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36 minutes ago, psycash said:

I heard back from their clinical program yesterday, and I know different depts but my POI’s did say that they had only finished reviewing applications just yesterday so my guess would be that by the end of next week everyone should begin hearing back. They received an astronomical amount of applicants this year (at least for the clinical program which I know is completely different but you never know, just passing Along what I’ve heard)  

 

2 minutes ago, ItPhBeLikeThatSometimes said:

I applied for developmental but no! (Lowkey losing my mind over it because when we spoke in october my POI really hyped up how quickly they supposedly review apps)

Thank you both for your answers! As one of you said, "low-key losing my mind" too lol I'll keep waiting till next week...I was also thinking that maybe clinical apps were reviewed first, so I guess wait till next Wednesday or so? I'll keep you posted as soon as I hear something! 

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Hi, sorry to post this in another second forum, but I am d y i n g. lol. If the PennState forum results poster could comment so I could message you (if youre okay with this!) I would so highly appreciate it! I have been waiting and waiting and.... waiting

...to hear back from them as I know their interview invite deadline is fast approaching!

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I applied to nine schools and have only heard back from one.. starting to get very nervous. Anyone else in the same boat? The one response was an interview invitation but still very nervous. 

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1 minute ago, itsannat said:

I applied to nine schools and have only heard back from one.. starting to get very nervous. Anyone else in the same boat? The one response was an interview invitation but still very nervous. 

I'm in the same boat right there with you 

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9 minutes ago, itsannat said:

I applied to nine schools and have only heard back from one.. starting to get very nervous. Anyone else in the same boat? The one response was an interview invitation but still very nervous. 

Same. One interview invite early on (to one of my top choices, so yay) and then nothing until today when my POI asked to pass my app on to others because they were changing their research focus. One school I applied to has a deadline tomorrow, but I have seen some invites go out from a couple of my schools, so I’m anxious.

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has anyone heard from Stanford Psychology yet? Also does anyone know when they begin sending out invites for interviews?

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8 minutes ago, B_Allen said:

has anyone heard from Stanford Psychology yet? Also does anyone know when they begin sending out invites for interviews?

The results page shows that it’s usually mid January.

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28 minutes ago, B_Allen said:

has anyone heard from Stanford Psychology yet? Also does anyone know when they begin sending out invites for interviews?

Nothing yet! I was honestly expecting to hear back from them before the others since their application deadline was so early, but I guess not.

42 minutes ago, itsannat said:

I applied to nine schools and have only heard back from one.. starting to get very nervous. Anyone else in the same boat? The one response was an interview invitation but still very nervous. 

40 minutes ago, davidfreire20 said:

I'm in the same boat right there with you 

Same except no interview invites. I made it to the short list at one school, but ended up not getting an interview. I'm starting to look into other options like lab manager positions at this point and lowkey debating if this is even worth it. I really don't want to have to apply again since it was so expensive this time around. Also, I know that if it's this hard to get into grad programs it'll be even harder to find a career when I get to that stage. It just sucks since academia is really the only career I can really see myself doing. Ugh I wish this process wasn't so long! I'd rather just know already if I got rejected by all the schools.

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1 hour ago, itsannat said:

I applied to nine schools and have only heard back from one.. starting to get very nervous. Anyone else in the same boat? The one response was an interview invitation but still very nervous. 

I've applied to many as well, but I haven't heard from any. It looks like prospectives will send invites for these schools within the next week or February 1st. Trying (and failing) to not let the anxiety get the best of me. I had to limit myself to only local schools since I cannot move (home, child, a spouse with state-specific professional licensing), and I feel like I'd have better chances if I had more POIs that aligned more with my research interests. 

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Hey everyone, I'm a current Psych Phd student and wanted to send good luck your way with your applications this season. I went through this process three times (so I understand your stress) and on the third try I was finally accepted into a PhD program. Congrats to all of you who are accepted and to those that aren't I have a video of my story and tips for next time here https://youtu.be/F9yxwWgQ71g

If you have any questions feel free to send em my way. Again good luck everyone and well wishes into your journey :).

Jess

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I applied to 10 programs for Social Psych or Experiential Psych PhD

i have only heard from UNLasVegas and got an interview 1/24

waiting on UCLA UCI UCR UCSD USC UCSB and UCSC

 has anyone heard from this schools for interviews???

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2 hours ago, B_Allen said:

has anyone heard from Stanford Psychology yet? Also does anyone know when they begin sending out invites for interviews?

