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  1. You asked this two weeks ago, so I don't know if your situation has changed, but as of about a week ago, the cohort is full.
  2. Yeah, a room at the grand lodge hotel usually will run you about $70-80.
  3. Edgefield is an hour away. Look at the mcmenamins grand lodge that's in forest grove.
  4. You need to know the information in order to get through grad school. Like @Crimson Wife said, there are extended programs, but there are a lot of downfalls to those. Take a year, do your postbacc. You won't get through grad school if you're going in blind.
  5. There is not a program with high rate of acceptance. That's just the nature of the field right now. As long as you apply smart, you should be okay. Apply for places that fit your interests, don't apply to like, Iowa. Retake the GRE. Study like hell. Score better.
  6. Hey it's gonna be fine. Your stats are good, just apply to places that make sense for what you have to offer, qualitatively. I got in with way less.
  7. What courses does it not offer that you're looking for?
  8. Why do you want a doctorate? What do you think the benefit of one would be for you?
  9. Yep. I had a similar GPA, but I'd retake the GRE. Schools need a number to justify looking at the rest of your app. Apply smart, work your butt off on your personal statement.
  10. A Skilled Nursing Facility. Rehab center, basically. PSLF is easier in schools because they all qualify as public service, if they're public schools. Few hospitals are public/not for profit.
  11. If you want to work in schools, work in schools. Public Service Loan Forgiveness is significantly easier to achieve in the schools than in hospitals. Also, SNFs make more money than hospitals, if you do decide to just take the higher paying job.
  12. Yeah! I got into a few schools, the first year I applied. Just apply really smart, all over the country, and work for a good GRE score. Schools need a number to justify reading the rest of your application.
  13. Woah, it'll be okay. I had a few Cs, and a D. And a lot of Bs. YES. Don't let the 4.0s scare you. Its totally possible.
  14. Hey friend. I took a year, because I wasn't ready, and worked retail. I'm in a grad school I love now, and I'm ready to be here. Take whatever time you need.
  15. Every school I applied to (15, all over the country) took my postbacc as part of my GPA, and I wasn't degree seeking. If you want a second bachelors, and you need that much of a boost, go for it, but most schools just look at last 60 credits, and CSD GPA, which OF COURSE includes postbacc. You can do it. Take the classes, work hard, apply smart.
  16. Oh man, let me think. I'll be honest, your GPA isn't doing you any favors. 3.5 is good in the normal world, but here, it's not enough to make up for a low point in the application. So I knew my GRE had to be good. I think I got a combined 322, I don't remember exactly what the breakdown was. My writing score was like...4.5?
  17. Hey! I got in with just slightly higher stats, so I'll level with you. It's going to be harder for you than it is for most people. Accept that, agree to work hard. You need to apply all over the country, and not to programs like Vanderbilt that just clearly aren't going to happen. Use Edfind, but also research schools, and apply to schools that fit your strengths. If you can, apply to schools that hold interviews. Work your butt off on the GRE, because a school needs numbers that are good in order to justify looking at the rest of your app closely. Then, the rest of your app needs to be perfect. Write your SOP, then have three people smarter than you edit it. Don't give up, it's possible, it's just hard.
  18. I mean, I worked retail during my postbac, and I got into schools.
  19. If you are specifically talking Chicago, I hope you know someone. A girl in my program tried to go to Chicago in any sort of medical setting (hospital, SNF, etc). She reached out to 50+ places and heard literally nothing back. It can be way harder to go somewhere else for your externship, unless you have just all kinds of connections. I'd recommend staying local.
  20. Hey! I had a 3.4, and got in the first time I applied. Here's the thing: you need a killer GRE, because the school has to look at something numeric and justify letting you in. You also need to apply SMART. Don't apply to things like Iowa and Vanderbilt, and don't apply to just local places. Look all over, and apply to places that genuinely fit your strengths. Look for places that hold interviews, so you can show your stuff. It's possible, but it's going to be harder for you than for people with 4.0s. Accept that, and start to work incredibly hard for this. Good luck!
  21. Yeah, lower than a 3.0 isn't impossible, but certainly doesn't help you. Still, you can just do leveling courses to increase GPA. It doesn't have to be a BA.
  22. Do you have to do the 2nd BA? Could you just do a traditional post-bac program? I think I've heard that ENMU doesn't have a GPA requirement for theirs.
  23. Get your GRE up. You need something quantifiable that looks good.
  24. In my understanding, people who are enrolled will need to submit their coursework to ASHA for approval, and others should not look to apply. This happened to a few schools last year.
  25. Ayyo. I got into a handful of schools with a low GPA. Even my last 60 weren't great. I'm gonna level with you - your GRE isn't stellar. It's okay, but in my experience, you have to make up for your low GPA in some numerical regard, not just by being a standout human being with lots of experience. I'd retake the GRE, but study your butt off to ensure some numbers go up. This is an easier number to boost than your GPA, for obvious reasons, like your GPA has 100+ credits factoring in. Adding a handful of As won't necessarily help. Another tip, and probably the best advice I got during the process, is apply smart. Don't apply to Iowa or Vanderbilt. Look at edfind, find schools (all over the country. don't get picky) that take lower GPAs, look at places that legitimately share your interests, and apply to a bunch. I applied to 15. I do not think this was too many. Of course, with a low GPA, the rest of your application has to be near perfect. That's okay. Get good recommendations, write your LOR, then have 5 people smarter than you edit it. When you mention your low GPA, do so, but briefly. Then explain that you're on an upward trajectory, and you're even more motivated to kill it. Don't focus on the bad. Good luck, let me know if I can help more.
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