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About JoePianist

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    Ph.D Clinical Psychology

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  1. JoePianist

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Tough love, but it’s the truth — I agree with this.
  2. JoePianist

    The wait begins!

    These posts from you young’uns are so cute 😛
  3. JoePianist

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    The admissions process for the Clinical Psychology program at The University of Pennsylvania works the same way. I think it might be an Ivy League thing...
  4. JoePianist

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    As a third-year student in their Medical/Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, I can attest to this statement If anyone is applying to UAB, feel free to PM me if you have any questions about the program.
  5. JoePianist

    Psych GRE Not Required

    I actually disagree with @Hk328 — that’s a solid score, and the more competitive PhD Psychology programs (e.g., UCLA) tend to require the Psychology GRE. Go ahead and send it as supplement material.
  6. JoePianist

    Please Vote! Advice on sending GRE scores

    My reasoning is that if you send both, admission committees will be more impressed by your general improved change scores — in a way, it shows that you’re willing to work on weak points and improve
  7. JoePianist

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Uh oh, more competition...
  8. JoePianist

    Research Experience.. What exactly are they looking for?

    This is a scam
  9. JoePianist

    Potential supervisor response

    I mean, he said yes — it’s not worth reading in to it too much.
  10. JoePianist

    Question about schools with cutoff GRE scores

    In general, yes — frankly speaking, both GPA and GRE score are relatively cheap and quick ways for admissions committes to initially “cull the chaff” at the first round of application review. Beyond that stage, your other applications materials will carry more weight, such as your research work, recommendation letters, personal statement, how well you’re a “good fit” for the program, etc.
  11. JoePianist

    Personal Statements question

    Psy. D programs still expect some research experience from the top applicants, so you’d best mention your psychology-related lab experience!!
  12. JoePianist

    GRE writing 4.0 too low for Clinical Psychology

    No, a 4.0 is good. Put your time and energy into other parts of your application at this point!
  13. JoePianist

    Please Help! Apply for Clinical Psychology Canada

    Yes – more than likely, you’ll be starting from square one upon entering a doctorate Clinical Psychology program. However, you might be able to transfer some course credits from your Master’s program.
  14. JoePianist

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    The only other route to bypass the GRE hurdle is if you know any faculty in your current program who has connections to professors at the doctorate Clinical Psychology programs you want to apply for. If that's the case, you can see if you can get introduced to these professors as potential mentors who can ensure your application gets reviewed beyond the GRE score.
  15. JoePianist

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Most doctorate Clinical Psychology programs expect applicants to score at least at the 50th percentile range on both the Verbal & Quantitative subtests (score range of ~155), and your scores fall a bit short of that unfortunately. In addition, your Analytical Writing score needs to be at least a 4.0 Some programs place less emphasis on GRE scores than others, but keep in mind that it may still hinder your application from being looked at since many programs use it to “weed out” applications at the start of the process. Aside from possibly re-taking the GRE with some guided help (if you already haven’t done so), lean heavily into your research & clinical experiences in your personal statement. Also, if you’ve taken any high-level math, engineering, or science courses (e.g., Calculus III, Physics), you should highlight this in your application too. It will also help if you can submit any Honors Thesis or first-author publications written by you as supplementary material.

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