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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    First year SLP grad student

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  1. There are lots of post bacc programs that don't have an application! Check out the schools in your area, i'm pretty sure Utah's online program doesn't require an application
  2. I wish i'd tried harder in biology and chemistry classes in high school! It would've helped me have higher grades when I had to take those in college. Also start volunteering! Get some experience with kiddos with disabilities and older adults (If COVID ever ends) to start thinking about populations you might enjoy No pressure to decide or settle in until your junior year of college. Unsolicited advice: Take your time and be open to changing your mind! I decided to go into speech two years after getting my bachelors. I wish i'd decided sooner but am also thankful for all the other experie
  3. Hi!!! I had a super similar offer when I started my program last August. It was with a different department and was about 15 hours a week of remote GA work which sounded totally doable. I ended up quitting after the first week of orientation though. It's hard to explain how much time the work for grad school takes, especially first semester. I just found that I was working on this unrelated GA position when I could be treatment planning for my clients (which took SO long the first few weeks when I had to be reading about treatment methods and best practices in my spare time). If you've seen cl
  4. I'm a second year so I haven't already started but I do have some advice! I was so so set on being a medical SLP and grinding my way through hospitals to get a competitive medical CF - then COVID happened. My advice is just to open and know that this a field you can jump around within for your entire career. So my advice is more about doing this during COVID. Think of everything you do and every supervisor you interact with as a chance to figure out what you like and don't like and what type of SLP you want to be. I was annoyed the semester I had a full peds caseload but found that I was
  5. Agreed that you wanna average 300 to bother eating the cost of applying. Below 300 is a marker for schools to stop looking at your application if you're equal to another candidate with a higher GRE. It's possible with lower!! But if you wanna be safe - aim above that
  6. I ended up taking out loans for cost of living. It's a bummer but need to stay alive somehow
  7. I go to a private school so tuition is the same. The thing that was a surprise to me was that our grad program is a flat rate. So if for some reason you don't need to take a class you still pay the same amount, or if you decide to write a thesis and take the thesis class, you pay the same amount. Idk, I thought it was surprising after paying per credit in undergrad.
  8. I think what's hard about speech@NYU is that all of your clinical hours come from placements in your area and even in person programs are struggling to get second years placements so I just don't see how first years are going to get them outside of a campus clinic next year. I say apply but ask a LOT of questions and maybe try to find a current speech@NYU student to see how they're handling the pandemic.
  9. My neuro professor in post bacc recommended this one and I honestly still find it helpful! https://www.amazon.com/Human-Brain-Coloring-Book-Concepts/dp/0064603067
  10. I think it's still up the air. We've been told to just accept that medical placements might not be available until Spring (which is our last semester, so a bummer). I know some outpatient clinics moved to telepractice with their clients so they're just having the students who would've been in person join them for telepractice. It's a different experience though. I think it's pretty unknown how/if that'll happen!! Usually my program has us in externships our summer after first year but they've just continued the campus clinic via telepractice this summer thankful for hours!! but not the same!
  11. What an awesome choice! I'm a more traditional student (still a few years out of school and married but wasn't established in my career or anything) and ended up in an in-person program. We have to sign a contract saying we won't work during grad school since the clinical load is so heavy however I do know that some people work on weekends! You may have more flexibility in an online program (NYU online, for example, doesn't put you in clinicals until your second term. They offer a 3 year program so you can get your pre-req). It sounds like you'll have to do a post-bacc to get those pre-req cla
  12. Totally agree! I'm feeling more and more like we'll be living in a world dealing with COVID for YEARS. Here's my thoughts in support of ya'll starting up! I'm a first year too and feel like we'll have the hardest time securing externships this year BUT by the time incoming students start searching the world will have to have precautions in place that students have somewhere to be. The big problem rn is placements not knowing how to keep their staff safe let alone students. I would 100% recommend starting a grad program now *As long as you connect with current students and get an idea fo
  13. Hi there i'm in a grad program in Maryland i'd be happy to pass along your message to the girls in my cohort! Private message me a job description and contact info and i'm happy to help
  14. Yay congrats!! I'm a first year grad student and what your feeling is totally normal but you got in for a reason! Grad school is super different than undergrad but like the people above said, fake it til you make it Nobody knows what they're doing!
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