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  1. @Gvh Thank you! I will be heading to NY! It is exciting and nerve-wrecking at the same time... Best of luck to you, too!
  2. Hello, everyone. I don't know who is still hanging out on this forum, but, because you all were incredible supporters and my source of energy during my difficult times, I thought I'd stopped by to happily announce that I have been officially accepted off the waitlist from my top choice school. It really feels surreal and I really cannot believe that this has actually happened. I think it will take some time to sink in. This month has been quite wonderful for me actually, so I am very thankful for everything that I am given. It is indeed one of the best, most incredible thing that has happ
  3. Hi @catsandcrochet, I understand the frustration and anxiety the wait brings. For your case, I think it depends on whether you are waiting to hear back post-interview or without an interview. In the former, you might have been waitlisted (it seems like programs sometimes don't let their applicants know about this...) and they are just working their way through the waitlist still. In the latter, I think at this point hearing nothing from schools means rejection, because most psych programs, especially clinical psych programs interview their applicants to consider them for admission. In eit
  4. @wootar I am so sorry to hear your news. I really wished that you would get in. Although, I am glad to hear that you have a Plan B and that you are staying positive! Getting invited to 6 places in and of itself is very impressive so you should definitely give yourself credit for that. Especially that you have applied to clinical programs, which are extra competitive. It didn't work out this year for you, but it is only your first cycle. I definitely think your second cycle will look even more successful. Don't give up, maybe it is a sign from the universe that you will end up somewhere with ev
  5. From my email early this morning, I got a very nice and polite response email stating that I am still waitlisted, and that there are about three people ahead of me of that waitlist. This means I have another few weeks to hold my breath! Not quite something I was expecting, but it is much, much better than a rejection. Those people were so nice I really want to work with them!!! I am hoping that many people ahead of me already have accepted offers elsewhere by now and decline those offers...Thank you @wootar and @clinpsy for encouraging me to send this query email. I can now sleep at night
  6. Thank you so much @Gvh!!! As a fellow international applicant with U.S. Masters, I congratulate you and hope the best for you for your future endeavors!
  7. Hi @wootar!!! wow, your email is really polite and well-written. I think I will send an email this morning. Given that I live in the west coast and the school in in the east coast, I think I should send it now!!! LOL Yeah I just want to deal with this as soon as possible!!! You are completely right. It is what it is... I really, really wish we both get in. Best luck to you, too. @clinpsy, Thank you for your encouragement! I think I will take your advise and send it now! Thank you!!!
  8. Today is the day, folks. I was also thinking about sending them an email and still debating, because here is a thing. In a lab meeting, a student asked why I don't query about my status, if I am this anxious and still haven't heard back with anything. She said to reiterate my interests and say that the school is my top choice, and to ask about the waitlist status at this point. My advisor said it was a okay idea, but she said to wait until after the 15th. I mean... what is really the point if I send them "what is my status" email after all decisions have been made? This email, if it wou
  9. Hi, I am new to this topic, the insurmountable anxiety led me here. Still waiting at my top/only choice. They specifically stated that they would let their waitlisted applicants know about their status before or by 4/15, which is TODAY. I still haven't heard anything, and while I am trying to be patient, I am thinking about sending them an email reiterating my interests in the school, and that it is my top choice and I would like to find out about my waitlisted status at this point. This school does not have PI admitting each student, but mass interview invitation leads to ~10 offers
  10. @wootar I think I would wait until 4/15. I agree with @emhopefulme that it is just two more days, including today! For me, I think I will wait until the 15th, and if I don't hear back for some reason, although they clearly stated that they would let me know about my status by that deadline, I am going to email them to query. I gather people started to decline offers this week, and the schools are just waiting until they get an idea of how many spots in total will open up and then they will get back to the waitlisters. Frustrating, but it will happen today or tomorrow. Stay positive!!!
  11. No... haven't heard back just yet. I wonder why they said that they would let me know before or by 4/15, as the more I think about it it only makes sense that they let people on the waitlist know after getting all of the results from their initial offers. I guess we would find out within a few days... Good luck to you, too and I am really hoping for the best!!!
