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  1. If you can get your quant to >50th percentile and your total to 300+, I think you'd have a decent shot at many programs. A lot of schools even if they look at cumulative GPA's still weight last 60 credits and major GPA's more heavily than the cumulative. If those are higher for you (which presumably they are), I would add a line in your statement about how you learned from your DE experience study skill strategies that will help you in grad school.
  2. The National Student Clearinghouse probably has a record of your attendance and if you neglect to send a transcript from a school you attended, it's going to raise a "red flag" to the AdComm. Given that the grades were so low you that you got asked to leave, that would make you look dishonest and would doom your hope of them giving you a 2nd chance. Your only hope is to 'fess up and provide some sort of convincing evidence that you can now handle the rigors of grad school. If I were in your shoes, I would consider doing a certificate in a related area (there are lots of different options) and hold off on reapplying until I had that certificate in hand with good grades. What is your area of interest within SLP?
  3. What can you do with a Masters in General Psychology?

    There are many hybrid programs where you do the coursework online and then have supervised clinical practica. Aside from counseling and social work, there are also programs in Marriage & Family Therapy that would satisfy educational requirements for licensure.
  4. Maybe, maybe not. It really depends on what you hope to do career-wise. Many SLP's specialize in one particular area and wouldn't need to know that type of stuff beyond what meets minimum ASHA requirements for initial certification.
  5. Should I get a B.A.? before grad school

    By the time you've taken all the various courses that grad schools want, you've pretty much finished the 2nd bachelor's (and even finishing the 2nd bachelor's you may be missing pre-reqs for certain schools like several of the Cal States). And with the 2nd bachelor's you may be able to work as a SLPA/SLT or if your state allows it, as a SLP on waiver to help pay for grad school. There are certain programs only available to working SLPA's (like Northern AZ's summers-only program). Also, if you need financial aid, that is only available to those in a degree program and not non-degree students. I didn't take out loans to pay for my 2nd bachelor's but many of my classmates did.
  6. Should I get a B.A.? before grad school

    I totally disagree with the bolded. There is a very big reason to get a 2nd BA: cost savings. You will have to take the leveling classes regardless of whether you do them at the undergraduate level or the graduate level. And the tuition is quite a bit higher if you take them at the graduate level. For some schools, you could be looking at a $25+k difference doing the 3 year "extended" master's vs. the 2nd BA + the standard 2 year master's. Pretty much the only reason I can see for doing an extended master's is that you know for sure that you have a slot in grad school. Doing the 2nd bachelor's there is a risk that you will finish the leveling courses and then not get accepted to a master's. Whether that risk is worth taking in order to save $$$$ depends on how confident you feel about your chances. I took the GRE early on in the 2nd bachelor's and knew I had competitive scores plus a decent GPA in my 1st degree. So for me, it was a no-brainer to take leveling the courses at the cheaper UG tuition rather than paying a ton more to do a 3 year "extended" master's.
  7. My Grad School Doesn't Offer Courses That

    I would finish your program and then look for CEU courses in your area of interest. Or you could do a full graduate certificate if you really wanted & thought it would help your career.
  8. What is a Competitive Quant GRE Score for School/Ed Psych?

    No, I mean I have no interest in the typical Clinical Psych work diagnosing mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorders, etc. and providing ongoing psychotherapy for those. If I go into psychology rather than SLP, it would only be School Psychology to minimize the coursework and training in touchy-feely therapy/counseling that is just not a good "fit" for my skillset. I want to do psychoeducational and hopefully neuropsychological assessments. In my state, if I wasn't able to land a fellowship in neuropsychology and get certified in that specialty, I would become a Licensed Educational Psychologist after working a couple of years in a school setting.
  9. REALLY low quant score but a determined lil flower

    The Miller Analogies Test has no math on it and is accepted by a bunch of schools (not sure of any on your list). Might be worth taking.
  10. What Actually Works to Increase AWA Score?

