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    RandomPotato reacted to DocD in Fall 2021 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD   
    I hope this doesn't just get buried in this thread.
    I'm the Associate DCT at the University of Central Florida - UCF (bye-bye anonymity :). A lot of schools are making the decision to waive the GRE this year. We have had dozens (maybe hundreds) of calls/emails asking if we are waiving it for our program. We have been waiting on word from the University as to whether or not we could. We just received word, and immediately made the decision to waive it this year (and potentially for the future as well). To clarify, we aren't just waiving it. We won't see any GREs, whether they're sent or not. So, if you had contacted us, and were dissuaded from applying because the GRE had not been waived yet, please reconsider. 
    Now for a shameless plug . My research group (SURG - twitter: @SUDSuse) will be accepting at least 3 new students (perhaps as many as 6) next year. The mentors are Lidia Meshesha (behavioral economics and substance use), Mike Dunn (drug and alcohol expectancies and alcohol-related sexual violence), and Rob Dvorak (theory driven harm reduction approaches, substance use etiology, and binge eating). All of us have funded research to develop and test mobile (smart phone-based) interventions. Did I mention we also have a large research bar ? It's a great learning environment, a very cool place to go to school, and one of the most fun, stimulating, and collegial research groups I've ever seen (in fact, I took my lab to Paris last year to present our research!). Anyway, please free to contact any one of us with questions (or to let us know you plan to apply so we can keep an eye out for your application). Best of luck in this crazy process!   
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from EyelandPychePhD in "Chance Me" Thread   
    If you haven't already, get the Insider's guide to clinical psych program. It has everything about all the programs (funding, theoretical orientation, practice/research oriented) and you can look at the acceptance rate of each to get a realistic idea of your chances. Other good, funded/partially funded PsyD programs I know are Baylors, Indiana State U and IUP. A quick search in Gradcafe should provide you more in-depth information like this post. Many balanced PhD programs give students the option to tailor their degree accordingly to their interest, it's not uncommon that people do only the minimal required research work to do more clinical hours or vice versa. IMO, you should focus more on exploring your interest and the fit between you and the programs as that's arguably the biggest factor of all (Personal statement+LORs).
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from bubble_psych in "Chance Me" Thread   
    If you haven't already, get the Insider's guide to clinical psych program. It has everything about all the programs (funding, theoretical orientation, practice/research oriented) and you can look at the acceptance rate of each to get a realistic idea of your chances. Other good, funded/partially funded PsyD programs I know are Baylors, Indiana State U and IUP. A quick search in Gradcafe should provide you more in-depth information like this post. Many balanced PhD programs give students the option to tailor their degree accordingly to their interest, it's not uncommon that people do only the minimal required research work to do more clinical hours or vice versa. IMO, you should focus more on exploring your interest and the fit between you and the programs as that's arguably the biggest factor of all (Personal statement+LORs).
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    RandomPotato reacted to t_ruth in Psychologists, Consider Ed Psych/Learning Sciences   
    Hi all,
    I know I've said this on a few threads, but I wanted to post to get some more eyes on this and urge those of you interested in developmental, cognitive, social, experimental, or quantitative psychology to consider educational psychology and/or learning sciences. In our field, we are able to investigate any of those areas or a combination of all of those areas--one thing I love about this field!
    In addition, the job market for Ed Psych and Learning Sciences expands easily beyond academia--we are hired by think tanks, research firms, school districts, government agencies, and curriculum and software designers. The methods training you will receive will likely be stronger than that in most psychology programs (often on par with quant psych), making you more appealing for some of these alt-ac jobs. It is common to do consulting in these areas even as a student. In addition, our faculty market is robust. We are able to earn faculty positions in Education Schools/Departments, some Psychology Departments, and also as leads for Centers of Teaching and Learning, or as faculty in professional schools, such as nursing or medicine (hiring Ed Psych faculty in these positions is a growing trend).
    Lastly, the grant funding for Ed Psych/Learning Sciences is plentiful. It is common for graduate students to work on federally-funded projects and to gain experience grant writing and managing grants. As faculty, we often lead our own federal grants or are asked to partner with those in the sciences to serve as evaluator, outreach developer, or co-PI.
    If you are interested, feel from to post questions here or PM me. I have been faculty in Ed Psych/Learning Sciences for over five years.
    Thanks!
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    RandomPotato reacted to SheMadeItEventually in US immigration and customs just released this: Check it out if you're an international student   
    Not sure how many international students are in this forum but check this out if you are international students (especially if you are starting a school in this fall)
    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement just posted this on their website regarding some grave changes on international students entering US for schools. 
