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  2. Bmay80

    Is it really worth going into debt

    Was this the only school you got into? Eighty thousand for grad school would give me pause too. If you don’t have undergrad loans, it would be at the top end of what I would borrow. Any chance you could take a gap year and reapply to schools that are more affordable?
  3. VS-SLP2B

    Is it really worth going into debt

    I agree with the above user! With a job in the field you’ll definitely be able to pay off the loans. Personally, I think the biggest factor you should consider is if you have loans from your undergrad. I have a ton of loans from my undergrad so had I been accepted to a school with a 40k a year tuition it definitely would’ve given me pause. But if you have little to no debt from undergrad I think it’s worth it! And don’t forget some schools offer more in terms of scholarships and grants once you’re a student. This might be able to help cut the cost at least for the second year. Don’t give up, it’ll all be worth it in the end!
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  5. Hey, I have to make a decision between Gatech - MS in Construction Management and Berkeley - MS in Engineering and Project Management. Both programs have equally good curriculum. Cost of both programs also works out to be similar. I want to work in the industry after graduating. Location is a non-factor. I welcome any inputs or suggestions, especially if there is something I'm missing about these programs. Thank you very much
  6. MSWhopeful@York

    Canada MSW 2019

    Just found this discussion thread and wanted to share info I learnt from reading all the posts pertaining to York’s MSW acceptances. March 14 - York sent the 1st wave of acceptances for advance standing (I believe full time and part time as no one was specific) with a March 28 reply by date April 2 - York sent the 1st wave of acceptances for full time 2 year with an April 16 relay by date April 5 - York sent the 1st wave of unsuccessfuls for advance standing full time and part time. Didn’t see any posts about 2 year full time No one has posted that York specifically told them they were on a “waitlist”. I applied only to the advance standing full time program and Myfile still says no decision yet - under consideration. I spoke to Pam in the SW graduate department yesterday and she said she is waiting for direction from the Director on the next batch of acceptances and unsuccessfuls. She does not know when she will get this information. It is discouraging to read that York has a reputation of not updating those individuals still waiting until June/July.
  7. PianoMan

    NSERC C/PGSD 2019-2020

    Yes in the mail
  8. Speechie Keen

    University of Texas at Dallas—Housing Thoughts?

    I'm also attending the program in Fall 2019 and looking for a roommate! Just putting that out there if anyone is interested!
  9. Adelaide9216

    I failed my thesis.

    I'm also happy that I am self-confident enough that I don't see this failure as a failure of who I am in terms of intelligence and ability. I know this is also a matter of the fact that I have received very little guidance on the part of my supervisor throughout my master's degree. This is the second time that something backfires in my master's degree, and both times, she never warned me, prepared me or anticipated it. But I won't tell her that because I know she loves me a lot, and probably feels very guilty already. I'm sure that out of all of her students, she surely did not expect me to fail. She knows me, my work ethic, and the fact that I am a hard and dedicated student. But my family was very upset when they learned I had failed because I spent the last year complaining to them about how I felt like I did not have as much feedback as I wanted to. I almost had to defend her. I had to clarify with my family that my supervisor does not have bad intentions towards me. She definetly wants me to succeed. But I think she was overly confident in my ability to do this and did not offer me enough guidance.
  10. Hello, everyone. I applied for KAUST 2019 fall Bioscience in the third round(1st December). I got a personal interview on 13th March and until now I haven't got any reply. Does anyone the same round with me have any news to share? Or if you are fourth round and get any update? Thanks for sharing.
  11. I was accepted to this program, but I would be paying out-of-state tuition and I got only loans. I'd also have to consider the cost of living in Seattle, which will be expensive. Is it worth the debt for a MSW? 😕
  12. Adelaide9216

    I failed my thesis.

