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    dancedementia got a reaction from Psyched Coffee Bean in Fall 2020 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD   
    That's a robust list haha. If I had the $$ I would totally apply to a ton of schools. But damn, this process is expensive
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    dancedementia got a reaction from studentmamasf in Another "help me with plan B" thread :(   
    As an update for the folks who helped me (and for future applicants who may be in my situation): I got a full-time job as a research coordinator in an extremely productive lab at an amazing institution (which I frankly didn't think I had a shot at getting into). I'm honestly more excited about this "acceptance" than the three non-funded PsyD acceptances I had earlier this year, which really solidifies 1) the fact that I'm passionate about research, and 2) that I've made the right choice by declining offers and planning to reapply to PhD programs in a few years.
    Yaaaay
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    dancedementia reacted to personallycentered in Can two people sign a recommendation letter?   
    co-signing isn't a thing don't do that. you can certainly ask them each for a LOR though
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    dancedementia reacted to Troyyy in Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!   
    School: Howard University
    Concentration: Social Psychology
    Type: PhD
    Date of acceptance: May 10 (I know, late as heck)
    Notified by: E-Mail
     
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    dancedementia reacted to hopefulgrad2019 in Fall 2020 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD   
    I got a 159V/149Q/5.5 writing and was accepted to a R1 clinical psych PhD program for Fall 2019 if that helps! 
     
    Editing to add that a lot of programs will overlook a weakness in one area if you make up for it in another. For example, I clearly had a terrible quant GRE score, and I also had a low undergrad GPA (3.13 cumulative), but I have great research and clinical experience, multiple first-author poster presentations, multiple manuscript collabs, and at the time of applying I had an encyclopedia chapter where I'm first authored in prep in my area of interest. I was convinced I wouldn't make it to the next stage of the process because of my GRE/GPA but I received multiple interviews to my top programs of choice. In short, don't let the numbers get you down!!!! 
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    dancedementia got a reaction from CoffeeErryday in Fall 2020 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD   
    Depends on the program. Some of them specifically require Abnormal/Psychopathology as a prerequisite. You can take it at a community college for cheap if your program doesn't offer it.
    TA-ing is not a requirement to get into a PhD program. I would focus more attention on research over TA-ing, although if you have time for both it certainly won't hurt.
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    dancedementia got a reaction from higaisha in Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites   
    Not necessarily. See: Harvard, Temple, Yale. Basically, all the original APCS programs haha. You are definitely much more engaged in research, with clinicals almost as an afterthought. Granted, these programs have connections to great clinical placements so the caliber of training is not deficient in any way. You just won't be engaged in clinical training until later, and your research commitments come first. I'd say more like 70/30 split.
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    dancedementia got a reaction from Le Chat in Counseling -Non Psych Thread   
    I'm curious about your transition from psych to counseling! (I'm making the opposite move). What about counseling was a better match for you?
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    dancedementia reacted to 1996kayden in Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!   
    School: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    Concentration: Cognitive
    Type: Ph.D.
    Date of Acceptance: April 12th
    Notified: Email, accepted off the waitlist. $20,200 stipend (TA-ship) with $2,000 summer funding. Health insurance covered by funding package. ~$950 fees/semester
    Trying to decide between here and UVa tomorrow (4/13) to free up a waitlist spot.
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    dancedementia reacted to PsychHeather in Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!   
    YAY! I get to post
    School: Adler University (Chicago)
    Concentration: Clinical
    Type: PsyD
    Date of Acceptance: April 11th
    Notified: Email 
     
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    dancedementia got a reaction from nwn in Another "help me with plan B" thread :(   
    As an update for the folks who helped me (and for future applicants who may be in my situation): I got a full-time job as a research coordinator in an extremely productive lab at an amazing institution (which I frankly didn't think I had a shot at getting into). I'm honestly more excited about this "acceptance" than the three non-funded PsyD acceptances I had earlier this year, which really solidifies 1) the fact that I'm passionate about research, and 2) that I've made the right choice by declining offers and planning to reapply to PhD programs in a few years.
    Yaaaay
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    dancedementia got a reaction from Louvre in Another "help me with plan B" thread :(   
    As an update for the folks who helped me (and for future applicants who may be in my situation): I got a full-time job as a research coordinator in an extremely productive lab at an amazing institution (which I frankly didn't think I had a shot at getting into). I'm honestly more excited about this "acceptance" than the three non-funded PsyD acceptances I had earlier this year, which really solidifies 1) the fact that I'm passionate about research, and 2) that I've made the right choice by declining offers and planning to reapply to PhD programs in a few years.
    Yaaaay
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    dancedementia got a reaction from psychshow in Another "help me with plan B" thread :(   
    As an update for the folks who helped me (and for future applicants who may be in my situation): I got a full-time job as a research coordinator in an extremely productive lab at an amazing institution (which I frankly didn't think I had a shot at getting into). I'm honestly more excited about this "acceptance" than the three non-funded PsyD acceptances I had earlier this year, which really solidifies 1) the fact that I'm passionate about research, and 2) that I've made the right choice by declining offers and planning to reapply to PhD programs in a few years.
    Yaaaay
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    dancedementia reacted to Psyhopeful in Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!   
    I officially accepted my offer at the University of Michigan where I will get to study both media psychology and developmental psychology. Whew! Glad that's over.
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    dancedementia reacted to PsychGal in Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!   
    School: Auburn University
    Concentration: Clinical Psychology
    Type: PhD
    Date of acceptance: 2/15/19
    Notified by: Phone call from PI followed by email! 
    Would love to know if anyone else will be a Tiger this fall, PM me! 
     
