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    2014 Fall
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    Speech-Language Pathology

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  1. Just out of curiosity speechful, who did you contact to get feedback from McGill? I didn't think that the faculty offered any feedback to applicants, but it's great that they do!
  2. Congrats on being invited to the MMIs! I went to them last year, and it was a great experience. You should be receiving an email shortly that includes a prep document as to what MMIs are and some sample questions that could come up. I prepared by answering those. I then went online to check if there were other questions I could use to practice, but many of them are WAY too hard/irrelevant, so don't stress out too much over those. If you have other questions, feel free to ask!
  3. Our class is 23 this year, which is fairly smaller than the usual 27. We were initially 24, but someone dropped out before September due to extenuating circumstances. Best of luck everyone, and looking forward to meeting you! For those wondering about Western and how to find out about their application status, I received an email on March 13 last year that included my student ID. You must create an account for the Western portal in order to view your application status. Come midnight on April 1st, you should be able to see the decision they've made on the portal. I don't think ORPAS displ
  4. If they haven't changed the requirements from last year, it should be the same character limit for each section. I think it was indicated after each question.
  5. Don't worry if your file doesn't seem updated. Last year, they sent out an email around the end of January stating they'd received all my application documents, but my online summary never indicated that my application was complete. I think it was only the references section that was left blank, but at least those were submitted online so I didn't have to worry that they got lost in the mail or something.
  6. Hi speechful and kats, when I applied last year, I think I listed my other volunteer experiences (research assistant, volunteer at a hospital with geriatric population) and also described the more relevant ones in more detail in my personal statement. For paid experiences, I just described them in my personal statement. I don't quite remember what I indicated for 'activities supervised by aud/SLP', but I do remember writing a short sentence to describe what the position involved to make it more clear. If anything, you can probably indicate N/A. Hi AngeSim, I think you're on the right
  7. Hi papillonbleu! I applied to Ottawa for the previous application cycle and got accepted, but finally decided on McGill instead. Feel free to message me any questions you might have!
  8. I would say it's safer to start earlier than later. Editing those statements gets exhausting when everything starts looking the same. And between school, work, volunteering, and whatnot, I definitely dragged it on for a while. Not to mention that it had to be perfect Best of luck!
  9. I agree with Missthang that keeping things organized and having good time management are essential. If you're just applying to UofT, Western and McGill, it's not too hectic though because there are a lot of similarities in terms of what's required for each application. First, it would only be 1 application through ORPAS for UofT and Western, but the statement of intent is slightly different for each, although there's great overlap. In my case, I just adjusted a few sentences here and there between those 2. Second, everything that's required for all 3 schools can be sent electronically, exc
  10. Hey feminist_slp, your situation sounds similar to mine when I applied. My GPA from undergrad was 3.41 and sub GPA was 3.67. I also volunteered in a hospital in the TR department and realized I wanted to do SLP after graduating, so I took the remaining prereqs which boosted up my GPA (on ORPAS they appear as 3.50 for overall GPA and 3.79 for sub GPA). I also did research on bilingualism and got more field experience by working with children and adults with language disorders, and was accepted at UWO, but decided on McGill (my first choice). I'd say you seem to have pretty well-rounded experien
  11. Haven't heard anything yet. Join our group; someone said we should be receiving more info soon! https://www.facebook.com/groups/556354367817467/
  12. Ditto what slpdreamer said; I didn't have a 3.8 either. I think generally if you're worried about your GPA, take more classes to boost it up if possible and/or work on getting relevant volunteer/clinical/research experience, which will also lead to great references. Having a well-rounded application will most likely increase your chances of getting in. And definitely don't give up! If you apply several times, with each application getting stronger and stronger, it shows that you're determined about getting in and that you've acquired more knowledge and experience about the field.
  13. I was just about to post the same thing, but I actually declined through ORPAS and she still emailed me. Good luck to those on the waitlist!
  14. I've emailed someone who's currently in the program at Western and it seems like their curriculum is similar to McGill's, which is usually 2 full days of classes and one full day dedicated to practicum. So if the modular structure is what you're looking for, perhaps UofT is a better option. However, for McGill, you get June - August off after year 1, so that allows you to relax/work/do research, whereas you only get one month off in the summer for both UofT and Western. Hope that this helped a bit, and congrats on getting off the waitlist!
  15. For those going to McGill, I just made a Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/556354367817467/ Looking forward to meeting you all!
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