psych1012 said:What do people think about going to the same place for grad school as undergrad, even if you are working with totally different people and in fact a top mentor/scholar in the field?
lazure said:In my experience, 1/3 to 1/2 of new students has undergrad ties to the institution.
Yes, and most clinical programs have "rules" against backdoor entry yet many people get in that waypsychanon said:This hasn't been my experience at all. A lot of programs have rules against taking their own students (although most programs seem to break that rule once in a long while). I agree with previous comments about the importance of getting diversity in your training. On the other hand, if it's a really great research match, I wouldn't stop yourself from applying-- if you get in, you can alway weigh the costs and benefits of staying put vs. attending somewhere else.
lazure said:Yes, and most clinical programs have "rules" against backdoor entry yet many people get in that way
SaraL124 said:What is backdoor entry?
SaraL124 said:In my program, the 1/3 to 1/2 statistic is completely false. Out of 12 students, there was only 1 from the undergrad school and in the past 4 years there hadn't been any others.
lazure said:In my experience, 1/3 to 1/2 of new students has undergrad ties to the institution. I also second changing schools but if you feel the mentor is worth it then stay where you are. I did my MA and PhD in different institutions...