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About bibliophile222

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    2018 Fall
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    Speech Pathology
  1. Would you rather get a rejected on a Friday or a Monday? (poll!)

    Mondays already suck, so might as well just add more on top. Friday rejections make me grumpy all weekend (I know from experience).
  2. NYU Steinhardt online distance program

    Me too... when did you apply? I submitted mine in early February. I'm really hoping I hear back (with financial info) before April 15th!
  3. Umass Amherst Admissions

    I got rejected with very high GRE scores, so the good news for most people (just not me!) is that they do look at more than just GRE. I have no related experience and meh LORs, which obviously weighed against me.
  4. Why am I not getting chosen

    Are you planning on working at all during school? I know it makes everything harder, and if you don't have a GA position it can be difficult to find a part-time job that is flexible and pays decently, but it at least makes finances easier. I would love to just go to school and not have to work, but I don't know how I could swing it otherwise. I did my undergrad and post-bacc online, and I've been working 50-60 hours a week throughout that stretch, so 20 hours a week sounds like a vacation! It's exhausting, but it can be done.
  5. SLP Prerequisites advice

    I'm also an out-of-field applicant, and the prereq courses that I took generally did a good job of introducing the topics and vocabulary for those who had no prior experience. However, my undergrad was in Linguistics, which has a LOT of overlap, so I was already on a firm footing with language development, cognition, grammatical structure, etc., so it would probably be a little tougher for someone with no prior experience. I think what's most important going in is to have at least a basic grasp of how language works in a typically-developing person. Maybe explore a bit on linguistic structures in the brain (Broca's area, Wernicke's area, etc), a bit on different types of speech sounds and how we create them, some basic anatomy of the vocal folds, and how young children develop language. I don't think this would take too much effort, just enough for an overall grasp of Language as a whole. I took a couple undergrad courses in communication disorders, which may or may not be a part of a post-baccalaureate program but are often required before beginning a grad program. My current post-bacc program does not go into great detail on various types of communication disorders, so learning more about them will be very helpful for grad school but probably not super important for prereqs.
  6. Burlington, VT

    It's been a while since I lived in Montpelier, so I'm sure cafes have changed a bit, but when it comes to hiking, Hubbard Park is fantastic, with a bunch of hilly trails and a really cool stone tower at the summit. Great place to watch fireworks!
  7. Lesbian life in various places (recommendations? warnings?)

    I second the Amherst/Northampton area. I read somewhere (Wikipedia?) that Northampton has the greatest number of lesbians per capita in the country. The LGBTQ community is vibrant, visible, and thoroughly accepted.
  8. NYU Online Speech Pathology MS Program

    Congratulations! I'm waiting to hear back for Fall 2018. I tried to time my application submission so that I heard back from them around the same time as other schools that have an April 15th deadline so I can coordinate. I'm waiting to hear back and also hoping that I hear about financial aid before April 15th! Did they mention anything about financial aid in your acceptance or does that information come later?
  9. What Schools Are You Waiting On!?

    I just woke up from four consecutive dreams that I received my acceptance email from UMass. No word yet. I know some people got accepted/waitlisted a few days ago. We had a snowstorm on the 7th so I knew that would delay things a bit. Now I'm freaking out because they're on spring break next week. PLEEEEEEEAAAASE let me find out today!
  10. Pens/Pencils which brands do you prefer?

    I dislike pencil for the same reason (leftie struggles) and because it fades over time. As far as pens go, I have to give a shout out to Pentel Energel (liquid gel ink). It writes super smoothly, dries quickly, never leaks, works all the way to the end, and makes my handwriting beautiful. They're $3.69 for a 2-pack at Target. I've already converted my boss.
  11. While we wait: How are you managing your anxiety?

    Yeah, I'm doing my pre-req classes online and working 50 hours a week, but none of that is keeping me from checking emails/portals/results page far too often. It's gotten to the point where even my zoning-out daydreams at work are all related to grad school. I think I just have to accept that this is how it's going to be for the next 2+ years of my life.
  12. UVM

    I got it the same day I received the congratulatory acceptance letter, on Feb. 7th. The subject line reads "2018-2019 FAFSA received". Did you wait to submit the FAFSA? If not, it might be good to call and make sure they have it.
  13. UVM

    Sorry, I lied (blaming sleep deprivation). You should have received an email with a link to a financial aid portal--login and pin number provided in the email. Good luck! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a GA position.
  14. Umass Amherst Admissions

    So good news, I just saw on the 2018 SLP thread that decisions should start being sent out next week. This is coming from a current undergrad
  15. 2018 Speech Pathology Graduate Applicants

    Thank you for the info!!!!! Now I can hopefully stop obsessing until next week. Slowest two weeks of my life... so far.