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About Pjeak

  • Birthday 01/09/1996

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    Speech language Pathology

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  1. It depends on when you submit your application. There is a time when they receive several apps at once, it may take about 4 weeks during that time. The earlier you send your apps the better.
  2. I got into Plattsburgh when I applied. They’re questions are very personality based. “When it’s time for me to advocate for you, what should I say.” “Why do you want to be an SLP.” Really basic questions. Plattsburgh cares a lot about who you are as a person rather than academics. I didn’t get the fellowship but the girls who did before be were from Israel and one was Spanish. Hope this helps!
  3. Gift cards for express, New York and company, or wherever you get your therapy clothes
  4. Hi guys. I'm currently entering into my 4th week of grad school and I'm really struggling. I have 2 clients and 1 group and writing lesson plans, making PowerPoints, and writing SOAP notes for this takes a majority of my time. I have no time to do the readings for my classes and study for exams. I have an exam today that I'm probably going to fail because I did t have time to study for it. I feel very discouraged and honestly want to quit. To add to that I'm a teaching assistant and clinic assistant. Does anyone have any advice on how to do all these things with such a limited amount of time?
  5. To be honest, I do not believe grades are the most important part of your application. As long as you have a 3.5 you will be considered. Graduate schools care more about the if you are a good fit for their program or if you would make a good clinician. If our application does not showcase these qualities, you will not get in, regardless of your grades. My overall GPA is a 3.1 and my GPA for my speech classes is a 3.5. I spent my first two years of college in a community college where a majority of my grades were C's. HOWEVER, during my last two years at my 4 year school, I became a tutor, a TA, and an Academic Personal Trainer. I was also very involved in NSSHLA and other clubs. So instead of surrounding my letter of intent around excuses for getting low grades, I let all the activities I was involved in speak for itself. LOR are also really important. If you can get your speech professor to explain to the school how good of a student you are despite of your grades, your chances of getting excepted will go up. Challenge admission directors to see outside of your grades and they will most likely accept this challenge. If you get an interview, be yourself. Don't lie, or pretend. In one of my interviews I talked about how I didn't do well on my AW the first time I took the GRE because I didn't trust my gut, and when I retook it I wrote how I wanted to write and did so much better. She appreciated my honesty and perseverance, and I was accepted into that school. I'm sorry this post is so long. I just don't want you to give up because your stats are similar to mine and I only got rejected form one school. GOOD LUCK. DM me if you need any more advice!
  6. I can't speak for all the schools, but I can speak for MGH. A friend of mine was accepted into MGH, she had a 3.8 GPA and much lower GRE. She also had a lot of volunteer experience, was a NSSHLA officer, and had a very inviting, humble personality. To me it looks like you are a perfect candidate for this school.
  7. I remember seeing a percentage but I can't remember where. I found this article maybe it will help you a little? http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/asha/publications/cicsd/1997SurveyoftheGradSchoolAdmissionsProcess.pdf
  8. Honestly while in undergrad I worked as a receptionist at a senior living home. I went away to school so I was only able to do it during breaks (Christmas, spring, etc.). It was only the best four years of my life and it turned me into the caring, patient person I am now. I talked about this in my letter of intent. You don't necessarily have to have SLP experience
  9. I think those scores look great but it really depends on what programs you're applying to. The quantitative scores don't matter as much as the verbal so retaking it to raise you quant score wouldn't be necessary. What matters most is honestly your analytical writing score, schools ask for the GRE because it is important for you to be a good writer (Lesson plans, SOAP notes, treatment plans, etc) Hope this helps!
  10. If you can get an assistantship that would be best. You would be considered an employee of the school and have insurance through them.
  11. This question may be kind of strange, but what was the dress code at your grad schools? I'm nervous I'm not gonna have enough "clinic" clothes but I also don't want to break the bank. Good quality professional clothes is so expensive. I bought a couple of tops and slacks but I don't know if it's enough. Thank you!
  12. Anyone else bored and ready to start grad school. I'm literally counting down the days!
  13. I failed one of my classes and retook it and got an A. CSDCAS honestly made me look like a mediocre student. I think schools know your CSDCAS scores are not completely accurate. St. Rose and Syracuse are both CSDCAS schools and I got in but I didn't get into NYMC.
  14. Thanks for all the responses! I know some GTAs actually make lectures and teach while others just grade so I wasn't sure what I would be doing. I will be a first year grad student so I'm worried it will be a lot along with my classes and clinic
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