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  1. soontobeslp2018

    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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    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
  4. 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?
  5. soontobeslp2018

    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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    Western Carolina University

    I got an email from Western Carolina in March saying I was on the waitlist, since then I haven't heard anything from them, I even emailed them just asking about my standing on the waitlist and got no response. I'm just wondering if anyone is still waiting to hear from WCU or if there is anyone on here that goes to WCU that could give some advice. I'm disappointed that I still haven't heard anything at all, and on my application my status hasn't changed either, it still says "submitted".
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    SLP Decision Help: What Matters?

    I would look at the clinical placements for the schools you’re looking into. If they have a medical setting then you’ll get experience. Or if you’d rather go the route of applyin to schools that are known for their medical emphasis then apply to them. But most schools have at least 1 medical setting. And if they don’t you could always try to get your CF in a medical setting, although that could be challenging. Or even find a medical setting to volunteer or shadow at during free time. But also, don’t limit yourself to one setting type, you may get into a medical placement and then realize it’s not what you want. Try to keep an open mind
  8. soontobeslp2018

    SLP Decision Help: What Matters?

    School names and rankings don’t really matter
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    SLP Decision Help: What Matters?

    I also read somewhere (on ASHA but I don’t remember where exactly) that in those cases they under consideration or pre-accredited because they haven’t graduated enough classes yet. It doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of the program. If you’re still hesitant I would contact the department of the school and just ask them what their accreditation status means for you as a student
  10. soontobeslp2018

    I'm choosing not to go this fall!

    So glad you have made a decision that makes you happy. I’m sure your parents will understand, even if they may be disappointed at first. In the grand scheme of things, your happiness is more important than the debt you would have accumulated at NYU or your parent’s reactions. Continue to do great things and best of luck during your next round of applications!
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    Low GPA... Is there hope for me?

    I agree with what everyone else has said! However, I just want to make sure you know that most of the time graduate schools require a minimum GPA of a 3.0 just to apply. So in your time off make sure to retake some classes you know you could definitely do better in, and hopefully you'll be able to meet the 3.0 to apply. I admire your determination! When you do apply, tell your story but don't let it become an excuse and also make sure you write about how you learned and grew from that experience!
  12. Just like others have said, GPA and GRE scores are not everything. In both verbal and quantitative I had less than a 150. My overall GPA was less than a 3.5 but my CSD GPA was a 3.71. I made sure to really emphasize my experience in my personal statement, I had a few really unique experiences which I think helped me stand out. Also, make sure the people who write letters of recommendation for you know you really well so that way they can really speak to your abilities. I applied to 5 schools, was rejected from 3 and waitlisted at 2. I ended up getting accepted off the waitlist at my first choice. I also know there was someone who got rejected from my top choice who had a verbal score 20 points higher than mine and a higher GPA, so that shows that your personal statement and recommendation letters can play an important role in your application. Continue to work hard, get to know your professors and start your personal statement and GRE studying and you'll be on the right track. Good luck!
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    Housing in Grad School

    the loans I get will cover it. I received close to 10,000 per semester and tuition plus housing is a little over that but I plan on taking out the grad PLUS loan to cover the rest (around 2,000). I'm also using my schools health insurance which increases the cost of tuition
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    Housing in Grad School

    My campus offers off campus graduate student housing (that FAFSA pays for) which is what I'll be doing since I won't have enough money to pay rent monthly. I'll have 3 other roommates that I'll be sharing the apartment with but I'll get my own bed and bathroom so the only space we have to share is the kitchen, laundry area and living room. It's a nice balance of being alone but also having others to be with if I want to
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    The Positivity Thread

    I graduate from undergrad in a week from today! I have been accepted to my top choice for a grad program and have my living arrangements set, just need to find a super part time job. As of today I am done with 2 of my classes! For the summer I have an internship lined up and I’m super excited for it!

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