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    SLPlease? got a reaction from just_speechie in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    I was rejected by four schools last year, and then the last school to contact me was an acceptance letter! Don't give up!
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from DB_SLP in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    I was rejected by four schools last year, and then the last school to contact me was an acceptance letter! Don't give up!
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    SLPlease? reacted to SLPhopeful1 in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    Just got an offer of admission to the U of A! I am SUPER relieved after hearing other people get in nearly a month ago. I will definitely be accepting!
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from SLPdreamer1996 in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    Contact the provinces regulatory body to see what kind of licensing they require.
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    SLPlease? reacted to just_speechie in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    I received an email with an offer from UBC yesterday too, but I will be declining to attend UofA.
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from SLPfocus in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    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.
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    SLPlease? reacted to kshelton in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    I know that this is like the opposite of a problem, but I'm actually finding it quite isolating to be accepted to a school so early. Normally I would share this news on Facebook and tell more of my Ling friends, but I know that like 97% of people are still waiting and I don't want to stress them out. 
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    SLPlease? reacted to cait2018 in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    Hi everyone!
    It's my first time posting on here but I have been reading and following for quite some time now.  I thought I would just let everyone know that I received an offer of admission to the University of Alberta from Vicki Trombley.  She mentioned that the official letter will be sent through the Applicant Portal for me to accept or decline from there.
    Has anyone else received this same message? I am soo excited and am looking forward to seeing if I get accepted at the other schools I applied to.  Best of luck everyone
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    SLPlease? reacted to esull in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    I graduated from U of A (in my first year of working) and I know that they unfortunately do prefer your pre-reqs to be finished before the application deadline. They won't disqualify you are anything for having a pre-req in progress, but if comparing you directly to an applicant with similar stats, the applicant with all their pre-reqs finished will be preferred  I remember feeling really angry when I found this out because it's not explicitly stated on their website. Didn't matter for me, as I just happened to finish my pre-reqs before the application, but that's not really fair to leave out IMO. 
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    SLPlease? reacted to 112233 in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    that is great to hear thanks for sharing:) I have been told not having completed all the pre-reqs prior to the application deadline is a big disadvantage on my application but I am hoping that it wont make or break whether I get an offer!
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from SLPletsgo in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    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
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from just_speechie in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    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
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from SLPhopeful1 in 2018 Canadian SLP Thread   
    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
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from Waiting_for_something in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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!
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from A_linguist in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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!
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from Vee_SLP in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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!
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from Waiting_for_something in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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.
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from Waiting_for_something in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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'.
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from slp_wannabe in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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!
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    SLPlease? reacted to Bananis in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    I think I need some friends to create a group... if you're going to Alberta, PM me your facebook pages so I can add you
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    SLPlease? reacted to slpslpslpbc in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    My boss, who is a SLP, just told me this: 

    Accepted:Immediately- Drink joyously. 
    Waitlisted:Immediately- Drink nervously. 
    Rejected:Immediately-  Drink to get wasted. 
    That's my plan. 
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from SLPLS in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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.
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from Mattycat in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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 undergraduate courses after I had finished my degree in order to boost my GPA. I also didn't have a very competitive GPA at the time I finished my degree, but after taking the extra classes I managed to get it up to 3.7.
    I've got my fingers crossed for you for the up-coming week @SLPwannabe!
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    SLPlease? got a reaction from A_linguist in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    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 undergraduate courses after I had finished my degree in order to boost my GPA. I also didn't have a very competitive GPA at the time I finished my degree, but after taking the extra classes I managed to get it up to 3.7.
    I've got my fingers crossed for you for the up-coming week @SLPwannabe!
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    SLPlease? reacted to DanielleSLP in 2017 Canadian Application Thread!   
    The countdown is on -  I'm SO glad we'll have a response by the end of this week! 
    Something that I found helpful was creating a chart so that when I get the news, I immediately have action steps in place to deal with: the good news, the ok news and even the bad news. Thought I would share it so you can create one of your own to help you deal with the difficult waiting period! And don't forget to put "celebrate" under what to do immediately if you're accepted! ?
     
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