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    dancedementia got a reaction from dakotaS in GRE Prep   
    Magoosh was really helpful for me on math. I'm the type that needs LOTS of practice and immediate, detailed feedback. Magoosh's program has a customizable "practice" mode where you get immediate feedback after each question, with both written and video explanations (helpful for those of us who prefer one way of learning to the other).
    I didn't study verbal so can't give much guidance there.
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    dancedementia got a reaction from CommQueen in Reflections & Advice for Future Applicants   
    My biggest lesson this cycle: don't be afraid to turn down offers and try again next year (or the next, or the next). It's not a race to the finish line. There is nothing wrong with working another couple of years and reapplying if that means you will have better opportunities and less debt. This cycle, I was so caught up in the anxiety of "I need to get my career started NOW" that I applied to mainly unfunded schools and some schools that were, erm... indiscriminate about the folks they admitted. For some folks, those schools might be good fits. For me, I was trying to hard to get my career launched ASAP that I overlooked a ton of schools that would have fit my needs and research interests better. I had several offers from great schools that I just couldn't afford or weren't a good match for my career interests, and had to turn down.
    And that's okay! I was talking to a friend the other day and she said this: I have a licensable master's. I could literally just keep applying every 2 years if I wanted the PhD that badly, until I got in. In the meantime, I can continue to get clinical and research experience. I don't need to take a giant step in the direction of my career - I can do it in baby steps if I need.
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    dancedementia reacted to mtpsych in Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!   
    Officially accepted a clinical phd offer at University of Missouri - St. Louis! 😊
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    dancedementia reacted to TrustedTheProcess in Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!   
    I will also be attending Miami University's PhD program  PM me if you want to connect!
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    dancedementia reacted to vallaboop in Rejection thread   
    Hi all,
    For those of us who didn't get in this time around (le sigh) I thought it might be helpful to commiserate. We can share our reflections over this cycle, what we are going to do to improve for next cycle, and any plan B's in the mean time. This isn't my first rodeo and I'm getting really down on myself. I think talking among people in similar situations could be really helpful for a lot of people. I'm sure I'm not the only one that is not taking rejection lightly! 
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    dancedementia reacted to PsychGal in Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!   
    Auburn University, Clinical Psychology PhD Program!
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    dancedementia reacted to Schrödinger's Other Cat in Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!   
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst for the Clinical Psychology PhD program!
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    dancedementia got a reaction from psych5ever in Fall 2020 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD   
    Sooooo. Who's ready to get a head start on next year?
    (Yes I know April 15th isn't quite here yet, but I've been going through GC withdrawal so I'm making this thread WAY in advance.)
    I was originally going to wait for 2 years before applying (to boost my research productivity), but I was just alerted that my grant-funded research coordinator position (which starts in June!) expires after 1 year and there is no guarantee there will be funding for a second year. Thankfully, it is a hyperproductive lab so I should be able to get some pubs before I need to leave (I'm already on a poster and I haven't even started work yet? lol...) I already have a ton of posters/presentations so I really just wanted more research experience in my area of interest.
    Anyways! Here's the list for fall 2020, a total of 10 schools 
    Boston College (Counseling PhD) -- POI: OMK Boston University (Clinical PhD) -- POI: LB, TP Drexel University (Clinical PhD, reapplicant) -- POI: AJ, EF, MB (you're supposed to choose 3 on the application) Fordham University (Clinical PhD) -- POI: NB Fordham University (Counseling PhD) -- POI: MK Northeastern University (Counseling PhD, reapplicant) -- POI: RR, JEG Suffolk University (Clinical PhD, reapplicant) -- POI: SR (maybe... she rejected me this round so idk if I'll try again), SS UMass Boston (Clinical PhD) -- POI: LR Virginia Commonwealth (Counseling PhD) -- POI: SM William James (Clinical PsyD) -- safety school (got in last round but deferred offer, so would not need to reapply) Yeshiva University (Clinical Health PhD) -- POI: CS This is, of course, assuming all the POIs are taking students next year.
    I'm geographically constrained a little bit b/c my fiance will be in med school next year (at least someone will be earning the big bucks in this family), and I'm not interested in doing a long-distance marriage that spans more than 3 state lines =P
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    dancedementia reacted to imonfire98 in Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!   
    Nothing short of a miracle! I will be joining the clinical psych program at Miami University!
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    dancedementia reacted to buckeyepsych in Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!   
    University of Washington!!! Woohooo!!!
     
    Note: I saw that someone in the results section asked for my POI, message me for details if that's you
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