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pataka last won the day on January 6 2018

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  1. All of the programs I applied to had an application tracking option where I could log back in and check the status of both the transcripts and the GRE scores. Do your programs not have this?
  2. Umm I wouldn't say I aced it - I got V/Q scores of 157/154 - but I got into my PhD program with that, so... I studied with a GRE study book by Kaplan and with Magoosh for vocab.
  3. pataka

    Minneapolis, MN

    - I live in Uptown now and it's really nice and there are express buses to the UMN campus... but it can be pricey to live here. If you found a roommate or two, this would be a good option. Lots to do in Uptown and good for if you like to keep your home and school life separate to a degree. - Along the light rail into St Paul (Prospect Park and beyond) is an option, but for the decent-to-nice apartments the price is inflated, and it's not as nice of an area as Uptown. - Marcy-Holmes near St Anthony Main and the Stone Arch Bridge (campus side, not downtown side) is a great with a mix
  4. Have you considered medical school? A good number of neuropsychologists have MDs, and it sounds like psychiatry might be of interest to you as well which would also be an MD pursuit.
  5. I agree with other posters here that a PsyD might be a better option for you if you don't like research but want a doctoral degree. I want to ask, though - have you considered Master's programs? Your question (about why some people express disorders while others don't) could be explored through fields like epidemiology/Master's in public health. You could pursue a Master's in psychology, psychological sciences, mental health, mental health counseling, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, etc. which would allow you to work with different populations of people. There are Master's pr
  6. Usually that means the department recommended you for admission to the graduate school, but I would call and ask.
  7. UMD-College Park for Counseling Psychology! It's my top choice and also the only place I got an offer from so I guess it worked out :-)
  8. This is the most likely situation; however, this is not what happened with me. Due to time constraints and potentially some funding issues my advisor did not extend an offer to anyone in the first round, and I got the offer after everything was straightened out.
  9. YOU GUYS. I GOT IN!!! I was sitting on 5 rejections and 1 waitlist (for my top choice school) with very little communication about what was happening with the adcomm. I got a phone call from my POI today and they said I was their first choice (they did not extend an offer to anyone else) and that the reason for the delay/waitlist was that they had a lot to figure out internally. I'm still waiting on the official letter with the funding offer, but I'm so excited, and relieved, and a little bit in shock. This late in the game, I had more than prepared myself for applying again next year. H
  10. I'm so sorry Cindy I still haven't heard anything from my POI from my interview that was at the beginning of Feb. One person from my interview cohort messaged me to say they received an offer and I am still in limbo so I don't know how to feel about that. This school is my last chance so I'm prepping my list for next year's apps too. Also finding it hard to find motivation because of the sadness. I'm hoping it will get better. Hang in there <3
  11. Didn't you just post this in another thread like yesterday? Maybe it was because you already said the first POI was a better fit so why would she bother interviewing you. Maybe other people didn't list more than one potential PI on their application so it wasn't even a question. Did you follow up with the first POI to let her know you think she is the best fit for you, after meeting the second person?
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