    I've been reading it and the differences are unclear and totally subjective. The Official Guide to the GRE states (emphasis mine): A typical response in this category [6] -clearly identifies aspects of the argument relevant to the assigned task and examines them insightfully - develops ideas cogently , organizes them logically, and connects them with clear transitions. -provides compelling and thorough support for its main points. -conveys ideas fluently and precisely, using effective vocabulary and sentence variety. -demonstrates superior facility with the conventions of standard written English. A typical repsonse in this category [5] -clearly identifies aspects of the argument releant to the assigned task and examines them in a generally perceptive way. -develops ideas clearly, organizes them logically, and connects them with appropriate transitions. -offers generally thoughtful and thorough support for its main points. -conveys ideas clearly and well, using appropriate vocabulary and sentence variety. -demonstrates facility with the conventions of standard written English. A typical response in this category [4] -identifies and examines aspects of the argument relevant to the assigned task - develops and organizes ideas satisfactorily -supports its main points adequately -demonstrates sufficient control of language to convey ideas with acceptable clarity -generally demonstrates control of the conventions of standard written English. How do I as a test taker know what is "satisfactory"/"adequate"/"sufficient" vs. "perceptive"/"thoughtful"/"appropriate" vs. "insightful"/"cogent"/"compelling"/"superior"?
  11. Unconventional Routes To Psy Ph.D.

    I doubt a master's in anthropology would do anything for your chances. What about the Michigan/EdX micromasters in Social Work? More related to psych than anthro is and if you do decide to go the MSW route it could shave time off the degree. Inexpensive and can be done on your own schedule.
  12. So I participated in a grad school admissions seminar today where the professor (who has been on an adcomm) said that for psychology, the AWA score is the most important, followed by the quant, and then the total. When I took the GRE in 2015, I was aiming for Speech & Language Pathology, which focuses primarily on the verbal and only cares that the quant is >50th percentile and the AWA is 4+. So I prepped exclusively for the verbal and got a score I'm happy with (168). I know how to improve my quant (relearning all the math I've forgotten) and will be studying with Magoosh and the Manhattan Prep 5 lb. book of practice problems. I have no idea how to prep for the AWA section. I've always done poorly on standardized writing tasks where I have to talk out my @$$ in response to lame prompts in a very short period of time. I'm a good writer in real-life academic tasks like term papers where I have a decent prompt and plenty of time to think through what I'm writing. It's frustrating that my chances of grad school come down to basically the equivalent of being a loudmouth at a bar going off about some inane topic. I did buy the ETS "Score It Now" service for the essay. Is there anything else that actually works to raise a so-so AWA score?
  13. Utah State Online Leveling Program

    Hardest classes for me were 5070 (Speech Science), 5200 (Language Assessment & Intervention), and the 2 A&P courses. Easiest were 3700 (Audiology), 5330 (Aural Rehabilitation), and 5100 (Language Science aka Grammar 101). A lot of people find 3500 (Phonetics) easy and 2500 (Language Development) hard but for me it was the other way around.
  14. Utah State Online Leveling Program

    If he's on Facebook, have him join the group "Utah State Online COMD". The Google Docs spreadsheet pinned to the top of the group will answer a lot of those questions.
  15. What is a Competitive Quant GRE Score for School/Ed Psych?

    I am too old to be going into academia. If I were to do a PhD., it would to become a child neuropsychologist (if I could land a fellowship in that subspeciality) or an educational psychologist. Not interested in clinical psychology/counseling. I want to do assessments for learning and developmental disabilities & in my state that is in the scope of practice for licensed psychologists rather than speech & language pathologists. There is a severe shortage of qualified evaluators for deaf & hard-of-hearing children with additional special needs. I had to fly cross-country with my "deaf plus" child in order to have her evaluated at Johns Hopkins' Kennedy Krieger Institute because there wasn't anybody qualified in my area (and there are ~3 million people living in my metro area). I took Testing & Measurement this summer, which was quant-heavy (basically a stats class with a psychometrics focus) and got an A. I also did well (B+ to A) in 3 terms of calculus during my 1st undergrad. So I *CAN* do quant work when it's needed. I just have forgotten all the algebra & geometry that the GRE tests but I haven't used in decades. I feel confident that with targeted test prep I could raise my score by several points, hopefully 160+.