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Vanderbilt Peabody Fall 2015


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Hi everyone,

 

I noticed that there is not a forum for people applying to Peabody this application season.  I was thinking that we could share GPA/GRE stats and update each other on if we here anything.  Good luck to everyone applying!

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Thanks for starting this thread, Happy91. I’m using the same format I saw on the HGSE page. 

 

GRE Score: V 169, Q 163, AWA 4.0

GPA: 3.97 (B.A.); 3.62 (Master in Environmental Law & Policy)

Work Experience: I have taught at a public school (Teaching Fellows program in Nashville), a boarding school, and one public university as adjunct and program coordinator for first generation college students. Currently, I teach at an all-girls school and am a distance learning faculty member for my graduate alma mater (it’s an online grad class in leadership and advocacy). In the summers, I teach a college class in international relations for high school students.

Undergraduate / Graduate Institutions: Public / private law school

Research Experience: One year at a policy think tank—but it was environmentally-focused—plus one year as a clean energy lobbyist at a non-profit. I have co-authored and contributed research to book chapters, authored several white papers, and presented at about 10 conferences (most recent are education and the remainder relate to environmental policy). I was a National Endowment for the Humanities summer scholar in Oaxaca, Mexico, this past summer.

Applying for PhD or Master’s: Ph.D., 2015F

Program: Leadership, Policy and Organization (Higher Ed concentration)

What Other Schools Are You Applying To: None—fingers crossed for Peabody!

Good luck!

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Wow CHWF!  Great scores!  Mine are definitely lacking, but here's hoping for the best!

 

GRE Score: V 159, Q 152, AWA 3.5

GPA: 3.13 (B.A.); 3.67 (Master in Sped: Hearing Impairments)

Work Experience: I have taught at public, private, and charter schools.  I am currently an education specialist in rural Idaho serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing

Undergraduate / Graduate Institutions:private/public

Research Experience: One semester as a research assistant for early childhood education

Applying for PhD or Master’s: Ph.D., 2015F

Program: Leadership, Policy and Organization (K-12 concentration)

What Other Schools Are You Applying To: Harvard, University of Georgia, University of Penn, Univ of Pittsburgh, Univ of Washington, Rutgers Univ

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Thanks, whittylin! We all know that GRE scores are only partly necessary and never sufficient for admission. You've got great experience, and that matters just as much, if not more than, a good GRE score.

And now...we wait. 

 

 

Wow CHWF!  Great scores!  Mine are definitely lacking, but here's hoping for the best!

 

 

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Hi, Everyone! Here are my stats!

 

GRE Score: V 146, Q 150, AWA 3.0

GPA: 3.63  (Honors College Student)

Work Experience: Applying straight out of undergrad, so no professional experience. I've served as a resident assistant for three years, taught with Breakthrough Collaborative for a Summer, and I've have several comparable volunteer opportunities.

Undergraduate / Graduate Institutions: Public

Research Experience: Received a competitive Undergraduate Research grant to research topics involving resiliency and character traits amongst minority, inner-city youth.

Applying for PhD or Master’s: Masters

Program: Human Development Counseling

What Other Schools Are You Applying To: Harvard, Maryland, UPenn, Auburn, Alabama, UAB, Troy, ODU

 

Looking forward to getting to know you all as we all embark on this crazy ride!

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Hi everyone! Patience is definitely a virtue I'm working on with waiting to hear back...

 

GRE Score: V 165, Q 159, AWA 5.0

GPA: 3.70 (B.A.); 4.00 (M.S.Ed.)

Work Experience: earned certification through a teaching fellowship, have been teaching at a public school in NYC for 4 years

Undergraduate / Graduate Institutions: both private

Research Experience: 2 years environmental research in undergrad; inquiry projects in grad school

Applying for PhD or Master’s: Ph.D., 2015F

Program: Learning, Teaching, and Diversity

What Other Schools Are You Applying To: UVA, Pitt

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Anyone want to venture when we'll hear back about interviews? It seems that's pretty much a requirement for admission to the Ph.D. programs—anyone know something more specific?

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Last year they did their interview invitations at the same time as most other schools - late January or so. Interview weekend was a few weeks later. Acceptance came some time in March, if I remember correctly.

