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    devpsych2020 reacted to PsychPhdBound in Teachers College Columbia University Counseling Psychology Phd Debrief and Updates   
    I think it would be a good idea for everyone to take a moment and a slow, deep breath. We are all going through a very stressful process and it can be easy, especially on anonymous online chat boards, to get worked up and/or misinterpret poster's tones/intentions. So let's breathe and try to be mindful of our words.
    To the OP, there are so many factors that go into decisions and at the end of the day none of us know what got us in vs. kept us out. Try to remain positive, focus on your work, and know that when it's the right fit it will work out. 
    Good luck to all of us in these final weeks!!
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    devpsych2020 reacted to Wierrdo in Teachers College Columbia University Counseling Psychology Phd Debrief and Updates   
    I have edited my remarks and am very sorry. I am sure this person is qualified. 
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    devpsych2020 reacted to joanneprada in Teachers College Columbia University Counseling Psychology Phd Debrief and Updates   
    By "having more diversity," I assume that you meant to enhance diverse perspectives. You can enhance diverse perspectives and not be a person of color. Someone's racial background is not the reason they were admitted into a program, they were clearly a good fit with the PI. Although you meant no harm with your question it rubbed me the wrong way because of how rude it is to assume that someone's status as a racial/ethnic minority only made them a stronger applicant and you're lack of "diversity" is what made you a "weaker" applicant. This process sucks and we are all going through it. There's no need to try and make someone feel as though they only got into a program because they are a person of color, that's just pure ignorance and entitlement. Again, I'm sorry you are going through this but you should really watch how you phrase your questions and comments.
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    devpsych2020 reacted to Ppkitty in Teachers College Columbia University Counseling Psychology Phd Debrief and Updates   
    This is just an inappropriate comment that I would encourage you to reflect on. It is  invalidating of Justice's efforts and abilities. Of course we always strive for diversity in Counseling Psychology, just as we strive for other social justice goals. And even the most qualified applicant can always do more to have a stronger application: more pubs, better scores, etc. At the end of the day, it's fit that matters. 
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    devpsych2020 reacted to Aghhhhh in Teachers College Columbia University Counseling Psychology Phd Debrief and Updates   
    Yikes. I really understand your frustration, having also interviewed at just one place. However, I think you should take more time to focus on your social and interpersonal skills--things that can't be measured on paper. To me, this comment comes across as arrogant, while also reducing Justice's qualifications to just having an "upper hand" by being a minority. (whether you intended for it to come across that way or not). I'm sure you interviewed extremely well, but it's insinuating comments like these that can potentially tank your chances...
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    devpsych2020 got a reaction from arispawgld in Chances of getting into a top program w/ a low-ranked undergraduate institution? (Social psych/OB)   
    Hi! None of my following points are definite facts or professional advice, just my two cents (more like 6 cents).
    1. Congrats on your successful undergrad performance. I think that if you cogently illustrate your time-efficient journey, it can vouch for your certain strengths.
    2. GPA/GRE scores will mostly only help you to pass the very first bar (e.g., GPA>3.0 / each GRE section>65th %) of the admissions process (i.e., your application won't be immediately dropped) and adcom/faculties won't look at those scores again once you pass that first bar. Also, GPAs are evaluated regarding the competitiveness of originating schools (e.g., 3.5 from Harvard =/= 3.5 from X Community College).
    3. Relevant research experience and substantial byproducts (e.g, specific statistics/clinical/programming skills, presentations/publications, grant approval, leadership roles, etc) are definitely the core factors that will help you pass further bars during the admissions process. Some people accrue enough research experience during their undergraduate, however, most people find it practically hard to gain a competitive research profile (not just a few lines under your CV's "research experience" section but YOUR competitive research profile) while committing as a full-time college student. That is why most people do Master's and/or post-bacc research training in labs/hospitals/etc with matching research/career focus. I also want to add that many of those who do Master's and/or post-bacc before applying to PhD are also the ones who actively worked as student RAs during undergrad, wrote senior theses, and were well-exposed to presentation/publication efforts during their undergrad. And that they (we) do Master's and/or post-bacc years to further advance and well-compete for the narrow PhD opportunities, not because they (we) lack certain qualities or were lazy during undergraduate. It is just that competitive and limited.
    4. Strong recommendation letters are other important factors that will help you move forward during the admissions process. I believe that the strong letter not only speak for your research/academic achievements, but also your overall attitude/passion/work ethics/growth/and more which are all important characteristics regarded by grad schools to determine if you are a good fit for rigorous graduate curriculum (e.g., competitions, stress, mentor-student attitude, independence, etc). And for someone to strongly voice for your such characteristics, you need to maintain more professional relationship with the letter writer than a regular undergrad-professor one (e.g., Master's advisor, lab supervisor, etc). Of course, PhD applicants bring at least one strong letter from their undergrad, however, you need to submit THREE strong letters and you don't want these three to all sound the same. This is easily another reason why people often continue their research training after bachelor's.
    5. I sincerely don't mean to be rude to you in this 5th point. But it seems like you don't fully understand why the replies on this thread (and everywhere else on the internet) emphasizes "research experience" for Psychology PhD application. Just as one can't ask, "How many coffee dates qualify me to kiss my date without asking her or considering the overall chemistry, etc?", I think it just out of touch to ask how many pubs/presentations you should have to qualify for a psych PhD.
    6. Talk to your faculties about this stuff! It sounds like you have a few professors from college who are happy to chat about your plan for advanced education in psychology (and write your letters, I am assuming?).
    I didn't mean to write so much initially but oh well. Wish you the best in your academic/professional career!
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    devpsych2020 reacted to neuropsychnerd in Fall 2020 Clinical/Counseling Interview Invites   
    It's general courtesy. No one tracks how many offers a person has. It's just a nice thing to do to make sure all applicants feel like this process is as fair as it can be (which is a hard task in general). 
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    devpsych2020 reacted to psycstudent2018 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    I would suggest doing it over the phone. 

