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Any other schools find this was a weird year for admissions? We have an incoming class of 2 the last I heard. I'm not sure how that happened - we had a pretty competitive pool this year so maybe they just all had more offers than the typical, but we're usually making no more than 1-2 offers per acceptance, and this year there were faculty who extended 4 offers and didn't get anyone. I think the department wanted to keep it small, but I don't think any expected THIS small:)

Just wondering if this was just an anomaly or if other schools have weird stuff going on this year.
 

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I'd feel super weird if I were 1 of those 2!
Imagine orientation! :laugh:

It'd be like:
Head of Department: "Good morning... both of you. In case you're wondering if we're going to wait on the others before we start, well... no because you're the chosen 2"
 

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I don't know about the program at the school I'm going to, but some of my friends are going to a Counseling Psych PhD program with 16 in their cohort. :eek: WOW!
 
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Any other schools find this was a weird year for admissions? We have an incoming class of 2 the last I heard. I'm not sure how that happened - we had a pretty competitive pool this year so maybe they just all had more offers than the typical, but we're usually making no more than 1-2 offers per acceptance, and this year there were faculty who extended 4 offers and didn't get anyone. I think the department wanted to keep it small, but I don't think any expected THIS small:)

Just wondering if this was just an anomaly or if other schools have weird stuff going on this year.

My class is going to be smaller than the average at my school, too (although not quite as small as 2!). We have 5 incoming and usually they take about 10. For us, it's all abt state budget cuts for higher education-- in order to fund everyone they had to keep it small.
 

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Any other schools find this was a weird year for admissions? We have an incoming class of 2 the last I heard. I'm not sure how that happened - we had a pretty competitive pool this year so maybe they just all had more offers than the typical, but we're usually making no more than 1-2 offers per acceptance, and this year there were faculty who extended 4 offers and didn't get anyone. I think the department wanted to keep it small, but I don't think any expected THIS small:)

Just wondering if this was just an anomaly or if other schools have weird stuff going on this year.

If it is a nationwide trend, then the graduate schools have single handedly solved the internship match problem 4 years from now. :)
 

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Mine usually takes 7, but decided to offer an 8th spot this year...and now can't seem to fill it. Apparently they are still trying to find an 8th person, but I can always dream that they won't and there'll be more money to spread around for the rest of us =/
 

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The prof I'm RAing for now was planning on taking two new students, only ended up making two offers (I guess no one else she interviewed was a good fit), had one accept and one decide not to go to grad school . . . anywhere. So now she's just taking one student. I can't imagine going through the whole application process, getting accepted, and THEN deciding you're not motivated enough to make it through school.

When I start in the fall my cohort will only have 4 and I'll also be the only new member of my lab, but that's normal for this program.
 

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wow ollie that is crazy. i guess if i hung out on the waitlist longer I might have gotten an offer!
 

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We finally filled all 8 positions here, but it was reportedly difficult to do so. There were those individuals who delayed responding with their decision for various reasons and then there were a handful of positions that required a number of waitlisted people being called. Some of the faculty were apparently unsure whether we would have a "full" entering class for the upcoming year. I don't think we actually had a complete cohort until the last possible moment.
 

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My prof offered to 2 people this year, which is apparently unusual as he only offers 1 normally.

However, what I heard is that I am almost primarily research focused and the other individual is almost primarily clinically focused so he figured we would round out the team ;)
 
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