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  1. I was rejected by four schools last year, and then the last school to contact me was an acceptance letter! Don't give up!
  2. Contact the provinces regulatory body to see what kind of licensing they require.
  3. In Canada it's provincially regulated on whether or not you can practice without an exit exam. Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) is the exam, and to the best of my knowledge it can be written two times a year, once in March and once in September. So basically, certain provinces require you to have passed the SAC exam to be able to practice, and some don't. Our program has had meetings with representatives from SAC to give us information, and our class also has two student representative for SAC. I would suggest just taking a look around their website: https://www.sac-oac.ca/
  4. The last time I heard a number for acceptances to Dal it was in the high 20's - I believe 29. It's definitely one of the smaller programs in Canada.
  5. Very wise words! I was rejected twice before finally receiving an acceptance on my third round of applications. It was definitely frustrating, but it means so much knowing that I'm now in the program that I worked so hard for.
  6. Hey Lovetolearn, I can't speak for the rest of my class but my sGPA was around 3.75. I know we had people come into the program straight out of their undergrad, so there were probably people with pre-reqs that were still in progress. Good luck!
  7. I'm in my first year at UofA for SLP and I'm 30 years old, and there are few other people in the program who are also around the same age. We do also have a number of students who have previous Masters degrees, but I don't believe there are any with a PhD. I would pretty surprised if the admissions committee considered age of applicants in the acceptance process.
  8. Good luck to everyone applying this year! I'm 3 months into my first year at UofA, and it's been an incredible experience so far! I look forward to meeting some of you next year
  9. I believe mine was 3.75, though I could be mistaken!
  10. They don't offer a 2 year program. To the best of my knowledge it's 3 years because they have 0 prerequisites for acceptance - potentially any undergraduate degree can be used (though psych, ling, bio, etc. are clearly more associated). If you're wanting to do the program in 2 years you're better off applying elsewhere!
  11. I don't remember who I was in touch with last year, but I think that anyone within the department will either be able to help you directly, or point you toward the right person.
  12. Email the school and ask for recommendations on improving your application. It shows that you're determined to pursue the program and it will give you valuable information on any shortcomings they see in your application (however small). Hopefully your name will stick out next round as someone who made that extra effort. After being rejected by UofA last year, I emailed to ask what I should do to improve my application. I did exactly what they suggested, and I was fortunate enough to get in this year. Don't give up!
  13. Ah cool! I'm in Victoria too! I was wondering if there was going to be anyone else from this area heading to UofA!
  14. Unfortunately I won't have made my move to Edmonton in time for this event. It's cool that this kind of fundraising goes on though!
  15. Yes that's right. They extended the deadline beyond what it is normally. If you've emailed to accept the offer prior to that date I would imagine you have nothing to worry about!
  16. My GPA over the past 2 years was 3.71. I had a human anatomy course that brought it down lower than I would have liked, but I managed to do pretty well in all of the pre-requisite courses that UofA needed. I honestly don't remember what my GRE scores were. I didn't really shine very brightly in any category (I unfortunately had pretty major eye surgery which really hindered my ability to study), but from what I recall I scored above average on the qualitative reasoning, about average on quantitative reasoning, and I think a 5 on the writing.
  17. I emailed to accept the offer on March 27, and Vicki said that it can take a couple of weeks for FGSR to respond.
  18. I just received my official admission approval letter from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at UofA! The status on the application portal has only JUST changed from 'under review' to 'decision'.
  19. I find it interesting how schools differ on their selection processes and application requirements. I had applied to five schools across Canada for the 2017 intake, and was rejected by 4/5 (not waitlisted for any). It seems that GPA is probably the most heavily weighted component of everyone's applications, so I wonder how fine of a distinction committees make beyond an applicants GPA. Also, congrats to those who have received admission offers to UBC!
  20. I was wondering the same thing! Please let me know if you hear anything!
  21. Is there a group on Facebook for the Fall 2017 cohort at UofA? I did a brief search, and there are a number of different groups that have already been created, but I have no idea which one is actually relevant to this year.
  22. Since OPRAs isn't used solely for SLP applications it's very possible that other programs like OT or PT may require resumes for their applications. I definitely don't recall the application for SLP on ORPAs asking for a resume so I wouldn't worry about it.
  23. This is the third time I've applied to schools to get into this program, and I found that with each round of applications I was constantly anxious and stressed out. That being said, whether you get in or not, it's definitely not the end of the world even though it's disappointing (after many rejections over the years I know from experience). If for whatever reason you DON'T get accepted somewhere I highly recommend contacting the department and asking for specifics on what they think should be improved. I ended up re-writing the GRE, finding more volunteer opportunities, and taking underg
  24. I was reading all of you posting about your acceptances to U of A this morning and was feeling pretty down as I headed out the door for work. I decided to check my email during the day, and to my shock I had an offer of admission to Alberta! Super stoked! Looking forward to meeting all of you!
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