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  • Birthday 07/01/1988

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    Burnsville, MN
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    2016 Fall
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    School Psychology

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  1. I didn't apply for any PhD programs, but when I was applying/searching for M.S.Ed and Ed.S programs I did see a few PhD programs that recommended/required you take the psychology subject GRE (so it does happen here and there); although, like you said, most seem not to be interested in it. I personally decided to take it when I applied to my programs, but my situation may have been a little different than what's typical. I had a few bad grades in my undergraduate classes, had been rejected from a school psychology program I had applied to the year prior, and had been out of school for 5 y
  2. They are probably asking if you have any other offers because they want to make sure you get into a program. If they have 3 people they are interested in and 2 of the 3 people say they have other offers, but 1 person says they don't, they may choose that person over you. If I was in that position, I would lie and tell them I don't have any other offers.
  3. No way ha, seriously? I can only imagine how badly I would handle this situation.
  4. I was also flat out rejected from Milwaukee as well. They didn't say anything about my application file being incomplete though. Out of the 8 programs I applied to (Milwaukee, Minnesota-Moorhead, Eau Claire, Whitewater, Stout, La Crosse, Minot State, University of Kentucky) I received 2/2 acceptances to the places I interviewed (both ~15% acceptance rates), 2/2 acceptances at places that didn't have interviews, and 3/4 interview invites (which I didn't end up attending because I had already been accepted into a program that had everything I needed). So 7/8 programs expressed interest in m
  5. I did my undergrad (psychology major) at Saint Cloud State. I don't know much about the I/O grad department, though. If you have any questions about the city or the school, psychology department, different professors, etc.. I may be able to help you with that. My strongest reference came from one of the main psychology professors there
  6. Um, work? I work two full-time jobs. I sleep 2-3 hours about half the week. If you think all you can do is 40 hour weeks, think again. If you push yourself you'll be surprised what you're capable of.
  7. Congratulations! Now you can take a big sigh of relief. It's well deserved. I think that's really awesome that a few programs are even offering to cover the cost of tuition. None of the Masters programs I applied to had funding as an option, so that's pretty cool you were able to find a few that did. Nice job. I'm just excited that I found out I have about 12 months of military benefits left that I didn't think I did, so I'll be saving around $12,000 more than I thought I would myself. Then I pay in-state tuition when I was originally thinking I'd be paying out of state, which is another $1,5
  8. I've been out of school for 5 years, but am going back to graduate school this Fall. My school lasts 2 years. It's unfunded, so I'm paying out of pocket, which means I am trying to figure out ways to cut costs where possible. I can't decide whether or not I should get a 1 BR apartment/studio for myself or rent a small room in a house with 5 other students. The former is obviously more expensive, it'll be about $7,000 more for me over 2 years (after utilities, $600 vs $325 for 24 months), yet I wonder how living with 5 other students in a house will be. I've lived on my own for the last 7 years
  9. If there's one word I could come up with that includes basically everything, it's preparation. Preparation, preparation, preparation. Prepare applications early! Prepare for interviews by coming up with sample questions/responses, reviewing the program, figuring out what you're going to wear, getting enough sleep, a good breakfast, exercise, coming up with LOTS of good questions to ask current students and faculty, etc...Start preparing for GRE and/or subject test early. It took me literally a year to apply to 8 programs, go through interviews, and get accepted into a program. Lots and lots of
  10. Also you got waitlisted, so stay positive! I see you have two acceptances already and perhaps even more options on the way!
  11. Obviously paying in-state tuition is the best case scenario, but I'm pretty sure in most states you can establish residency after one year, so that second year you would hopefully be paying the in-state rate. Out of state tuition is usually double the rate of an in state resident, which means the out of state programs would be about 33% more altogether. So instead of paying $30,000 you'd be paying $40,000 (plus cost of living) - expensive yes, but not too much more. Then there are things you may be able to do to make that first year cheaper, like enrolling in less credits for the first 12
  12. I think their position is totally reasonable. It would be very strange supervising someone who you previously provided therapy to. It would be difficult maintaining a professional relationship with that person, whether or not it's technically against the code of ethics. Mayne you were unaware that this therapist worked at the school you were applying to or you had chosen this field after having her services, but if it were possible perhaps you should have taken that into consideration before selecting her as your therapist. Lastly you say this is the only certified program that teaches what yo
  13. Not exactly, it was $47 more per credit for Minnesota residents than for Wisconsin residents. I took the advice of Rising Star and contacted financial aid office. They said based on me graduating high school and having parents who were residents I will be given in state tuition rates. Would have gotten them the 2nd year regardless, but the first year I will now save $47 x 35 credits, or $1,645! Now if I can just qualify for the post GI Bill I will be on cloud 9.
  14. Perfect! Very interesting and thanks. Pretty shocking some people have over $300,000 in student loan debt with things like art history PhDs.
  15. Maybe a personal question, but I don't see this talked about much (probably for that exact reason). However after speaking with current students at interviews I believe it's one of the most overlooked things by grad students. I'm just curious how I may compare to fellow psychology undergraduates. Other sections of this forum that deal with money include lots of other fields, so since the majority of us are psychology undergraduates, I figured it may be interesting to post here. So if you don't mind answering these 4 questions, or just the ones you feel comfortable with: (1) How many stude
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