lexiewolfe Posted June 30, 2014 Share Posted June 30, 2014 I'm looking to get into a clinical PhD program in Fall 2015 but I'm nervous that I don't even have a chance. I spent the first 4.5 years of college (that includes the 3 years in high school I spent earning my AA) going for Biomedical Science and Dentistry. However, I hated the classes and knew Psychology was my calling. Sadly, my GPA suffered my last semester as a Biomed major and it brought my cumulative GPA to a 3.47. I have 2 semesters left and I have figured I should be able to get my GPA back up to about a 3.65. My Psychology GPA is a 3.98 so I'm not too worried about that. I have 2 research positions and I am hoping to have my name on my first publication by the end of the application period. I take my GRE in August for the first time and am slightly worried but I have just begun really studying for it and only need minor improvements on my sections to meet enrollment averages for my top school. I should have 3 strong letters of rec and my area of interest is really defined. In fact both of my research positions tap into my areas of interest. I am confident that my undergrad school will be a safe backup for me as I work under the grad professor that is my POI for the school but I want out of state. Even though my GPA suffered and I don't have publications yet, will I still have a decent chance if my GRE scores and letter of rev's are on point? Thanks for any input! This is super stressful because for 19 years I fully intended to be applying to dental school by now so I feel underprepared. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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