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  1. PsycUndergrad

    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019

    Looks like SSHRC posted the award recipients online. I’d guess most of the waitlist movement is done now since they don’t usually post the list until everything is more or less finalized. Fingers crossed for next year!
  2. How do you know you want to do clinical psychology if you haven’t done psych research or even taken a psychology class? That’s something to think about when you apply. You’re going to need a strong argument to convince PIs that you’re committed to and understand the field. If you can relate your research to psychology somehow, this might be easier. It won’t hurt to apply if you can afford it, but my first inclination is to wait. You’ll be competing against hundreds of people with perfect GPAs and years of psychology experience. If you take a few more psych classes (especially research methods and stats) and get relevant research experience before applying, you’ll be a lot more likely to get into a good program.
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    Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD

    Just wanted to second this! Montreal is probably one of the best places in the world to study bilingualism because it’s so integrated into everyday life and most children grow up bilingual (or multilingual, in many cases).
  4. PsycUndergrad

    Funding - Canadian Applying to an American Clinical Psychology PhD?

    My understanding is that it’s not nearly as common in the US. The CGS-M is not tenable in the US, but the tri-council Doctoral Fellowships (only the $20k ones, I think, but I could be wrong) can be held outside Canada. Applying for the doctoral competition would likely be an impressive addition to your application, even if it isn’t expected.
  5. PsycUndergrad

    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019

    Don’t worry about it. They won’t see the email and probably didn’t even notice the typos. I’ve made multiple typos in actual scholarship applications and still got funding.
  6. PsycUndergrad

    Should I retake the Psyc GRE?

    Yeah, unless it’s specified that you need to take the psychology GRE, it probably isn’t worth it. I only took it because one of my programs required it.
  7. PsycUndergrad

    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019

    Wow, that’s a crazy score, probably the highest I’ve ever seen. Congrats!!
  8. PsycUndergrad

    Should I retake the Psyc GRE?

    I used the Princeton Review book and it helped me score in the high 90th percentile. It’s actually much shorter and probably less comprehensive than the Kaplan book, but I found it to include all the necessary information without going into excessive detail. A lot of the information from the book showed up on the test, especially the names of famous psychologists. It also had helpful tips about taking the test since it’s scored strangely (e.g. leaving an answer blank is better than answering incorrectly, etc). I spent about a week memorizing the book content and taking the included practice tests multiple times. There’s also a practice test online from ETS that is almost identical to the real test.
  9. PsycUndergrad

    Should I retake the Psyc GRE?

    Definitely retake if you can. I’m not sure how you studied last time, but I recommend learning how the test works and taking as many practice tests as you can find. Chances are you already know most of the material, but the test can require really specific response strategies to do well.
  10. PsycUndergrad

    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019 Waitlisted

    It just gave my score, and not much else. Apparently if funds become available, I will be “advised without delay.”
  11. PsycUndergrad

    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019

    I got 11.1 and was waitlisted so 11.5 seems about right for the fellowship cut off.
  12. PsycUndergrad

    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019 Waitlisted

    I was waitlisted with a score of 11.1. Not sure what committee but I’m in psychology. My score seems super low compared to the winners so I’m guessing I’m probably low on the list.
  13. PsycUndergrad

    FRQSC/FRQ waitlist?

    Is anyone here from Quebec/ever applied for FRQSC or other FRQ agencies? Specifically for doctoral awards since I know masters is different. I didn’t get it but was ranked pretty high, and I’m wondering if there’s a waitlist (since some people will probably get SSHRC and turn it down). There’s no mention in the letter, so I assume any rejected funds just return to the agency instead of going to the next person on the list.
  14. I think it’s reasonable to contact them if you prefer those schools over your current acceptance and are holding onto another offer while you await their response. I think it’s more of a problem when you email them just because you’re impatient or anxious. In that case, there’s no good reason to contact and it will probably not come across well.
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    ABA therapist - clinical vs. research experience?

    Definitely go for research. PhD programs don’t really care about clinical experience, and the more research the better. I’ve also encountered a lot of clinical psychologists with mixed opinions on ABA (won’t get into that too much!) so those positions might not be helpful to your application depending on which reads it.

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