meeting (they might be busy/not doing any meetings at all so want to keep a fair playing field, etc). Again, I did not have meetings prior to submitting my application and I don't think it hindered me, personally. I'm happy to discuss my experience via private mssg But to
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  9. I don’t think you have anything to be concerned about, your scores are fantastic!
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  10. Hey everyone. Just an update - I got into the MEd in Curriculum and Pedagogy Still nothing from the doctorate I’ve applied to. Just praying I get into that
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  11. From what I've been told, it depends the program you apply to. Some are much more technical and other's less so. If you are trying to apply to ASU or Notre Dame, for example, you definitely need a good background in math/stats. I can't speak for programs that aren't as demanding for those skills because those aren't the ones I have been looking at. You do need a good basis in coding regardless. I've been teaching myself some R basics like how to build Monte Carlos, for example. So having a background in CS is definitely not a bad thing as it demonstrates competency with code. That being said,
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  12. Still waiting for more clarification from NSF. A letter has been written to NSF and is still collection more signatures, in hopes to reverse the change or get more clarification on how this will be carried out in the review process. https://jasonjwilliamsny.github.io/grfp2020/
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  13. cruel optimism

    2021 Applicants

    For comp lit programs, it goes without saying that foreign language proficiency is by and large mandatory. But what differs between each program, and what you should note quite carefully, is how many languages they require upon admission (the information should be detailed on their admissions page, or else you could email the department to find out). Most would ask for at least two — though many applicants would have more, and they would probably also have completed some coursework in those languages — but some schools like Johns Hopkins would be willing to admit a student with only one.
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  14. Ugh same here, so stressful. I am bummed out that they kept pushing the start of selections, I applied 4 months ago... hoping for the best but am currently dispossessed.
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  15. It’s totally fine to do that. Those questions can be asked in the actual interview. Speaking as a current clinical student, pre-interview contact with POIs is not as big of a deal as it seems. It’s actually not that common to have early meetings like that and I know a lot of faculty who avoid it.
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  16. Do you guys think (thought I should ask with all this talk going on) that it's not a good idea to send an email asking oh are you taking students for next fall and leave it at that? Kinda wanna focus all my energy on applications and not on talking to POI who might not even see my application if there are a lot of other competitive applicants if that makes sense. What do you guys think of this approach?/What benefits are there to talking to POI (outside of the obvious - i.e. learning abt their more current research & figuring out research fit)?
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  17. In all of my graduate and/or professional programs (three of them) there have been convicted felons (and a couple of them had their convictions erased and/or overturned along the way) ranging from serial bank robbers to manslaughter. All told, they added much to the program and a rare and unique perspective, often vastly different from the persnickety affectations of an Ivy/elite education. Several of whom I was actually pretty tight with and they had unusual close relationships—for instance the bank robber was very close to a former NYC police detective and a night out with those
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  18. this shouldn’t be a problem at all. it’s troubling that there is a question about whether such people should be stigmatized in higher education more than they already are. being convicted of a crime isn’t the same as having “bad ethics”
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  19. Wow I can’t believe they wouldn’t allow you to add that course to the fall especially during a time like this. I would personally go with the private school and start. theres no guarantee the state school would accept you again next year. Do amazing your first year and then see if you can get an assistantship or fellowship and get free tuition the following year. If you can take on the debt and you know you would lose motivation if you didn’t start, start now. If I didn’t get into a state school I would’ve gone to a private school in or out of state. I just want to be a SLP already and I knew
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  20. Me three! I also did my undergraduate degree in linguistics. I did my post-bacc classes at Portland State, and I based the classes I took on their graduate school admission requirements because they were my first pick. I looked at my other top choices too and tried to make sure I fulfilled their requirements. At PSU as far as I recall there was no specific post-bacc program, I just enrolled as an unmatriculated, non-degree seeking student. I ended up going to Idaho State for my master's, which was my back-up so I didn't really focus on their requirements. I got a phone call from them le
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  21. And don't forget to also be 'nice' to yourself, give time off, etc. Happy to review materials for anyone
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  22. I'm a little shocked. I really planned on avoiding phd programs this year, retakng the GRE because my scores suck, and only applying to masters. And now it looks like some of the programs I applied to............have waived the gre completely...........my Achilles heel.......is this fate That being said, can anyone find out if the university of florida behavior analysis program is waiving the GRE? I can't figure it out based off what their website says. https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/ I even emailed the psych dept chair to see if she could answer my questio
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  23. For folks that are trying to find programs, this past week I found out the APA has a new premium search tool you can access for a fee. It might be helpful for some of you if you are still searching! I created a little graphic that tells you how it's different from the free APA search tool before you take the plunge. It is $19.99 for 3 months - you can also access the tool for 6 or 12 months if necessary but I'm assuming 3 months would be plenty of time. hope it's helpful for someone! Here's the link for the comparison table (it's huge if I try to directly attach it 😅) https://www.c
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  24. Hi there, I'm not an engineer, but I am from the Netherlands, and I have studied at Aberdeen university (so I can tell you about Scotland experience). What I know, is that Delft has a darn good program. My cousin studies there too, and anything related to being technical people wanna study at Delft. It's got the best programs in that field. Dutch education is full on, and not easy, but you do learn a lot. From what I know, the master's in Edinburgh and Scotland/England in general is because the BSc degree are four years instead of the normal three years. Also it's a master's degree
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  25. All of these are on the premise that the current popularity of statistics PhD programs is due to ML, AI, Statistical Learning and etc. So I have to disagree with you in that it is relatively easier to find someone of similar interest if one is in the statistics department. First of all, the research focuses on each statistics departments are just vast. Schools like Columbia, still has a heavy focus on financial math. I doubt someone in financial math shares more common interest than a person working on ML in CS department or someone with an information theory background in the EE departme
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  26. I got admitted to Berkeley's Master's program and a professor from the department told me that most of their PhD students are taken internally-- Meaning MA students go through a petition process to continue on for a PhD. According to the prof, this is so that students are sure that they want to do a PhD and that Berkeley is the right fit for them. Very few students are accepted into the PhD program through the external application process.
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