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    GRE Prep

    I personally found Magoosh helpful (did the 6 month plan), as well as membean for the verbal section (this was my weaker area).
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    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    One of the best pieces of advice I got from a previous advisor and current letter writer was to ask for strong letters of recommendation when applying--dont just ask for a letter.
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    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Absolutely this. During my last application round, I had 2 years less research experience and my GRE scores were not nearly as competitive. However, I still managed to land a few interviews, 1 of which at a prestigious university, thanks to my research fit and my SOP (definitely didn't have any connections to any of the programs). Ended up being first alternate at that program, which I think was largely due to my very luke-warm interview. It wasnt terrible, but I definitely didnt have the interview skills I do now and I think that is what hindered me the most. Stats absolutely help get you in the door, but excellent stats will not compensate for a poorly written SOP or a presumptuous personality.
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    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    GRE was 161V, 170Q, 5 AW. No psych GRE. I had about 3-4 years of varying research experience, including an empirical masters that is in prep for publication and was presented at a national conference. I had experience at all steps of the research process though, so if you need more research experience, look for quality over quantity (1 year helping out at various stages of the research project looks better than 2 years data entry)
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    Interview Attire?

    Agreed with the above. Neutral tones are completely fine. Bonus if they're comfortable.
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    Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!

    Formally accepted my offer for the University of Houston today! This was my 3rd round and I'm 3 years post masters, so this is a great feeling. I am celebrating by cuddling with my dogs and planning my honeymoon (why I thought it was a good idea to get married during grad school application/interview season, I have no freaking idea)
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    Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!

    School: University of Houston Concentration: Clinical Psychology Type: PhD Date of acceptance: February 11th Notified by: Phone call Super excited! Feel free to message me for POI
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    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Me too please! Congrats to those accepted!
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I received an interview invite for Washington State's clinical psychology program on December 23rd. Feel free and PM me for POI.
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Its impossible to say without knowing the POI or how it was worded, but I'd recommend going in expecting the interview, so schedule a time where you are prepared and ready. It never hurts to be over prepared.
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    Looking for Dual Psychology/Philosophy PhD Programs

    In that case, check out Washington University in St. Louis. They have a philosophy-neuroscience-psychology PhD. https://pnp.artsci.wustl.edu/graduate
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    Looking for Dual Psychology/Philosophy PhD Programs

    What do you want to do with the dual degree? What are your career goals?
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    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    For both of the schools I was invited to interview at so far, I did not have any contact with my POI until they reached out for interviews. Both listed very clearly their interests and whether they were accepting students on their website, so I didnt find it necessary to reach out.
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    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    School: Sam Houston State University Type: Clinical Psychology PhD Date of invite: December 14, 2018 Type of invite: Phone call from POI Interview date(s): On-campus interview day 2/8/2018
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    According to George Fox's Student Admissions and Outcome Data, their APA-accredited internship match rate for the last few years is between 5% and 25%, which is pretty abysmal. Not going to an APA accredited internship will seriously limit your options as a psychologist. George Washington's is better (hovers around 75%) but still is not great. Cannot agree with this enough. And IBR might not be around forever, so banking on that is probably not a good idea.

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