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  1. That seems a little odd that they have no idea how the process works considering they are an online program. know California is pretty strict so can't imagine why they wouldn't know. Is it a new program? I'm not sure how they do it in California, (ironically) but apparently they become certified to be a school speech pathologist. I assume all California programs just build the competencies into their coursework and have their students do one placement at a school which counts as a sort of 'student teaching' experience. Maybe if you're educated in California you just need to do the placement at a school? If you ask someone make sure it's an online program, because I think it really depends on which program you go to if they cover everything necessary. Also a lot of states have equivalency standards so the process is much smoother. Texas and California don't hence my school needing to write me a letter saying I have interned at a school placement and did all the necessary coursework to get licensed there. I personally didn't have to do anything differently, I just need to remind my clinical director that i'm moving to CA when I graduate so once hired my employer will be asking them if I met the requirements!
  2. I'm going to school in Texas but moving back home for my CF/life lol. All I need to do, is do a school internship, take coursework in public school methods to show that we have gained competency/equivalency to a California education. In California SLP's need a special certificate to work in schools so my University has to essentially vouch for me/prove I am prepared despite being educated in a different state. I'll be taking the praxis here in texas, but completing my CF in California. I am not sure how it would all work if you wanted to work in a hospital but people move all the time! I would check with your program whether they have had students in California and how the licensing process works/if they meet all those requirements. My University was able to answer all those questions for me and essentially takes care of it for us. How do online programs work? How are you supervised with clients? If you are being supervised in California getting your clinical clock hours I imagine that would help?
  3. UTD has it's prerequisites built into the program so 6 semesters vs. the usual 5 semesters. Very short compared to other programs! They regularly get applicants from out of field as long as your undergraduate gpa and GRE scores are good i'd consider applying!
  4. Grad Admissions Help

    You'd probably be better off doing your own research by looking at stats on ASHA's website edfind. You can look at each school's past accepted students. Asking on here will not give you a full list of schools that might accept you. So many people tend to just google for a quick answer, and that doesn't really help you get in anywhere. Good luck!
  5. I think a lot of schools that don't look at GRE scores expect super high GPA's since that is the only academic number they have. With a 3.7 you might have more acceptances at schools that also look at GRE scores! To those schools your GPA is more in range I'd think.
  6. Well I think the first question you would need to answer is why were your grades so poor that you were kicked out of your program? If it was some kind of outside emergency or family situation/personal etc that won't be an issue from now on that's one thing. That might be worth explaining to a potential program. If you just couldn't handle the academic rigor of the program, i'm not sure what to tell you. How positive are you that you wouldn't get kicked out again? Not trying to discourage you, just asking the question that i'm sure potential schools would need to know to take a chance on your application!
  7. Transferring Schools?