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Hello. Thank you for starting this forum. I'd be interested to know if there are any international students applying?

 

GRE Score: V 162, Q 158, AWA 4.0

Work Experience: 5 years work experience; 1 year in an NGO providing primary education to deserving youth in a developing country; 4 years as part of a team that established a liberal arts university in South Asia. 

Research Experience: Not much (at least not academic research; professional and/or consumer research, plenty)

Applying for PhD or Master’s: Ph.D

Program: International Education Policy

What Other Schools Are You Applying To: Stanford, Oxford

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Hey folks! @allinduetime is right that patience is a virtue! 
 

GRE Score: V 169, Q 162, AWA 5.0

GPA: 3.75 (B.A.)

Work Experience: Still an undergraduate, but I have done several relevant internships (with e.g. Breakthrough Collaborative and Teach for America)

Undergraduate: Top 25 liberal arts

Research Experience: Two small research projects on equity in math classrooms; REU at Cornell Univ on high dimensional data analysis

Applying for PhD or Master’s: Ph.D., 2015F

Program: Learning, Teaching, and Diversity

What Other Schools Are You Applying To: UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, University of Southern California, UW Madison, UM Ann Arbor, Harvard, Boston College

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I have been religiously watching the results page for ANY education results (it seems that few of the results have been from schools of ed, thus far).  Anyway, I just saw one posted for Peabody (invitation to interview weekend).  I didn't apply to Peabody, but I thought this info might be of interest to those following this topic.  Best of luck to all of you!

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I have been religiously watching the results page for ANY education results (it seems that few of the results have been from schools of ed, thus far).  Anyway, I just saw one posted for Peabody (invitation to interview weekend).  I didn't apply to Peabody, but I thought this info might be of interest to those following this topic.  Best of luck to all of you!

 

Thanks, tchrsquirrel! Here is the link to that, by the way y'all.

http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=vanderbilt+peabody+college+of+education+Leadership&t=a&o=

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I received an email this week from a professor in my program asking to schedule a time to speak over the phone. She said they had finished reviewing applications and "would love to talk" if I was still interested in attending. She didn't mention that it was an interview specifically.... Does this mean anything or is it just procedure to contact applicants?

 

I'm pretty new to this whole grad school process so any words of wisdom would help!

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I received an email this week from a professor in my program asking to schedule a time to speak over the phone. She said they had finished reviewing applications and "would love to talk" if I was still interested in attending. She didn't mention that it was an interview specifically.... Does this mean anything or is it just procedure to contact applicants?

 

I'm pretty new to this whole grad school process so any words of wisdom would help!

It's probably an interview. I had a professor say he wanted to schedule a time to "chat" over the phone. When we did, it was an interview, and he made no bones about that. That was for a PhD program, though. Are you a doctoral or Master's applicant?

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It's probably an interview. I had a professor say he wanted to schedule a time to "chat" over the phone. When we did, it was an interview, and he made no bones about that. That was for a PhD program, though. Are you a doctoral or Master's applicant?

Master's. Seems like it is most likely an interview from what people are telling me, I guess i'll find out soon enough! Thanks!

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Master's. Seems like it is most likely an interview from what people are telling me, I guess i'll find out soon enough! Thanks!

I also had a phone interview for masters few days ago

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I also had a phone interview for masters few days ago

Mind if I asked how it went? I have a few ideas of what they'd ask and what to expect in general but id love to hear about your experience

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Mind if I asked how it went? I have a few ideas of what they'd ask and what to expect in general but id love to hear about your experience

It was pretty general. Talked about my background, interest, and future goal. Also how the program fits ur goal and interest. Then you get to ask questions at the end.

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It's probably an interview. I had a professor say he wanted to schedule a time to "chat" over the phone. When we did, it was an interview, and he made no bones about that. That was for a PhD program, though. Are you a doctoral or Master's applicant?

csmith14, 

Would you care to share any of the questions from your interview? It seems we are different concentrations (I am higher ed—you are learning, teaching & diversity, right?), but any information might be helpful. Are you also going to the interview weekend, or was the phone call in lieu of the in-person interview? Thanks for your input!

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