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  1. Hey guys, it's my first time here and I have a lot of questions in my head. So pardon me if this is going to be exhaustive, but I could do with any guidance/support I can get on here. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ME: I'm a 26 year old, Australian National (well, third culture kid) that has grown up across three countries. As a disciple of Psychology this upbringing has allowed me to interact/develop a diverse clientele. I have the following qualifications/ GPA as accredited by the World Education Service ( United States equivalence): - Bachelors in Psychology ( Honours), India : 3.21 - Masters of Science in Psychology ( with Clinical Specialisation), India : 3.50 - Masters of Professional Psychology, Australia : 3.80 ( Provisionally licensed therapist as per the Australian guidelines). I have two unpublished academic dissertations : (1) The Phenomenon of Suicidal Ideation in Individuals Who Have Attempted Suicide Before (2) A Study on the Risk Factors Among Individuals Exposed to Childhood Bullying and Suicidal Ideation. I am currently in the process of formatting and publishing my second dissertation. My GRE score is 302 ( Verbal - 153 , Quant - 149, AWA - 3.5) on second attempt. I attempted the GRE a second time with a month's difference, after I had a horrible anxiety attack because I had interviews that suddenly rocked up on the same day as my GRE. On my first attempt I scored horribly but got a 5 on AWA. I have over a year's worth of clinical work experience and multiple short term internship experiences. Given my performance academically and my diverse experience, I am really hoping to apply for APA accredited PsyD ( predominantly) programs offered by first tier universities in USA. I am thinking: Berkley, Rutger's, Baylor's, Stanford consortium program, etc. I will also be applying to regional and second tier universities with good rankings to maximise intake & minimise disappointments balance the process out. I am taking the year off to apply I am absolutely desperate to make it into a program by 2019. I have 4 questions (one very big confusing question broken into 4 confusing parts ). 1) I understand that, GRE is not everything and it depends on the holistic picture one presents through their applications. But having seen the outcome and admissions data across the fancy-schmancy universities, the GRE scores normally average to about 318 ( minimum). Should I retake the GRE a third time after putting in 3-4 months of diligent effort? 2) Orrr should I just focus on smashing my SoP's , LOR's and getting published ? 3) What are my chances of being able to make it into a well ranked university ? 4) I can do a decent job with writing, sometimes I get carried away or mess up my tenses. Can I get enough help here with editting my SoP or should I sign up for alternative services ? 5) What else should I be focussing on ? Thank you for taking the time out to go through this. I'd love to hear what you guys think
  2. MFA application opened up this month!!! Who's ready for 2018 freak-out forum?
  3. Cantaloupe121

    BC School of Social Work

    Hi, Has anyone heard back yet? Is it true that they email you their decision if you were accepted and then send an official letter after? Thanks!
  4. Hello everyone, I thought I would start a forum for people to ask and answer questions regarding the MIRHR graduate program at The University of Toronto for 2018. Good luck to everyone who is applying!
  5. CancerBiology

    PhD in Cancer Biology

    Hello everyone! I am new in this Forum so I don't exactly know how it works... But anyway, I am going to explain my situation and see if I can get any help (which I would really appreciate). I am planning to apply to my PhD this fall as an international student. I am from Europe and I did my bachelor there. It is my first time ever applying to an American university, so any advice would be helpful. - Bachelor/Masters in Pharmacy (I put Masters because it takes 5 years, it is considered Bachelor+Master in Europe, and I have a paper that gives it the academic equivalence to Doctor of Pharmacy in the US, if that works). My GPA is 7.1/10. I know. Everyone is going to think that is really low, but in Europe and in pharmacy school, nobody has a GPA of 9/10, for example. So mine is pretty good at my university. I also have honors in my final thesis (cancer-related) and it is considered the best thesis of my promotion. - Research experience: one semester as an undergrad (around 25 h per week), 6 month as an exchange student in America (no classes, just research), currently doing research in one of the Top20 Universities in the U.S. (not an Ivy, but ranked better than most of them). By the time I apply my experience in this last university will be of 1 year but by the time I start my PhD it would be of 2 years. - Other experience: 1 year as a retail pharmacist, 6 month internship as a clinical pharmacist in a Hospital in Europe. - Publications: 3 posters (2 Top European conferences and 1 at the university that I am working in right now) but no PubMed publications... - Speaker at one conference. - Lots of volunteering in Heathcare. I also just got a 6-month fellowship (cancer-related) from a really prestigious foundation, only 27 people in the U.S got it and it was one per institution. TOEFL: I took it a while ago and I got a 104, the minimum required is 100 in most Ivys, maybe I will retake it if I have time. GRE: Haven't taken it yet but I am currently studying for it, I am planning to take it in one month. GRE Biology: is it worth taking it? I wanted to apply to Ivy leagues and high-ranked universities for my PhD in Cancer Biology, but I also want to be realistic and know honest opinions as if I stand any chance to get in. Thank you!
  6. Hi all, I've seen threads for interviews and I thought I would start one for all of us that aren't applying to clinical programs! Feel free to share, ask questions, and vent! School: Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Interview type: Date: Good luck everyone!
  7. For agricultural econ/ applied econ.
  8. vsgajd

