Psychapplica Posted May 17, 2017 Share Posted May 17, 2017 22 hours ago, cindyboop said: I know how you feel, I've had quite the bumpy road myself. I applied to neuroscience PhD programs my senior year of college with very minimal research experience, no posters or paper publications and not the best GRE scores or GPA. I was discouraged when I got rejected, I took the semester off, braved it and asked for new LOR to apply to a neuroscience master's program. I got accepted and I was thrilled. However, life being the way it was I had to leave after a semester (even though I had a stellar GPA). I was so upset I didn't know what to do with myself. I finally got a research assistant job and applied to a clinical psychology masters program. I've just finished my first year and I'm ready to try to apply to PhD programs again (this time more specialized and hopefully more prepared). Everyone has their own story and I believe that if your story shows that you are passionate (and I believe that you are with your 3rd attempt at applying) then your LOR writers will have no problem helping you out. I wish you the best of luck, third times the charm! Thank you for sharing your story ? It really did and does help. This online community helps. We share a lot of similarities. I've finished my MA and I'm working in a lab at a very well known institution. So it seems like I'm just surrounded by success stories! It's easy to forget that others don't alway get in so easily or on the first try. It's easy to be self deprecating, I'm hoping to show my mentors that I speak to less frequently more and more progress with each application cycle. vallaboop 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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