What is the general feeling on this place? It isn't easy to find information on... I wish I knew about Internship stats, and how it's accepted in the community. Anyone know anything? What do you guys think about the Psy.D. program there?
Why? Don't all of these schools kind of farm out their clinical training? Meaning, you compete with all of them for practicum slots? Roosevelt is also a professional school. I'm serious, by the way. Why is CSPP better for clinical training?
So when looking for jobs/careers, is there a stigma associated with professional schools? I'm looking into the I/O psych program at CSPP.
Just to provide some supporting anecdotal evidence about their seemingly loose admissions standards: I applied there for fall 08 admission. After my interview, I was told that I would be informed about their final decision in approximately 2 weeks. The next day as I was driving back home, I received a call stating that they were pleased to offer me a spot in the incoming cohort. It was hard for me to believe that they could make an informed decision so quickly, especially when considering that sooo many people showed up on interview day.
I also applied to the Chicago School too. Did you get any confirmation that your app is in progress with the review board? I got an email and a letter. The letter stated that I was welcome to contact the school to make sure my app was complete. My feeling is that a late transcript is no big deal since you have already sent it. Hope to see ya there!
I'm on an APA-approved internship and am a CSOPP student. I have to agree with the previous poster's sentiments about her friend who's in their 4th year. The school has grown a lot in the past 4 years to the dismay of many of us. Unfortunately I don't see the trend stopping until someone puts the smackdown on the administration. It is still a not for profit institution, but it feels less like the small school it was when I applied. The internship match rates are around 85%. I only know a few people in my cohort who didn't match. Some went to clearinghouse, but picked up something there. These stats include APPIC only site matches I'm assuming. I don't know what the APA site match rate is.
The school does offer a lot of great opportunities, especially if you're interested in diversity. There are many strengths to the program. I'm just concerned that with the growth that the quality is going to suffer. I can't comment on what it's like now as a first year since I'm pretty much done.