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brighteyes last won the day on February 6 2019

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    Developmental Psychology

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  1. I had a major wrench thrown into my grad school experience, so it is looking like I'm going to have to apply to a few schools for Fall 2020. This year, I was accepted into a program, but I just found out that my advisor got a job at another school, so I am headed into my first year advisor-less. There's no longer a good fit for me at the school, so I'm going to tough it out for this first year, but apply to a few others as a backup plan. My would-have-been advisor has offered to write me a letter explaining the situation so that it doesn't just look like I'm dropping out of a PhD program, so t
  2. My advisor did tell me she'd be happy to write a letter explaining the situation if I wanted to reach out to programs at other schools, so that we can avoid the "why did you drop out of a PhD program" thing, so that helps. I don't really see myself working with any of the other professors at UNL. Another professor has stepped forward and said they'll take me on this first year, so at least I have an advisor.
  3. She didn't, but I do wonder whether that has to do with it being nearly July, and the availability of a spot this late in the game. Thanks for the sympathy-- I'll take it. This situation sucks. EDIT to add -- I actually emailed her and asked. She said that she would absolutely take me if it was possible, but the job is teaching track, so she actually wouldn't be advising her own grad students. So, Syracuse is out.
  4. Hi all, sooo, I have had a major plot twist in my graduate school journey. Background: I applied to 9 schools for developmental psychology for Fall 2019. I was accepted and plan to attend UNL. I made a great connection with my advisor, and have been in communication with her since something like October 2018. She's been amazing, and everything I was looking for in an advisor. I accepted the invitation, procured an assistantship, and made all the plans to uproot my life here in California and book to Nebraska. I signed a 2-year contract for an apartment and paid first month's rent, schedu
  5. So happy to report that I received a generous funding package and will officially be heading to University of Nebraska-Lincoln!
  6. I definitely intend to get rid of most of my furniture. I think the only big pieces I'm bringing with me are my bed and a bookcase that my dad made me. Everything else is replaceable. I am a first-generation college student, so undergrad was difficult to navigate. Grad school is completely unheard of-- I had no idea that something like a moving stipend even existed. I will definitely ask about. Thank you all so much for your input! This is very helpful.
  7. Hi all-- I come from modest means and live paycheck to paycheck. I've been accepted, but my problem now is-- how on earth do I get myself there? I am waiting to hear finalization on an assistantship for paying for school, but the moving expenses (CA to NE) are substantial for me. Are there creative solutions that you all have used or can think of?
  8. Well, I spoke it into existence. Rejected from my top choice today. That one stung.
  9. I feel this so, so much. I'm in grad school purgatory over here with no news from my top choice, but also no rejection. Just reject me already so I can accept my 2nd choice offer.
  10. I did interview via skype, but it was way back in November. That's why I'm so perplexed. I thought the interview went great too. My POI and I really clicked, and she set me up with a skype talk with one of her grad students, which also seemed to go really well.
  11. Just sitting here.. still waiting to hear back from NCSU (my #1). I haven't been rejected, but I've heard literal radio silence. I presume rejection, but I'd like the official notice before accepting an offer at my #2 school. I emailed the grad coordinator, she said she would reach out to the chair and get back to me.. then she never emailed me back. Feeling restless. Just send me the rejection already! Do we think maybe I'm sitting in waitlist purgatory since I haven't been rejected yet this late in the game? I have heard from all other PhD program I've applied to at this point.
  12. Congrats! I'll see you there (in educational psych)!
  13. So jk. Just literally got an email to check the portal at UT-A. Big fat denial. Wow, that's kind of a crappy way of telling people. Super callous!
  14. Uggggggh. I'm feeling so frustrated by this whole process. I applied to the master's program at my undergraduate institution (CSUS), and the deadline for letting us know is March 15th. No word. I finally got information about the master's program at CSULB, and it looks like I passed the university level check and am currently "under review" by the department. Face palm. Literally NOTHING. NADA. NO RESPONSE. from UT-A. Portal still says "in review". I reached out to my POI about a month ago and got no response. I assume rejection, but I just want them to say it. I was accepted i
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