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    2020 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology

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  1. Just don't report it if you get a bad score! Most schools are making it optional or not even accepting it entirely!
  2. Is your 3.9 for your BA or MA? Because 3.9 undergrad GPA can put you in the top 20 programs across the types of psychology for sure!
  3. I'm not sure if you know this year, but GREs are being omitted (or optional) for many psychology graduate programs this cycle. So if you plan on applying this year, I would focus your efforts on your personal statement and the rest of your application. Hope that helps with your stress... maybe you can get into a graduate program without reading a single reading comprehension passage 😛
  4. anecdotally, as someone who has spoken with successful matriculates about the "flirtation" of pre-application interviews, there are two pieces of advice that stuck with me. 1. don't count your chickens before they hatched. even if YOU feel interviews went well, these PIs are also being approached by highly qualified applicants that are also trying hard to establish a personal connection. from what i heard, i would really only say establishing a "personal connection" helps if you 1) score a RA position to work with the POI before the cycle, or 2) find out you two have a common connection in the field - which will show up in your application hopefully through LORs anyway. 2. application is king. i took this lesson from the medical school community's phrase "GPA is king". you hear stories about how people apply without once speaking with the POI, perceiving their interviews to be mediocre, and getting the "cold shoulder" in their follow-ups post-interview. Yet they still get in. the best advice is can give, especially for those other neurotic people here on this forum, is to focus on your application, not on "courting" POI (potentially a huge time sink). if anyone else has differing views, it would be great to hear them.
  5. What's next for you if you dont' get in this year?
  6. Yep I've heard of people getting the "cold shoulder" from initial emails, follow-ups, and even post-interview thanks and STILL get in. You just never know. Plus with the pandemic... well, that speaks for itself. I think I'd reach out if you wan't to get a fall RA position, but if it's for grad school I'd wait until sept-oct
  7. Thanks! From your post, you've been here for a bit. What's the consensus on student pubs (e.g., undergrad journal)? Are they seen as equals to poster presentations?
  8. If you don't mind me asking, what ranking school asked for more posters and what are your pub stats?
  9. Out of curiosity, is anyone applying to quant programs with a firm goal to prepare themselves for a clinical PhD program?
  10. Depending on where you are, have you been reaching out (and had success) to labs at your university in the fall? I'm from Ontario, Canada (pandemic isn't so bad) at a stage 3 municipality and haven't had much response from PIs, despite news that research at my university is starting up again. Probably their major backlog.
  11. UPDATED GRE PRE-REQ LIST FOR 2020-2021 CYCLE: USask - Not accepting GRE OR applications Ryerson - Not accepting GRE + Not considering scores as part of application (https://www.ryerson.ca/psychology/programs/graduate/how-to-apply/gre-scores/) UofT SG - https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/psych/admissions-how-apply Calgary - Not required (need proof) Queens - Not required (need proof) Guelph - Not required (need proof) York - Not required (need proof) Keep the thread updated and lmk if I made any mistakes
  12. Just make sure the tone in your email is coming from the interested research place, and not the anxious stir-crazy pandemic place.
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