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3 hours ago, rainydaychai said:

Hey everyone, I need some advice. So when I was filling out an app to a program, I (very very stupidly) answered that I had committed academic dishonesty when of course I never have - I think I was just going too fast. Meanwhile, back in Sept. and then right when the app was submitted, I had some email contact with the POI that sounded extremely positive (e.g., he said my GPA/GRE and research experience looked great and was looking forward to receiving my app). Fast forward to Dec. 17th, when I was looking through this app and noticed the mistake. I immediately called the office and got it corrected and asked if apps had been reviewed yet, and the program assistant assured me they didn't get looked at until early Jan. However, I saw some interview invites posted on the results page for this university's clinical program on Dec. 18-19... basically, do you think I should contact this POI and alert him to the fact that I made the mistake in my app, just in case he threw it out based on seeing that one mistake? 

I can’t speak for all programs but I know some POIs don’t look at that section. As in they literally don’t even see it. It goes straight to the school or admissions council. I would first contact the dpt to see whether POIs see that info and try to correct the error through them. 

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Can the person who got a Skype interview with UPenn for clinical tell me if they happen to know if other disciplines have been reviewed and if so, when we will be hearing back? I applied for developmental. 

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2 hours ago, ResilientDreams said:

Can the person who got a Skype interview with UPenn for clinical tell me if they happen to know if other disciplines have been reviewed and if so, when we will be hearing back? I applied for developmental. 

And would that UPenn person be so kind as to send me their POI? Thank you!

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Sorry to be nosy/annoying but the person who was emailed a rejection from Dartmouth PBS (psychology and brain science) did they email you or did you reach out to them? I haven't gotten an interview email or a rejection email...I feel weird being in limbo

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3 minutes ago, psychisfun said:

FYI: My friend told me Pitt is sending out invites this week! He said they reviewed apps this past week

Ahhhh!!! Thank you for this info. 

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To the person who had a Skype interview with UPenn, congratulations! Would it be possible to DM me your POI info? Thank you!

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11 hours ago, As long as someone accepts said:

Yeah I got an interview at VT! 

Congrats on the interview!! Were you notified via email or phone call?

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I've been seeing on some schools websites that all applicants will be notified for interviews by January 18th, that being said one of the current graduate students I work with said she got an interview invite the last week of January for an interview literally the next week! I know it's stressful but I don't think there's a big reason to stress too much just yet. Good luck everyone! :)

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Hey guys I have a question about applying to POIs that know each other. I've received Skype interview invites from 2 POIs who work closely with each other (let's say A and B). Supervisor A mentioned Supervisor B when she was going over her projects. I didn't say in the moment, "Oh yes I'm applying to him too!", but should I email her and disclose that I am interviewing with him as well?

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32 minutes ago, gillis_55 said:

Hey guys I have a question about applying to POIs that know each other. I've received Skype interview invites from 2 POIs who work closely with each other (let's say A and B). Supervisor A mentioned Supervisor B when she was going over her projects. I didn't say in the moment, "Oh yes I'm applying to him too!", but should I email her and disclose that I am interviewing with him as well?

I don't think it's necessary. I also don't think it'll hurt or help you either way since it's assumed that you'll be applying to people that have similar interests. Almost all the schools/POIs I've applied to have worked together/collaborated at some point. I'd say It's expected that most of the people you're applying to will know each other. I'd probably lean more towards not saying anything though as to not give the impression that you favor this other PI you're applying to (even if you don't have a preference).

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Can the person who received an interview offer for University of Kansas specify if it was Child track or not? Congratulations!

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39 minutes ago, gillis_55 said:

Hey guys I have a question about applying to POIs that know each other. I've received Skype interview invites from 2 POIs who work closely with each other (let's say A and B). Supervisor A mentioned Supervisor B when she was going over her projects. I didn't say in the moment, "Oh yes I'm applying to him too!", but should I email her and disclose that I am interviewing with him as well?

Congrats on your interview invites! Since it's still early in the process and you've been offered to interview with them both, I'd focus on interview preparation. PIs in similar sub-disciplines (especially those who closely collaborate) are fully aware students will likely apply to their programs and that of their colleagues. For that reason, I believe they'll assume you at the very least considered applying to their colleagues elsewhere. I've also heard it's somewhat common for some PIs to discuss overlapping applicants anyway. Regardless, I don't think it's necessary to disclose that info and agree with the poster above that it may indicate something unintentionally. 

 

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43 minutes ago, gillis_55 said:

Hey guys I have a question about applying to POIs that know each other. I've received Skype interview invites from 2 POIs who work closely with each other (let's say A and B). Supervisor A mentioned Supervisor B when she was going over her projects. I didn't say in the moment, "Oh yes I'm applying to him too!", but should I email her and disclose that I am interviewing with him as well?

I would assume they have access to your full application and can see who you listed as your PIs. 

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Hey, did anyone apply to the Human Development program at the University of Maryland College Park and heard back from them?

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Just now, Psyhopeful said:

I would assume they have access to your full application and can see who you listed as your PIs. 

Oops sorry I should've clarified, they're at different schools.. 

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11 hours ago, Rey38 said:

In past years Stanford sent their interview invites mid-January (at least for developmental psych)

Thanks for the info! 

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6 hours ago, vallaboop said:

Sorry to be nosy/annoying but the person who was emailed a rejection from Dartmouth PBS (psychology and brain science) did they email you or did you reach out to them? I haven't gotten an interview email or a rejection email...I feel weird being in limbo

I spoke to someone on the forum who mentioned they received an interview invite from dartmouth some time back. I applied there too and haven't heard anything. But seeing that it's been some time since the interview invite was sent, I think it's best we assume it's done and move on :( after a few more drinks

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1 hour ago, gillis_55 said:

Oops sorry I should've clarified, they're at different schools.. 

Oh! Gotcha! I applied to three POIs at three different schools who wrote a paper together. 

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