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    Speech-Language Pathology

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. My first deadline was December 15th. I had taken the GRE the year before I applied so I didn't have to worry about it. I started entering grades, doing the resume, etc for CSDCAS in I think early October. I wrote my essays sometime in November, the last thing i did before i submitted. I tend to do well with personal essays, so I wasn't too worried about the essays and didn't do multiple drafts. Dont take that as an example though, since I think most people probably need a but more time than that. However, I definitely dilly-dallied with asking professors for LORS until early November, which was NOT enough time as one professor didn't end up submitting until 3 weeks past the deadline despite multiple email reminders. Fortunately the school with the early deadline didn't look at applications until after winter break, so it didn't affect anything. DEFINITELY ask your letter writers as soon as possible in the process (like, now).
  9. Hmmm, maybe some of our professors are adopting this plan. They've opened up earlier in other semesters, and I do have access to a pseudo-course (no assignments, only meets three times) that opened up last week. It's just annoying because I had a bunch of time this weekend that I could have spent getting ahead on readings.
  10. I haven't heard anything yet on where or when my fall placement will be (despite originally being told we would find out in mid-August) and none of our courses are up on Blackboard yet (despite classes starting tomorrow). I'm a planner by nature and this wait is driving me nuts!!!
  11. What was your quant score and combined score? If your combined score is over 300 you're probably fine. Grad programs don't place as much importance on quant as on verbal or writing. A great verbal score can more than make up for a bad quant score.
  12. I forgot to ask this earlier--are you doing clinic your first semester, and are you in a full-time or part-time program? If classes are only Monday/Tuesday, but you have a lot of them and/or also have clinic on those days, I would not advise working more than 10-20 hours a week, and even that is pushing it depending on the program. You may need W-F at least somewhat free for all your school/clinic work and any meetings, group projects, etc that may come up. If you get a less flexible job W-F, you may have to frequently request time off.
  13. I've stuck with on-campus work-study jobs, since they're super flexible with scheduling and can be done on-campus or even at home. My first semester I was a TA for a 1-credit undergrad class and mostly just graded papers. For my 2nd and 3rd semesters I was an RA, transcribing speech samples and helping with evaluations. This coming semester I'll be a writing consultant in the grad writing center. Of course, there are many more options than these, but I've been pretty happy with them!
  14. Today I went for a walk in the woods and found some perfectly ripe blackberries. I got some bug bites and an unidentified rash on my leg in the process, but it was totally worth it.
  15. Some schools offer little to no funding (but you can still get federal student loans) and others are pretty generous with funding. I've heard of some schools (sorry I can't remember which ones) that offer every admitted student a GA that takes care of most tuition. Other schools offer merit scholarships for a few students in each cohort. I got a partial scholarship from my program. It was only for the first year, but anything helps!
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