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  1. Unfortunately that's not at all uncommon but definitely frustrating. I think it's great that you're confident in how you presented yourself and your abilities, that's usually the hardest part for me when I know there are a bunch of other qualified people I'm competing against. Love your username by the way.
  2. Oh hey, I'm applying to Wake Forest's program too! From what I've heard going to Wake Forest looks very good in terms of pursuing a PhD in the future.
  3. Anyone have any song or tv show recommendations that are getting people through application season?
  4. First off, I am so sorry that happened to you. That sounds super stressful and I would have been very flustered as well if put into that situation. My guess is that you still have a chance at that school, just maybe not in his particular lab. From the sounds of it, you wouldn't want to work with him anyways as he seems like a jerk (Side note: why would they say that you're not qualified to get a PhD when they're the ones who invited you to interview? Seems like more of a mean comment than genuinely trying to see if you're a good match). The only advice I can give you is that when they ask you hard questions like that they're trying to see whether someone knows the hard work that goes into a PhD and has confidence in what they bring to the table. Another thing to think about is that sometimes the interviewers ask the hardest questions to the people they think are most compatible to work with them because they're trying to narrow down who would be best. I think you should ask to read the letter from the other professor (if you didn't waive your rights to view all application materials while submitting your application you wouldn't even need to ask them to send it to you) because you need to know what they said in it to make him say that. It may be too late in this application season to change your recommenders but it's good to know if you need to apply again in future years. Don't get too discouraged! I hope you have better luck in the coming months.
  5. I'm in the same boat. I had a skype interview last week and didn't receive an in person interview. It stings for sure but I'm trying not to take it too personally. It somehow feels worse than a flat out rejection email.
  6. I would like this post but I'm out of reactions too lol
  7. Just got a rejection email earlier this afternoon from American University's brain, cognition, and neuroscience PhD program.
  8. Totally agree. As long as you make an effort (which I'm sure that you will since you seem worried about it) I'm sure that they will be understanding and it may even work in your favor because it shows how dedicated you are.
  9. I applied to University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and James Madison.
  10. Hey guys! This board is for anyone applying to experimental psychology programs or psychology programs with a concentration in experimental. What programs have you applied to? Discuss!
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