In doctoral programs, how much overlap do cohorts have (in practicum, in classes) with students in the cohort one year above? I notice that a former classmate of mine is a first year doctoral student in one of my top choice programs. If I were to get into this program, I wonder how much I would interface with him. We briefly dated, if I must be more clear. Ah well, adults work through these things. I just wonder if there is any chance of being supervised by someone a year ahead of you? I have heard of these 'tiered' supervision plans at some sites. Unlikely, but just curious.