    Provisional admission

    What are the chances of a conditional admission turning to an official offer ? I got my conditional offer a week back, I was told that I will be contacted by faculty in the next 2 weeks. I still have not heard anything. I am freaking out. Did they pull my offer ?
  9. I applied to USC to do an MSW online last week and the waiting has been killing me! I completed my undergraduate in 2015 as a Child and Family Studies major. I didn't really have a ton of work experience, just a work-study job, so my CV is kind of dull. I'm really concerned about my GPA as maybe it was a 2.7 when I graduated. I did write an addendum to further explain the reasoning behind my low GPA (sexual trauma). I have had a time of healing and know that I am fully ready to be a fantastic student again. A few months after I graduated, I moved to Tanzania to work for a non-profit for 15 months. Which is why I am wanting to pursue a masters in social work. I'm really passionate about working with refugees and hope to live and work in the East African region working with those refugees. My professor wrote a strong recommendation letter for me and the founder of the organization I worked for wrote my letter as well. I'm also nervous about my personal statement. I'm not the best writer and I answered each question, I'm just scared I didn't answer up to their standards. Do I have a shot or should I kiss my dream school goodbye?
  10. Hi, This is more of a question than discussion. on 28th Feb, 2018 i had a skype interview with Faculties of University of New Hampshire's economics department. After that I have not heard anything from them. Have anyone got any call? How was the interview? I mean, what was their approach? Can anyone give me any first hand Idea about thier program? So, far my knowledge is restricted within the info obtained from web page. Thanks in advance!
  11. Hello, So I have been admitted into a top PhD program in anthropology at one of these northeastern ivy league schools that I never thought I would actually get in to. The program seems great, the funding is amazing but there are no professors really related to my topic (in the broad sense). They are some professors related to my secondary field of interest (environmental anthropology) and to the region I want to work, which is what my potential advisor's research is on but my main field of research is not represented. The other schools I got into have professors more linked to my topic but are not top programs (and sometimes with less good funding), so I don't know if the main criteria should be to have professors in the department linked to one's field of study.
  12. estan

    MSW two degree GPA

    I am an international student from Canada studying in the USA. I completed a BA in psychology about 4 years ago in Canada and had a terribly low GPA (2.0). Following that I did a social service worker diploma ( equivalent to an AA level degree) in Canada and graduated with a 3.6. I am now living in the United States and will be completing a BSW with a predicted overall GPA of 3.8 and a concentration GPA of 4.0. I was only required to complete 48 credit hours to complete this degree of which 36 are letter grades and 12 are pass fail (for my internship). My cumulative GPA would likely not meet the entrance requirements, because I do not believe my AA degree will be counted toward my overall cumulative GPA. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this type of situation before, and whether or not they were successful in obtaining admittance. I am 100% a different student then I was when I was younger. I was in a much different place in my life and my grades from then are not indicative of my ability. I require an on campus program which I know due to limited space can be more difficult to gain admittance so I really am just searching for some information as to how to be successful in being admitted.
  13. G.T.

