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#2881 badgerslp

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

Do you guys have any thoughts about visiting schools that you have been waitlisted to? I'm kind of toying with the idea, partly so that I will be ready to accept quickly if I do manage to get off the waitlist, and partly in the hopes that it will help my chances by showing that I really have interest in the school. But I'm not sure...I could see that maybe it could help me, because like I said it would show my interest. But I can also imagine that they would see through whyI was visiting and they might be annoyed that I was taking up their time. Or otherwise it wouldn't be positive or negative...and it just wouldn't do anything at all to help me, and I would end up wasting time and money when I don't get off the waitlist.

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You might e-mail and try and find out if they can give you a relative position on the wait list. I know one school that wait listed me said if I get in, I'll have 48 hours to decide. If that's the case across the board, it would probably be wise to visit before you find out, just in case.

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#2882 SLP19

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

Do you guys have any thoughts about visiting schools that you have been waitlisted to? I'm kind of toying with the idea, partly so that I will be ready to accept quickly if I do manage to get off the waitlist, and partly in the hopes that it will help my chances by showing that I really have interest in the school. But I'm not sure...I could see that maybe it could help me, because like I said it would show my interest. But I can also imagine that they would see through whyI was visiting and they might be annoyed that I was taking up their time. Or otherwise it wouldn't be positive or negative...and it just wouldn't do anything at all to help me, and I would end up wasting time and money when I don't get off the waitlist.

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Their open house is on April 5 from 1-3pm. Maybe, you could just call and ask if you could visit during that period? I doubt they'd say no. And if they didn't have to plan anything special for you, then you won't have to be worried about annoying them or taking up their time.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

Their open house is on April 5 from 1-3pm. Maybe, you could just call and ask if you could visit during that period? I doubt they'd say no. And if they didn't have to plan anything special for you, then you won't have to be worried about annoying them or taking up their time.


Thanks for letting me know, I'll try to look into that.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

just got accepted into the 15 month program at university of the pacific in stockton!! Anyone else? Anyone have some info about the program? I'm very excited although I know it's pricey...
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#2885 morrist718

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

just got accepted into the 15 month program at university of the pacific in stockton!! Anyone else? Anyone have some info about the program? I'm very excited although I know it's pricey...


I just got accepted to the 24 month program. I don't know much about the program now (other than that it's expensive!), but I'll probably attend the open house on April 13. If you're unable to attend, I'm happy to let you know my impressions.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

I can't believe it's almost April and I still haven't heard back from half of the programs I applied to! It's so frustrating that I will have less than 2 weeks to make a fully informed decision...
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applied to: Northern Arizona University, University of New Mexico, Eastern New Mexico University, University of Northern Colorado, Pacific University, Redlands, Chapman, St. Xavier, Texas Tech, University of Wyoming
accepted: Northern Arizona University, University of New Mexico, University of Wyoming (graduate assistantship and scholarship), Texas Tech, Pacific University
rejected: eastern new mexico (they actually didn't even consider my app because they didn't like my leveling coursework), Chapman
waitlisted: University of Northern Colorado, St. Xavier, Redlands

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:34 PM

I can't believe it's almost April and I still haven't heard back from half of the programs I applied to! It's so frustrating that I will have less than 2 weeks to make a fully informed decision...


Right!?! I mean I have basically made my decision (got into one of my top choices, wait listed at #1) but it is still really annoying that I have yet to hear from four of my schools. I actually find it a little disrespectful on their part. I understand that virtually all programs received "record numbers of applicants" and that they want to make informed and thoughtful decisions but this is getting a little ridiculous, the least they could do is email everyone to tell them that decisions are still being made and to expect an email/letter/phone call by [ insert date here]. We have deadlines not only to apply but also to inform schools. It is only fair that THEY have them too.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:42 PM

So, since things aren't looking so good for me (rejected at 5 out of the 6 schools I've applied to, waiting on one) I've decided that I need to start working on my next plan of action.

Does anyone know of which schools may have a late admission? I've heard rumors of June and July deadlines. Also, which schools/programs have spring admissions? I am not restricted to a certain geographic area. Schools that accept lower GPAs and GRE scores a plus.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:44 PM

So, since things aren't looking so good for me (rejected at 5 out of the 6 schools I've applied to, waiting on one) I've decided that I need to start working on my next plan of action.

Does anyone know of which schools may have a late admission? I've heard rumors of June and July deadlines. Also, which schools/programs have spring admissions? I am not restricted to a certain geographic area. Schools that accept lower GPAs and GRE scores a plus.


I think I've asked you this before but remind me (it will help us answer your question) are you a background student or not?
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:47 PM

I think I've asked you this before but remind me (it will help us answer your question) are you a background student or not?


Yes, I'll be graduating in May with my BS in Communicative Disorders (from URI)
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:12 AM

So, since things aren't looking so good for me (rejected at 5 out of the 6 schools I've applied to, waiting on one) I've decided that I need to start working on my next plan of action.

Does anyone know of which schools may have a late admission? I've heard rumors of June and July deadlines. Also, which schools/programs have spring admissions? I am not restricted to a certain geographic area. Schools that accept lower GPAs and GRE scores a plus.


Sorry to hear about this Sunny Wade :( You still have one left to hear from and I hope for the best..

The only school I can think of off the top of my head that offers Spring admission is UCF. I think deadlines are Oct. 1st or sometime around there. I didn't get in there for Summer admission and I have okay #s, but I also don't have the prereqs and little to no experience in the field. I think #s aren't quite as important there, so having a background in CSD will be to your benefit along with any other related experience you can add. Also, Spring doesn't have quite as many applicants.

