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    2020 Fall
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  1. Did any of you fine people apply to LSU? A friend of mine applied there last year and heard back super early, so I’m starting to get a little worried that no one is posting interviews because no one here applied...
  2. Does anyone know if there is a google spreadsheet for all the results like there was last year? I remember it being super useful
  3. Can't hurt to go to program website/POI page to see if any of the listed numbers match up! Fingers crossed it was them
  4. I think it depends on the the POI. Last year I had two interviews, one where I had to have a pre-skype interview first, and one where I didn't. Some POIs might want to have a pre-skype interview if you don't have experience with what they're currently doing just to make sure you can actually succeed in their lab.
  5. Thank you for the information! I've been lucky enough to have lived in four different countries, and as a result have gotten interact with people from from all sorts of cultural/socio economic backgrounds. I've tried to relay this information in there as best as possible, so fingers crossed it plays to my advantage!
  6. Every single hour*, the struggle is so so real...
  7. Yea so my SOP addresses all those points, it's just not formatted as answering two different questions. Instead, like you said, I've tried to lay it out in a narrative.
  8. So UMD has a very specific prompt for their personal statement: The Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (1,000-2,000 words) should address the following questions: What are your reasons for undertaking graduate study at the University of Maryland? Indicate, if appropriate, any specific areas of research interest. You may wish to discuss past work in your intended field and allied fields, your plans for a professional career, or how you developed your interest in or knowledge of your chosen subject. What life experiences you have had that you feel have prepared you to pursue a graduate degree at a large, diverse institution such as the University of Maryland? Among the items you might care to include would be your financial, community and family background, whether you are the first person in your family to pursue a higher education, or any other factors that you feel would contribute to the diversity of our academic community. You may also wish to give the graduate admissions committee some examples of your determination to pursue your goals, your initiative and ability to develop ideas, and /or your capacity for working through problems independently. I've already written a personal statement for the program, but it I didn't format it in the order their prompt shows, nor did I answer it at as two distinct questions. Should I reformat to do that? Or are they just asking for that information to be in the personal statement? The application is due on the third so I'm kinda starting to panic...
  9. The R1 I interviewed at last year booked all the flights the people interviewing, and provided a hotel room for those uncomfortable staying with grad students. I can't speak to whether that's the norm though.
  10. I'd gone through and looked at when they typically inform students of interviews, so I wasn't expecting my heart to be ripped out till December 12th... 😢
  11. Just saw on the results page that two people received interview offers from the University of Georgia. Anyone here have any information on that?
  12. I found this article, granted the writer can only attest to the policy at Vanderbilt. However it might shed some light on what Yale is doing. https://vanderbiltbiomedg.com/2019/09/21/is-optional-really-optional-for-submitting-gre-scores/
  13. Pretty sure Yale did away with their GRE requirement. https://gsas.yale.edu/admissions/phdmasters-application-process/standardized-testing-requirements
  14. Second time applicant here! So a little about me, I'm an international applicant who graduated from a US liberal arts college earlier this year. Being a small liberal arts college the focus is largely on education, and not research (in hindsights a major bummer when applying to clinical)... Nevertheless, I presented my honors thesis at SPSP earlier this year, and then as a paper presentation at a smaller regional conference shortly there after. On the one hand I assume this looks good on my application, but the problem is that the research was social psych and not clinical. After getting 2/7 interviews last application cycle, and ultimately ending up first alternate at BOTH programs (still upsetting) my plan was to apply for a research assistantship within my field of interest (broadly speaking negative symptoms of schizophrenia). Then came the kicker, since I didn't hold a permanent US visa all the labs I applied to where unable to take me on. After the initial disappointment, I thought ok, time for plan B, "surely" I can get a similar position in my home country. Again the answer was NO, apparently where I live it's required by law that unless you're a student enrolled at that university you need to have a masters degree (or higher) to be hired on to help with research. Having run out of research options, I went for the second best thing (I think) and got a full time position at an acute psychiatric ward as an environmental therapist. Long story short I'm applying again this year without having gained any more research experience, but with a ton of practical experience mostly tied to patients within the clinical population I'm interested in researching. I have a strong gpa (3.96), GRE scores in the 80th percentile range, good rec letters, and a fair amount of research experience (though not related to my interests). Do you guys think I have a chance this year? Should I try to relay this in my SOP somehow, or would that just make it seem like I'm making up excuses?
  15. For anyone who applied to Purdue, I had a Skype interview with them in early December. I didn't make the interview weekend but know that it was last weekend. Sorry for anyone that still had their hope up about them
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