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    Speech Language Pathology

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  1. I heard back between March and April for the jersey schools I applied to.
  2. I'm in at school for class about 15 hours each week, two days a week. Clinic is about 8 hours over the remaining 3 days. I'm often doing work after school each day I have class and before/after my clinic days. I try to get most of my work done by Friday night, so I have the weekend to relax, but I often find myself working all day either Saturday or Sunday if I have a paper due the upcoming week or lesson plans to prep. I definitely put in between 40-50 hours each week. Next semester I'll have one less class. The summer I'll take a few more. Then for externships it's 1-2 classes plus 40 work week for clinic for the final two semesters. Each program is different though. This semester is the most rigorous one for my program with 4 classes and clinic on campus. I can't personally answer for online programs, though. Sorry!
  3. I would look into SLPA opportunities in whatever state you're thinking first. I'm in the Mid Atlantic and looked into that job right out of undergrad and couldn't find anything. I'm not saying there aren't any, but for 6 months I looked for the job I found nothing. I can't say what states still have the position, but it seems like there aren't many states left that use them. Honestly the closest I could find was Maine and that's 700 miles away from me lol. If you DO find a position as an SLP-A, make sure you find a program that is PT and will work with your SLPA schedule. Also, not to sound rude or anything, but SLP programs are not easy to get into, so the program you want to go to might not be the one you end up at. So you need to really think it out and plan for the various schools you apply to just in case you don't get into the one(s) in your state. I'm sure you've looked into this already, but just in case you didn't, I figured I share this! As far as what you should do, that's a tough call. You should talk to the friends you know that went to school while having children, to see how they managed their finances. Were both parents not working, or just the PhD student? That makes a huge difference, because even a small salary is better than nothing...especially when you have a family. If you went FT to school, you could work PT on weekends or something. Just know it might be hectic being in 3-5 grad classes a semester (including clinical and prepping for them), working, and having a family. Grad students take out extra loans when they have to, but they usually don't have a spouse and kids to support on the loan, too. If you have a great savings, or have time to start one, that would definitely help as well. Look into how food stamps work too, since you'd be quitting your job voluntarily.
  4. Besides Magoosh, which is great, I found the 5lb book by Manhattan Prep awesome. It really helped me with quantitative. You take a practice test and theb check your answers. The book provides info on which section contains the types of problems you struggled with, so you can focus on them. Also! Barons essential gre words book is amazing. I used it to study the root words (theres a whole section), bc I didn't have enough time to even attempt to go over every one of the hundreds of hit words. Good luck!
  5. Did she say that this Friday was the deadline for the first round of accepted applicants or the second/waitlisted applicants? Because 4/15 was their deadline, unless they didn't get the response they expected and extended it.
  6. ? There's a facebook group, but there's barely anyone in it right now.
  7. If you feel that you should really retake it, I'd look into taking a stats course that isn't for math majors. So like a bio statistics or something for other non-math majors. I got a C in my stats class and was accepted into schools. As long as your gpa and gre scores are good, you should be fine. Also, from experience, community college courses are a lot easier than university courses. I don't know how Cali is, but I'd personally try a CC first.
  8. They emailed me asking to let them know if I wanted to remain on their waitlist. I emailed them as soon as I found out I was waitlisted, but apparently it never got to them or something. I declined my spot.
  9. Eastern New Mexico University offers a program. You apply using their graduate app, but you take their UG courses. I accidentally applied as a UG transfer, and emailed the person in charge of the speech department, and she worked her magic and put me into the classes I needed. It's pretty cheap. One course cost me about $850, compared to a local university where I'd pay $2000 and have to drive a 1.5 one way. If you don't mind one classes, I'd suggest checking them out.
  10. Oh yeah...they were like, nah we don't want you lol
  11. I went through this too until I heard back from a school, except it was was with my close friend, since I'm not in undergrad anymore. My friend graduated with a low GPA from her university and with a degree that wouldn't land her a job (like the csd bachelor's lol). Eventually she found out the school that was my top choice (which she mocked me for wanting because "so many people go there from hs") would accept her as a transfer undergrad and let her do another bachelor's WHILE also taking masters classes so she could get her masters. I heard about it for months. Months! How she couldn't believe it. How she was so excited. How she was finally going to be able to do something. How her life was falling perfectly. I was so annoyed and kinda snapped on her lol. Basically along the lines of, hey I'm happy for ya, but enough already, try applying to a program that's actually competitive. My advice is politely tell them you'll give them an update when you hear good news, because the stress of waiting and constantly having to explain you haven't heard anything yet makes it even worse.
  12. You can look into being a hearing aid dispenser or aba therapist. I don't know how you feel about physical or occupational therapy, but in Jersey PTA and OTA get paid pretty decently. I've seen jobs for verities PTAs starting around $25.
  13. It's like Stockton the University of the Pacific or something along those lines. And that's what I was thinking. There's no way they found out if they sent it out when they said they did. Unless it's some messed up April Fools Day joke lol. Let's pray theres something in our mail boxes later ?
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