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    2019 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology

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  1. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Auburn, AL

    I'll message you!
  2. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Auburn, AL

    War eagle! I am!
  3. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!

    Yay! So excited for you!!
  4. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Keep A Word Drop A Word

    red flag
  5. clinical_psych_hopeful

    What are people's experiences being waitlisted?

    Thankful to not be alone! Ahhhhh! Yes we will!!
  6. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I don't go to any of these schools, but I've visited UConn and Auburn. Here are my thoughts about the areas: UConn is a land-grant institution. It's a pretty area, but it felt very rural to me. It also gets quite cold in the winter. Auburn has a very college-town feel to it, with neighborhoods around and a cute downtown. Opelika, which is a few miles down the road, has bigger stores like Target, etc. It's also about a 2-hr drive to Atlanta, if you're craving big city things. Good luck deciding!
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    What are people's experiences being waitlisted?

    A month 'till April 15th! Any other waitlisters freaking out a little? I'm hoping the best for us all! And hopefully we'll start to see more waitlist movement with the deadline approaching, and people accepting and declining offers.
  8. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Clinical Psychology - Phone offer before Formal Letter

    Congrats!! Totally normal! I've had that happen a couple times, and they sent the letter later that day. But since you're POI said within the next week, try not to worry if it takes longer. It's real! You got in! You can believe it!
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    Choices choices

    First of all, congrats on your acceptances It sounds like there are a number of things to consider! Personally, I find that making a chart of pros and cons really, really helps with decision making. When I'm deciding between two, I think to divide my paper in fourths with the schools on top and pros/cons on the side of the paper. It can help to visually see how many pros and cons there are, and to see them side-by-side. It might help you see which pros are drawing you the most, or which cons detract you the most. For me, gut feeling and fit is also really important--where does it feel that you'll be happiest? Which program feels like it's "you"? Where are you most excited about the classes and professors? Which location would you enjoy the most? Good luck!!
  10. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    YAY! So happy for you!! A good reminder that there is always hope!
  11. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I'm all for hand-written notes! I think they're lovely, classy, and can mean a lot to people. When I gave my thank you for LORs, it was around the holidays in December, so I gave it along with little Christmas gifts--things like a box of tea and some chocolate. I've also heard of people giving things like a mug from the school that they'll be attending to LOR writers.
  12. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I think you're totally okay! Even though you told them that you'd make a decision by mid-March, you have until April 15th. I don't think it's be inappropriate to tell them you need more time to make a decision. I think the exception is, of course, if the program that you already have an offer from is you're first choice--in that case, I'd go ahead and accept and not wait on the other program. If the one you're waiting on is the one you prefer, then you could say something like: "Although I hoped to be able to make a decision by mid-March, I am still waiting to hear from another program. I am sorry to keep you and those on the waitlist waiting. I am still very interested in your program. I will be sure to give you an decision as soon as I am able to, by April 15th." You can be honest--they understand that this kind of thing happens!
  13. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    April 15th is about a month away now! 😮 Any other waitlisters freaking out a little?!
  14. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Congrats on your acceptance!!! I don't think that they'll perceive your excitement as accepting the offer, unless you say that you're accepting the offer and sign paperwork. So I wouldn't worry about that! I might say something expressing your thanks and excitement, and then say something like "I will be sure to give you a decision by April 15th." Of course they know that, but throwing that in there makes it clear that you're not yet accepting. I don't think you need to disclose the other interview, because they'll assume that you have decisions to make or other interviews to still attend.
  15. clinical_psych_hopeful

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Here's my opinion: My advisor recommended that I not contact my POI after the initial response to their waitlist email. Some POIs perceive it as pushy (and could cut you for that) because they can't do anything until they hear from the applicant who they offered the spot to. So, I personally wouldn't email them again. I think the one exception may be if you've been admitted to another program since being waitlisted at your top choice, and you could update your POI with that info/reiterate that they're your 1st choice/ask for an update for decision-making purposes (maybe). I know waiting isn't fun! Good luck!
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