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Discrepancies between Insider's Guide and school-provided information?

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by futureapppsy2, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. futureapppsy2

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    So, I'm looking at the Insider's Guide for one of the programs I'm planning on applying to, and it says 30 applied/19 admitted/6 incoming where as the school website says "we review approximately 40 applications a year and accept about 6 students." What do I make of this? Has anyone else noticed such discrepancies?
     
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    That sounds about the same to me. Sounds like they're approximating for Insider's Guide and providing exact info for full disclosure purposes on their website. They probably mean "accept" as "how many actually come in" on their website.
     
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    That makes sense, but it seems like for a lot of the programs I'm looking at, the data don't match up.

    For example:
    Insider's Guide:
    46/12/7

    Program:
    100/NA/5

    Different program, APPIC match rates:

    IG
    66%

    Program
    93%

    :confused:
     
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    I just got the book yesterday and I've been wondering the same things too
     
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    I noticed some of the same things too when I applied. I tended to trust the school's website for most of my information. Because of the time it takes to publish, the Insider's Guide lags behind in the accuracy of its information, I'd guess by up to a year. I think all the information in the Insider's Guide originally comes from the school anyway, so better to go straight to the source.
     
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    I was wondering if you happen to be referring to New Mexico State University's Counseling PhD program? Just curious. :)
     
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    Yep! It's a quite good match for me in terms of research. Are you applying or planning to apply?
     
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    Yep, I'm applying there this year. Hopefully I'll get an interview. :xf:
     
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    Good luck! I hope so, too, especially so you won't be competing with me! :laugh:

    What are you applying for (research focus)?
     
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    I would really like to focus on issues relevant to LGBT individuals. What research focus are you interested in?
     

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