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  1. 2018 Speech Pathology Graduate Applicants

    I don't think it necessarily means you're rejected. My best guess is that they are sitting on your app and will further review it once their initial offers have been accepted/denied.
  2. Why am I not getting chosen

    Sorry to hear this If you want a legit answer-- what was your GPA? GRE? Experience? Personal statement? Did you apply strategically to programs you could have a shot at? There are so many factors. You can always contact programs and ask them why you were not considered and ask what you could do to improve your applications.
  3. 2018 Speech Pathology Graduate Applicants

    I've been accepted to Wayne State (found out in Jan) and Western (found out yesterday) but still have not heard from State. All I know about Wayne is that they have completed review of ALL applicants (got this info firsthand) and have sent out acceptances and waitlist offers.
  4. What Schools Are You Waiting On!?

    I'm dying to hear from Michigan State already!
  5. Help Choosing?

    See if either program has an open house. That will help you distinguish between them. If you still can't decide or see too much difference, then just go with the less expensive option.
  6. Do parents attend open houses?

    You're the weird one dude... so many people bring parents with them. Doesn't make them an "immature child". Some people value their family's input on making an educated decision on which school to attend.
  7. Ask Away: 1st Year Grad Student

    How is your social life?!
  8. I have no clue about Canada, but in America SLP master's programs are extremely competitive. Most people say that a well rounded applicant is what is most sought-after but I'd say that GPA (ESPECIALLY GPA within communication sciences & disorders major/courses) is what is most important. If your GPA is low, you will have an uphill battle in your applications. For example, my GPA and GRE were strong but I'm pretty sure my letters of rec were average and my resume/in-field experience was quite minimal-- yet I was still accepted into a program that only takes about 20-30% of applicants and was invited to interview at another school (still waiting to hear back from many more schools). If my grades were low I would have had to offset that with amazing letters of rec and would have had to have tooooons more on my resume. There isn't really a way to get a ballpark average on how many people are accepted yearly, so the best way to a assess your chances is to look up schools you are interested in on ASHA EdFind and check the stats those schools accept for their Master's program. I used that to get averages of school acceptances rates by dividing "# of admission offers" by "# of applications received" and was able to find out which schools that I was interested in are more highly competitive than others. One school I applied to accepts only about 8% of applicants. Another I applied to accepts over 50%. Yes, it's a competitive field but in my opinion that is a good thing because it means we are getting competent clinicians to serve others and it adds to the prestige of this career choice.
  9. Samford University

    This is wild...... I'd find a way to contact ASHA or the university dean with all these concerns
  10. Hey everyone! I thought it would be a great idea to have a megathread for us to discuss as results start to roll in. We can also use this thread to get input from others to help us make decisions. I also think this could be a great tool for future applicants. I received my first acceptance today () from Wayne State and couldn't believe it! Good luck everyone!
  11. 2018 Speech Pathology Graduate Applicants

    Just curious, why do you say it's brutal?!
  12. CSDCAS Academic Update for Planned Pre-Reqs

    Why not just copy and paste this question to ask CSDCAS?
  13. Character limit for SOP

    To be honest, that is a lot over the limit. They'll probably see it as you unable to follow directions. They put character limits for a reason.
  14. Also-- I personally know someone who had not so good GPA and GRE stats but highlighted that they were a native Arabic speaker and got accepted into a school that is nearby a large Arab population. So maybe also consider applying to schools that have a bilingual emphasis or are nearby populations that speak your other language.
  15. Extremely beneficial. Make sure you take advantage of discussing that in personal statements.