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  1. You can contact them via email (or at least you used to) and ask for a breakdown of your score. The first year I was waitlisted -- and here we are again at 11.75/20 -- the scores were so discordant (like 7.5 and 2.5) that I learned not to get in my feelings about what a crapshoot this process is. Seems they may have addressed that this year "In the event of a discrepancy of scores of 3.5 or more points between members, a third committee reader is assigned to review the application."
  2. I know some people tried resetting their password like I just did and got the same result you did. (howls in frustration)
  3. I broke in. I exist, but I have no results. U of T, committee 4.
  4. Oohkay. Has anyone tried the password hack and gotten any results?
  5. It seems they've completely stopped sending out password information to the extranet. WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!?!
  6. The hive mind sleuthing that goes on in a group like this is priceless. Also! I *HATE* email notifications around times like this. I wish I had an filter that said "no notifications except from sshrc@gimmeresultsplease.ca.
  7. U of T, last name C, committee 4, no email as of 9:09 pm Eastern. Maybe somebody went home.
  8. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah...how am I supposed to get any work done now???
  9. Call and ask. Some schools are pretty open to international students (I was one from the US) and others will tell you straight up they don't really consider international applicants because of the tuition differential. I had one school in 2016 where the PI would have accepted me but the department said no because she didn't have her own funding to support me.
  10. Isn't there Connaught's? Not sure if that's specific to U of T, but also, some schools waive the international differential these days. I know U of T does for PhD programs (not sure about the master's year)
  11. Ditto this. My master's supervisor interviewed me via phone call....and I didn't find out that WAS my interview until later when I was accepted in the program.
  12. Tomorrow...come check it out, meet some faculty, meet some current students...yaaassss <3
  13. I was 38 when I graduated with my master's and I'll be 44 when I'm done with the PhD, but it's worth it. One thing you don't want to be is old and in debt because there's really no way to recover from that. Best of luck in whatever you decide!
  14. Re: thinking you want to do clinical until you discover developmental, that happened to me. Now I'm in a program with both clinical and developmental, and there are all clinical people in my lab except for me. I don't want to do ANY of that, not the classes, not the practicum, not the internship, none of it. I just want to do research and that's what I'm doing!
  15. Just here to lend some support -- I feel your pain. Notice Snape in my profile pic. When I applied for the first time in 2016, I had not read Harry Potter because I was already an adult when the first book was released. Someone clued me in to the error of my ways and I spent 2 weeks reading the entire series. It is literally the only thing that kept me sane during that time. J.K. Rowling is getting a line in my dissertation acknowledgments Good luck to all of you. And no matter what happens this application season, keep trying. I got rejected from my dream school in 2016 with not even an interview. I did get accepted to a master's program, did that, and now I am in that dream program and I *love* it.
  16. Yes, I am. If you're applying, be sure to reach out to the prof/s you're interested in working with. They may have others -- if so, I'll try to remember to pop on and post about it!
  17. If you're interested in OISE and if you're local, one of the best things you can do is come to the open houses that they hold. Some of the faculty come, and they're making connections and putting names with faces. It matters, speaking from experience.
  18. This is my first time applying for SSHRC, and I agree that it feels like a total crapshoot. My scores were 2.something/10 and 7. something/10 for a total score of 10.8 and the waitlist? That makes no sense. One person can look at the same proposal and think it's utter crap, and another thinks it's pretty decent. This assessment has some test-retest problems, methinks!
  19. Waitlisted, 10.7/20, first time applying. Actually pretty happy with this for a number of reasons.
  20. I know this has been discussed before, but does anyone know exactly how U of T deals with clawback and SSHRC awards? Is the guaranteed funding reduced by the entirety of the award (and does that include tuition)?
  21. Piagetsky

    Toronto, ON

    Is it hard to get approved for an apartment on a grad stipend (assuming good credit and positive landlord references)? Seems like landlords might be reluctant to rent to someone whose monthly budget is 60% rent.
  22. Happened to me a few years ago, BUT it was because I was an international student and the prof didn't have their own funding.
  23. Curious, where did you see that? I just talked to the person responsible for SSHRC at my school, and she said results won't be out until later this month for doctoral SSHRC. Not sure about MA SSHRC, though!
  24. Started undergrad at 33, master's at 38, starting a PhD program at 40. Professors I inteviewed with said my life/work experiences were what caught their attention.
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