guitargeorge Posted February 28, 2014 Share Posted February 28, 2014 (edited) Hey All, I am blessed to be in a fantastic program, but for a variety of reasons, I would rather be in another. Was wondering if I could share my story in the hopes that someone who has transferred programs (or not) could provide some advice... Fall 2012 - contact and meet with POI and lab. Meeting was great (believe me, I've been to enough awkward meetings to know when it doesn't go well). Winter 2012 - Apply to a variety of psych PhD programs. Rejected from POI's school, but get accepted into a much higher rated one (I know these rankings are a bit arbitrary, but to give you an idea, the one that rejected me was in the US News 40's and the one that I am in now is in the teens). Don't hear back from POI above. Accept the higher ranked school. Fall 2013 - Start current program Feb 2014 - realize that I would be much happier at other school (complicated and don't want to bore with details, but I'm sure of it) and email POI to ask about 2014 or 2015 availability. POI writes nice message stating that it's too late for 2014 and that she isn't sure of funding for 2015. A bit vague, but not necessarily discouraging. Anyway, as is so commonly stated on this forum, what are my chances? I'm well aware of how rough the admission process can be for "new" students, but have no idea about folks who have completed at least a year at another program. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated! Edited February 28, 2014 by guitargeorge Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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