Hi, I have some a dilemma and would appreciate some advice or feedback. My top choice for the Psy.D program in the Bay Area is the PGSP/Standford Consortium. However, I won't be able to make the deadline on January 2. My other choices include Alliant SF, CIIS, and other private schools around Bay Area, Calif. The deadlines for these schools is January 15 and February 2, 2009. I am have completed all of my prereqs/classes for all programs of desire. However, the reason why I can't apply for the PGSP/Standford program is because I have not taken teh GRE's in time. Other schools do not require the GRE. My grades are decent and I received a 4.00 in all of my psych courses, etc. and I have over a decade of clinical exp. The question is: Should I wait until 2010 to apply for PGSP (my school of choice, more expensive) or just apply to the similar schools now. If I wait for PGSP, I won't be able to start school until August of 2010 (almost 2 years later) Is this worth waiting for? Or should I just go to a similar school and get started in 2009. Does it really matter which school I attend since the schools of interest are all private institutions with slightly difference reps? PGSP seems to be a lil better due to it's association with Standford. I have done my research and I'm aware of the costs and programs, etc. I just wanted to know if it's worth it to wait another year to apply. Thanks in advance. Please help!