    International students may not be allowed to enter the US or may have to transfer or leave the country if your school goes full online course this fall. 
    I feel extremely disappointed and confused with this modification. I'm mostly worried for people who just got in and will be starting new.
    I also wonder if this will impact the coming application cycle as well. 
     
    https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/sevp-modifies-temporary-exemptions-nonimmigrant-students-taking-online-courses-during
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    RandomPotato reacted to justacigar in Fall 2021 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD   
    Okay, I'm back to shamelessly self-promote, but only because I created something that I hope some of you could use! Last cycle I started to organize myself by using a spreadsheet for all application related materials. I put quite a bit of time into it, and thought it would be best if other people were able to get some use out of it as well. If you want to see my reasoning for including the tabs and columns you can read that here: https://www.thedailypsych.com/blog/organizing-yourself
    If you prefer to skip the post and just make yourself a copy to see if you want to use it, you can go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Tf77N8CTAS_S1VufvL5DqtZnOEqngJHyYid_QVPM6yc/copy?usp=sharing
    Also let me know if you have a different way of organizing - I'm always looking for more tips on how to store program info! 
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    RandomPotato reacted to justacigar in Fall 2021 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD   
    Not sure if it's frowned upon to shamelessly self-promote here, but I ended up starting a blog focused mainly on clinical psychology PhD admissions. I'm using it to organize helpful information I've been given and have stumbled upon, while also sharing resources I've created over the past few years. I'm by no means an expert, but I have some unique insight because I've been through this process a few times, and have grown exponentially each cycle. I've also been fortunate to have exceptional mentorship along the way, which I know not everyone has.  I'm hoping what I post is helpful for at least one other person. First timers, it might be especially relevant for you!
    Check it out if you're interested: www.thedailypsych.com 
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from KB23 in Fall 2020 - Where are you going?   
    Bowling green state university - Clinical psychology PhD.
    Feel free to hit me up if that's where you're going! 
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from clinicalpsyhopeful in Fall 2020 - Where are you going?   
    Bowling green state university - Clinical psychology PhD.
    Feel free to hit me up if that's where you're going! 
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    RandomPotato reacted to PianoPsych in Fall 2020 - Where are you going?   
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities- Personality, Individual Differences and Behavior Genetics PhD  
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from PianoPsych in Fall 2020 - Where are you going?   
    Bowling green state university - Clinical psychology PhD.
    Feel free to hit me up if that's where you're going! 
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from Giovanni’s room in Fall 2020 - Where are you going?   
    Bowling green state university - Clinical psychology PhD.
    Feel free to hit me up if that's where you're going! 
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from Randi S in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from psych4life in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from LanternTrinity in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from Modulus in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from KB23 in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from Yep in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from clinicalpsych2020 in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from springxsummer in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato got a reaction from rainydaychai in You made it.... Now what?   
    Congratulations to everyone! We can now finally sleep in peace at night.
    Can't believe that I will have the chance to post on this thread.. 
    It was really a make or break situation for me as I student visa is expiring and I will have to fly back to the US if I were to apply again next year, which I won't be able to afford because the airfare is freaking expensive. There's a good chance that I might just have to give up my dream and pursue something else if I didn't get in this year.
    I've really came a long way from a rural area of a small country in South East Asia where I haven't spoken English until I was in college. First generation college student and my grandmother didn't even really understand me when I told her about my acceptance this morning. But here I am! 9000 miles away from family and friends but I am so thankful for all the unconditional support from them! Finally I got the chance to make my dream come true!
    I'll definitely go back to my country to spend time with my family before I'm stuck in the US for the next 5,6 years lol. I'll maybe come back around July just to deal with the moving, housing and car! Meanwhile, I'll let the good news sink in because I'm still having a hard time believing all of this!
    Congrats again to all of you who made it! It was a really hard and torturing process and I still feel like an impostor! 
     
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    RandomPotato reacted to rainydaychai in You made it.... Now what?   
    I am honestly just feeling so grateful that I can even post on this thread. A huge congrats to everyone, we all know what a huge accomplishment this is!  
    I am currently working full time as a lab coordinator so will have to stay in the position until the end of July, but I intend to savor the feeling of free evenings and weekends until the fall. As the university I am 99% attending doesn't start until September, I am planning on taking all of August off to spend time with family, find and set up a new apartment, potentially get a pet, and take a few little vacations. While it is a trip for a conference, I am going to Poland in June and am excited to explore that new area of the world.
    Oh yeah, and I am getting married spring of 2021 (at the end of my first year of grad school - yes, I'm insane) so after the year mark passes, I intend to get as much of that planning out of the way as possible before school starts!
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