So, I have been rejected by two University based PsyD programs thus far, without even being granted an interview first. A couple of questions: Just who are these programs accepting exactly? And how could they not at least interview me? I just don't quite get it. Some of these programs accept 21 year old "kids" straight from undergrad because they've scored ridiculously well on their GRE's. But - and I really don't mean to toot my own horn here - I've got a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, am LICENSED, and was trained and supervised in my graduate internship by Salvador Minuchin, the Grandfather of Family Therapy. I am currently counseling overseas for 4 years now in 2 different countries and have also done volunteer work counseling terror victims in Israel and in Palestinian Refugee camps. I have also made 5 different international presentations and workshops at conferences in Denmark, Finland, Israel, India, and France. I finished grad school with a 3.75. Granted, my GRE's are laughable - I just suck at the test - but still, how on earth could any program deny someone like me, an interview - AT LEAST an interview!? Just interview me and then tell me I suck - I'd be fine with that, really. And to add insult to injury, these programs accept kids straight out of undergrad with little or no clinical experience, but perfect test scores and perhaps a publication. (?) Could it be political? After all, a lot of the University based PsyD programs list on their website the mean GRE scores of their candidates. Publications and high scores are easily quantified and can make a school look good when you "run the numbers". However, apparently, loads of cool, neat clinical experience (and good looks) don't count for much. Actually come to think of it, they can't even tell that I'm good looking as they won't see me in an interview! wtf? Are admissions committees first looking at GRE scores and then deciding if they want to "open" the rest of the application packet according to the score? Are they getting too many applications to really even read CV's thoroughly enough? Or is it me? Do I just really suck that bad? I'm baffled.