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gillis_55 last won the day on February 2 2019

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    Toronto, ON, Canada
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    2019 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology

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  1. Would you be interested in living in Canada? English-speaking Quebec universities like McGill and Concordia both have many professors investigating English/French bilingualism. Both are great schools! I will say, you should also add a few less competitive schools to your list as a backup - hopefully you do get accepted into your dream program, but it never hurts to have a plan b.
  2. I wrote my Subject GRE on September 15th last year, and my General GRE on Oct 29. All my scores arrived at my schools on time, my first deadline being Nov 15th (most were Dec 1st or 15th). My general score was available within 7 days, but my subject score took closer to 6 weeks. I definitely would've been worried if I had written the subject test in October. So, I'd suggest doing the September Subject Test and giving yourself a few weeks off before the General. The time you'll need will depend on your current scores vs. target scores though; personally, I didn't have to study much for the
  3. Hi there! Do you have an interest in conducting research as well? If yes, then go for a PhD in Clinical Psych or a PsyD, with the PhD being heavier on the research vs. practice side (also keeping in mind buckeyepsych's warning about diploma mills for PsyD's). However, if you're interested in clinical practice alone, you can do that with a master's degree in social work or counselling psychology. If you're interested in Marriage & Family Therapy specifically, there is an organization that lists accredited programs for that specialty.
  4. This is for clinical psych anyhow - confirming that the soonest you'll be able to submit is when the application portal opens, typically September or October at the latest. I know at least 3/13 schools that I applied to started looking at applications 1-2 weeks before the deadline, so there's a possible advantage in submitting early - but you still won't hear back until after the deadline. YMMV though depending on your area - for less competitive areas they may evaluate apps as they come in and get back to you quickly (e.g., a friend of mine submitted to an MSc program in the UK a couple of we
  5. 28 when I applied, accepted in my first cycle. I finished my undergrad in psych at 22 but I decided to work in industry instead of going to grad school. Did that for 6 years, then made the decision to pursue an MA/PhD in clinical psych. In retrospect, I'm very glad I took a break. I was able to save money, gain valuable skills and self-confidence, and really make sure that I was up for 6 more years of school. I'd highly recommend taking some time off from school - you may find another path that's right for you, or it can confirm for you that grad school really is what you want.
  6. For OGS, I heard back from UOttawa in December and Guelph last week (both waitlisted). Waterloo & UWO be reporting soon, York releases results in May, and UofT/OISE releases results in July.
  7. Nope - it's all in one application thankfully. You fill out your proposal, CV, etc. and then select the 3 schools from dropdown lists. For OGS, it's individual to each school so theoretically you could prepare different proposals for each.
  8. Received 1 alternate offer for CGS-M, 2 "Not Offered". Fingers crossed! It's not at the school I'm attending but it'd still be nice to say "declined" on my CV.
  9. Something else to consider with a new faculty member - they are learning how to be a supervisor and mentor. You won't have any grad students to ask about how they are as a supervisor, and even the POI won't really be able to answer this based on their experience (it will be more aspirational or focused on what they hope to be).There's more of a risk that they may end up being the kind of supervisor you're not well suited for. If you have a good feeling about them after meeting them, it will probably turn out just fine.
  10. First thing I would say: the only leverage you have is a competing offer from another school. There is really no reason for them to increase your funding if you don't have a better offer on the table. Also, it's still worth asking even if you think the schools are of different ranks. You'll never get extra funding if you don't ask! Finally, I wouldn't recommend asking unless you're seriously considering the school - i.e., don't ask every program that accepted you to match the offer. I'd limit it to 1-2 schools you're trying to decide between. With that in mind, here is the letter I used
  11. Received my rejection from Concordia today via email - expected, no interview.
  12. Thanks Hopefully we’ll end up at some of the same conferences next year!
  13. Officially accepted my offer for the University of Guelph Child & Adolescent Clinical Psych - super excited to get started in September! I released my offers from UTSC and Waterloo, so good luck to those on the waitlist. Message me for POIs if you're interested.
  14. Headed to the University of Guelph's Child & Adolescent Clinical Psych program So excited to get started!
  15. All official offers went out in early Feb, they’re now waiting to hear back from applicants
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