csierrah Posted June 10, 2010 Share Posted June 10, 2010 Hi Everyone, I was hoping that you could help me out. I'm thinking of applying to graduate school right now (so that if I get accepted I would start my program on Sept. 2011), The problem is that I'm not confident that my application package is strong enough. Here are some details. Honors degree in Psychology (also a major in sociology) Undergrad GPA - 3.6 - but the last two years of my undergrad were much better. GRE Score - 1170 (V - 520, Q - 650) I've been invoilved in a crisis centre providing telephone crisis councelling for the community for almost 9 months now (and I can get a letter of reference there). Also, I have been working as a RA at the psychiatry department of one of the universities I will be applying to (here I can also get excellent letters of reference). So as you can see, my application package is not that impressive. That being said there re things I could do to improve my chances. For startes, I could re-wrtie the GRE (which I can do in the next months or so if I study hard). I could also try to work with my supervisors to get a publication in place (this is not a given though). I could get more experience as a crisis councellor (which is related to clinical skills). And lastly. I could probably stablish relationships with postential supervisors at the different schools I am applying to. Since I see some room for improvement I'm thinking that it might be good for me to halt all my efforts to meet the deadlines for the programs I'm applying for (which are in December/January). This is where your experience/opinion comes in handy. What do you guys think? Also, I'm 24 right now and if I aply and get into a program for September 2011 I will be 25, but if I wait anohter year I'll be 26. Obviously I want to start/finish the programs as soon as possible, but I also want to make my application better. Let me know if you think it is better to wait or to apply right now. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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