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    2018 Fall
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    Genetic Counseling

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  1. It varies, but generally A= 90+, B=80+, C=70+, D=60+, lower is F. You may need to ask the school if they want you to convert your GPA. Some US professors curve grades to the letter - in that case the letter grades might be a good metric. No formalized conversion that I know of. My guess is that it's not a significant factor when selecting people to interview. But maybe if they were ranking two otherwise identical candidates.
  2. I don't have any connections in those cities, but Cincinnati Children's hires a lot of research assistants. You might have luck there.
  3. The only concern might be your ability to go back to school if you haven't taken classes for a while. If you have anything to show for your time off (work/life experience, maturity, grad degrees/classes) your age should be a non-factor. I've been able to comment on those things and have had very positive responses. My 2c as someone who's just under 30 with a family.
  4. I’d try throwing out the question in the discord, since it has come up before. There’s a link elsewhere in the thread. FWIW there are LGBTQ+ GCs currently in the field. You may be able to contact the NSGC (nsgc@nsgc.org) and see if they can connect you with any GCs you can talk to! Seems like it might be good to email someone at the AGCPD for an official answer? They have an ad hoc match process committee https://agcpd.org/Committees. Edit: or gcadmissions@natmatch.com
  5. It is a lot, but they seemed pretty confident would be approved. Since it's -$5000/semester it would be -$10,000 for the first year.
  6. That sounds very expensive, but I remember hearing that NW is up there I would definitely double check with the program if it seems high. Some programs are a flat semester/yearly rate and others are by credit-hour. Depends on the program and the school. Edit: There are two quarters / semester right? So it'd be 8-10 quarters for the degree. Edit 2: Okay I had to check. It looks like 6 quarters total? Very bizarre lol.
  7. Honestly it's really hard to accurately calculate probabilities once you've reached the interview stage. There are so many subjective measures that can affect how a program ranks you. Plus with the limited number of programs spots, and the overlap in applicant pools between some schools, your chance of getting into school A isn't independent from getting into school B. Getting "rejected" by school A after the interview stage might increase your chance of getting into school B, since you're no longer competing w/that student for school B.
  8. This is a good question, and I wish I did. Other people may have more info than me. Unfortunately I think most masters level funding is institution specific. You can look into any fellowships or assistantships/work study your institution might offer. Larger national funding tends to be reserved for doctoral level students in research.
  9. Based on previous posts, at least two people who applied to the dual degree program heard back! edit: from the GC program
  10. If you are interested in non-fiction, there is a lot of good short/online reading in the Journal of Genetic Counseling, Genetics in Medicine, and Genome Magazine. You might need an institutional subscription. They're great for getting a better idea of where the field is going. I find it gives you something to talk/think about, even if you don't know what specialty you're interested in.
  11. I finished my apps in the fall. I spent a few months thinking of thesis ideas, only to read a lot of articles and realize all my ideas have already been done . Now I'm just trying to enjoy my free time, journal, and invest in my family.
  12. Hi everyone. Longtime lurker and current applicant here just chiming in to say thanks for the discussion so far. This community has helped me stay sane during all the waiting.
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