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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from 123Caf in CGS-M 2020 - 2021 Results   
    Got NSERC from Carleton and Ryerson! I'm going to Ryerson, so I've released my Carleton offer. 
    Just to be a total sap for a second, three years ago I applied to a different masters program at three different schools and was rejected at all of them. After working towards my second degree in a field I finally feel passionate about, I was over the moon to receive grad school offers this time around. Getting NSERC has made me feel all kinds of things.
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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from SPIWizard in CGS-M 2020 - 2021 Results   
    Got NSERC from Carleton and Ryerson! I'm going to Ryerson, so I've released my Carleton offer. 
    Just to be a total sap for a second, three years ago I applied to a different masters program at three different schools and was rejected at all of them. After working towards my second degree in a field I finally feel passionate about, I was over the moon to receive grad school offers this time around. Getting NSERC has made me feel all kinds of things.
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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from thatblondegirl in CGS-M 2020 - 2021 Results   
    Got NSERC from Carleton and Ryerson! I'm going to Ryerson, so I've released my Carleton offer. 
    Just to be a total sap for a second, three years ago I applied to a different masters program at three different schools and was rejected at all of them. After working towards my second degree in a field I finally feel passionate about, I was over the moon to receive grad school offers this time around. Getting NSERC has made me feel all kinds of things.
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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from CiaraMeow in CGS-M 2020 - 2021 Results   
    Got NSERC from Carleton and Ryerson! I'm going to Ryerson, so I've released my Carleton offer. 
    Just to be a total sap for a second, three years ago I applied to a different masters program at three different schools and was rejected at all of them. After working towards my second degree in a field I finally feel passionate about, I was over the moon to receive grad school offers this time around. Getting NSERC has made me feel all kinds of things.
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    wishful.thinking reacted to JohnGalt@99 in CGS-M 2020 - 2021 Results   
    Congratulations. Happy for you. Lets c for those who are on alternate status, till how long they will have to wait.
     
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    wishful.thinking reacted to clinicalpsyhopeful in Coronavirus & Academia 2020   
    On a related note, I am so glad our interviews (at least for most folks) were earlier this year. Not being able to visit the schools and meet people face to face would have been a bummer!
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    wishful.thinking reacted to VanessaB in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Given that covid-19 is making its way through Canada along with the added factor of budget cuts to post-secondary education (especially in Alberta), is anyone else who will be starting a program in Fall 2020 concerned about how these things may influence their program?
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    wishful.thinking reacted to ClinPsy01 in Coronavirus & Academia 2020   
    As a faculty member, this week has been overwhelming and chaotic for us all. Given how scared and uncertain students (and faculty) have felt this week, having recently learned of the existence of GradCafe it occurred to me that hearing from a faculty member might be helpful to some of you and so I planned to start a post expressing my support. However, upon seeing this thread, I wanted to address the initial poster's concern first and then share my thoughts (albeit - I am just one perspective).
    My university, like so many, has moved to online-only instruction until mid-April, at minimum. I teach a graduate cognitive assessment class. Even if it were possible to teach test administration online (which I doubt anyone could do well - I certainly cannot), my students have to share some test kits with each other plus given the interactive nature of cognitive testing, it would be impossible for my students to administer a test battery and not touch objects that the testee also touches. #WAISIVCOVID19Outbreak is not the hashtag I want to follow my students or I, because we have an obligation to, above all else, do no harm. The skills-based aspect of my course will be on hold until we can resume in-person instruction. That means I, and my students, will need to be flexible regarding making up the missed classes, but I am willing to give up part of my summer to make sure my students are prepared in the way they need to be.
    Let's hope that we're out of the woods by August! That said, as current students, prospective students, and students who will be entering a program in Fall 2020 - it is not your job to worry about how the COVID-19 crisis will affect your education. I understand may of you will worry, and that's okay - but your professors are and will do everything they can to make sure your education continues as planned.
    All that said, I hope everyone is okay. For those of you who had to leave campus abruptly, I am sorry. For those of you who had spring-break plans cancelled, I am sorry. For anyone who is scared - you are not alone. For anyone who is angry about this disruption - you are not alone. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be a student or future student right now. Most (I want to believe all of ) your professors are doing the best they can. I realize that may not feel like enough, but it's the best we can do right now. Please take care of yourselves and if you are feeling anxious about the fall, do reach out to current faculty or POIs. We're here.
     
