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    VanessaB got a reaction from LJN in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Given that covid-19 is making its way through Canada along with the added factor of budget cuts to post-secondary education (especially in Alberta), is anyone else who will be starting a program in Fall 2020 concerned about how these things may influence their program?
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    VanessaB got a reaction from FullMoon in University of Alberta 2020   
    Ah, yes that's soon, but still far away!  I know the anguish of the constant waiting (and checking)!  I believe your program application date was much later than ours (Dec 1 for the MEd School and Clinical Child Psych), so I heard back in mid February.  Hopefully you get some good news about your program application and soon! 😃
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    VanessaB got a reaction from wishful.thinking in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Given that covid-19 is making its way through Canada along with the added factor of budget cuts to post-secondary education (especially in Alberta), is anyone else who will be starting a program in Fall 2020 concerned about how these things may influence their program?
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    VanessaB got a reaction from KB23 in Fall 2020 Psychology Acceptances   
    Canadian applicant who applied to a few Canadian schools...
    Accepted my top choice!
    School: University of Alberta
    Type of Program: MEd in School and Clinical Child Psychology
    Acceptance Date: February 13, 2020
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    VanessaB got a reaction from PsychPhdBound in Fall 2020 Psychology Acceptances   
    Canadian applicant who applied to a few Canadian schools...
    Accepted my top choice!
    School: University of Alberta
    Type of Program: MEd in School and Clinical Child Psychology
    Acceptance Date: February 13, 2020
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    VanessaB got a reaction from springxsummer in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Given that covid-19 is making its way through Canada along with the added factor of budget cuts to post-secondary education (especially in Alberta), is anyone else who will be starting a program in Fall 2020 concerned about how these things may influence their program?
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    VanessaB reacted to Now What in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    So excited. I got an email this morning saying I will be getting an offer from Concordia. 
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    VanessaB reacted to Leashy in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Received my official letter of acceptance today from Mcgill Counselling Psych (Project). I accepted shortly after and am happy this waiting game is over!
    if anyone else is going to Mcgill, please feel free to contact me to connect.
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    VanessaB reacted to Yeye in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    I received an official acceptance to McMaster RCT late last week and have released my offer to UWindsor Neuropsych. I hope somebody who applied here gets it! If anybody else headed to McMaster wants to get in touch, please feel free to send me a message!
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    VanessaB got a reaction from springxsummer in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Sorry about your rejection.  Congrats on your Windsor acceptance!
    I agree that gaining admission into  highly competitive programs can be a long process!  In fact, when I discovered my developing interest in psychology, I took a huge risk.  That is to say, I gave up my teaching contract and went back to school in my late 20s to get a third undergraduate degree in order to make my dreams a reality, and I took out student loans so I could work less and volunteer more in order to build up my psychology-related experience.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from a display name in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Sorry about your rejection.  Congrats on your Windsor acceptance!
    I agree that gaining admission into  highly competitive programs can be a long process!  In fact, when I discovered my developing interest in psychology, I took a huge risk.  That is to say, I gave up my teaching contract and went back to school in my late 20s to get a third undergraduate degree in order to make my dreams a reality, and I took out student loans so I could work less and volunteer more in order to build up my psychology-related experience.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from springxsummer in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    I’m pretty sure CGS-M refers to either SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from BobbyB in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Congrats!
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    VanessaB got a reaction from Psych 123 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    They do have a beautiful newer residence that would be more ideal if you’re wanting to live on campus.  However, from what I recall, the showers were more communal style and the meal plan was mandatory, so there’s definitely trade offs for being in a newer building.  I think it’s wise to start looking early if you end up going there.  The campus gardens are all amazing, and as for off-campus gardens, I highly recommend going to check out the Butchart Gardens at some point.  Whale watching was fun too.  Pizzaria Prima Strada was sooooo good, and The Pink Bicycle was a great place too.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from springxsummer in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    That’s amazing!  Congrats on getting accepted at UCalgary for the MSc in Counselling Psyc and making your final choice!  I’ve heard it’s not an easy program to get into.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from sparrow123 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Thanks!  I tried going for a day trip over the long weekend, but I got so lost!  It’s a big campus!  I walked into some religious building and the person there was like, “Ohhh, are you looking for someone?”  I said, “No, just exploring.”  He replied, “Oh because confession is starting in a few minutes!”  Then I followed with, “I’m sure I have many things to confess, but that’s not actually why I’m here.” 😂

    Anyways, I’m taking some time off of work next week, and I’m going for an official campus tour.  I’m also going to buy a school hoodie, a water bottle, and a pen (because well...I’m kind of a nerd)!
