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About Jordyn_M463

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    2018 Fall
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    Speech Language Pathology MA-CCC

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  1. When I applied last year, I sent mine in without my official transcript and LORs. I would say send it with as much completed as you possibly can. But if it something that takes time, it should be fine. It didn't affect my acceptances.
  2. Its definitely not weird! I gave mine little hand written notes thanking them and mugs full of candy.
  3. I dont know where you are located but Edinboro University (Pennsylvania) gives all first year grad students a GA position. It covers 3/4 of your tuition and you get paid biweekly. 13.5 hrs of work a week. I am sure there are other programs that offer these positions as well. I just thought it was nice that all students get offered this their first year.
  4. Agreed with above. As long as there is no identifying information about the client (name/DOB/address/etc) you are fine to talk about it.
  5. I would agree with the above posts. You will probably have to just do some serious research. I would narrow it down to cost and distance you are willing to travel. Then look at schools you would be interested and their prerequisites. As for "safe environment", if you are meaning the area the school is located thats something that you can also research. As for toxicity in the actual program between cohorts/professors/faculty, that really isn't something that can be screened for unless you know people in the program. You could maybe ask people their opinions/experiences on specific programs. I a
  6. I ran out of willing professors to write my letters. I didn't have a huge connection with a lot of them because the classes were 100+ students. I asked my boss from my job. She had nothing to do with SLP or CSD but she knew me well and knew my work ethic. I know some people suggest not doing this, but I was accepted into almost all of the schools I applied to. In my case, it definitely did not hurt my chances. I just sent her a little bit about school and what the different schools were looking for. Then I sent her my statements of purpose and any essays I had written. I think that helped her
  7. I know for my program our medical placements will be 4-5 days a week, working the same shifts as our supervisors. Depending on the hospital/facility we get placed in, we may also have to stay a few extra weeks because that is what the hospital requires. Unfortunately, I don't think the long hours are that uncommon, although it does suck he will be taking class on top of that. Another possibility could be, since he is in his second year he will be trying to complete the minimum number of clinical practicum hours needed for graduation and certification. I know that we were told that it would be
  8. I was asked questions about my personality. Strengths, weaknesses, why would I be a good SLP/grad students. As well as questions about the importance of diversity and whether I had experienced diverse populations. It wasn't anything about "here is a scenario, what kind of treatment would you implement." They were all very broad questions trying to "get to know you as a person". I think the biggest thing is, can you interact with other people without it being awkward and uncomfortable. I wouldn't stress too much about it. I would also have a few questions to ask them about their program. They s
  9. Here are some tips I was given in undergrad: Forget about everything you bragged about in high school. Only include what happened in your undergrad unless it was something so significant. It doesn't have to be "basic". It should match your personality and have some flare but should be easy to read and not cluttered. If something isn't relevant and doesn't fit, don't include it. Highlight skills you have learned through your experiences that would be what they are looking for in a grad program. All this being said, don't fret too much about it. Look up a template
  10. I am in Western Pennsylvania. I applied to Clarion, IUP, Edinboro, Penn State, Cal U (all PA schools). I applied without any CSD professors as LORs (not from lack of trying) and was still accepted. My suggestion: if you can't get CSD professors, apply anyway. I honestly think it is a "strong suggestion". For out of field applicants especially, don't let it deter you from applying. Apply anyway.
  11. It is interesting to hear what kind of work your program has! So far, I have written 0 papers haha. We had to do a 2 page info/fact sheet on different special populations (Fragile X, Down Syndrome, ASD, cochlear implants, etc). Then we are going to take the entire cohorts populations and put them into binders so that we can have them to refer to when we are practicing clinicians. I found this specific project to be pretty helpful. My very first exam was an oral exam. We had to create a 3D model of the larynx and prove that we knew all the cartilages, bones, muscles, nerves and how
  12. So I would second the person above. The varied deadlines (ie. December, January, February) are when you need to pay that application fee for that school by. It would be safe to assume that everything else needed for your application, (LOR, letter of intent, transcripts, etc) should also be in by the time you pay that application fee. In your case, all of that important supplemental information would already be in there if you have a deadline of December. I would recommend then that is the deadline you give yourself. My advisor in undergrad said to aim for the end of Thanksgiving break. With th
  13. Also a first year grad student! I will give my experience so far, as everyone's experiences and programs seem to really differ. Classes: Monday/Wednesday: 8-9:15 & 9:30-10:45 Tuesday/Thursday:9:30-10:45 & 11-12:15 Fridays are free. Sometimes we have conferences and meetings and other things scheduled for that day but very rarely. All first year grad students are offered a graduate assistantship. If you choose to accept it, you create your own work schedule with your cohort. We are required to work 202.5 hours/semester (13.5hrs/week). We get paid $7.50/hr and get
  14. I would suggest retaking it if your quantitative score is very low. I can't say for sure that it would hinder you from being accepted but it is best to try to raise the score to be sure.
  15. If it has been a long time, maybe call them. Mine took around a month to be finally entered on the CSDCAS application site. That being said, it was past the application deadlines as well. It didn't hinder my chances of getting into grad school. Everything else was on CSDCAS on time and I paid the fees before the deadline and I was fine.
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