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Everything posted by SpeechLaedy

  1. @SLPstudent1996They never gave an update. In May they said I was on the wait list, when I happened to inquire in August about it, they said the classes were full.
  2. My GRE scores were lower than what's listed on ASHA's edfind for some of the CUNY schools I applied to but my GPA was within their bracket. Some of the schools refered me to the right people who gave me the appropriate responses to my question. They pointed out that "some" of my grades were not competitive as they require B or better in all prerequisite coursework.... ALL OF MY GRADES WERE B or better (mostly A's & B+'s) except for ONE bad grade in Physics of Music and Sound (C+). Mind you - in my Speech and Hearing Science classes I got A's in. GRE score improvement was mentioned which I'
  3. That's a great idea as well! I don't know how I never signed up for care.com yet. I used to get paid $20+ per hour for one child I babysat in the city (big money + no tax deducted!) from one family that hired me off of teachercare.com - similar site. I'll look into that right now!
  4. Thanks. And I better love it after all this money I'll have to owe ? I'm trying my hardest to plan the best way to pay this off though to help ease the stress. Because there's no way I can "forget" all the years I'll spend paying off this unbelievable amount of debt. Then factoring us wanting to have children, moving and getting a house, plus other life factors... It'll be a looming cloud of doom for me if I don't figure out how I will tackle this. So I'm looking into loan forgiveness, working in hospitals instead of my dream of working in schools, since SLPs make more money in hos
  5. Unfortunately, no. The CUNY schools I contacted basically said I needed to retake the GREs and one of my prerequisite classes to be a more competitive applicant. I really don't want to delay becoming an SLP any more than life has already, so I will have to suck up the 100K for time sake smh. If it was just the GREs I would've given it another shot. But retaking courses at this point?? Nuh uh. ?
  6. Currently, I got responses from CUNY schools that there was no specific reason listed and therefore they had no pointers on how I can improve my chances the next time around. Another referred me to the graduate advisor of the program. We'll see what she says I guess ? this is not very helpful so far though. I'm trying to figure out if I should take the GREs again but none of these schools are responding ?
  7. For those of you who asked or plan on asking schools you were rejected from how you can improve your application for the next term...What did they say? Did they give any details or just a generic sort of response? Also, who did you email? One person from the department (i.e., chairperson, dean) or the department's email (i.e., graduate admissions)?
  8. Hmm! Okay I never thought of that. Thanks!! Hope it's not too late
  9. Is this possible? I've researched it and seen that it is I guess "possible" but in rare occasions it seems. My school is way too expensive, so if I could transfer to a SUNY/CUNY after the first semester of classes (12 credits), that would work much better for me and ease my loan anxiety. I looked up schools in NY to see if they have any info on transferring graduate credits but there is hardly any info out there on that. Would love to get some input on this and/or personal experiences regarding this.
  10. I just spent a bunch of time scouring through the financial aid page and you were right. I actually don't need the full 50K for the year. I will need 37K of that to pay for tuition. Which brings it down slightly but it's still well over 100K ?. Moving out of state is no longer an option for us, unfortunately. So it's NY or nothing. I went to CUNY schools in my undergrad so I am much acquainted with their refreshingly low tuition. I'm wondering if transferring out of LIU's program would be an option, but from what I can tell, it's not a common thing to do since most institutions do not have a s
  11. So.. I actually came to the most JARRING reality today. I just went on myLIU to accept my loans (which I thought were 25K/year) and they are instead - 25K per TERM! Therefore, I will not owe 95K as I originally thought. Somehow I overlooked the actual cost of attendance, so in addition to the 45K i have already, 100K will be added once I'm done... making it a whopping $145,000+ worth of debt!!!!!!!! I'm about to cry and throw up all at the same time. I live with my husband who pays all the bills (except my credit card bills). My income which is less than 25K a year which is NOTHING can not pay
  12. I'm trying to figure out some sort of plan to pay off the $95K of debt I will owe after SLP grad school in NY. So I'm very interested to know how some of you plan to do so or how some of you already have done/are doing so. Some pointers would be greatly appreciated since that number is daunting to me every time I see it ?☹?
  13. I'm a teachers assistant at a special education school. There are a bunch of integrated classrooms and the age ranges from birth-12. There are about 15 SLPs on staff and many other types of therapies. You get to go to goal meetings and meet with the team of educators/therapists to talk about how each child can make progress, etc. I've observed almost all of the SLPs there and have seen an incredible range of pathologies from doing so and also from when I started as a floater teacher's aide (I helped every classroom in the entire school within my first year there). I'm now a permanent TA in an
  14. In addition to what the other posters have said (which I am glad they mentioned because I was literally going to type the same exact things they said, so I don't have to write as much now lol).. Have you ever gotten any interviews for the schools you applied to in the last 3 years? If so, how did they go? Are you a strong interviewer or does that aspect need improvement? Has anyone looked over your statement of purpose? If you haven't done so already, try going to the writing center at the college you last attended and also ask professors in the SLP field to look it over and give their thought
  15. LIU Brooklyn is under probation, not Post. I don't recall what the probation status means for current and prospective students, but I believe ASHA has a section on their website that explains it. And yes, I'll be attending LIU Post.
  16. ALL the cunys shot me down with the quickness. But then again, I think I could've gotten at least an interview with Lehman if my statement of purpose had included my experience learning from the director of the program there when she was employed at Queens College. I didn't add anything about her or say anything I wanted to say due to time constraints. But ah well. I'd say to check out the typically accepted GRE scores at the specific CUNYs you're interested in on ASHA's Edfind to see if you're in the range. If you really want to get in one of them, you may want to make sure you're at the top
  17. Ah okay so that is the main difference then. Thanks!!
  18. Yeah I saw the small diff in interest rate before. I guess the biggest difference is the amount they give you then. Hmm. Thanks!
  19. Anyone know the difference between the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Fed Direct Grad PLUS Loan?? I've been researching and trying to understand the difference but I don't recall seeing much difference ?
  20. I bought a roller bag for that exact reason. Best thing I ever did for my back. https://www.amazon.com/Kensington-K62533US-Contour-Notebook-Notebooks/dp/B0011YAOBE/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1498185126&sr=8-10&keywords=roller+bags
  21. Use GreenlightTestPrep!!! Same people who do the Magoosh videos give you the same videos but they are FREE!! And they are very responsive on their website GreenlightTestPrep.com. I highly recommend it. Definitely helped me a lot. And also, see if you can practice with someone to prepare for interviews. Research how people with anxiety deal with interviews and see if anything others have done may be able to help you as well. Don't give up! I went to school and got my bachelors in 2015 in Psychology as well! And just like you, I did my prerequisites right after, and finished after a
  22. Ugh. I was afraid of that. I don't follow what's going on in politics at all so I wouldn't have known. Thank you for that info!
  23. For the Teacher Loan Forgiveness, are we as future SLPs with TSSLD (required here in NY) eligible for the full $17,500 in loan forgiveness or just $5,000? This is what it says on the studentaid.gov website: Service Beginning on or After Oct. 30, 2004 If your five complete and consecutive years of qualifying teacher service began on or after Oct. 30, 2004, please note the following: You may receive up to $5,000 in loan forgiveness if you were a highly qualified full-time elementary or secondary school teacher. You may receive up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness if, as
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