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Everything posted by AlwaysaFalcon

  1. I currently attend Governors State University so please message me if you have any questions!
  2. If you look at my signature I applied to a lot lol but I was so desperate the last year I applied I was willing to apply wherever! It took me three cycles to be accepted in graduate school! So the first year was 10 schools, the second year 20 years and the last year 30 schools.
  3. I personally took a volunteering position in a preschool that worked with the preschool teacher and that way I was still able to observe with the slp. I did this while working full time at a unrelated position.
  4. Here is information about licensure from ASHA about licensing in the states you're interested in: Rhode Island: https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/RI/licensure/ Connecticut: https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/CT/licensure/ Massachusetts: https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MA/licensure/ Also if you express to whatever grad school you go to about practicing in another state they should be able to help you or contact ASHA if you have questions. As long as the program is credited by ASHA and you are able to get your license and degree that's all that matters! You can always apply for instate residency if you do move out of state to save on costs!
  5. I know that some of my classmates that live in Chicago lived with roommates to save money. I personally have a part time job to help with utilities and I use part of loan cost to help with rent cost.
  6. I know that for my school as a non degree seeking student you need to pay for school out of pocket. Check to see if your school has a payment plan. I know that mine does even for non degree seeking students.
  7. Personally I didn't have the "perfect" high gpa. My cumulative gpa from undergrad was a 3.34. It took me three application cycles to get into grad school but I got there
  8. Definetly get some experience even if it's not 100% speech. I volunteered at an integrated preschool and was able to observe the slp and also interact with the ot and preschool teacher! It was a great experience and really confirmed my interest in the field
  9. You ranges for gpa and gre are almost identical to mine! Feel free to message me but like others have said I think that you need to work your strengths. Talk about that research experience in your letter of intent and experience. There is more to a future clinician than grades
  10. I'd be happy to help you Feel free to message me!
  11. Personally lingustics is a field that is related to being an slp so I think as long as they are able to write you a strong letter of recommendation then it's ok! Definitely still try and get someone in CDIS too.
  12. I personally did it to try and stand out. I was also trying to be the best applicant I could be and it could be helpful if deciding between your application and another applicant. However like @Lwc23 mentioned some schools might only look at the letter required. I'm not sure how it was handled by CSDCAS which letters were sent out but I just did it anyway.
  13. I personally had 2 letters from work supervisors and 2 letters from academics (a professor/academic advisor & professor). However, likes others have said make sure you follow the requirements depending on what the school requires. I personally submitted more letters of recommendation because I thought it would make me stand out.
  14. I took it 3 times. I don't recommend taking it that many times because for me it ended up being a waste of money since I only improved the verbal and quantitative sections by a couple of points. The one benefit it is brought up my writing score from a 3.5 to a 4. Ironically, I ended up attending a graduate program that didn't require the GRE lol.
  15. I did too! It took me 3 tries but I got in! Don't give up! Try and gain experience in the field and also try during research of programs statistics of acceptance on ASHAedfind!
  16. Personally what I do is rent the books first from amazon or chegg or see if it is cheaper to buy off amazon. I can't afford to buy my textbooks and keep a copy of the syllabus with the textbook name in it in case later on I want to buy the textbook when I have more money haha
  17. I personally work on campus as well through federal work study and it is very convenient! Plus the departments are used to working with students. I usually work about 15-20 hours a week and it's doable!
  18. Personally as a part of my program it is recommended that you take the Praxis around the same time as when you take our qualifying exam (which is our final exam). Personally I would talk to your academic advisor about when to take it to make sure. I believe in taking it ahead of time so it doesn't mess up your licensing.
  19. I bought a gre practice book and also utilized free online practice questions!!
  20. Personally I'm not sure there is much of a difference. At an accredited program from asha you would qualify to get a job in either school or hospital setting. I believe it just depends on how the college classifies the degree based on the college. For example some colleges like to lump the SLP degree with Masters of Arts because it's similar to education but others like to classify it as Master of Science because of our work with other health professionals. If that makes sense. My program for example is a Master of Health Science degree.
  21. It took me three application cycles to become accepted into graduate school! Maybe you can take time to volunteer or work in areas related to the field. I volunteered at an integrated preschool that worked with typically developing children and children with autism and down syndrome. I also got more letters of recommendation to try and make me stand out. Take time to improve your application. Feel free to PM me!
  22. I volunteered at an integrated preschool that had typically developing and children with different speech and language disorders. It was nice to work in that team setting and also gain experience working with the younger kids. I also got to observe an SLP which confirmed that I was going down the right path.
  23. I had unintended two years off between my undergraduate degree and pursing my masters degree. I discussed my continued interest in the field and my experience involved in populations related to speech language pathology. I volunteered at an integrated preschool where I observed an slp that worked with the preschoolers. I believe programs like varieties in their cohorts so for me I think the experience helped me stand out.
  24. I love my dry erase board. My friend got a me a bunch of items that she wished she'd had in grad school and that was one of my favorites. I used it a lot when practicing transcription in my speech sound disorders class. Very helpful!
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