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About plume

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    2017 Fall
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    Speech-Language Pathology

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  1. I want to be in the west after my program, but probably no Cali. Does that make a big difference career-wise in this field? I AM SO TORN!!!
  2. Gosh, that's so hard! What a switch, but congrats! Isn't it hard to change your whole mindset about where you will be living and everything? Thank you so much for the offer to connect—I may take you up on that!
  3. Guyssss Redlands offered me a spot today with 24 hours to accept! I should be more excited but I feel ill.....!
  4. I think that class will be challenging at an accelerated pace no matter where you take it! I will be taking an accelerated A&P class at Emerson this summer, and I know it will be a ton of work.
  5. Hi there—I absolutely do not think it is silly to get an associate's after earning your bachelor's. If the career move makes sense for you individually, then I think it could be a great move for you! I have friends that have done the same thing (for nursing and PTA). I agree with you—I looked into direct-entry MSN programs and they are very, very competitive, and would probably not make sense to plan for with your GPA. I know nursing can also be difficult to get into, depending on where you live (I don't know anything about NY!). I have heard that some schools have waitlists, and accelerated programs are competitive where I live, but that may not be the same in NY. I have heard good things about OTA to OT bridge programs (if you ever decide to do that). And OTAs make good salaries and do meaningful work. My other thought is that the careers/degrees you listed are all under the health/human services umbrella, but they are all very different careers. Is there one that makes the most sense financially/personally? It sounds like you are not 100% certain about your long-term goals (MSN, nutrition, MS in Education, and M.S. in Public Health - which is fine, by the way!), so what makes more sense for you short-term? Unless you have a clear idea of what you want 10 years down the road, I think choosing what makes the most sense to you right now based on $ and your interests is a good way to decide what the next step may be for you. It seems like if we continue to do what interests us, we are oftentimes guided towards a path that we are happy with. It also sounds like taking more prerequisites is not an ideal situation for you, which is totally fine and makes sense. It can be difficult financially, and it is hard when there is no guarantee of acceptance into a program later. I think that is a good thing to continue factoring in. Congratulations on taking the next step! You sound like me—I had SO MANY interests, and it took me some time to find what I truly wanted and what was a best fit for me. I am glad I took the time to figure it all out, though
  6. Some schools have off-campus housing support. I would check in with your program and see if they do. It also depends on the area. I am planning to move to Boston, which is a big college city, so I am connecting with a rental realtor who offers video tours of apartments (I also live on the other side of the country). Also, lots of people are looking for roommates on my program's Facebook page—does your program have one yet? You could make one, if not! I also do believe this will be addressed in orientation. You should meet current grad students there so I would be prepared to ask them about housing! That's nice that you only live 2 hours away, though! That makes it a lot easier.
  7. Probably less affordable, but MGH does! I second ENMU.
  8. I never heard from one and I know they sent out rejections as well as waitlists and acceptances, so I am a little confused! Also, their portal says my application is "complete and ready for review," so I submitted everything. I would call any programs you are seriously interested in still!
  9. Just curious... did you ever hear from App State? My application has been "Complete and Ready for Review" since February. I haven't called them because I have decided not to go there either way but I just think it's weird that I never heard anything!
  10. I had to decide by the 15th, so I did and am okay with losing my deposit if I accept a position off of a waitlist. I am personally willing to wait as long as I can before I have to start locking down plans for the school that I already accepted (which is about May 1st). If I had longer before I needed to find a place to live and take classes then I would wait. Did you decide not to do Northeastern?
  11. I can't really answer your questions because I have not attended these schools but I wanted to contribute since you haven't heard anything back yet! I have a friend at MGH and visited their facilities, and it looks amazing. I know nothing about UCF. I hope you were able to visit UCF because I feel like that would help you immensely! Just from the information you've stated here, unless there is something really wrong with the program, it sounds like UCF if going to be a GREAT school for you. MGH is excellent, but Orlando would have access to great clinical experiences as well. And the in-state tuition.... wow! But we all have different backgrounds and motivations, so my input can only be so helpful. I hope you have been able to get some more information on UCF!
  12. I am curious—where do you attend?
  13. I agree—I think it is totally normal to have regrets or hesitation! I minorly freak out and wonder if I should have chosen a different program all the time, but I always circle back to why I chose the program I did. And as long as a program is accredited, there really is no such thing as a total mistake. Just remember why you decided on your school in the first place (cost alone is a great reason)! If you are seriously regretting it, you could call the admissions office of a program you turned down. I am not sure what your level of regret is, but if you still find pros and cons between the different programs, and still feel there are some pros to the program you chose, I think that is a sign that you made the right choice because in most cases any program is the right choice for different reasons
  14. You will be cold, but the snow usually melts quickly there! The change in seasons can be really pretty in Utah. The inversion layer is not ideal, but it is usually only a big deal in the winter and is not visible every day. I would personally find it manageable if I was only going to be there for 2 years.
  15. This is the speech pathology forum—you will probably get some better information in another forum! Good luck!