    I've never heard of anyone transferring while in Graduate school. I don't know if it exists in the traditional sense of things, the only reason undergraduates do it so easily is because every college freshman is taking the exact same classes for the most part. English 100 Math whatever etc. Graduate schools are so specialized and specific that it wouldn't make any sense for them to take the extra time to figure out if your current university has comparable coursework. The bigger issue is that your graduate program signs off on your competency, they can't sign off on clinic or class they they themselves didn't provide. At least that is what I think would be a big issue. If you really don't like your program you can always re-apply to graduate school. I think that's the only real path to changing schools, you'll most likely have to re-do everything. You should post a thread on here if you discover a secret trick to transferring!
  8. I go to an in person program and most if not all of our professors will allow students to set up a time to come to office hours or meet with the TA to go over any questions they missed. We aren't allowed to take home the tests/quizzes but we can see what we missed.
  9. It isn't necessary to go back and get a second Bachelor's degree, however not getting a post-baccalaureate limits the number of schools you can apply to as an out of field student. Before considering pursuing Speech Pathology keep in mind it is an extremely competitive field. Take a look at your GPA and take the GRE if your GPA was below 3.6 getting in will be difficult. Just as hard if not harder than the job with the BA in Psychology. You'll need 3 letters of recommendation as well, most schools prefer from Professors. What got you interested in Speech Pathology? It's a great field but if you are wanting something that is more of a guarantee another field might be easier to get into and gain a job quicker. You can apply to other Master's programs without prerequisites in the field. I'd say at this point it would take at least 4 years since Fall semester has already started so you'd be looking at start date of Fall 2018 for most programs and then 2-3 years depending on the program IF you get in your first try. Then 9 months for your CF which you get paid for then regular career. If you are comfortable with that timeline and have the grades go for it!
  10. Well if they have recently been on probation and lost accreditation I'd say run! There are plenty of schools in southern california that are not in that predicament and will better prepare you to be an SLP! I haven't heard anything great about them so i'd say go elsewhere. They are also very expensive so you could get the same education elsewhere cheaper. If you want to stay in that area CSU Fullerton has a post bacc and for later on in graduate programs Redlands, and Loma Linda are other options if you are not interested in CSU Fullerton. My pre-reqs there got me accepted both in and out of state! If you want a different program CSU San Marcos and SDSU apparently have coursework you can take online for post-bacc. You aren't seeing clients as a post-bacc so online isn't a terrible option!
  11. Who have you heard good things from? I haven't met many students who will say anything bad about their graduate programs. Also if you are hearing from current or recent grad students or post-bacc students they probably don't really know what their own knowledge base or skill level is compared to other programs. (None of us really do to be fair). However I think the real test is how well students are prepared to go out into the field and how competent they are during their CF and clinical opportunities. I'm attending a graduate school out of state and if our clinical supervisor gets feedback one time that the student is unprepared they start counseling and really dive in deep to figure out what went wrong because it isn't typical and they try to find the area of breakdown. If she has had multiple students she felt were unprepared I don't think that's a great sign...Although most post-bacc's don't have you seeing clients so maybe she is referring to their graduate students? I'd say get some more opinions from current SLP's out in the field in the area maybe you can get information from Chapman on who they partner with and you could ask them about student preparedness? Professors often seem to be more enamored with a school's research moreso than how the students are coming out clinically! My friend currently goes to Chapman and tells me they are extremely unorganized so that isn't good. We haven't sat down and discussed details but while she's happy she's in graduate schools she isn't exactly gushing about their program. Maybe try to find a chapman thread on here and email some former students? CSUF has a post-bacc program that definitely prepared me for graduate school! If you are considering applying out of state UTDallas has their leveling coursework tied into their program with only one extra semester and Spring admissions. So completely done in 6 semesters as an out of field student! If you plan super ahead you could also do your very last semester back home in CA!
  12. Wow that is so lame about your letters that is something that could have balanced out the GRE scores. I'm surprised they revealed that, I'd be pretty put out as well! Fingers crossed for you alma mater!!! And I've heard if you work in a title 1 public school for 5 years they pay off your entire loan...but maybe that is only up to a certain amount! I know women who have done that in tx and ca...
  13. Most of the time for my school it is people who have completely disregarded our schools GRE and GPA requirements. The school will get calls from people with 300 GRE scores when our program asks for a 311+ or 3.4 GPA when most applications are 3.6+ Sometimes the school will say they can't give you exact info...but I'll bet if your GRE or GPA does not meet their minimum requirements that is the most likely factor. If you already are aware those stats don't line up asking about your essay or letters won't help. Also the letters stay anonymous so no school is allowed to reveal if someone wrote you a bad req! Good luck re-applying!
  14. Transferring Graduate SLP Programs

    So I don't live in New York and have not done this myself so this is all pure speculation. However I do work closely with my own school's administration. I believe the only way this is typically possible is if you go after another program you were already previously accepted to that way they know you meet their qualifications. I think for any other situation you would need to completely reapply from scratch and contact their program head's to explain your unique situation. If you are currently doing well in your graduate program I think there may be a possibility but I don't think they give special treatment to current graduate students. Not to imply you are looking for that at all!! But most programs won't know anything about you from any of the hundreds of other students who are applying to their programs the first time which is frankly easier for the administration they don't have to confer any of your classes. It will take a lot of work for the university you transfer to, to go through all your classes and determine if they will even count them. It definitely doesn't hurt to try though!
  15. Worried About Reapplying

    So this advice may come across as harsh, but you can't be picky with location and those scores. Most programs have a cutoff of 3.5 whether they advertise it or not. Your GRE scores would need to be extremely high to offset your GPA. Like 315+ high in my opinion at the very least 310. Even with this stronger GRE I would strongly advise against being picky in terms of location at all. You should apply to states that people don't want to live in. Arizona and Texas are very popular states (as well as other the other states you mentioned). I think maybe Northern states on the Canada border, or i'd say midwest but those are also competitive, probably less so than anything on either coast. Also don't reapply until you've raised your GRE scores. I'm not trying to be discouraging but if your GRE reports show no improvement or attempt at improvement that won't reflect well to an application committee. This isn't to discourage you, but instead to help you save money until your GRE scores make your application a bit more appealing. We get re-appliers at my school and if they have made no noticeable effort to improve scores they don't get in. I wish you the best of luck! Maybe taking a prep course will boost your GRE!