    Thanks. My supervisor believes the thesis examiner was too severe. Unfortunately, she will be evaluating the second version of my thesis. This is totally unexpected. Just to give you an idea, my department had nominated me for a convocation award this term...However, I know my thesis was not perfect. But there are a lot of changes I will make just to "make her happy" her at this point since she has the final word. So I made a chart with all of the comments she made on my work (at least, the comments appear somewhat easy to apply and are clear and precise) and I will address each comment one by one. If she fails me after this, I bring her to the Dean. I also made myself a calendar of each section that I need to rectify week by week until August. I also contacted my prospective university for doctoral students to have clarification about the moment I need to show that I passed my thesis. They say I need to submit my final transcript by the end of August, and a proof of my master's degree by the end of December. I can still save my case but I asked for clarification about those deadlines.
  13. 20190329

    NSERC C/PGSD 2019-2020

    Do unsuccessful applicants also get ranking letters? I haven’t received one.
  14. Emilia Marie

    2019 MPH CANADA

    Congrats. Domestic or international? Whats your profile?
  15. PRK303

    Oxford MPP 2019-20

    I studied in an English speaking university (though not accredited by the US) but didn't get an English waiver. This was strange to me because friends and peers have received full waivers until last year. They've probably gotten more strict about enforcing this I suppose.
  16. Salsouqi

    Canadian SLP Declining Offers Thread 2019

    I got a call from Vicki a few hours ago to be offered a spot at U of A! I thought they wouldn’t be contacting waitlist before April 30th but I guess that’s not the case!!! goodluck to everyone still waiting
  17. neechaa

    Shut out

    Thank you!
  18. Joyce Jenna

    KAUST Spring 2019 Admissions

    Hi everyone! I applied for fall september in March. The admisdion sent a mail in 23rd, April. In mail, they made a decision for admission to KAUST and I have to check my application account for the decision. But I did not see nothing. It is just a application form, I submitted. Have everyone faced that kind of situation?
  19. TwirlingBlades

    I failed my thesis.

    I am so sorry, Adelaide. I remember one of your first posts about your thesis idea. Feel free to PM me. Sending you good thoughts.
  20. EagerSpeechie2019

    Canadian SLP Declining Offers Thread 2019

    Oh, I didn't know that. Thank you for sharing that
  21. Ilikekitties

    Feeling down :(

    Thanks! English teaching there is probably attainable. I haven’t taught English there before, but I did teach English in a different country for 2 years. I did study abroad for 1 semester in this country.
  22. dejosco

    NIH PREP 2019-2020 Applicants unite

    An interview where?
  23. futurespeechpath1

    Is it really worth going into debt

    This worries me too but remember speech-language pathology is one of those career paths where you'll always have a job and be able to pay off those loans. It's scary but if it's what you truly want to do you should do it. It's super expensive and loans are scary, but you'll get a job that pays well enough to pay them off.
  24. futurespeechpath1

    Elmhurst and St. Xavier University waitlists

    How do you know you're on the high waitlist? Do they tell you?
  25. Fantasmapocalypse

    Feeling down :(

    Look for other ways to get to your country of interest. See if there are English teaching opportunities that can help position you in the country, even for the short term, to give yourself a more competitive slant. 'Field experience', even a few weeks or months, give you that much more practical leverage on paper. If you have been to or even better know people in your desired area you are that much more likely to succeed in winning the grant. Find alternate sources of funding, perhaps those connected to your region or topic of interest. Many times you can spin or incorporate a small portion of your thesis to help win over smaller grants and other funding. My experience focuses on Japan and east Asia so I can't really offer specific details outside of this region but don't give up! I went through two rounds of apps, accepted an unfunded offer and just got a notice last week it is now almost 90% funded and includes pay for the first year.
  26. Nicator

    Cornell 2019!

    Thanks for all that @DangerDave, very helpful! I'm relocating to Ithaca from Australia, planning to be there August 1st - hope to meet some of you when I get there.
  27. Email the comd email and ask for the apartment list, it goes over areas to avoid and places other students have lived. There are no Tornados in Dallas I thought the same thing coming from the west coast the weather was pretty mild. There are totally little granny flats idk how to find them but other girls did so they’re there! It’s such a good program suck up the niceness I’m in my CF and miss the warm faculty and professionalism a lot lol. Medical district can be sketchy read online reviews! I recommend the village area it’s in between both locations and feels WAY safer! Or live with a roommate or closer to the turtle creek area. The campus itself is very safe. Have fun there’s lots of fun things to explore! Klyde Warren Park has free yoga classes and events. The program is balanced enough to socialize frequently have fun!!!
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