     
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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from secondtimecharm in *I is stressed* venting thread for Fall 2020 Applicants   
    How much contact have you had with your POI before these interviews? I haven't experienced this before, so this is purely speculation--but I imagine if you've spoken in depth with the POI already, it could be possible that they are set on working with you/got all the information they need already and don't have any other things to go over with you, and just need other committee member input. 
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    wishful.thinking reacted to VanessaB in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Not sure if it helps any, but a number of years ago I applied for a MEd in Counselling Psychology, and I thought I’d get in for sure.  However, that rejection happened so long ago that when I joined this online discussion here, I actually forgot I ever applied anywhere before or was ever rejected from anywhere! 😂
    Anyways, during the year I applied to start a counselling program, not only was I rejected, but I didn’t even get an interview.  I was shocked!  After asking the committee about the rejection and reasons for it, they suggested I needed a stronger psych background (as I had a BFA and BEd at the time and only a handful of psychology courses).  That rejection turned out to be so great in so many ways, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and I was so crushed at first.  
    Years later, I realized that I didn’t want to be a counsellor after all, and school psychology or a related field would be a much better fit.  I could’ve ended up with a masters in a field I didn’t even want to work in!  The rejection also led me to quit my full-time teaching job and go back to school to get my BA in Honours Psychology.  I met so many amazing people during my studies in psychology, and I had the most amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn’t have had if I had originally been accepted to that counselling program.
    I know being waitlisted may seem upsetting in the moment, but as your life progresses, I encourage you to try and see all the wonderful doors that have been opened to you because of certain things that have or have not happened.  So perhaps think of it this way...as one waitlist or rejection happens, one door opens.
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    wishful.thinking reacted to Justice4All in Fall 2020 Psychology Acceptances   
    School: Columbia University 
    Type of Program: Counseling Psychology PhD
    Acceptance Date: 2/14/20
    POI: BV
     
    Dreams. Come. True. 
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    wishful.thinking reacted to VanessaB in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Got an email at 3:57 p.m. to check my grad portal for UAlberta.  Please confirm I'm not dreaming!?!  I got accepted into UAlberta's SCCP MEd program!!!!!  I'm SO happy!  I've been working toward this goal for a long time.  This is the happiest day of my life!!!!!  Though, just last night I realized I had an error in my statement of intent.  I somehow said I wanted to work and live in the field of SCCP; I had a good laugh over it.  I do think, to some extent, academics "live" in their fields anyways.  I think I will tour the UAlberta campus before accepting just to really, really make sure that's where I want to be (especially because I'm either going to have rent or sell my house in Calgary now), but I plan to release my UCalgary MSc SACP offer in a week or two.

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    wishful.thinking reacted to Psych.kitty in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Getting so anxious! I applied to Ottawa, Windsor, Queens, UBC-O, UBC-V, and McGill... and yet, haven't heard a thing from anywhere. This is my fourth attempt applying for clinical programs. I have a masters in another psych area and relevant work experience. Am really hoping it will work out this time but seems like so many people are hearing back already and I have not.... Yikes. Is there still hope?!
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    wishful.thinking reacted to sparrow123 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    York Update: I got invited to the Open House, it takes place on February 14th. I received the invite directly from my POI. If anyone else is going, send me a message! 
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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from clinical_psyc_hopeful in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Hi all, has anyone heard anything from UBC Okanagan?
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    wishful.thinking reacted to springxsummer in *I is stressed* venting thread for Fall 2020 Applicants   
    I submitted the last of my applications today, and I am going to take the weekend off for a road trip.  This process is incredibly stressful sometimes, but It's so important that we take care of ourselves. As someone who has been rejected before, regardless of the outcome, we'll all be okay and life will go on.
     
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    wishful.thinking reacted to CatastrophizingNerd in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Those who received invites / waitlists from UBC/UBCO, were these mass emails or private contacts?
    Can you DM your POI?
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    wishful.thinking reacted to PurpleTurtles in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Hi all,
    I'm a current phd student in the York Adult clinical stream. If anyone has questions about the program, please feel free to message me!
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    wishful.thinking reacted to sparrow123 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Thank you for the info!
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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from sparrow123 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    I applied to the experimental psychology stream at York, so I don't know if this information directly applies to the Clinical program...but I had an informal interview with my POI the other day and they said that the department (I think? I can't remember exactly what they stated) will meet about this at the end of this week,  and that applicants will likely be invited sometime next week. My memory of the timeline is hazy, but I think you shouldn't lose hope!
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    wishful.thinking reacted to Cascadia in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Hi! So just curious, for those who posted they were waitlisted by UBC, did you have interviews before you were waitlisted? And how did you receive that news? Also to confirm, this is UBC V not O right?
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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from AnnaSonia27 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    This is really good to know, thank you! The waiting game continues...  
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    wishful.thinking reacted to AnnaSonia27 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    I received an email from a POI at UBC-O informing me that he has compiled a list of applicants and is currently reviewing them. He said the department will be providing more information (i.e. interview invites) in early February. Hope this helps, best of luck!!
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    wishful.thinking reacted to Vanilla Bean in Politely sending reminders for reference letter to professor over the holidays?   
    Some professors apparently wait until the very last minute to submit letters for students. It's likely that they have not forgotten and are planning to submit the letter tomorrow, but sending a reminder email should not be rude or out of line. Hopefully they respond soon to give you peace of mind! 
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    wishful.thinking got a reaction from M246 in Politely sending reminders for reference letter to professor over the holidays?   
    Thank you everyone!! I've emailed my prof and now have my whole body crossed hoping they read it on time. 😄
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