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  1. soontobeslp2018

    GRE Super Score?

    If you submit from both days most schools look at your highest score in each section. At least that’s what I’ve understood
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    I emailed a practice I observed at and asked if I could intern with them over the summer. They said yes and I got SO MUCH experience and learned so much that is already helping me in grad school. Obviously not everyone will get the experience as easily as I did. But definitely ask around and take what you get, if they say no to an internship but yes to volunteering/observing that’s just as valuable!
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    Just Took the GRE

    I think you’re fine!
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    Must have school supplies for Grad school

    We’re required to have one for clinic. But my placement doesn’t need one so I’m holding out to buy one
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    AWA GRE Score

    A 3.5 isn’t that bad, standardized writing isn’t really comparable to day to day writing. I personally wouldn’t retake it if those were my scores. Use your personal statement as a place to show off your writing skills.
  6. When I submitted my applications I had a 3.48 overall gpa, but it was a 3.72 in CSD major classes. On the GRE I got 145 V 144Q and 3AW. I applied to 5 schools rejected from 3 and waitlisted at 2 and then accepted off the waitlist at one of the schools. Remember that your GPA and GRE are just part of your application. Make sure you have a strong personal statement and letters of recommendation. You can do it!
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    Low GRE, what do I do?

    My GRE scores were 145 V 144 Q and 3 AW. I was accepted to my top choice which is the second best school in my state. Raising a verbal score is more difficult than math because there’s not a whole lot you can do in terms of studying because it’s not really realistic to learn and memorize all these new words that may or may not be on the test. I think retaking the GRE is a good option for you if you have the time and the money. Just make sure you send the test scores from both tests to all the schools that you apply to so that way they can see the highest scores between the two tests. also remember that GRE scores are not everything. When you see the averages for certain schools make sure to remember that there were people who scored below that and still got in. Spend time focusing the aspects of your application that you have more control over like your personal statement. Good luck!
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    Has anyone applied to just one school?

    What did you get on the GRE? GRE scores are not everything. I was accepted into my top choice, which is the second best school in my state, with scores in the low 140s. Take the GRE, then just focus on the aspects you can really control like your personal statement. Don’t let one test stop you from applying. Have you done any volunteering, lab work or have any leadership postitons that you can highlight? I know how discouraging the GRE can be, but there are plenty of people who don’t have the best scores who still get in. There are plenty of other things to highlight than one stupid test that isn’t even related to our field. You can do it!
  9. I’m not trying to burst your bubble, but most of the time to graduate school (not just the department) require your GPA to be at least a 3.0 when you apply. Since you’re not quite there it could mean they won’t even look at your application. Is there a way you could maybe take classes online somewhere or at a community college to replace the classes you need to retake? That way you could still live at home but also retake what you need? I just don’t want you to waste money applying to schools if they won’t look at your application
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    Needing some advice on going into this field

    I’ve seen a good amount of medical openings in my area, but the only catch is that you need medical experience already. And CFs in medical settings are hard to come by due to the supervision aspect. My advice is to talk to professors and see if they have any connections or can maybe put you in contact with alumni who are in a medical setting now. They’ll be able to give you tips and sometimes it’s all about who you know
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    Realistic SLP Tuition + Salary Questions

    Combined debt for undergrad and grad school I’m looking at 50-60k. In the county I live in school SLPs are paid on a different pay scale than teachers and as a CF I would be making 49,000 then a bonus for getting my C’s. It all depends on where you live though, and other factors that vary person to person
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    Second thoughts

    So, I was accepted to my first choice school and I’m thrilled. But recently I’ve been having second thoughts due to finances. I have already taken out my loan for this school year and I have a grant. But I still have to pay about $800 out of pocket, then there’s textbooks and buying food/ other expenses like NSSLHA memberships and fun things. I also don’t have a car so I’ll be at the mercy of my cohort to get to clinic and food shopping. I also currently don’t have a job lined up and wasn’t given a GA so I’m struggling to find a job that’s flexible. I’m nervous about how I’m going to make it. I know it is possible but I’m struggling with not letting my anxious and stressful thoughts spiral into he worst case senarios.
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    Grad students: How do you take notes?

    My program allows us to use electronics during class for notes so I plan on using my laptop to either type in the notes section of the PowerPoint they’re using or in google docs so that way I have access anywhere to notes in case something happens to my laptop. I also plan on bringing a notebook in case I forget my laptop or it dies or something during class as I don’t have a place to charge, etc
  14. I have an internship at a private practice for the summer. The two owners have been my supervisors and I wanted to give them something at the end of the summer. I was going to write them thank you cards but I’m not sure what to say, I want to avoid writing the same thing in both cards. I was also wondering if I should give them a small gift too, trying to say away from gift cards but maybe flowers or something? I just want them to feel appreciated. Anyone have any ideas?
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    Taking the GRE multiple times

    If you take it you might as well let it score the test. Otherwise you just wasted $200, if you aren't satisfied with your score the first time you don't even have to send it to any schools. But I have always been told to never cancel the score

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