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    emcollins3 got a reaction from PhD2Be2020 in HGSE 2021   
    Jeremy, thanks for getting this string started! Many thanks as well to all who have posted thoughtful questions and resources thus far. Any insight as to how heavily they consider the quant score of your GRE? I was going to wait a year or two to apply however, for a host of reasons I will avoid boring all of you with, I have now decided to apply for Fall 2021. I take the GRE a month from tomorrow and am quite stressed about the quant section. Focusing on ensuring all other sections are as high as possible and hopeful that my Statement of Purpose will offset this. Looking forward to utilizing this thread throughout the application process and congrats to my fellow applicants on taking this step! 
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    emcollins3 got a reaction from HiEdHopeful in HGSE 2021   
    Jeremy, thanks for getting this string started! Many thanks as well to all who have posted thoughtful questions and resources thus far. Any insight as to how heavily they consider the quant score of your GRE? I was going to wait a year or two to apply however, for a host of reasons I will avoid boring all of you with, I have now decided to apply for Fall 2021. I take the GRE a month from tomorrow and am quite stressed about the quant section. Focusing on ensuring all other sections are as high as possible and hopeful that my Statement of Purpose will offset this. Looking forward to utilizing this thread throughout the application process and congrats to my fellow applicants on taking this step! 
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    emcollins3 got a reaction from mjsmith in HGSE 2021   
    Jeremy, thanks for getting this string started! Many thanks as well to all who have posted thoughtful questions and resources thus far. Any insight as to how heavily they consider the quant score of your GRE? I was going to wait a year or two to apply however, for a host of reasons I will avoid boring all of you with, I have now decided to apply for Fall 2021. I take the GRE a month from tomorrow and am quite stressed about the quant section. Focusing on ensuring all other sections are as high as possible and hopeful that my Statement of Purpose will offset this. Looking forward to utilizing this thread throughout the application process and congrats to my fellow applicants on taking this step! 
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    emcollins3 got a reaction from mjsmith in HGSE 2021   
    Will you can disregard my last post/question since HGSE just updated their website to indicate the GRE will NOT be required for the 2020-21 application cycle and it will be considered optional given continued issues with applicants accessing test sites/dates.

    If you're not on their email list, sign up as they just sent out dates/registration details for upcoming info sessions. 
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    emcollins3 reacted to graciasadios in HGSE 2021   
    I graduate from HGSE SLP in 2017. I was very active on the HGSE 2016 and 2017 threads. Here is my statement of purpose for anyone to consult. Here is some admissions data I mined from the many years of HGSE threads on this forum. If these documents are helpful to you, please give me an upvote so that I will know all the hours that I spent will have been worthwhile in helping myself and others achieve our dreams.
    Feel free to reach out with any questions.
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    emcollins3 reacted to EvolvedGradBlog in HGSE 2021   
    Classes: There's a period at the beginning of the semester where you can kind of sample courses before making your final decisions. I would recommend being extremely active during that period. Even if you choose not to take a course, just the exposure to the subject matter and the professor could be helpful later. My only courses  outside of the Ed school were language courses at GSAS. There will almost definitely be more courses that interest you at the Ed school than you can possibly take, so I think that quite a few people who  like the idea of cross-registering don't quite get around to it. Obviously, some people do. 
    As far as independent studies, I think they're hard to arrange, without support. My advice would be to plan to do an IS second semester, and get everything in order to do so during the first semester. I would chat with my advisor and share my interest -> Ask for their advice or a connection to target-> meet with target professor -> Offer to volunteer/support their work -> try to set up IS for spring.
    Activities/Clubs:  There's so many interesting talks and events every week, and a number of affinity groups. No specific recommendations, just a promise that if you look hard enough, you'll find your people. If you just google [your interest] Harvard, you'll find something!
    In my experience, admission decisions are usually Friday afternoons. I got my email at 2:47pm. I'm going back through previous years of HGSE threads and I'll post a retrospective soon.
    As far as the doctorate piece, it's so tough if you want to go straight from master's -> doctorate because you don't even really have time to get a recommendation from an HGSE professor. I can remember attending an applicant information session and  asking a question about the masters to doctorate move. The admissions rep stressed that there is no pathway from master's -> doctorate.  If that's your plan, you need to make moves on your own. I'm glad to expand on all of that in another post. I'd also say that there's a great benefit to doing a master's at HGSE and doing your doctorate at a different top-5 or top-10 program, so keep that option in consideration.
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    emcollins3 reacted to EvolvedGradBlog in HGSE 2021   
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm a recent HGSE graduate and writer for a graduate admission tips/advice blog called The Evolved Graduate ( evolvedgrad.com ). On the blog, I draw heavily on my experience at HGSE, and I hope that it's helpful to you as you make your way through the application process. I thought I'd get the ball rolling here for 2021 applicants. The HGSE 2020 thread has a longer life this season because of the second around of admissions, but I can imagine that 2021 applicants will soon arrive in larger numbers. I really enjoyed my time at HGSE, learned many lessons ( some on time, some too late!) and I'm glad to be a resource to any of you who'd like some perspective from former student. If there''s any graduate admission topics that you'd like covered in the blog please let me know. Additionally, I'm still in a facebook group with my HGSE class, so any questions that I can't answer, I could share with that larger group. Best of luck!
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