royffle got a reaction from k8! in West Chester vs Salus for Speech Langauge Pathology
I would say West Chester. Since Salus isn't accredited yet, it's going to be a bit of a headache when you have to go through ASHA when you graduate! Also, Salus is SUPER expensive and I don't think it's worth it if you have gotten into a cheaper school that is accredited. As long as WCU can give you a medical practicum, then you'll be fine.
royffle got a reaction from butteryles in "Open Minded" SLP Grad Programs
Check out Temple in Philly. They make it a point to accept people with different backgrounds. From my time there, grad students included people with degrees in journalism, business, acting, spanish, linguistics, plus many others fields.
They love people who have worked abroad especially teaching. I met multiple grad students there with this background.
Also, every school will be competitive so don't worry about only looking at ones on the "lower" end. Honestly what I thought would be the least competitive school (my safety!) I got rejected from, but I got into "more competitive" schools.
royffle got a reaction from sunflower state of mind in Anatomy of Speech Mechanisms
My undergrad at Temple combines both into one course, Basic Speech Science, and I don't have to take any other pre-reqs for grad school so I think you'll be okay as long as everything is covered in that one course (which I'm sure it will be).
royffle got a reaction from Yep in How many schools to apply to?
I applied to 10...I did that much just to calm my nerves lol. But most people in my undergrad class applied to somewhere between 6-10. If you can afford it, then apply to as many as you like to increase your chances. I got into multiple schools, so I didn't NEED to apply to 10...but you never know what is going to happen!
Just make sure that every school you apply to you'd want to go there. Obviously there's schools you'll like better than others, but your "last choice" could be the only one you get into, so make sure you'd still be happy there!
royffle got a reaction from lindsayg1993 in Am I being realistic for Fall 2017?
I would look into Temple as well. It's my undergrad and from what I saw they accept a good number of people every year with a degree in a different field but who have experience in other things - especially people who have done stuff abroad.
East Stroudsburg accepts a LOT of their own undergrads so I would look at them with caution. No one from my undergrad class got accepted there (even though we all got into multiple other schools) I guess because there's a decreased chance of getting in.
royffle got a reaction from Tish22 in NJ,PA Grad School in SLP
Hey! My GPA while applying to grad schools was a 3.75 and I was accepted to a couple PA/NJ schools! I will be attending La Salle but I also got in to Temple (this is my undergrad so I believe that played a factor) , West Chester, Stockton, Kean, and Seton Hall. If you are looking into beyond PA/NJ then I'd suggest Loyola MD because they definitely have a holistic approach. I was accepted there & I feel like you'd be a good candidate for them. The only school I was rejected from was East Stroudsburg...so it's honestly tough to tell exactly what they want.
My advice would be to get your GRE scores into at least the 50th percentile for each section.
I worked in a research lab and worked at a nursing home during undergrad. I think what set me apart was my personal statement & LOR. For each of these schools I talked about how my experiences showed me what I love about SLP (I was specific - for me, dysphagia, aphasia, etc.) and then related it back to what the school offers. So I mentioned certain professors & their research/labs in my PS. (Note: If you apply to Kean, your personal statement will be a video & you'll be answering a totally different question).
Also my 3 LOR came from professors who really knew me! Be professional and ask in person! Make a nice folder for each of them with a table of the schools you're applying to & due dates. Also include all your grades, your personal statement, etc.
If you have any other questions, lmk! Good luck!
royffle reacted to SMB1229 in NJ,PA Grad School in SLP
Hello! I just graduated undergrad with a 3.70 and am taking a year off to work and study for the GRE. Has anyone been accepted to NJ or PA schools with a GPA similar to mine? What advice can you give me? I am hopefully getting a job at a rehab assistant and have a decent amount of volunteer work. Please help a fellow speechie out!