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  1. FallGO

    POI Requests for Clinical Psychology PhD Fall 2019

    Guys. I really think it's more appropriate if you send a personal message to those who have posted interview invites to inquire POI info. I don't think people would actually read everyone's request and send message to each individual. That's a lot of work. So, if you want to know, be proactive! Also, I don't think it's a good idea to post POI's initials and names publicly. If I'm a professor, I won't want students to post on an online forum showing that I've sent out invites etc.
  2. Congratulations! Guys!
  3. Thank you guys for all of your input!!! super helpful I now just can't stop imagining all the worse scenarios. Gotta do something to keep my sanity!
  4. Hello guys, I wonder how much does funding play a role in POIs and committee's decisions? Would I be strongly disadvantaged if I'm not qualified for any external funding? Thanks!
  5. It's Jan. 2, holiday is over. How many of you have started checking your emails incessantly!不不不不不
  6. Thank you! I got it All the best!
  7. Yes!.Congratulations! Do you mind share your POI? Thanks!
  8. Based on what I know, a professor can't decide alone whether to take a student. The decision is made by the admission committee which contains other professors in the department. Once the admission is recommended, the school's graduate office has the final say if the official offer will be sent out or not. As long as your grades and records are competitive enough compared to other applicants and you meet the minimum requirement, you should be fine Another factor that may affect whether you will receive an offer or not is funding. All the best!
  9. I looked at last year's posts, it seems like Waterloo and UBC's preliminary interviews usually happen around the beginning of Jan. I will worry after the New Year
  10. Anyone hear anything from Waterloo and Queens?
  11. I got the exact the same email. I've emailed the graduate office and they are working it out. They are probably undergoing a lot of stress and pressure at this moment. Hope it will resolve soon.
  12. I personally don't think it's necessary. I think schools have a specific procedure of creating a short list and then the professor will contact the applicants on the shortlist.
  13. FallGO

    Interview Advice

    Hello guys, You all offered great advice! Thank you @spookycat, I hope you will feel better and hear good news soon. I'm very shocked that they will even ask detailed questions like that! I won't be ready to answer that kind of question either. So, I think many are on the same page with you or not as good as you. Don't worry until your worry is warranted. I now wonder how detailed are we supposed to know about potential POIs' research. Is it necessary to know all potential POIs' research or just the primary one? I hope others could shed light on the extent to which our literature review has to be to prepare to interviews!! Many thanks!
  14. Hello guys! Thank you for your comfort! It helps I really want to enjoy my Christmas and then think about all this in the New Year. You guys all make good points! I feel better now Good Luck to us & Merry Christmas
  15. Hello folks! Our thread is very quiet! I guess we will probably hear back from Canadian schools in early Jan. Anyone think it's possible to get any responses before Christmas? I wonder for those who know about the preliminary interviewing process, will the POI call you without prior notice? I was panic these days whenever my phone rang with an unknown caller ID and then I found that it was just a scam call... LOL... It would be much better if I could receive notice about any upcoming calls regarding interviews! Email is even better. I just generally don't like answering phone calls.

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