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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    Speech-Language Pathology

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  1. Becky G.

    Morovian College

    I'm also interviewing tomorrow!
  2. Becky G.

    Morovian College

    Yea! They plan on offering a virtual interview process as well (date TBD but expect sometime in February) and will confirm when details are finalized. ....guess I should start reviewing old class notes? I've been out of school for a while.
  3. Becky G.

    Morovian College

    I got an email yesterday! I live out on state, so I emailed asking if I can reschedule/do a virtual interview of some kind. I was surprised that they sent the email only 6 days before I'd need to be in PA.
  4. Hello everyone! I'm applying to Clarion University in Pennsylvania, but I can't find a lot of information about it! I decided to apply based on the small about of info listed on ASHA Edfinder, but I would like to know more (...it would be especially helpful when writing my SOP). Can anyone tell me about the research labs/clinics, if they exist? I saw that the clinic lists "Areas of special interest," but I'm looking for something more specific. I keep searching the website, hoping I find something substantial, but so far I haven't had any luck. Thanks!
  5. Hello everyone, This question is for people who have recently started grad school. Did you review everything you learned in undergrad before starting grad classes? Did your grad professors start classes with review sessions, or jump straight into new information? I will hopefully be starting grad school this year, four years after finishing undergrad. I'm worried that I've forgotten everything, and I may not have enough time to study if I start school in the summer! I definitely plan on reviewing IPA and anatomy of speech and hearing... but should I also memorize my old notes front to back and re-read entire textbooks? Thanks guys!
  6. Becky G.

    Should i add this to my SOP

    I'd say go ahead and add them. Even if programs don't have a specific track, you can list AAC and bilingual therapy as research interests. Who knows, maybe one of the professors is doing related research? IF you haven't already, try looking on the schools faculty page (or even google) for their research / publication information. If you know a second (or third!) language, definitely highlight that in your SOP. Schools LOOOVE that.
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    I'd use your university GPA and list it with your degree information on the resume.
  8. Becky G.

    What schools do not require gre?

    Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO doesn't require GRE scores
  9. Hello everyone! While editing my SOP, I realized I had a few questions: 1. I'm referencing the Scope of Practice on ASHA's website. Do I need to officially cite it? 2. Can I use common acronyms without explaining them? Examples: OT, ABA, ASHA, BCBA, AAC, SLP, IEP? 3. This may sound odd... but am I supposed to sign my SOP at the end? I know some programs call them Letters of Intent. If not, should I include my name in the beginning and state what program I'm applying for? Or just hop right into why I want to be an SLP? Thanks, everyone!
  10. Becky G.


    I'm still IN your situation, so unfortunately I don't feel like I can give advice. But it does feel great to know that there is another slp undergrad working in an ABA setting with a 3.2 gpa and "not great" gre scores. I have rec letters from my supervising SPED teacher, my supervising BCBA, and the SLP I work with daily. I also graduated years ago (2015) and feel like I'm running out of time. ? Good luck to both of us!
  11. Becky G.

    Disfluent Speech and Tongue Thrust

    Thank you for replying, @jpiccolo! That's awesome (and honestly, comforting) to hear.
  12. Becky G.

    Clinic dress code

    My school actually has the clinic staff wear scrubs bottoms and a clinic tshirt... but I guess that's not the norm?
  13. Hello everyone, Do any of you know stuttering SLPs? Or SLPs with tongue thrusts? I'm someone who stutters (mainly blocks and prolongations) about 5-10% of the time. I also have a tongue thrust that affects my /s/ sounds. Some people I've known for years comment that they haven't noticed it. The head of my local grad school told me it wouldn't be a problem as long as I am able to demonstrate correct technique in therapy. While this may be true, it would still be nice to hear about other disfluent students or practicing SLPs.
  14. Becky G.

    SLP major with a 3.19

    Thank you all for your replies! You've given me a lot to think about, and now I feel a bit better about upcoming applications!
  15. Hey everyone. I need some tough love/advice. Here's my situation: In 2015 I finished undergrad with a cummulative 3.19 gpa. I was an slp major, and my gpa within-major was 3.70. Knowing my gpa was quite low, I decided to spend time working and gaining experience. I've spent the last 3 years working as an elementary ABA paraprofessional, nannying, volunteering at a veterans home, and volunteering at a pediatric hospital. I also took a coue ASL classes at the community college just because... My GRE scores aren't spectacular (157V, 148Q, 3W), but I'm studying now, focusing on my writing score. I have great relationships with my supervising SPED teacher, the behavior analyst, my SPED administrator, and the school slp. Could I ask them for rec letters instead of my previous professors? I know most grad programs ask for academic references... but I was an average student at best. I did well during my undergrad practicum, but that was 3 years ago, and I haven't kept in touch with those professors. I'm 100% willing to move for school and know I'll need to cast a wide net if I want a shot at getting in. I'm not sure how to organize my SOP, but I know it has to seriously stand out. Is there anything else I can do to make myself marketable? I assume my GPA is the biggest red flag, but there's nothing I can do about it (right?) All comments, advice, and questions welcome. Has anyone else been this hopeless? TLDR: low gpa, low GRE, non-academic recs. Help?

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