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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from Neuro-tic in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    I’m feeling super bad about it. I thought my interviews went really well and they even said my application and rec letters really stood out. Feeling pretty devastated since they are my dream program 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from Needanswers1 in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    I’m feeling super bad about it. I thought my interviews went really well and they even said my application and rec letters really stood out. Feeling pretty devastated since they are my dream program 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from Neuro-tic in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Looks like it’s just people that didn’t receive an interview 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from NeuroVibe in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Looks like it’s just people that didn’t receive an interview 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from CASCAS in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Looks like it’s just people that didn’t receive an interview 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from dopamine_machine in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Looks like it’s just people that didn’t receive an interview 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to dopamine_machine in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    I went to the second interview weekend and the program said that they would send decisions out two weeks latest (ie: the week of 15th-19th).  Not sure if this applies to the first weekend, but hopefully this calms y'all down! It very likely could have been an unofficial acceptance from a PI as well
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to kkrowling in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    is it just me or is pre-interview anxiety being slowly replaced by pre-decision anxiety...? why can't decisions just come out T.T
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to MyCortisolLevelsRVeryHigh in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    I’m not so sure about this. I was under the impression that most admissions committees (for PhD at least, med school is a completely different story) really only care about research experiences and academics. Science outreach/teaching always is a bonus but not necessary, and I dont think much weight is placed on participating in unrelated extracurriculars themselves. Maybe they could help illustrate how you might work as a scientist, (eg athlete-> hardworking) but I don’t think they are necessary for admissions into a top program. Just my (possibly incorrect) take 🤷
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to BrainsAreJustMeatMachines in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    I'm so sorry to say, but odds are you won't hear invites from most of them, as these programs usually send invites in one go and not in batches. There's a chance with waitlist, but if you see invites being sent out its best to try moving on if you didn't get one. Dwelling on potentially being on the waitlist does more harm than good :/.

    What's your profile like? More often than not it comes down to fit and research experience, both of which can be remedied by seeking a research assistant / lab manager position at a top 50 program. Which isn't easy, and takes time, but once you find one you can be financially stable while spending time building your skills and CV, refining your research interests, and reaching out to prospective  labs. Being able to attend conferences and present is a huge way to make connections, too. 

    Initially being rejected my first round, I was really disappointed. One of the labs I applied to, though, liked me enough that they helped me find a job as a Lab Manager. Its not what I originally wanted, but it ended being incredibly worth it. Now, even if I'm rejected again, I'll just apply next year knowing I'll have a stronger CV, more publications, more connections, etc. 

    Point is, you have got options to pursue, just don't give up!
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to neuro_dreamer in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Agreed! When looking for grad schools, the focus should be on finding researchers that match your interests. At the end of it all, the research skills & techniques that you learned as a grad student are going to be much more important than where you went to school.
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to brain_guy in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    It seems like a lot of people on here just searched "US News and Report top Neuroscience PhDs" and applied to the first ten schools they saw 😆 very few people get into these programs, I would suggest applying to some lesser known schools that still have great research programs as well!
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from ThisUserNameIsAlreadyTaken in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    From NYU
    "We have sent out interview invitations to our top candidates. We may send out additional interview offers at a later date but it is not guaranteed. Official decisions on all applications will be sent out later this spring."
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from corticostriatal in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    From NYU
    "We have sent out interview invitations to our top candidates. We may send out additional interview offers at a later date but it is not guaranteed. Official decisions on all applications will be sent out later this spring."
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to NeurototheT in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Hi! 
    Super SUPER nervouse PhD applicant here. I only applied to one PhD program due to some issues/self-doubt. 

    I am very nervous about receiving an interview. My GPA is terrible (GREAT GREAT resume, over 400 hours of research), but I really SHINE in the interview portion. 
    Interview decisions come out at the end of this month and february, wish me luck please😭
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from Neuro-tic in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    According to my PI, whose alma mater is also Weill Cornell, she said that they typically send out invites in one batch. There are 2 interview dates and both have an equal chance of an acceptance. The acceptance rate at this stage is just over 80% and is more to check for personality fit. The interviews are also held at the same time as other departments such as pharmacology and molecular bio. 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to rainestorm in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Yeah, it's pretty bad! We broke gradcafe
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to actionpotential in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    yeah its been glitching weird since a couple days ago
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to dopamine_machine in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Also yes, like every 2 days there are no updates.  Then the next day there are like 30 new messages that are mostly repeats/tests.
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty reacted to imnothere in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Does this thread glitch for yall too? 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from 4sdch in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    NYU program director just told me that Applications are still being read and evaluated. Invitations are sent over a period of time and rejections don’t get sent to well after that.
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from pedrxre in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Got my first interview today! Still waiting to hear back from the other 5. But how should I prepare? And does anyone know  Weill Cornell's acceptance rate of interviewees? 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from dopamine_machine in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Mine is 2/3-2/5. 
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    AnxiousNeuroKitty got a reaction from neurolingr in 2021 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admissions Results   
    Got my first interview today! Still waiting to hear back from the other 5. But how should I prepare? And does anyone know  Weill Cornell's acceptance rate of interviewees? 
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