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schoolpsycher last won the day on October 31 2014

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About schoolpsycher

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    2014 Fall
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    School Psychology

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  1. Haha thanks iphi! I've heard the same thing now from a few of my friends who just took it. Hard to believe it's been so long since we were on here applying to schools!
  2. Hey guys, I'm getting ready to take the school psychologist Praxis exam in a couple months - just wondering if any of you have taken it and how long/much you studied and what resources you used! Thanks
  3. Hey! I'm currently at a school psych program in Boston, and I'm actually going to be interning in Brookline next year. The application process was a little unorganized because each district does things a little differently, but as the person above said, I mostly emailed everything (resume, sample psychoeds, cover letter, etc.) to the special education director or school psychologist. My program gave us the names of some contact people in the districts, but for a lot of them, I just searched the district's website for a few people who seemed appropriate and it eventually got to the right place.
  4. Got a 4.0 my first semester :)

    1. FinallyAccepted


      Well done. Something to be proud of.

    2. kingslayer


      Congrats! Hopefully this will go to your inbox; i have a quick question to ask you, if you don't mind!

    3. schoolpsycher


      Thank you!! So sorry for just seeing this, I rarely go on here anymore.. but if you still have a question feel free to message me!

  5. There was about a million times this semester I thought I would fail, but I somehow ended up with all A's! Guess that's grad school for ya haha. Happy holidays everyone
  6. Feeling a lot more capable after my TA wrote on my paper, "I nearly cried while reading this" and said, "You have a gift for explaining difficult concepts and making them accessible." Definitely going to re-read that comment whenever grad school is getting me down.
  7. Feeling MUCH better since my last post! Despite my freaking out, I somehow passed my first practical exam (with an A, even ) and got some good feedback from another class I was worried about. The work isn't slowing down at all, but I'm definitely relieved and feeling more capable after finally getting some grades back. Hope everyone else is settling in more too!
  8. So I basically had my first grad school breakdown tonight. I have my first major paper and practical exam this week, and I suddenly got super overwhelmed and felt like I couldn't breathe for a second haha. It probably doesn't help that I've been in school for 4 weeks already, but our teachers have not been able to give us ONE piece of feedback for any of our assignments (despite their incessant apologies), so I have no idea if I'm doing anything right and many of our assignments build off previous ones. Maybe if I get some good feedback soon I'll feel better, but right now I'm just doubting my
  9. 2nd week for me! I took 2 years off after undergrad and even though I've always been very academically focused, it's been VERY hard for me to get back into reading/studying. I've heard there's a lot of reading in grad school, but wooaaaah. I honestly already feel like every week of grad school is going to feel like finals week of undergrad haha. But otherwise things are great! There's a big age difference in my cohort, but I really like everyone and the professors seem very knowledgeable and helpful. Good luck to everyone else!
  10. Thanks! I guess I'm mostly wondering what's appropriate to wear to orientation.
  11. Hey guys, can't believe I start orientation tomorrow morning! Do people dress differently/more formally for grad school classes than in undergrad?
  12. I'm about to start my grad program in a couple weeks, and I'm trying to decide how many loans to accept for this year and am having a slight nervous breakdown/reconsidering my decision to even go to grad school. I already have about $22,000 in loans from undergrad that my family has been helping me start paying off for the past 2 years. My grad school program costs $14,000 a year with in-state tuition, and I'll also need money for cost of living in a relatively expensive major city. I was offered about $20,000 in loans for this year, and I REALLY do not want to take that much. I will be wo
  13. I'm 24 and going to start my grad program in about a month (eek!), but I recently found out the majority of my 12-person cohort is older than me. It looks like there's a couple people around my age, but everyone else is in their 30s/40s. The director of the program also told us that 7 out of 12 of us already have a masters degree, which along with the age difference, is already intimidating me! I was one of the youngest at my job the past 2 years and got along great with my co-workers, but I feel like it will be different in a classroom setting. I know I can learn a lot from people that are al
  14. Have you talked to the program/current students and asked if you should be worried about not hearing back from assistantships yet? I was applying to assistantships at one program I was accepted to (though it was an EdS program), and I was getting worried but they told me many students didn't get assistantships until the summer. They said sometimes assistantships don't how much funding they have yet/how many people they can hire, etc. Not sure if that's the case there, but thought I'd share! That's also great you can switch into the PhD if you decide to and need more funding.
  15. Good luck to the people starting to apply! For the people that just made their decisions, did you send your recommenders a follow-up about where you were accepted/decided to attend? I thanked my recommenders via email after the app deadlines in January, but I want to either send a thank you card or another email letting them know how things turned out. I'm two years out of college, so I can't drop by or anything. Did you guys send them cards in the mail?
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