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About SLPsingballs

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    Double Shot
  • Birthday June 4

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    Bellingham, WA
  • Interests
    Coffee, science fiction books, singing classically, playing piano, beautiful landscapes, my family, eating delicious food, and wandering around getting lost.
  • Application Season
  • Program
    Speech-Language Pathology
  1. Ugh. I think you're making a good decision, as painful as it may seem. You're two years away from your dream job. Forget the years that you'll spend paying it all back off. At least you'll be doing something you love (I'm assuming here).
  2. Does this mean you're turning down the school you've been accepted to in hopes of getting in another year? Debt is such a scary thing, I can relate. It all boils down to what you can live with. Good luck with either decision! I know I get sick every time I think about the amount of debt I'll be in after I'm done with grad school.
  3. If I recall correctly, not every school required a resume/CV. Maybe either your schools don't require that, or the resume will be required on another tab in the CSDCAS. Good luck! CSDCAS was difficult to work on at best.
  4. Hello there! I am so sorry you're struggling with getting into grad school. This field is so competitive!! I attended CSUN for my undergrad, on campus. If I recall correctly, they have discontinued their Pre-SLP distance program. Maybe it's starting back up? It's worth an email to the school to find out, but don't get your hopes up. Also, the guaranteed entrance into their distance ed master's program was only if you get a 4.0 in every class. Again, I am not sure, but I think this is the case. With that said, they do still have their distance ed master's program, and that is an option to apply to. I have an acquaintance that goes to their distance ed master's program, and she has a comparable GPA/GRE to you. Good luck!! I am sorry that I don't have better info for you. If you've finished the 2nd bachelor's at USU, the pre-SLP at CSUN (if it were still available) wouldn't be worthwhile since you've already taken so many of those classes. I hope the best for you!!
  5. VENT: Yes, I would like some cheese with my whine (and some wine with my whine too!) Seriously. I. Hate. Packing. It has been about 105-110 F here in Los Angeles this weekend, and I'll be moving my whole family to Washington in approximately 10 days. Packing, children, heat, are just not fun right now. We had a yard sale this weekend, and I melted. Everything is stressful and scary, but I'm so soooooo thrilled to be headed toward a beautiful town that doesn't get as hot as 110 F in the summer; especially because I will be going to grad school (FINALLY) for SLP. Dreams and nightmares, all wrapped up together. Anyone else stressing over a major move? Anyone have any packing tips? Anyone want to pack all my stuff and drive it up the Pacific Coast for me (hah)? Or maybe take half my stuff and start some huge bonfire at the beach? That is all. VENT OVER.
  6. This should not be an issue if you kick butt in your classes as a transfer student. If you get all As and a B or two, your GPA should raise up even more and be acceptable. For me, I had a 2.4 GPA before I transferred to a university to finish my bachelor's. Yes, 2.4 (and that was after raising it a bit)!! I lived a different life when I was younger, and my GPA reflects upon my immaturity at the time. After I transferred, I received all As and one B (in Biology). So, my department GPA was a 4.0, and my last 60 GPA (which did include some of my previous grades, but fortunately only decent ones) was about a 3.9. It made my cumulative GPA drop down to a 3.1 at graduation, and CSDCAS calculated it to be a 2.97 (which screwed me for several of the schools I applied to). In the end, I was accepted to 4 schools (2 off the waitlist and 2 outright acceptances) and rejected by 6. About 3 of them did not even consider me because of my cumulative GPA. My best advice to you is to just get all As, especially in your department classes!! If you do that, nothing can stop you. Good luck, and don't give up! You're in such a better place than I was entering my upper division classes.
  7. Kudos to you, mama! School and pregnancy did not work for me. What job are you able to do full-time while in grad school with a 2 year old and pregnant? Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and grad school!
  8. Soooooo, just for clarification, filling out the FAFSA is not enough to apply for a gradPLUS loan? I'm pretty sure I'll need to apply for one... Thanks!!
  9. I think it depends on the school. When I applied to schools on CSDCAS, they calculated my GPA slightly lower than some of my schools' minimums for GPA. For a few of those schools, it mattered and I was rejected without even being considered. However, after I emailed the schools that this might be an issue at and plead my case, a couple of the schools were very helpful. I was accepted at 2 of those schools. It didn't hurt that I have a 4.0 in CSD classes though (and 3.9 in last 60 units), as it reflected my current potential for grad school. Mostly, it was hard to know that I wasn't looked at by schools that I really wanted to get into because of a different way of calculating my GPA. I hope this is not the case for you, but just know there are many schools that will welcome your GPA with a strong GRE, SOP, LoR, experience, etc.
  10. Messaging you my email as well!! Thank you!
  11. I wanted to chime in here, but everything I'd say has been said by @Afternoonprogram and @Crimson Wife. Good luck?
  12. If you apply to CSUN, you can take the MAT (verbal only, or so I hear) instead of the GRE.
  13. I am married and I have two children that require plenty of attention. Being able to come home to my husband has been the most supportive experience. Do I miss him during the day while studying? Sometimes yes, but I know I am a much better person (and wife) when I go out and experience life for myself. If your husband works, you probably miss him anyways during the day. Is it hard? Incredibly so, but you get really good at balancing time. It's kids that make it soooooo much more difficult, not the husband part. But I know that my girls are watching Mama achieve her dreams; it is sooooo worth all the stress and heartache. Date nights are good, sitting down and eating meals together is good, just giving yourselves a minute to stop and appreciate each other is necessary. If you find yourself stuck in your own speechie-world, take a minute to plan a date around your schedule. Being loved is good. You'll be fine.
  14. I'm feeling the pain here. How do you get a place to rent to you if you have no job in the new state? Do you show them your loan info? I'm sure many of you are having parents cosign, but that is not an option for me. I've never moved without having a job waiting for me. I've also never moved out of state!
  15. The suspense is killing me!!