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  1. I dont necessarily agree that if a school is more research-oriented then the clinical experience isn't as good. I'm sure it's possible, but I feel like the culture and values of the program and connections with off-campus placement sites also has a lot to do with it. I'm at UVM, which is ranked in the top 50 and therefore fairly research-oriented, but I've also had great clinic experiences to date. Some of our professors are also clinical supervisors, but we also have other supervisors that don't focus on research. Our clinic director does not have a Ph.D but does have 15+ years of experience in a variety of settings. Our program also places a high priority on students evaluating the clinical supervisors. I think they really take our feedback to heart and weed out off-campus supervisors who get negative feedback. I've heard a lot of horror stories about terrible supervisors but mine have all been good.
  2. I would just say how many years instead of weeks, then give a range for hours per week (eg, 10-40). I actually can't remember if I put my unrelated jobs in my Experiences section. I seem to remember it being woefully blank.
  3. I would check out your school's writing center, particularly if they have separate writing centers for grad and undergrad. They should have some helpful resources on citation, and you may get lucky and meet with a consultant who is familiar with your stats method. Disclaimer: I'm a consultant at my school's grad writing center and never fail to plug it when I can. 🙂
  4. I agree. It sounds like the second bachelors is just to say you've got it. I highly doubt that after a masters and Ph.D it will add anything meaningful to your knowledge base or help you in your career. If it were one or two more courses I might see it, but a whole other year just seems like a waste of time and money. I'm a degree changer myself: I have an undergrad in linguistics but am getting my masters in speech-language pathology. I personally can't imagine going back to get a second bachelors in SLP when the masters degree is already giving me the knowledge base and credentials I need to move forward with my career.
  5. If you're already in your second year I would check with your advisor ASAP so you're not potentially screwed later! I would give them the syllabus and maybe present an argument as to why you believe it meets the standard. Ultimately, it's your grad program's call to accept or reject. It sounds like it should meet the qualification, though.
  6. I got a B on an exam for a physics course that's been kicking my ass! Yaaaaaay!!! I don't even know how it's possible, since I felt less prepared going in and felt worse about the outcome then for the first exam which I got a C+ on. I mean, the answer for one of my problems was a giant question mark, and I somehow still got a B! Celebrations are in order.
  7. No offense, physics people, I truly don't intend to dump on your field and think it's a very important and admirable field of study... but God, do I hate it with a fiery passion. I just took a 2.5 hour exam that I'll be lucky if I get a C+ on. I've never worked this hard in my life to get such crappy grades. I'm praying I get a C for the course or else I'll need to take another physical science course before I graduate in May. Part of (or the entire) problem is that it's online and the textbook sucks. I understand the professor's videos (although they're too short and don't have enough examples) and I get almost all of the conceptual questions. However, the equations aren't explained in enough detail--even in the step-by-step examples (which there are not enough of) they'll use some weird equation that's a variant of one used elsewhere but not explicitly introduced, so I have no idea why they're using it or how to set up similar problems. The homework answer keys will also occasionally describe or perform a step differently than the book does, leaving me extra confused. The kicker is that I'm generally decent at math (164 on the GRE!) and was therefore not expecting it to be this freaking difficult. I'd supplement my learning with Kahn Academy videos, but I'm too damn busy with all my other work. 😫 The REALLY obnoxious thing is that this course has almost nothing to do with my field (the only applicable parts are Bernoulli's principle and sound waves) but our governing body recently changed the certification requirements to include mandatory coursework in chemistry or physics and I got stuck taking this in grad school instead of undergrad when it would have been more manageable. Now I'm fried, annoyed, and frustrated and I have to work on an assignment for a class I actually do care about but do not have enough energy to concentrate on right now. Okay, rant is over now.
  8. I know it's fine for GRE scores. I entered the school codes when I took the GRR, which was a year before I started applying. I'm not sure if you can send transcripts before there's an open application, but as long as you send them when you first start the application you'll be fine.
  9. Since you've already gotten your bachelors you won't qualify for a Pell grant, but if you get your prereqs as part of a post-bacc program (as opposed to just taking a few courses) you may qualify for federal loans. If you only need a few courses it might not be worth it, but if you need several it might be worth looking into. For the record, I did my post-bacc online through Pacific University and qualified for loans.
  10. If you haven't already, I would check out the SLP subforum (down near the bottom of the main menu under Professional Programs). There are tons of helpful grads and prospective grads who will give you more advice than a general questions thread will.
  11. There is a search function. However, there may be 2 or 3 potential codes for each school (general admission vs CSDCAS, in-person vs online) so it may be a good idea to look up the codes first and at least know which one to look for. I picked the wrong code for 2 schools and had to pay to resend them.
  12. For most grad programs (i.e., Ph.D. programs or others with a strong emphasis on research) this is the case, but for a clinically-oriented field research is not the primary focus. CSD programs typically do want to hear some personal stuff in the SOP: why we're interested in the field and what skills/qualities we have to offer. @KEIM, I would suggest talking about how your personal experience with ADHD helps you understand some of the struggles that children (and adults for that matter) go through. Also, the admissions committee will definitely not think ADHD isn't legitimate--I'm still in grad school and I've already talked about and seen enough ADHD to know that it's real!
  13. I applied from out of field and was still takungvmy prereqs when I applied, so I used 3 different linguistics professors for my LORs. I'm sure that having at least one CSD prof would have been better, but sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do.
  14. The answer is (mostly) a big fat NOPE. Get your prereqs wherever it's cheapest! The caveat to that is that different programs may require different prereqs, so you really need to research your potential programs and see what they need. Some programs may not offer the uncommon prereqs and you may need to get them from a couple places.
  15. If you dont have a CSD major, then the CSD prereqs definitely carry more weight than your major courses! Many people have a tough time in their first major and use the prereqs to boost their GPA and show programs that they can do well in the field. I think @laura120 assumed you had a CSD undergrad degree. If that's the case, I agree that all courses in the CSD major probably carry equal weight.
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