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  1. Hi there! So I'll help you out more with the psych GRE since tips on that are harder to find. I would not recommend just memorizing a textbook... That would be extremely challenging. I just bought the Princeton Review Psych GRE study guide and read that a few times and made flash cards for all the things I wasn't familiar with (during my first read through, I marked everything that I already knew and set those aside). That's all I used for studying and I did very well. It was a lot of fun to study for (although I'm a huge psych nerd). Also, I made sure to spend the most time on the topic
  2. I know of a place somewhat close to the St Paul campus that will take 2 dogs. A 1 bedroom starts at $899... Which I'm not sure is the price range you're looking for. I can send you more information if you're interested
  3. I highly recommend getting "The Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology". If you are thinking the practice-oriented PhD route, they have each school's program ranked on a scale of 1 to 7 which reflects how practice or research oriented it is. It's also very helpful for the application process.
  4. E/E G/F Got wonderfully amazing comments from the first reviewer and only a couple sentences from the second reviewer (I don't think he/she even looked at my app). Something must be funky if my ratings are THAT different. Oh well. Better luck next time.
  5. Nope... but I'll let you know when I do! I'm expecting I should hear something mid January-ish.
  6. Same reasoning here Glad I'm not the only one who's "crazy". Good luck to you!
  7. If I don't get in, I'll continue working full-time as a study coordinator. I have a few publications in preparation and will probably have more by the time next year comes around. I really hope I don't have to go through the process more than twice!! (However, only going through it once would be fantastic! We'll see...)
  8. No Worries. I've already done the same thing I'm trying to pick up as many things as possible at work to keep me super busy (even on weekends). It's going to take a lot to push this to the back of my head so this will probably be a super productive couple months... Unless I really can't stop thinking about it. Then it will be super UN-productive. In the end, this may be a very stressful holiday season.
  9. I started yoga while I was in the thick of things in terms of applications. That was super helpful! I highly recommend it for stress reduction. But I definitely had a miniature freak-out when I got a call from a random number today... it was just spam.
  10. This reminds me that I should replenish my supply... I'm the same way for coping. Also, I've been trying to take one more projects at work... but I'm always thinking about it in the back of my head
  11. Good question. It's sort of a mixture of both connections and working with a POI. But mainly it's because I know what I would like to study and I have a good idea of the type of environment and people I want to work with. There were also other things I took into consideration such as career placement after graduation and also that I would rather apply one or two more times before accepting an offer somewhere that didn't feel like the "right" fit. I'm definitely looking for the experience/knowledge/skills rather than doing it just of the sake of getting those three magical letters after my
  12. I think one of the hardest parts is that so few people understand how competitive it is. I only applied to 3 schools... which should be interesting. But in the end, I honestly would try one or two more times before I went to my 4th choice. If it's been a couple years, I'll probably be more inclusive. How was everyones luck contacting POIs?
  13. Yup... I also finished all but one of my applications last week (most relaxing Thanksgiving break I've ever had). Unfortunately, I only have my job to distract myself--- but it only makes me more excited to hear back. I think all my schools will be contacting people for interviews at the end of January. It seems so close, yet so far. Some days I feel opitmistic, some days I feel very pessimistic. It's a rollercoaster.
  14. How are you all holding up? Chances are, you've probably wrapped up (or almost wrapped up) your applications by now. I'm already feeling impatient. Ready for the grueling wait??
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