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    2020 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology PhD

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  1. In case anyone else applied to Harvard with hopes of working with KM - just got word that she isn't taking a grad student this year after all.
  2. Shooooot do you think that means if we haven't heard from our POI we should start giving up hope?
  3. I did a 1000-piece puzzle while listening to scary story podcasts. But my first-author paper was officially accepted for publication today!!!
  4. Thanks I should have checked the results page again before asking! Resisted the urge to downvote your comment just because I did not enjoy the information hahaha
  5. That's for counseling, if you applied to clinical they emailed to say they would go out from 2/5- 2/7!
  6. Nobody has heard from Boston University yet, right? Anyone know when they're sending out invites?
  7. I am so sorry, that gutted me to read But, I think graduate programs will understand that you are human. If I were you, I would take several years before applying and either do a master's or work full-time in a lab. This experience, along with publications and strong letter of recommendations, will totally trump that bad year. To go a step further, I would have one of your trusted mentors mention in a LOR that you went through a personal crisis and learned from it or mention it yourself (I know most PhD applications in the US have a section to explain anything strange on your appl
  8. My publication has been "Ready for decision" for a week! How long do these things take? I'm really hoping to be able to talk about it in interviews and be able to say it's accepted............. come on!
  9. From my understanding, your undergraduate school only matters if that's all you do. As long as you gain research experience, teach abroad (which sounds relevant to your major? right?) etc. those things will "outshine" a lackluster undergraduate university. I also attended a public in-state school, but I did not have a problem later getting competitive internships and jobs because through my gap time I gained affiliations will well-known ivy leagues and prestigious programs. I did this by volunteering to be an RA in their lab, for free, while working full time during my first gap year. It
  10. I've been in that mood - the earliest for any of my programs is this week!
  11. Thank you for this! Every single one of these was helpful and reassuring, particularly during such an anxiety-inducing time.
  12. I just can't drag myself away from graduate school content and yet I don't seem to be doing anything productive. With the hopes that I'm not alone, I thought I'd share my list with you guys and you might appreciate it. Things I have done instead of being productive: - Read the class list for my top choice program and reacted as though it was my actual schedule - "That class will be awesome, but this one will kind of suck" - Priced out a gym membership near my top choice program - Created a Quizlet to memorize every random, tiny part of the brain??? I mean, bizarre use of m
  13. First off, here's fingers crossed even harder for GSAS (as though I needed more reason to have my heart set on that program) Second, I live near the area and lived in the city while doing an internship at Harvard Med - and not to sound like a penny pincher but like there are about 50 Planet Fitnesses in Boston and they're only $10/month. Highly recommend especially if you're like me and mostly use them when it's too cold to be outside.
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