Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Frustration!

It's all well and good that I have this new life plan, right?

Yeah, except that of the 50 or so accredited programs in the country as I'm checking the admin recs, for most of them one is required to either a)have a bachelor's in psychology or b) have a master's in mental health/psychology and c) have classes in stats on your transcript.

WTF!?

Fortunately, the program I MOST want to attend doesn't require those things (it requires the psych GRE as most of the programs that are more "lenient" and not requiring a masters in psych do. Which is still a PITA, but not as much as asking me to go back in time and change my undergrad major.)

Well, good thing I still have the EdD as a back up. Not that I've actually gotten into that program yet, but it seems like I've got a much better shot at getting into it than any of the PsyD programs. But, well, at least I'll have tried, right?

2 comments:

mmeperpetua said...

I have been playing with the idea of going to law school. I don't know if this is due to the fact that a) I am tired of being a student and want a "real" career, or b) I'm so afraid of the moment I'm no longer a student that I want to have another schooling option lined up.

I'm sorry the application process is so stressful. Also stressful: the complete lack of standardized processes. Why NOT just have the same basic requirements everywhere? (Okay, I know the answer to that, but it would still make life easier.)

Hypatia said...

Thank YOU! There's a common app for colleges! Why not for grad programs!? Sheesh.

Also-- I would not go to law school just based on the number of my friends who went to law school and are now restarting their careers in a different field (but with law school debt! Yippee!) YMMV though.