I applied to the Affective area and received a phone call from my POI asking to discuss my interests. I was told that interview invites would be sent out in a little more than a week from today.

2 hours ago, socneuro said:

Nothing yet! I was honestly expecting to hear back from them before the others since their application deadline was so early, but I guess not.

Same except no interview invites. I made it to the short list at one school, but ended up not getting an interview. I'm starting to look into other options like lab manager positions at this point and lowkey debating if this is even worth it. I really don't want to have to apply again since it was so expensive this time around. Also, I know that if it's this hard to get into grad programs it'll be even harder to find a career when I get to that stage. It just sucks since academia is really the only career I can really see myself doing. Ugh I wish this process wasn't so long! I'd rather just know already if I got rejected by all the schools.

It is hard to get into grad programs, and it is hard to pursue a career in academia afterwards. But I'd rather pursue this path than work at some company that has a mission that I am not passionate about. I think going to grad school and maybe working in academia afterwards will give me a lot of meaning in life. I know that when I'm older, I'll be proud and thankful that I pursued an academic path even if I end up disliking the path. This will be my second time applying, and if it doesn't work out, I'm going to try a third time. 

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10 minutes ago, Pyschdreaming143 said:

I applied to 10 programs for Social Psych or Experiential Psych PhD

i have only heard from UNLasVegas and got an interview 1/24

waiting on UCLA UCI UCR UCSD USC UCSB and UCSC

 has anyone heard from this schools for interviews???

I received my interview invite from UCLA in mid December. It was for developmental, but I think that social went out the same week.

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7 minutes ago, Pyschdreaming143 said:

I applied to 10 programs for Social Psych or Experiential Psych PhD

i have only heard from UNLasVegas and got an interview 1/24

waiting on UCLA UCI UCR UCSD USC UCSB and UCSC

  has anyone heard from this schools for interviews???

Pretty sure UCSD & UCSB are done with interview invites based on the results page.

UCR has already admitted students and does a recruitment weekend rather than an in person interview.

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12 minutes ago, Pyschdreaming143 said:

I applied to 10 programs for Social Psych or Experiential Psych PhD

i have only heard from UNLasVegas and got an interview 1/24

waiting on UCLA UCI UCR UCSD USC UCSB and UCSC

 has anyone heard from this schools for interviews???

Hi there, I think UCI and UCLA have sent out the invitations already. I don't know about other schools. Keep calm and good luck! 

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Hey! Don’t worry, I’m sure it’s gonna be alright. And rankings have a weird way of dominating the admissions game, when ideally that shouldn’t be the case. Any chance you know whether Brown has or hasn’t sent out all its invites? Especially for  the social area? 

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4 hours ago, itsannat said:

I applied to nine schools and have only heard back from one.. starting to get very nervous. Anyone else in the same boat? The one response was an interview invitation but still very nervous. 

Same here, I have had only one interview and it is making me so nervous ? 

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5 hours ago, ItPhBeLikeThatSometimes said:

boutta make a burner email account to anonymously ask all my programs where they're at in the review process

Hahaha I actually have been thinking about doing the same thing ?

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10 hours ago, ItPhBeLikeThatSometimes said:

boutta make a burner email account to anonymously ask all my programs where they're at in the review process

 

4 hours ago, HAC said:

Hahaha I actually have been thinking about doing the same thing ?

I did. Not sorry bout it ?

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8 hours ago, Pyschdreaming143 said:

I applied to 10 programs for Social Psych or Experiential Psych PhD

i have only heard from UNLasVegas and got an interview 1/24

waiting on UCLA UCI UCR UCSD USC UCSB and UCSC

 has anyone heard from this schools for interviews???

UCI's interview weekend for the Dev Psych program is this upcoming week (11/13-11/14). Not sure if it is the same for all psych depts (would assume not) but I can try to get a feel when I'm there!

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SDSU/UCSD applicants to the JDP in Clinical Psych--in the SDSU portal, does "Admission Status" say it's reviewing the file for initial eligibility, or program eligibility?

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8 hours ago, beepbopboopityboop said:

I applied to the Affective area and received a phone call from my POI asking to discuss my interests. I was told that interview invites would be sent out in a little more than a week from today.

Hey, if you do not mind, could you share the initials of the Stanford POI that called you?? Feel free to send me a DM and thank you for sharing this info!!

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Hi, this is a question for those of you who have applied more than once. Were you offered any interviews the other times you applied? Just trying to gauge my chances now that I have two interviews and this is my first round! Thanks in advance :) 

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