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    Atlanta, Gerogia
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Speech Language Pathology

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  1. https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#~!/groups/1190574117732046?ref=bookmarks
  2. I ended up deciding on Georgia state! Cheaper and closer to home, and still an all around good program.
  3. Hey guys, I'm currently trying to decide between these two schools. I got a grad assistantship to GW, but still in the end will have to take out around 40k in loans for the two years. The program and city seems like a better fit for me, with their specific labs and professors, and the grad assistantship means I would gain a lot of unique experiences with clinic, research, and TAing. I'm not sure, however, if it's worth the cost. For GSU there is a possibility I can get a full tuition waiver, and even if not, it is still cheaper than GW. It's also closer to family and Atlanta is cheaper than DC. Basically, not sure if going to a new location (I really don't want to stay in Georgia), at a more prestigious school is worth 40k in the end. Part of me is thinking I should just go to the cheaper school, then afterwards can move to any new location, but I'm not sure. Any advice?
  4. Contact the department and ask the what your responsibilities would be. You could also ask previous students about their experiences!
  5. Stats: Undergrad GPA: 3.74 CSD GPA: 3.95 GRE: 165 V, 155 Q, 4.0 AW Experience: 1. Peace Corps Volunteer (2015-2017) - several leadership roles within Peace Corps 2. Reading Tutor - volunteered once a week to assist first-grade classroom 3. AmeriCorps - 600+ community service hours 4. Orphanage Volunteer - New Delhi - 2 months 5. NSSHLA member 6. Created a reading club to research and discuss academic articles with other students and associated faculty 7. CommunicAID Nation - Fundraising Chair - fund raised to provide access to affordable services 8. Student Research Assistant - Aided in analysis and transcription of data 9. Intern at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - program for teens/young adults with acquired brain injuries 10. Special Needs Aid for a summer - one-on-one assistance to a young girl with Williams Syndrome 11. Student Supervisor - local campus dining hall 12. 25 observation hours Results: Accepted: BU, MGH, UW, GW (with funding) Waitlisted: UVA Waiting: Georgia State
  6. I know this might be a little early, but now that many of us have been accepted to different programs, I thought it'd be a good idea to start a thread containing Facebook groups for various programs. I've seen people posting groups in the results page and figured this might be more efficient. If you create a group, please post a link here! When others commit to a school, they can find the groups here. Congrats to everyone!
  7. I was able to find the PAC number by going to the application portal and its the number next to the student ID. Hope that helps!
  8. I'm also unsure how much debt is reasonable. Currently trying to decide between two schools, one in DC with an assistantship, and the other a cheaper state school. With the assistantship, I'd be taking out about 45-50k in loans for the two years including cost of living (DC's insanely expensive to live in.) The next cheapest school would be around 35k for the two years. I've heard the general rule of thumb is to not take out more than entry level salary (so for us around 50-60k). Do you guys think the DC school is worth the extra money, especially since I'd have the asssistantship work to add to my resume?
  9. Still waiting to hear back from Georgia state and UVA. I saw many people were accepted to UVA a week or so ago. Still not sure why they haven't told me a decision...
  10. I called UW's financial aid office (for MedSLP) about an issue with FASFA. I also asked about about funding and she said they don't give scholarships, just loan opportunities :/
  11. Could you explain more about why you were unhappy/how you found a program better suited for you? I'm currently in the process of choosing a school and your advice would be appreciated!
  12. I was notified about my GA position a few weeks ago! They said I had till April 15 to decide by, which is also the regular decision date. It probably just depends on the school. You could email their financial aid offices to find out!
  13. Yeah, that was my line of thinking too. I'm not too worried about it though! I'm just happy to be able to go somewhere
  14. That's a good point. I guess what I'm saying is, without funding, I would not accept this school, so maybe worth a shot...? Not sure :/
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