Question for current and past applicants: How did you go about forming your lists? From the Insider's Guide and faculty websites, I have a list of about 17 or so clinical and counseling programs where the faculty would be great fits for my research experiences and interests. All are competitive (obviously, given the field) but some are in the "slightly less" competitive range (40 apps/15 admits/6 incoming range). I plan to apply to all programs on this list next year, as long as the professors I'm interested in are taking students, as well as adding any other good research fits that I come across or that my advisor recommends. I've also found a few generally unfunded PsyD programs that might be good fits (based on faculty interests and program) and *perhaps* slightly less competitive than some or most of my PhD programs. Additionally, I've also considered applying to a "safer" PsyD or two (Forest Institute, for example). So, realistically, I figure I'm looking at about 20-25 apps: 14 or 15 clinical/counseling PhD programs, 5 or so clinical PsyD programs, 2 or 3 "safer" PsyD programs. Everything, with the possible exception of a safer PsyD or two, is a long-shot and a lot depends on how I do on the GRE , which I'm planning to take in August. How long was your list? How did it form? Are there things you would have done differently?