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  1. On 3/19/2019 at 6:54 PM, Origami_Princess said:

    can you share me your stats pls?


    Yes for sure! My sub-GPA was around a 3.91 if I remember correctly and my cum-GPA was about 3.85. I received a scholarship in my second year and volunteered and worked in a few labs on campus as a research assistant in unrelated topics (attended McGill). I did a lot of S-LP volunteering, mostly with children with language issues (around 5000 hours or so), less with articulation therapy. Um, also did a bit of aphasia stuff (less than 6 months). I also volunteered (and I'm still volunteering) at a non-profit! I definitely have less experience than my cohort, which was a bit shocking but this year we have a varied cohort in terms of ages and background. But I definitely think my GPA and my letter of intent were my strongest part. I also did the GRE but did awful on it (20th-30th percentiles).

    Let me know if you have any questions! Good luck.


  2. Hello gradcafe community!

    I recently got into a rigorous GPA-heavy master program in Canada (Speech-Language Pathology). I currently have a 3.83 GPA, however I am a bit worried that my grades will drop (they will lol). I am thinking that my final semester, I will receive 1 A, 1 A-, 1 B+ and 1 B-, making it into a 3.43 GPA. Best case, I'll get a 3.5. This is because I took hard classes and I haven't done well in them + the whole stress of the application process really killed my motivation. I was wondering, can my admissions get revoked??? I already payed my registration fee to the program, so I am a bit worried. The admission letter simply said 'successfully pass all of your classes' since it is a condition acceptance!!!!! Worried here, thanks :)

  3. 50 minutes ago, HappyReader said:

    I accepted my offer to UofT! Will you be going to the open house?


    I've been looking for the tuition fees for UofT as well but I wasn't able to find any information. Where did you find the price for Fall-Winter? Thanks! 

    Hey! I actually typed 'fee calculator' on google :)

  4. Hello everyone :) I have recently been accepted to both Western and Toronto. I'm not too familiar with the strengths and weaknesses, so if there are any students out there willing to help me out in terms of choosing between the two, I would be eternally grateful! I am more interested in working with the children clinical population if that matters and I am coming from a big city!

  5. 9 hours ago, SLPlease? said:

    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/


    On 3/19/2018 at 9:48 PM, lindzzz said:

    Hello! For Canadians, there is the SAC clinical certification exam. It's held twice per year. Whether or not this certification is "required" is dependent on the province you practice in. For example, Alberta does not require SAC certification for one to practice as an SLP. 

    I was told by an SLP student that if I finish for example in Ontario, I can't practice elsewhere (if I don't take the SAC exam), is that true? And also, the link provided, I couldn't find the information about which province requires the SAC and which don't :( thanks guys!

  6. I was wondering if anybody had any information on the speech-language pathology praxis exam? Is this an American thing, or does this also apply for students prior to getting certification as an speech-language pathologist in Canada? I.e., does anybody also know if we have to take a test at the end the program or can we automatically get a job? (a.k.a is there such a thing as the 'Bar' exam (law) for speech-language pathology students?). Thanks :)

  7. 33 minutes ago, hales2018 said:

    Hi all! New poster here. Congrats to everyone who has been accepted so far and good luck to those still waiting!

    I got waitlisted by McGill this week. Does anyone know how many people were waitlisted at McGill/if there is currently any sort of ranking system for people on the waitlist?

    I've also applied to McMaster, U of T, and Western; I interviewed at McMaster last week. All ORPAS schools, so the suspense of waiting 2 more weeks to find out those results is killing me! I can't stop refreshing the website even though I know results won't appear till the end of the month. Ahhhh! 

    Currently, there is no ranking system at McGill. They told me it's against their policy to release the specific positions, which is stressful since I was also wait listed! Good luck!

  8. On 2/1/2018 at 5:07 PM, HopefulSpeechie2018 said:

    Hmm, yeah I'm a bit confused as well. I still haven't received the email that they said I would but I will let you know if I do and if there is any sort of student ID or portal provided. I feel much better just knowing they received my application though!

    Hey HopefulSpeechie2018, did you get the email from UofT by any chance? Thanks :)

  9. On 2/1/2018 at 5:07 PM, HopefulSpeechie2018 said:

    Hmm, yeah I'm a bit confused as well. I still haven't received the email that they said I would but I will let you know if I do and if there is any sort of student ID or portal provided. I feel much better just knowing they received my application though!

    For sure, let me know if you get an email from UofT (I'll let you know if I hear something from them too!)

  10. 6 hours ago, HopefulSpeechie2018 said:

    I called this phone number (416) 978-6614 and explained the situation. All they required was my OUAC reference number, name, and birthday and they were able to tell me that they have received my application and should be receiving email confirmation this week. 

    I received an email from Sarah (the admission coordinator) and she told me they received my application but there is no portal (if I needed I had any more questions, I should contact OPRAS directly). So I am a bit confused in terms what specific portal is their for UofT?

  11. On 1/30/2018 at 7:59 PM, HopefulSpeechie2018 said:

    They said they receive applications on a "rolling" basis, not all at once, and they just received mine on the 11th so I should be getting the email with my ID within the next week. Hope this helps anyone else in the same position as I was! 

    What email did you use, this one: (slp.admissions@utoronto.ca)? I applied in December 2017 so I am a bit confused on why I haven't received any updated from UofT!

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