I'm sure there are more programs offering Spring admssion, it's just a matter of finding out which ones. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you.
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#2892 leesta

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:16 AM

So, since things aren't looking so good for me (rejected at 5 out of the 6 schools I've applied to, waiting on one) I've decided that I need to start working on my next plan of action.

Does anyone know of which schools may have a late admission? I've heard rumors of June and July deadlines. Also, which schools/programs have spring admissions? I am not restricted to a certain geographic area. Schools that accept lower GPAs and GRE scores a plus.


It's not a June/July deadline, but George Washington University emailed me a couple weeks ago saying they extended their deadline to April 15th.

Also, I know Cal State Fullerton has spring admissions.

Edited by leesta, 28 March 2012 - 12:17 AM.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:19 AM

Yes, I'll be graduating in May with my BS in Communicative Disorders (from URI)



Marquette has spring admissions but only on a need to fill basis (ie not a full class size) so it is a bit of a hard ticket. I think Valdosta State in Georgia accepts students every semester and University of District Columbia has a really late deadline. In terms of low GRE/GPA I heard rumors that both Valdosta and UDC are easier to get into. NOVA is supposed to be easier too but they are rolling and they accept several semesters out (I have yet to get an interview and I applied in December).

However, in addition to applying to other schools you really need to figure out WHY you didn't get in the first time and what you can do to change that. I'm not trying to be mean but this is my second (kinda I was a non background the first time) go round and it was improving my GRE scores, getting more volunteer work, getting research experience etc that made the biggest difference. I would contact a few of the schools you didn't get into (especially ones you would consider applying to again) and ask how you could make yourself a stronger candidate.

Have you been on the AHSA ed find website? http://hes.asha.org:...rchResults.aspx it will list schools and their admit dates. A lot of there info is out of date (things like ave GPA/GRE) but it is a good place to start. Best of luck!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:29 AM

So, since things aren't looking so good for me (rejected at 5 out of the 6 schools I've applied to, waiting on one) I've decided that I need to start working on my next plan of action.

Does anyone know of which schools may have a late admission? I've heard rumors of June and July deadlines. Also, which schools/programs have spring admissions? I am not restricted to a certain geographic area. Schools that accept lower GPAs and GRE scores a plus.


UT Dallas has spring and summer admissions (although the summer deadline might have been the same as fall).
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:30 AM

Thank you!! WKU is my first choice because they are completely online. I'm a working SLPA so I'd love to continue working through the summer if I can but I am definitely excited about NAU!


Not totally online! WKU does have a required on-campus summer bootcamp, before you can complete your externships.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:30 AM

I can't believe it's almost April and I still haven't heard back from half of the programs I applied to! It's so frustrating that I will have less than 2 weeks to make a fully informed decision...


Supposedly Tech is mailing out decisions at the end of this week.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:15 AM

just got accepted into the 15 month program at university of the pacific in stockton!! Anyone else? Anyone have some info about the program? I'm very excited although I know it's pricey...


I looked into the program because I really liked the accelerated thing, and I feel like the program itself is decent. I was a little worried about whether they truly covered everything in the shorter time frame, but obviously it's accredited and seems to get it all in! Honestly though, the thing that turned me off was the location. I don't know where you're from, but Stockton is kind of a mess of a city in terms of crime rates, quality of life ratings, etc... I kept on seeing it on those "most miserable cities" list. Maybe I spook too easily, but that was kind of a turnoff to me and ultimately I decided I didn't want to live there. I'm definitely not trying to be negative, just encourage you to research the city in addition to the program! I'm sure parts of the city are fine :).
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:36 AM

I looked into the program because I really liked the accelerated thing, and I feel like the program itself is decent. I was a little worried about whether they truly covered everything in the shorter time frame, but obviously it's accredited and seems to get it all in! Honestly though, the thing that turned me off was the location. I don't know where you're from, but Stockton is kind of a mess of a city in terms of crime rates, quality of life ratings, etc... I kept on seeing it on those "most miserable cities" list. Maybe I spook too easily, but that was kind of a turnoff to me and ultimately I decided I didn't want to live there. I'm definitely not trying to be negative, just encourage you to research the city in addition to the program! I'm sure parts of the city are fine :).


Thank you so much for your input! I'm sort of familiar with Stockton so I definitely see what you mean about the area being undesirable. I just felt I had to apply given the fact that I would be an slp that much faster and, I can live anywhere for 15 months, right? I never expected to get in, I figured they would be more competitive given the acceleration of the program. I'll probably try to go to the open house and check it out. Part of me is nervous that 15 months isn't enough time to become a competent slp? I'm not so sure but at this point in time it's just nice to have an acceptance :)
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:31 AM

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering what the difference between a Masters of Arts in Speech pathology and a Masters of Science in Speech Pathology is? I find it confusing when one school with basically the same program is an MA and another is MS.

Thanks!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:49 AM

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering what the difference between a Masters of Arts in Speech pathology and a Masters of Science in Speech Pathology is? I find it confusing when one school with basically the same program is an MA and another is MS.

Thanks!


There is really no difference and it should have no effect on your qualifications for any job in the field. For many schools it has to do with where the program is within the university (in my undergrad school it was in the College of Arts and Sciences so it was an MA...so is a degree in neuroscience (BA, rather than BS) so it really has little to do with content). Some schools have the program within the school of education and grant M.Ed...it doesn't really affect much of anything and shouldn't have any weight in deciding where to go to school--just pick the program with the best overall fit for you! :)
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