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12 minutes ago, xtrahotlatte said:

hey everyone! I just got offered a SSHRC award from a school that I unfortunately didn't even interview at and already got rejected from. I remember reading in the forum a few weeks ago that sometimes in rare circumstances, people reach out to the school and let them know that they received an offer to see if they can offer a spot to you. I know this is very unlikely to happen, but should I give it a shot? If I do, would I e-mail the grad program director or the POIs I applied to work with? 

I would email for sure. Email the grad prog director and/or admin and CC your POIs. good luck!

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Hey guys! I have a question about SSHRC (CGS-M)...

So I received an offer for an award to be held at a school that I'm not attending. Is it possible to transfer the award to the university that I will be attending this fall? 

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1 hour ago, xtrahotlatte said:

Hey guys! I have a question about SSHRC (CGS-M)...

So I received an offer for an award to be held at a school that I'm not attending. Is it possible to transfer the award to the university that I will be attending this fall? 

It's not transferable, as far as I know :( unfortunately

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Hi everyone,

I'm kind of panicking at the moment as I just recieved a D in orgo chem 2 during my final semester. What do I do?? I feel as if everything is ruined. I have all A's in my last 2 years except this and its looking so bad. Do I even bother applying to clinical psych again this december😭

 

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4 hours ago, admissionsrhard said:

Hi everyone,

I'm kind of panicking at the moment as I just recieved a D in orgo chem 2 during my final semester. What do I do?? I feel as if everything is ruined. I have all A's in my last 2 years except this and its looking so bad. Do I even bother applying to clinical psych again this december😭

 

I'm not sure how this works, but I know some people retake a class to get a higher grade - is that a thing where it would replace the D with the new grade? In which case, I'd retake it over the summer/fall and re-apply! 

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On 4/30/2021 at 11:11 AM, admissionsrhard said:

Hi everyone,

I'm kind of panicking at the moment as I just recieved a D in orgo chem 2 during my final semester. What do I do?? I feel as if everything is ruined. I have all A's in my last 2 years except this and its looking so bad. Do I even bother applying to clinical psych again this december😭

 

I wouldn't let one bad grade stop you from applying! It's really not the end of the world, especially since its organic chemistry which isn't a psychology course. I got a D in a required philosophy/cognition course in my third year and I was accepted to a competitive clinical program this year. That grade didn't come up in any of my interviews so honestly I don't think anyone cared or noticed. Maybe if you had a pattern of less than stellar grades then that would be something you should address in your LOI but I wouldn't even bring this up if its a one off grade in an irrelevant class. GPA is just one component of admission requirements. You can also chose to take the GRE (it looks like many schools are dropping it for next cycle though?) and strong scores may help offset a "weaker" GPA- although again one bad grade isn't going to determine whether you get in or not.

I found that many POIs were generally more lax about having a strict GPA cutoff, preferring to focus holistically on research experience, life background, applied skills, scientific literacy, personality fit, etc. when choosing potential candidates. If you're still concerned about this grade you can work towards buffing up other components on your application ahead of the next cycle to lessen the impact of this grade.

TLDR: I don't think it's a big deal, you should definitely apply if you want to go into clinical!

 

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