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Crimson Wife last won the day on July 3 2016

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  1. I do have the seminar listed under the "professional development" section of my resume along with other workshops & conferences I have attended.
  2. I participated in a seminar through the CSD department at my alma mater that offered continuing ed unit credits. I got grades for each day of the seminar and they are listed on my transcript for summer semester along with an elective that I took for academic credit. Do I enter them in CSDCAS or not? I did no work for the seminar aside from listening to the lectures (which were really interesting and worth the time & money spent on them). I'm leaning towards entering only the course I took for credit but don't want CSDCAS to flag my application as incorrect.
  3. At Utah State online it depended on the specific class whether the graded quizzes or tests were shown. Most (maybe all? not sure) of the professors who did not show the corrected answers would still discuss the specific areas missed via email or phone upon request. Not giving the correct answers but saying "you missed the questions about topics X, Y, and Z".
  4. The other question is, what would you have to scale back on in order to study further for the GRE? I decided against retaking in order to focus more on my CSD coursework.
  5. I don't think raising your quant by 2 points is likely to make a significant difference. Now if you can raise your verbal up to 160+ (85th percentile), that would really help your chances. SLP programs place much greater emphasis on the verbal portion than the quant. I really found the Manhattan Prep 5 Lb. Book of Practice Problems to be very helpful in prepping.
  6. That's actually a really good price. We're paying for 1 month of COBRA coverage due to a job change and the cost for 2 adults with no kids would be $1330 per MONTH. When you've got employer-based coverage you don't realize how much of the premium the employer actually picks up.
  7. Manhattan Prep 5 Lb. book of practice problems. I used that plus the free Magoosh app to prep the verbal (I took the GRE the same semester as I was taking A&P so I decided to focus exclusively on the verbal portion). Very pleased with how well those 2 things prepared me for the GRE.
  8. I just got a Surface Pro 4 hybrid tablet/laptop because one of my high school friends was selling it cheap (she's a technical editor and got a new job where it wouldn't work for her needs). I really like it, much better than our MacBook and iPad. It's like the "Goldilocks" solution- does more stuff than the iPad but more portable than the MacBook.
  9. Yes, in general. However, most summer courses started in May or June. I'm taking an elective and we're on week 10 of 14 total. My oldest daughter is taking a general ed course through a different school and she's on week 4 of 6. Good luck finding a school that will still allow you to add at this late date.
  10. Do you have any SLP-related shadowing and/or volunteer experience? If not, I would work on getting some ASAP. You are going to need to convince the AdComm that you are serious in your desire to become a SLP and are not just going through normal 20something panic at having graduated & finding out that "the real world" isn't what you had hoped it would be.
  11. ASHA requires chemistry or physics, and Earth Science does not count. See standard IV-A here. There are a number of different online options. Eastern NM is the cheapest but they do not offer every course every semester the way Utah State does. The flexibility was worth paying a slightly higher per-credit tuition for USU for me personally.
  12. FYI, observation hours may need to be done through a formal academic course in order to count towards the 25 hour ASHA requirement. It really depends on the particular grad school. So if you do them on your own, you may find that they don't "count" towards those 25 required hours. I did 10 of my hours with my daughter's SLP since I always observe them through a 1-way mirror. I just don't normally write up a formal observation report. The reports I had to write for my observation class list the things mentioned by the PP (session goals, activities done, materials used, etc.) I did 5 other in-person hours at a local oral school for the deaf. I contacted the head of the SLP department (listed on the school website) and arranged it through her. The remaining 10 hours I used videotaped sessions posted by the professor. For my observation course, I was required to have observations in a variety of different clinical areas. So I used the videotaped sessions for those.
  13. Nevada-Reno has one. Are you a member of NSSLHA? There was an article on the topic in one of the issues of the ASHA Leader magazine sometime in the past year or two (they talked about the UNR clinic in it). If you search the ASHA website, it shouldn't be too hard to locate.
  14. Well, what is your back-up career if you don't get into grad school in SLP? Do you think you would want to become a BCBA or a special ed teacher? In my area, BCBA's earn a higher salary than SPED teachers but work longer hours and year-round. BCBA's are also in more of a supervisory role since they are overseeing & coaching the entry-level behavior interventionists. A SPED teacher does some oversight of the paras but her main job is teaching.
  15. According to their website OK State *DOES* in fact require the GRE for their master's in SLP. They recommend "a combined verbal and quantitative GRE of 296; a verbal GRE of 153; and an analytical writing GRE of 3.5". The PP seems to be talking about doctoral programs in English Lit so I think she accidentally posted on the wrong subforum.