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    VanessaB got a reaction from Yeye in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Not sure if it helps any, but a number of years ago I applied for a MEd in Counselling Psychology, and I thought I’d get in for sure.  However, that rejection happened so long ago that when I joined this online discussion here, I actually forgot I ever applied anywhere before or was ever rejected from anywhere! 😂
    Anyways, during the year I applied to start a counselling program, not only was I rejected, but I didn’t even get an interview.  I was shocked!  After asking the committee about the rejection and reasons for it, they suggested I needed a stronger psych background (as I had a BFA and BEd at the time and only a handful of psychology courses).  That rejection turned out to be so great in so many ways, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and I was so crushed at first.  
    Years later, I realized that I didn’t want to be a counsellor after all, and school psychology or a related field would be a much better fit.  I could’ve ended up with a masters in a field I didn’t even want to work in!  The rejection also led me to quit my full-time teaching job and go back to school to get my BA in Honours Psychology.  I met so many amazing people during my studies in psychology, and I had the most amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn’t have had if I had originally been accepted to that counselling program.
    I know being waitlisted may seem upsetting in the moment, but as your life progresses, I encourage you to try and see all the wonderful doors that have been opened to you because of certain things that have or have not happened.  So perhaps think of it this way...as one waitlist or rejection happens, one door opens.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from sparrow123 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Not sure if it helps any, but a number of years ago I applied for a MEd in Counselling Psychology, and I thought I’d get in for sure.  However, that rejection happened so long ago that when I joined this online discussion here, I actually forgot I ever applied anywhere before or was ever rejected from anywhere! 😂
    Anyways, during the year I applied to start a counselling program, not only was I rejected, but I didn’t even get an interview.  I was shocked!  After asking the committee about the rejection and reasons for it, they suggested I needed a stronger psych background (as I had a BFA and BEd at the time and only a handful of psychology courses).  That rejection turned out to be so great in so many ways, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and I was so crushed at first.  
    Years later, I realized that I didn’t want to be a counsellor after all, and school psychology or a related field would be a much better fit.  I could’ve ended up with a masters in a field I didn’t even want to work in!  The rejection also led me to quit my full-time teaching job and go back to school to get my BA in Honours Psychology.  I met so many amazing people during my studies in psychology, and I had the most amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn’t have had if I had originally been accepted to that counselling program.
    I know being waitlisted may seem upsetting in the moment, but as your life progresses, I encourage you to try and see all the wonderful doors that have been opened to you because of certain things that have or have not happened.  So perhaps think of it this way...as one waitlist or rejection happens, one door opens.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from a display name in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Congrats!
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    VanessaB got a reaction from Paris1045 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Not sure if it helps any, but a number of years ago I applied for a MEd in Counselling Psychology, and I thought I’d get in for sure.  However, that rejection happened so long ago that when I joined this online discussion here, I actually forgot I ever applied anywhere before or was ever rejected from anywhere! 😂
    Anyways, during the year I applied to start a counselling program, not only was I rejected, but I didn’t even get an interview.  I was shocked!  After asking the committee about the rejection and reasons for it, they suggested I needed a stronger psych background (as I had a BFA and BEd at the time and only a handful of psychology courses).  That rejection turned out to be so great in so many ways, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and I was so crushed at first.  
    Years later, I realized that I didn’t want to be a counsellor after all, and school psychology or a related field would be a much better fit.  I could’ve ended up with a masters in a field I didn’t even want to work in!  The rejection also led me to quit my full-time teaching job and go back to school to get my BA in Honours Psychology.  I met so many amazing people during my studies in psychology, and I had the most amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn’t have had if I had originally been accepted to that counselling program.
    I know being waitlisted may seem upsetting in the moment, but as your life progresses, I encourage you to try and see all the wonderful doors that have been opened to you because of certain things that have or have not happened.  So perhaps think of it this way...as one waitlist or rejection happens, one door opens.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from wishful.thinking in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Not sure if it helps any, but a number of years ago I applied for a MEd in Counselling Psychology, and I thought I’d get in for sure.  However, that rejection happened so long ago that when I joined this online discussion here, I actually forgot I ever applied anywhere before or was ever rejected from anywhere! 😂
    Anyways, during the year I applied to start a counselling program, not only was I rejected, but I didn’t even get an interview.  I was shocked!  After asking the committee about the rejection and reasons for it, they suggested I needed a stronger psych background (as I had a BFA and BEd at the time and only a handful of psychology courses).  That rejection turned out to be so great in so many ways, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and I was so crushed at first.  
