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I think most of Counseling Psychology Programs have sent out their offers. Lucky enough I have received several offers and is now freaking out about which offer to take.

For all Counseling Psychology applicants, what are your criteria in choosing which offer to take?

So far, I have thought about:

- University Ranking

- Program Ranking

- Advisor-Advisee fit (research fit, personality fit)

- Lab-Advisee fit (other lab members)

- Other opportunities (lab projects, PI being a journal editor, Grant proposal, number of co-work between different albs)

- Lab turnout (Latest graduates taking faculty position), International student turnout (I'm an international student)

- Funding (Amount, Length, Number of hours working)

- Location of Univ. (Life style, cost of living, diversity)

- Practicum opportunity (difficulty of getting practicum position, diverse sites)

I want to know your thoughts on the criteria I mentioned above; whether or not they are appropriate or not. And which do you think is the most important and please add ones that are not mentioned above. I also have to say that my career goal is to stay in academia and if possible, be a faculty member at a University. So those of you thinking about becoming practitioner may have different criteria. 

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First off, congrats! I think all of the things you mentioned are important, but the most important things to consider would be: Advisor-Advisee fit, funding, lab turnout, program ranking, practicum opportunity, and location of univ.  btw, may I ask which schools did you get accepted to?

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