    Fall 2018 Admissions

    Hello everybody, The time is approaching when the admission results for Fall 2018 are starting to roll out. As far as I know Ohio State University is the first one in announcing admission results. One of my friends has already received academic from OSU Economics. Let's use this thread and share our admission results for Fall 2018 Economics PhD.
  14. Hi, I'm a student applying for a masters degree in United States. I've been accepted to 2 masters in statistics(Columbia, Uchicago) so far where I have 8 more schools pending for ms in stat/data science/machine learning. I haven't decided if I will directly head to the industry or pursue a phD after graduation. But definitely I would prefer taking challenging courses during my semester since I've already took a few grad school stat/math courses. Which school would be a better choice between Uchicago and Columbia? It seems that Columbia is well known to general people, although Uchicago seems to be a top tier in Statistics. Even if I get a phD, I will work in the industry. And considering that I'm a international student and many in my country thinks Columbia is a better school, I would like to here your opinions if there is anyone currently attending one of these schools or know well about the alumni placement & reputation in the industry.
  15. Hello, I am an international student but currently staying in the USA. I pursued my Masters Program here in USA. I am in the process of applying for a PhD program in Statistics or BioStatistics. Undergrad Institution: International University (Outside USA) Major(s): Economics and Mathematics GPA: 3.57 Grad Institution: US University Major(s): Mathematics GPA: 3.8 GRE General Test: Q: 157 V: 139 W: 3.5 Program Applying: PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics Research Experience: None Awards/Honors/Recognitions: TA Assistantship for Master's Program Courses at Grad Level: Partial Differential Equations (A), Abstract Algebra (A), Advanced Differential Equations (A), Combinatorics and Graph Theory (B), Theory of Statistics (A), Introduction to Numerical Analysis (A), Analysis I&II (A-), Applied Statistics (A), Statistical Computing (B+), Discrete Modeling and Optimization (A), Actuarial Science (A), Complex Analysis (A-), Experimental Design (A), Assistant : Teaching Assistant for two years Letters of Recommendation: -Assistant Professor in Statistics (Strong) -Professor in Applied Mathematics (Strong) -Associate Professor in Mathematics (Strong) I am aware that my GRE score isn't the best and I have no research experience (but let's overlook that). I am interested in universities based in Atlanta Georgia. Based on my profile, what are my chances of getting admission into the following universities? I need your suggestions and advice. Thank you. Schools: University of Georgia (PhD in Statistics) Georgia State University (PhD in Biostatistics) Augusta University (PhD in Biostatistics)
  16. I wanted to crowd-source some reasons for how people are making their final decisions. I realize this is a convenient spot for a lot of us to be in, but it is also a very difficult one. I know my pre-submission impressions were that I would not be in this predicament; I wholeheartedly expected to be accepted at just one place. But, here we are. Any advice helps! All the best,
  17. I am a Canadian Undergrad that received offers from Paris School of Economics M2 program, London School of Economics MSc Econ program, and University of Toronto Msc Econ program. I kind of regret not applying to Harvard or MIT because I received offers from every school I applied. I will probably pursue PhD at one of Harvard, MIT, Chicago, and UC Berkeley. At the end of the day, I want to land a position of Economics Professor at any of top 10 institutions. I specialize in Microeconomic theory and in particular the mathematics and game theory. I am really flexible in terms of research area since I have undergrad degree in math and by this, I mean learning a new topic in economics isn't a big concern for me. Offers: PSE - second year masters, almost free tuition (basically skipping a year of comprehensives. I super hate tests) LSE- admissions UofT- admissions on full financial support $18000 UBC- admissions on moderate support $14000 I am leaning towards PSE or UofT. PSE is highly ranked. UofT prof there seems to really want me there. Which school would you choose if these schools offered admissions to you?
  18. I've just gotten a Financial Aid email from one of my schools, complete with an ID number of some sort and a request for me to set up my financial aid profile. The kicker is-- I haven't gotten an admission decision from them yet. Has anyone had this happen to them or have a guess what it means? I'm trying not to get my hopes up!
  19. Hello everyone, I currently a third-year undergraduate pursuing a B.S. in biochemistry with around a 3.0 GPA and the intent of obtaining a doctorate degree in the biological sciences upon graduation. What are my chances of entering a great graduate program? Science Activities: Three years of research experience (1.75 years at a top-20 institution and 1.25 years at an ivy league known to be a STEM superpower). One research course focused on advanced functional genetics. Honors including McNair E. Scholar, several Undergraduate Research Fellowships, and the Best Poster award from several conferences. Given a poster presentation at six conferences, as well as an oral presentation at one conference. Held an Undergraduate Teaching Assisting position for a Functional Genetics lab for three semesters. Will potentially complete a Senior Thesis. Have two publications (First Author + Third Author papers) Non-Science Activities: Drumline Founder and Instructor of a public middle school Website Developer of a public city park Note Taker at top-20 institution Additionally, I am a First-Generation, Hispanic, Low-Income student.
  20. Hello everyone, here I have a question about the Ph.D. admission without funding. When I was applying graduate schools this year, I found that a lot of programs on their website saying that"If you want to be considered for funding, you should submit your application materials by xxx; If you do not consider the funding, your application deadline is xxx. " Usually, if you do not consider the funding or scholarship, then the deadline is much later than the deadline for the funding offer. I am applying for the History major Ph.D. programs this year, and I have some questions for the above "two deadlines". First, if I want the department to consider me for both the offer and admission, do I need to email them to let them know? I submitted my application package by the offer deadline (the earlier one), and If I was turned down by them for the scholarship, do you think they will consider me for the admission without funding? Do I need to submit my application package for two times by the two deadlines to let the department to consider me for both the offer and the admission without funding? Second, I want to know, based on the general situation, are there many schools giving Ph.D. admissions without funding? If I do not consider any funding, scholarship, or assistantship from the department, will my admission potential increase? Thank you so much for your help!!!
  21. PublicHealth18

