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About kaimcc22520

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  • Birthday 08/27/1997

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    2019 Fall
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    School Psychology, Ph.D.

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  1. So happy to see this thread! I am a first-generation high school graduate and college student, and have been offered acceptance into two PhD programs. Unfortunately, I grew up in a home that did not support my educational pursuits, and I might end up being the only one of my siblings to be able to claim any of that. I actually had to move out at 13 because the environment was so toxic. Despite that, I graduated second highest ranking student in my high school class and summa cum laude from my undergraduate institution. The region I grew up in is extremely rural and not nearly as supportive of higher education as it should be. Many people start families too young or start working in a manual labor sector (i.e. why my family never finished high school) instead of pursuing other opportunities. I'm hoping to return to rural regions after completing my degree to help change the perception of education and assist with bringing better services (educational, mental health, etc.) to the area.
  2. Ah, for all the programs I applied to the faculty were the admissions committee. You could always ask more about the duties of a typical GA/RA/TA assistantship or just more specifics about something that interested you in the handbook (summer classes, certificates, minors, etc.). Or as someone else mentioned, re-use questions you have already asked because you might receive different answers depending on the person you ask.
  3. Here's a few I asked -What question would you ask if you were me? What do you think is something that I should know about the program that hasn't already been said? -Why did you personally chose to work at this university? -What was the hardest part about adjusting to this area? (if it's out of state and they also came from a different state) -What are some expectations you have for your graduate students that might differ from your colleagues? -Who is your favorite faculty member to collaborate with? (if you're applying to more than one POI and the faculty has stated that they collaborate frequently) -Are there any programs in place to help the transition into graduate school? (i.e. some mentioned assigning peer mentors or having plenty of new student services)
  4. I have heard nothing from University of South Carolina. At this point, I have to assume it's a no unless other applicants decline. I did interview at both USC and LSU (as well as TAMU and NCSU for anyone else I might have met without knowing!). Were you also at the LSU interview? With M.K. as the POI?
  5. Same! I already knew with not having heard anything as well. I got my first acceptance (TAMU) yesterday too though! So balanced it out. Hopefully, you'll hear more positive responses soon!
  6. I've applied to six PhD programs in School Psychology or Clinical Psychology. I received 4 interviews and 1 acceptance so far. During my interviews, I have had people mention scholarships I might be eligible for or mention receiving a fellowship. However, some have mentioned that it is something I would need to apply for separately where previously I was under the impression that my POI would put me forward for something like that. I'm a first-generation PhD applicant, college-graduate (May 2018), and high school graduate so I might be eligible for a few things, but that also means I do not have the resources others do for this kind of information. I have no financial support from my family and haven't for years, so I want to maximum my funding sources as much as possible. I've tried googling a few things, but so far haven't been able to find much that would be relevant to my current situation. Thanks!
  7. Thank you! I did apply to the Curry program. I'm looking at C.B. and M.L.
  8. I also applied to University of Virginia! Looking through the interview results from the previous years, it looks like they don't send out invites until mid-January or so. I have received invites from University of South Carolina (12/10) and Texas A&M University (12/17). I also applied to Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University, and University of Texas at Austin - nothing from them yet though I have see that LSU sent out some invites already.
  9. @sgaw10 Glad to see another first generation student! I am first generation everything (high school graduate, college graduate, Ph.D. applicant). I so relate to the imposter syndrome! I finished my undergrad in 3 years and now I'm applying to Ph.D. programs with only a B.S. It's good to acknowledge the accomplishments we have made so far. It's no little thing to be a first generation student, especially if your background is anything like mine (i.e. little support, financially or otherwise). It says a lot about your determination and motivation. Don't forget the benefit of your experiences as a first generation student. Good luck!
  10. I've applied to University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, University of South Carolina, North Carolina State University, and University of Virginia.(all Ph.D. programs). I just received an invitation to interview at University of South Carolina.
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