    I would suggest that while you were honored to have received the offer and really impressed by the PI's interest and the program at the school you've decided to move forward with another institution that is a better fit for you and that you wish them the best of luck in finding a graduate student that fits their needs. 

    But yes, definitely decline as soon as possible. Some programs actually have deadlines of how late professors can offer so you don't want to keep the professor from having the opportunity of getting another grad student. 
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    devpsych2020 reacted to Moo55Moo in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    It took me a really long time to create an email template for declining an admissions offer or when retracting an interview. I was very honest and noted that I am grateful to have received an interview or offer and that there are recent developments (such as getting an admissions offer from another school that you rank higher) that you anticipate more likely to commit to, while also stating you'd like to decline the offer or withdraw your application. Also, I sent my declines via email and not over the phone and the PIs at the institutions were pretty receptive-- given that in academia, such decisions aren't necessarily personal rejections, but more so that you're choosing what's the best fit for you and your career path and most PIs are understanding of that.
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    devpsych2020 got a reaction from PsychPhdBound in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    How did you guys email the POI/department about rejecting the admission offer?
    I am really grateful for every offer and would like to show that whilst rejecting the offer. Now that I have mostly narrowed down my options, I would like to inform those schools soon so that the waitlisted applicants can get the opportunity asap.
    Please share how you phrased it or if any other thread has this discussion going on!
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    devpsych2020 got a reaction from n.tux.9 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    How did you guys email the POI/department about rejecting the admission offer?
    I am really grateful for every offer and would like to show that whilst rejecting the offer. Now that I have mostly narrowed down my options, I would like to inform those schools soon so that the waitlisted applicants can get the opportunity asap.
    Please share how you phrased it or if any other thread has this discussion going on!
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    devpsych2020 got a reaction from Psyched Coffee Bean in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    I promise this is my last post about dying inside due to Minnesota.
    But this. Me until (and probs after) the announcement.

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    devpsych2020 reacted to n.tux.9 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    Someone else posted on the results page today 😰I can't handle this stress
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    devpsych2020 reacted to emotional in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    I got accepted into UMN's ICD Dev Psych program!!! I AM COMPLETELY ELATED!! I am so happy that I now know that I will be going to grad school, it became that much more real T_T
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    devpsych2020 reacted to justacigar in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    I'm nervous about UMN because on past years it seems the acceptances have all gone out on the same day 😳 I tried calling the admin department but it went to voicemail so I guess I'll just have to be patient?? Ugh I hate being patient 😂
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    devpsych2020 reacted to justacigar in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    My fav part about this image is the silent screaming happening v subtly on the inside...which has been me for the past 5 months lol 
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    devpsych2020 reacted to n.tux.9 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    I 100% agree. I can't believe only one person has posted about it. Fingers crossed their POI is just more on top of things and we will all hear in the next few days. 
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    devpsych2020 got a reaction from justacigar in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    I promise this is my last post about dying inside due to Minnesota.
    But this. Me until (and probs after) the announcement.

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    devpsych2020 reacted to Ravenwood8 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    Thank you! I pretty much fell out when I got the call. I was in complete shock! I still am honestly.
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    devpsych2020 got a reaction from Ravenwood8 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    Thank you so much!! Congrats tons and tons!
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    devpsych2020 reacted to Ravenwood8 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    Sorry everyone! I was cleaning data and in the zone. I am definitely not special! I am not sure if everyone will get a call but I was told that I would receive official notice and funding information in the next few days. It was one of the PI's I listed in my statement that called. The portal hasn't been updated yet.
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    devpsych2020 got a reaction from n.tux.9 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    SAME
    OMG Congrats!!!!!! Would you mind telling us any relevant information you received? Is everyone who is being accepted getting this call? Waitlist? Are you special? 
     
    Sorry. The amount of panic is unreal.
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    devpsych2020 reacted to n.tux.9 in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    Also obsessively checking this page for more information! Also congratulations @Ravenwood8
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    devpsych2020 got a reaction from justacigar in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    Glad I made someone laugh (snort) 😊
    But for real. I am dying. Please @Ravenwood8. I know I posted like 13 seconds ago but. Prease come bakc. xc
    EDIT: Would you mind sharing who called (ICD grad admin or specific POI), whether your portal status changed to Accepted, and if they told you when the emails would go out?
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    devpsych2020 reacted to justacigar in Fall 2020 Developmental Psychology PhD   
    LOL I snorted at this 😂
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