Psychapplica

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About Psychapplica

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  • Location
    Pennsylvania
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Experimental psychology Ph.D
  1. Fall 2018 Developmental Psychology Ph.D. Applicants

    I wouldn’t freak out about that. (I say this as I too am freaking out HA!). Our PI made me feel like it’s pretty individualized. For example our PI has truly been so busy she has not had time to look at applicants. I imagine some POI’s are super eager and jump the gun while others are simply stretched thin and look at applications at the last minute. Hope this helps! At least our applications truly go through a human’s hands lol!
  2. Fall 2018 Developmental Psychology Ph.D. Applicants

    Congrats! I also applied to Rochester but have not yet heard back... sigh. As for PSU, I work there, our PI hasn’t even looked at applications yet (clinical of course). She said it does seem early that interviews are going out already, but there seems to be a lot of them!
  3. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    It kills when I see posts that some one got an interview in the specific program and concentration that I applied to... eagerly waiting. I really hope I get an interview 😔 how are others coping?
  4. Fall 2018 Developmental Psychology Ph.D. Applicants

    Same- refresh... refresh...refresh. Lol. It’s totally not healthy. I’ve been trying to bust myself with leisurely activities. If the above schools are the only schools you applied to, we actually have no overlap
  5. Fall 2018 Developmental Psychology Ph.D. Applicants

    Thanks for starting! Are you focused on applied or research? I applied to 11 schools, this is unfortunately not my first cycle. I have been fortunate enough to receive one interview invitation so far! Now I’m super nervous and anxiously awaiting word from other programs! Best to everyone out there 😊
  6. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    May I ask how you feel about those POI’s that don’t respond? I’m contacting individuals too. I would say most are contacting me back with positive responses. I’m not sure what to think of a lack of response
  7. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    I reached out to two PI's with whom I had extensive contact with last year. School A waitlisted me last cycle, and this PI at school A is not accepting new students this year. Bummer. POI at School B has not gotten back to me through email. We had extensive communication before and after the last application cycle. She invited me to reach out to her should I not be accepted during the cycle. I'm bummed she hasn't gotten back, she could be on vacation or such. i love the program at school B! I had a fair amount of contact with another POI at school B (but she was my second preferred individual). If the first targeted POI doesn't get back to me, would it be unwise to reach out to the otherPOI at school B? It's health psych experimental so there are not a ton of programs
  8. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    Say what?! I did not know that lol. Learn something new every cycle! I think my biggest fear (aside from repeated rejection) is my gre score. In case anyone else out there doesn't know this- some gre prep service providers offer financial aid. I highly recommend applying for this! I just did! my gre fear is a harsh reality! I had the privilege of sitting in on admissions decisions for our labs incoming student. Only after comparing scores did our PI ask, "we'll do any of them have publications?" I work within a highly competitive psych program. If I can get that score up, I think I can get my foot in the door! I have three papers in progress- none yet in review but the data is ready. 🤞 I haven't entirely decided my schools yet- but I am experimental focused as opposed to clinical. I will be reaching out to the PI who waitlisted me last year and another PI I connected with. I want see if this year holds possibilities if my application is stronger. What about you? What sort of feedback have you gotten on your apps? Has it helped you in any way?
  9. Clinical Psychology PhD Admissions Consultant?

    I'm applying to experimental psych programs, but last cycle I feel like I bombed an interview! Question I felt (at the time) was out of left field, but looking back now, I see that question was well justified. I would have loved someone to point this out in my application before hand. I could have prepared better 😅
  10. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    I can empathize with your worries so much! This is not my first cycle, it's not even my second, so how many more times can I go through this? But I really can't see myself doing anything else! What sort of things are you doing to strengthen your application? Have you have a common theme in feedback from previous cycles? Mine is consistently my gre score.
  11. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    I can empathize with your worries so much! This is not my first cycle, it's not even my second, so how many more times can I go through this? But I really can't see myself doing anything else! What sort of things are you doing to strengthen your application? Have you have a common theme in feedback from previous cycles? Mine is consistently my gre score.
  12. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    During the last application cycle, I connected very well with a POI. She advocated for my application but in the end the committee overall felt my application wasn't strong enough. She suggested that I reach out to her in May (so now) if I was not given any offers. Now that May is here, how should I start that conversation? This was my first choice program last cycle and likely it will be again. I would like to apply to this program again and keep in contact with her. Find ways to strengthen my application.
  13. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    Thank you for sharing your story 😊 It really did and does help. This online community helps. We share a lot of similarities. I've finished my MA and I'm working in a lab at a very well known institution. So it seems like I'm just surrounded by success stories! It's easy to forget that others don't alway get in so easily or on the first try. It's easy to be self deprecating, I'm hoping to show my mentors that I speak to less frequently more and more progress with each application cycle.
  14. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'm doing everything I can to strengthen my application. This is my 3rd round. This part is always the hardest for me. Going back for my LOR's
  15. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm applying this year as well- I've applied more than once 😩 But I'm not giving up and I'm not settling! I've come really close. The last cycle I was waitlisted, but a spot did not open up (it's mid may I am assuming a spot will not open). I need to reach out to my reference writers and admit defeat again and ask for their help... again. I hate this part! Does anyone else? Any advice?