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ataylor

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Canada
  • Application Season
    2016 Fall
  • Program
    Speech and Language Pathology

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  1. Hi there! I'm currently considering applying from Canada to go to UMaine for their SLP program. If anyone who has been accepted doesn't mind, I would love to hear about your experience with the application process/your stats getting in/etc.! I'm a little nervous but would LOVE the chance to study SLP here.
  2. Hi all! I'm a 24-year-old Canadian female who graduated from university in 2016 (BA in psychology and linguistics). My goal has always been to become a speech-language pathologist, which is the reason that I chose to major in linguistics. I also completed the Communicative Disorders Assistant program after university which only confirmed my desire to work in this field. I do want to aim higher and be able to get my masters, though. Currently beginning to panic a little about my career- I've been working in the school board as an educational assistant for the past two years with children with special needs, but this is not a career for me. I would like to apply for my masters, but I feel that my GPA isn't very competitive- my cGPA is only 3.48 (mainly because of a rough second year), and my subGPA is 3.63. I did get all As in my last year of university. Also, since I've been out of university for 3 years, I don't feel like I would be able to get strong academic reference letters. I was accepted to University of Queensland for SLP in Australia a couple of years ago, but the cost is SO expensive that I decided not to go at that time. I did apply to McMaster with low hopes and did not get in. I'm wondering what some options are for me... I was looking into UVM as it is close to Canada, seems like a good program, and I would be able to get strong reference letters from SLPs and other educational personnel that I have worked with over the years. I also saw their online pre masters program, but feel like it wouldn't be worth it for me as I already have the CDA program under my belt, where I got mostly 90s. I'm not sure what other schools in the States would be good for Canadians. I'd also consider Australia, but it would be my last option. Sorry for the long post- I've been entering major panic mode lately and really want to start working towards something or hearing some advice/options! Thank you!
  3. I've recently become addicted to reading these SLP forums, but it's also made me extremely nervous to think about even applying to SLP programs in Canada. I'm going into my 4th year of my Honours BA with a double major in linguistics and psychology. I get all As and Bs in school, but reading all of these posts, it doesn't seem like my chances of getting in anywhere in Canada will be very good! My GPA for last year alone is around the 3.5 range and this year I'm aiming for straight As but who knows how that'll go! I've volunteered since high school in an elementary school, helping children with their reading, spelling and pronunciation, and I will be volunteering this year with at least 2 different speech pathologists who work with children. I'm also hoping to volunteer with elderly people with Alzheimer's and brain damage, with a program that helps people with intellectual disabilities, and with a literacy program. I don't think that I'm ready to apply this year in Canada yet, but I'm not sure what I should be focusing on... I've debated going back and retaking courses that I didn't do so well in (especially prerequisites), or doing the year post-bac certificate program at Brock while I volunteer, or going for the CDA program (as that is also what my mom does) to gain some more experience and volunteer. I've also looked into Australian programs through OzTrekk, which is an option, but the debt would be insane and it's so far from home! I'd also like to prepare for and write my GRE so that I could apply in the States or Dalhousie/Alberta. I just need some guidance and advice- I'm so stressed and have no idea what I should be doing!
  4. I've recently become addicted to reading these SLP forums, but it's also made me extremely nervous to think about even applying to SLP programs in Canada. I'm going into my 4th year of my Honours BA with a double major in linguistics and psychology. I get all As and Bs in school, but reading all of these posts, it doesn't seem like my chances of getting in anywhere in Canada will be very good! My GPA for last year alone is around the 3.5 range and this year I'm aiming for straight As but who knows how that'll go! I've volunteered since high school in an elementary school, helping children with their reading, spelling and pronunciation, and I will be volunteering this year with at least 2 different speech pathologists who work with children. I'm also hoping to volunteer with elderly people with Alzheimer's and brain damage, with a program that helps people with intellectual disabilities, and with a literacy program. I don't think that I'm ready to apply this year in Canada yet, but I'm not sure what my options are... I've debated going back and retaking courses that I didn't do so well in (especially prerequisites), or doing a year post-grad certificate program at Brock while I volunteer, or going for the CDA program (as that is also what my mom does) to gain some more experience and volunteer. I've also looked into Australian programs through OzTrekk, which is an option, but the debt would be insane and it's so far from home! I'd also like to prepare for and write my GRE so that I could apply in the States or Dalhousie/Alberta. I just need some guidance and advice- I'm so stressed and have no idea what I should be doing!
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