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Psygeek last won the day on February 17

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    2018 Fall
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  1. Psygeek

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    I don't think I said that it is selfish for people to carefully consider their offers nor did I state that anywhere on this forum. I only questioned your assumption that it 'does not matter' when you get of the waitlist - because let's be honest - other than the psychological stress that can't be good (aren't we all psychologists here?!), going to grad school massively impacts people's lives and the sooner people know what they're up to the better... I think it's only wise to consider one's offers very very carefully and think a bit about them - I think that sentiment is shared by everyone here. If you end up in a situation where you're waitlisted for your number one and because of that cannot commit to another program until the last moment - also fair game. And sure, people need time to weight their options and they should take their time. However, there is no point in holding on onto your 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. offer for no other reason than just having them. I think that is also the reason why the 'rule of thumb' is to not hold on to more than two offers at a time when you made up your mind (preferably even less). As soon as you decide you have better alternatives, free up the spot for somebody else. Schools will also greatly appreciate it (for all the obvious reasons, they may also be missing out on candidates because they did not wait on the waitlist till the last minute for various reasons, etc. Plus it shows respect and enthusiasm). So simply don't wait till the last minute to decide simply because you can.
  2. it's been two days. A lot of things could be going on (especially considering he's head of the admission committee). i'd wait a bit longer and if you don't get a reply to a follow up I'd say email some administrative person - often they can pull some strings.
  3. Psygeek

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    actually, it does for some people whether they here sooner or later; something with jobs, moving, housing contracts, families that may have to relocate, etc. I do know people who had to turn down offers because they arrived early April and there was no way to 'reorganize' their life again on time. Was almost in that position myself last year.
  4. Psygeek

    Fall 2019 Social Psychology Applicant Thread

    rutgers newark seem to have made some offers - not sure if it depends on individual pi
  5. Psygeek

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    I know offers were made to the other 2 & 3 who turned it down
  6. Psygeek

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    know someone who was their POIs 4th choice if that helps anyone (POI was accepting 2 students)
  7. Psygeek

    Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!

    Congrats - not at NW but who are you working with?
  8. Psygeek

    Homesickness & Visiting Family

    I am an 11 hr our flight away from my family (Europe) and 14 hr from my partner (Asia). Make a Skype schedule for the times you cannot go home - you won't have to deal with time zones, so that's a lot better. You'll often have time to travel home during winterbreak and summerbreak + thanksgiving and other longer holidays.
  9. Psygeek

    Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!

    Excited to move to NYC (Columbia Psych)
  10. Psygeek

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    happy to be accepted; not looking forward to the paperwork >.<
  11. Psygeek

    European vs US PhD?

    theres more than country; such as the prestige of the institution; prestige of your advisor; what and how much you publish, etc.
  12. no clue which is better, but delft is also a way more expensive place to live.
  13. Psygeek

    What are people's experiences being waitlisted?

    I got in April 11th for my top choice lol - but was indeed waitlisted originally.

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