    Low undergrad GPA but high MPH GPA

    I've been thinking about applying to PhD programs but my undergrad GPA still haunts me. I graduated with a whopping 2.8. I honestly don't have a good excuse other than the fact that I wasn't focused and didn't really figure out what I was truly passionate about until the end of my junior year. Luckily, I was able to get into a respectable MPH program and graduated that with a 3.8 GPA. I worked in health services research as a research coordinator throughout my MPH, and I currently work in health policy research at a top consulting firm. My GREs were decent (158 Q, 152 V) but I could retake those if needed. I have a decent amount of publications under my name as well. I'm looking into DrPH and PhD programs both...I'm still undecided. I would like to go into Health Policy and some of the schools I have looked at include GW, UMD, and Hopkins (which is probably way out of my reach but worth trying...?). Am I completely unrealistic for thinking I even have a shot due to my low undergrad GPA?
  22. Hey everyone! I was hoping to see if we could get together a list of statistics for admissions for Canadian MPH programs! I found UofT's: Applications: Domestic - 792, International - 102 Offers: Domestic - 221, International - 7 Registration: Domestic - 103, International - 4 Link to document: https://issuu.com/dlsph/docs/2015-16_annual_report_final_spreads?e=25479276/36812031 DLSPH's 2015-2016 Annual Report NOTE: If you found the stats online, provide a link for it please If it's through word of mouth, alumni, etc, feel free to indicate
  23. phyanth

    Anthropology Acceptance Stats

    For those of you looking for something to do, here is a link to Peterson's that have most of the PhD schools for anthropology. Most of the schools include the number of applications they received, along with how many people they accepted. Granted, the top schools may be admitting a lot of the same people, but the statistics could be worse! How do your schools fare? A lot of mine hovered right around 20% to 25%. 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 isn't TOO terrible. Just terrifying. https://www.petersons.com/search/schools?searchtype=26&page=1&result=50&criteria=4-majors:anthropology;12-degreeTypes:doctorate
  24. I want to ask how should I best address this question in the application form? "In your view, what strengths will you bring to the program? "
  25. karenle

    Regarding Transcripts

    Hi everyone, I had a semi-specific question regarding what transcripts to send to schools. I graduated in 2016 with a BA in International Studies-Political Science from UCSD. I will definitely be sending that transcript and don't have any concerns about that. But, after graduating, I wanted to take a language course at a community college for fun. I unfortunately had to withdraw from the language course due to a busy work schedule. Do I need to send a transcript from the community college if it's just one course that I took for fun and is unrelated to any sort of degree? Thanks!
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