    Years later, I realized that I didn’t want to be a counsellor after all, and school psychology or a related field would be a much better fit.  I could’ve ended up with a masters in a field I didn’t even want to work in!  The rejection also led me to quit my full-time teaching job and go back to school to get my BA in Honours Psychology.  I met so many amazing people during my studies in psychology, and I had the most amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn’t have had if I had originally been accepted to that counselling program.
    I know being waitlisted may seem upsetting in the moment, but as your life progresses, I encourage you to try and see all the wonderful doors that have been opened to you because of certain things that have or have not happened.  So perhaps think of it this way...as one waitlist or rejection happens, one door opens.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from yogipsych in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Not sure if it helps any, but a number of years ago I applied for a MEd in Counselling Psychology, and I thought I’d get in for sure.  However, that rejection happened so long ago that when I joined this online discussion here, I actually forgot I ever applied anywhere before or was ever rejected from anywhere! 😂
    Anyways, during the year I applied to start a counselling program, not only was I rejected, but I didn’t even get an interview.  I was shocked!  After asking the committee about the rejection and reasons for it, they suggested I needed a stronger psych background (as I had a BFA and BEd at the time and only a handful of psychology courses).  That rejection turned out to be so great in so many ways, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and I was so crushed at first.  
    Years later, I realized that I didn’t want to be a counsellor after all, and school psychology or a related field would be a much better fit.  I could’ve ended up with a masters in a field I didn’t even want to work in!  The rejection also led me to quit my full-time teaching job and go back to school to get my BA in Honours Psychology.  I met so many amazing people during my studies in psychology, and I had the most amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn’t have had if I had originally been accepted to that counselling program.
    I know being waitlisted may seem upsetting in the moment, but as your life progresses, I encourage you to try and see all the wonderful doors that have been opened to you because of certain things that have or have not happened.  So perhaps think of it this way...as one waitlist or rejection happens, one door opens.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from Mickey26 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Not sure if it helps any, but a number of years ago I applied for a MEd in Counselling Psychology, and I thought I’d get in for sure.  However, that rejection happened so long ago that when I joined this online discussion here, I actually forgot I ever applied anywhere before or was ever rejected from anywhere! 😂
    Anyways, during the year I applied to start a counselling program, not only was I rejected, but I didn’t even get an interview.  I was shocked!  After asking the committee about the rejection and reasons for it, they suggested I needed a stronger psych background (as I had a BFA and BEd at the time and only a handful of psychology courses).  That rejection turned out to be so great in so many ways, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and I was so crushed at first.  
    Years later, I realized that I didn’t want to be a counsellor after all, and school psychology or a related field would be a much better fit.  I could’ve ended up with a masters in a field I didn’t even want to work in!  The rejection also led me to quit my full-time teaching job and go back to school to get my BA in Honours Psychology.  I met so many amazing people during my studies in psychology, and I had the most amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn’t have had if I had originally been accepted to that counselling program.
    I know being waitlisted may seem upsetting in the moment, but as your life progresses, I encourage you to try and see all the wonderful doors that have been opened to you because of certain things that have or have not happened.  So perhaps think of it this way...as one waitlist or rejection happens, one door opens.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from ClinPsyc20 in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Not sure if it helps any, but a number of years ago I applied for a MEd in Counselling Psychology, and I thought I’d get in for sure.  However, that rejection happened so long ago that when I joined this online discussion here, I actually forgot I ever applied anywhere before or was ever rejected from anywhere! 😂
    Anyways, during the year I applied to start a counselling program, not only was I rejected, but I didn’t even get an interview.  I was shocked!  After asking the committee about the rejection and reasons for it, they suggested I needed a stronger psych background (as I had a BFA and BEd at the time and only a handful of psychology courses).  That rejection turned out to be so great in so many ways, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and I was so crushed at first.  
    Years later, I realized that I didn’t want to be a counsellor after all, and school psychology or a related field would be a much better fit.  I could’ve ended up with a masters in a field I didn’t even want to work in!  The rejection also led me to quit my full-time teaching job and go back to school to get my BA in Honours Psychology.  I met so many amazing people during my studies in psychology, and I had the most amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn’t have had if I had originally been accepted to that counselling program.
    I know being waitlisted may seem upsetting in the moment, but as your life progresses, I encourage you to try and see all the wonderful doors that have been opened to you because of certain things that have or have not happened.  So perhaps think of it this way...as one waitlist or rejection happens, one door opens.
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    VanessaB got a reaction from Aspiring_Grey_Area in 2020 Clinical Psychology Canadian Applicants   
    Congrats!
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