  12. Oh my gosh, @wootar I can completely relate to your worries. Thanks for sharing your experience. I don't think it would help me much at this point, if not hurting, to send a follow-up email to the waitlist email that was sent like a month and a half ago! I guess I should just let it go now since I can't really do anything about it! I guess at this point what we can do is to wait it out patiently... although on some other post I read today it said that the offers would come after 4/15, because that's the deadline for the people who already got offers to decline so it would only make sense tha
  13. Hi, I am new to this thread, and had a few questions for those who are more informed! As a bio BA and psych MA, I ended up applying to a few neuro programs this cycle and was lucky to be waitlisted at one. This ended up my only hope and also one of my top schools. In the waitlist email it was mentioned that they will let me know before or by 4/15. But I wondered, since it is the deadline for people to defer their decision, how will the waitlist people hear back before this time? Also, my school is a rotation program so my POI will have no power in giving me admission...so it is just a bunch of
  14. Just out of curiosity, has anyone replied back to the email notifying you of your waitlist status, thanking them/saying that it is an honor that you are waitlist at that school? I didn't reply back, and I'm wondering if it is usually conventional to do so. My advisors told me to not do anything to avoid bothering them or appearing desperate, but now I think back, I think I should have at least thanked them or tell them that I am very interested in getting in to the school and that it is my top choice. Not that it would matter much now, but I am just going through a list of things that could ha
  15. Yes, this is a very good point, @Freudian_Slip! Thank you for sharing this. I think schools may have very different waitlist policies that sometimes almost everyone on the waitlist ends up with an offer (in one instance the person was #17 on the waitlist!), but unfortunately many times this is not the case. Many factors may play roles in the admission process and waitlists may also be a part of that (including what you've mentioned, the waitlist may not be simple and "linear"). Luckily in many cases I've heard or experienced, there are a certain number of positions available in that particular
  16. Thanks @emhopefulme... I think as the deadline is approaching I am getting more nervous each day...! But you are right, I should I try to stay positive as we have only a few days! I hope for the best to everyone who is still waiting...we can do it...!!! Last weekend of not knowing what our future holds...
  17. Hey guys... anyone still waiting? Gosh, this waiting game is really wearing me down! Especially today, I am just sitting around and thinking about what would happen in the next five days or so, if it would be bearing any good news. By being merely days away from knowing my fate of attending a dream school or not is fundamentally stressful and anxiety-provoking. It gives me hope that my school has traditionally been admitting a quite a bit of people off the waitlist and that I witnessed it in the past, and I just hope that my status of being an international student will not impact the decision
  18. I am so sorry @wootar to hear that one of your waitlists didn't work out... GOSH this is such a stressful process! Hearing everyone's news this week is very upsetting, but I am very impressed that you all are smart to already be thinking about plan B. It is really disturbing to me to see how someone who is as enthusiastic and established as you are in your field of interest is not getting multiple offers right away. I almost came to the point where I think that the decision at the end are being made on some arbitrary factors that have nothing to do with a student's qualifications whatsoever.
  19. I am so sorry to hear the news, @emhopefulme. It is really unfortunate that schools have to reject a qualified candidate like you. Although I am happy to hear that you are already thinking about your plan b and being resilient in that you are thinking about reapplying next year, I can understand that nothing would truly be soothing right now. However, I am sure that you will get over this soon and you will have a better chance next year. Good luck!
  20. OH MY GOD!!! It is wonderful news!!! Congratulations, @psyched55!!! You don't know how happy I am to hear that news. As the deadline approaches my anxiety is peaking, so it is really encouraging and soothing to hear news like yours. Now all you have to do is to relax and enjoy a few months of freedom, because it will get super busy very soon! I hope the two people on your POI's list get other offers that would make them to choose other schools, @wootar, especially for your 1st choice school!!! We are almost there, and hopefully we will receive great news soon!!!
  21. Yes--I, too, am still here, still waiting! Only two weeks! As we roll into our final two weeks, all the anxiety and worries have become a natural part of me. Thankfully I have people around me who are very encouraging and saying nice things like I will get the good news from the school in no time, and I have you guys who are also very encouraging and most importantly you all understand this situation more than any others. So thank you all for being here with me at this troubled time, and really wishing good luck for all of us!
  22. YAAAAAY!!!! Congrats @didion10!!! I was checking the results this morning and was wondering if it was you!!! Oh my gosh! I am so happy for you. And this is good news for all of us here on this post, that there's still hope:) Very encouraging and exciting!!! I didn't contact my school after being notified of my waitlist status so I think it is kind of late for me to reiterate my interests, but hopefully they think I am patient and deserves a spot! Thanks for sharing this very happy news and hope you get some rest now! Best wishes with going forward with your PhD!!! Congrats again
  23. Oh, I know. I completely understand and relate to your anxiety regarding the order of the waitlist which is basically your likelihood of getting an offer. I think it depends on the schools, whether they are trying to fill ALL of the positions that are offered in that particular year so they keep giving out the offers to the waitlisted people until every slot is filled regardless of the deadline date, or they just stop giving out their offers after certain point even not all slots are filled. I wanted to email the adcom so, so much about how their waitlist works, but I ended up not doing it...
  24. From what I understand, the 4/15 deadline is following the APA guideline, which should be universal throughout all programs. So I am assuming people who received the initial offers have to decide before or by 4/15.
  25. Congrats, @EveryDay! Boston seems to be a lovely city to live in, and also the program is phenomenal. Good luck going on forward with the program!!!
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