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About K8eCastle

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  • Birthday 03/01/1995

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    Violin, reading, swimming, and telling lame jokes, watching sports (specifically college football, the NFL and the NBA)
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
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    BS Speech Language Pathology

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  1. As far as classroom materials go, I would do what works best for you. Don't worry about what your classmates are doing. My professors all recommend taking notes by hand instead of on a computer, but there are still a few who do. Personally I have a binder where I keep powerpoints/outlines, my notes, and assignments. I use a backpack because I have so many things to carry every day that a messenger bag would kill my shoulders.
  2. Worried About Reapplying

    Echoing what someone else said about Arizona and Texas. I'd look into some smaller schools in states that aren't as "popular." Large schools like Arizona State or UT will get more applicants because of the location and the name recognition. Definitely try to get your GRE up but if you can't there are a few schools that don't require the GRE.
  3. The University of Central Oklahoma does not require the GRE!
  4. School Facebook Groups 2017

    This is the Speech Language Pathology forum, so you might not have much luck finding one here
  5. This is so true! When I was given a position as an undergraduate clinician this year I was terrified and felt like I wasn't prepared, but after the first meeting with my supervisor and my first session I felt so much better! Another thing to remember is that nobody expects you to be perfect. You are still learning and your supervisors know that! They are there to help you and teach you, not judge you for making a mistake
  6. Admission rates

    The odds are not great, but you have to remember that every part of your application counts, not just your GPA and GRE. Strong letters of recommendation, a good personal statement, and an interview (if the school does interviews) will help boost your chances! I got into three schools with decent, but not great stats, including one where I was specifically told "we weigh cumulative GPA the highest." It is hard, but not impossible!
  7. I chose the University of Central Oklahoma! This is where I'm doing my undergrad so I'm already familiar with all of the faculty and the clinic. At first I was anxious to get out of Oklahoma, but after visiting another school I realized that UCO was the best fit for me. I accepted my offer on Monday and I can't wait to start in two months!!!
  8. What Schools Are You Waiting On!?

    People were posting acceptances from Michigan State yesterday and I never heard anything, so I'm assuming I was rejected or waitlisted. This is the last school I have to hear from and I just want to know! So glad this process is almost over.
  9. My top choice (Missouri State) is about $7,000 a year thanks to a scholarship for out-of-state students and rent is $500-$700 a month depending on location/number of rooms. It's not great, but it could be a lot worse.
  10. Aural Rehabilitation

    I had a friend take it from a school in Wisconsin... I think it was Eau Claire? She liked it, but she said that it was a lot of busy work.
  11. Schedule of a graduate student?

    At some schools you can go online and look at the classes you will be taking and when they will meet! It really just depends on the school you go to.
  12. What Schools Are You Waiting On!?

    According to someone on the results page Michigan State is still reviewing applications and will let everyone know next week. Ugh. I don't even want to go there now that I've been accepted to less expensive schools, but I would still like an answer. I'm so tempted to withdraw my application but I don't want to waste the cost of sending my GRE score
  13. What Schools Are You Waiting On!?

    SAME. If I could turn back the clock I would have saved my time and money and only applied to four schools, not seven. I'm tempted to email Michigan State and tell them that I was to withdraw my application, but I should be hearing from them any day now so I'm just going to wait it out.
  14. School Facebook Groups 2017

    Anything for Missouri State?
  15. What Schools Are You Waiting On!?

    Finally heard back from Wichita State a few days ago. It was a rejection I'm a little bummed because it was my top choice, but I'm very thankful to have been accepted to three other schools! I have such a tough choice to make Still nothing from Michigan State even though someone on the results page said that we would be notified this week. Ugh.