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Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by yikes, May 14, 2007.
Has anyone here used the services of project 1000? If so, how did you find it?
I don't know anything about it (and thus can't side with it one way or they other), but here is more info courtesy of Google.
here is the link for their website http://mati.eas.asu.edu:8421/p1000/
If the project "[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]centralizes and facilitates the graduate school application process by greatly reducing the expenses normally involved in applying to graduate school." Why doesn't it simply seek to help disadvantaged grad hopefuls of all races? Many fee's can be successfully waived with proof of financial hardship.
There are already consistent efforts within the psychological community to grant increased opportunities to attend graduate programs (e.g., lowering or waiving of requirements leading to higher interview rates for minorities in clinical and counseling programs at many universities). This is certainly not a bad thing to increase diversity and improve services to minority communities. However, it seems that all students should have to "jump through the same hoops" or have the same services available. I'm not altogether opposed to race being taken into consideration but have a problem with poor white applicants not being offered the same assistance (perhaps they do under another program I am unaware of). As we move toward racial equality in the US its time to start treating everyone as one people and not separating us into racial subgroups. This ultimately fuels animosity and racial discord.
i started this thread to get feedback from people who have used project 1000's services. i'd appreciate if cultural commentary could have its own thread.
I used project 1000 when applying this past year. The people who work for P1000 are extraordinarily helpful. They will edit all of your material and discuss the content of your essays. They are easily accessable, when you need to contact them. They will over night you the final version of your application so that you can make any last changes. It's truly a great program. The only problem is that you have to make sure you do the departmental application for each school you are applying; each school has a different app. You need to call and ask the department you are applying to if they will accept the P1000 application in replace of their departmental app. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. However, the P1000 app will always be forwarded to the department you choose, whether or not a departmental app is required. P1000 is great if you don't want to pay. The only problem is tracking your app at the schools you apply. You have to constantly make sure that it has been recieved and forwarded to the department of your choice. If you do P1000, finish your application as early as possible, to ensure you avoid the rush of other applicants applying. Good luck!
while I understand this, the previous comments are at least somewhat related to project 1000. I don't qualify for it, and I still think those of us who don't qualify should be able to discuss, even if it gets slightly off-topic. After all, there are threads where not every post is 100% related to the original post, but they contribute, nonetheless. We don't kick out members who didn't get in out of the acceptance thread!
i think your points are interesting enough to merit their own thread is all. i figure many people will have a lot to say about this topic so it might be interesting to devote a conversation to it.
Let's see where the conversation goes, if it gets too tangential or too large, we can split it out.
Sorry about being a bit off topic with the original post (and for not responding quicker while being away). I tend to have strong feelings about what I perceive to be race based advantages in the application process having just gone through it myself and knowing how hard it was to get in fresh in my mind. I don't blame anyone for accessing services like project 1000. I meant for my response to be constructive. If it came off as attacking or baiting I apologize.
I did Project 1000 approximately 10 years ago. It's a wonderful program and really facilitates the application process for you and aleviates some of the financial burden. Don't hesitate to use them if you qualify, regardless of others' opinions.
My main concern has to do with the essays. It says that some schools will accept an essay from Project 1000 instead of their own, I'm afraid this will hurt my application in some way. Did those of you who used Project 1000 use that option? Thanks.
Hi, I have a friend who used P1000 last year and found it very very helpful. I plan to use it myself this fall. As for the essays, my friend never commented that that was an issue. She applied to about 5 counseling psychology programs and had a few interviews and just finished her first year. It's a great service and I'm looking forward to using it and getting assistance from the P1000 team. Also, based on what your schools require, that is the essay you submit to P1000. Also, be sure to make sure you submit any supplemental materials to your schools or find out if P1000 requires it. All the best to you!