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So, I googled tips and tricks for applying to graduate school. Why? Well, I guess I was afraid that I'd miss some special super secret way to make my applications better. Silly? Probably but I was on my third cup of coffee and reading through Hero and Leander by Spencer and needed a break. So far I love it. I could see myself still being here after I get accepted just to help out other people.

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I was searching for information on speech pathology post-bacc programs. I posted twice to get some advice, then forgot about it for six months. I then read on a blog that you absolutely should not start checking the results page because it would ruin your life. The rest is history.

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I was warned by the graduate student that I assist about this site and forgot about it. Then, I submitted applications and anxiety crept up so I did a search on the application statuses. So here I am, now giving in and signing up for an account. 

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My supervisor at my internship told me about it one day when we were talking about my applications. She's ABD right now and said it was both amazing (for the forums) and horrible (the constant checking of the results page). I initially thought I would stay away so I didn't fall prey to the same anxiety over others getting results but I ended up here no less than 10 minutes after I submitted my final application.

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Easy: half a milisecond after submitting my final application, my anxiety naturally led me to TheGradCafe...

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It's been a few years, but I think something on the site (forums or the results search) popped up with a Google search.  At the time I wasn't ready to apply but knew I would in the future so I was more of a lurker than anything else.  I've certainly learned a lot from some members on here, and became more neurotic from spamming the results search function during application season.  😃

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