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    Tips on looking for volunteer experiences

    Hi! I tried but didn't have any luck finding volunteer opportunities at any speech clinics. I recently started volunteering at a nursing home. I don't get to do anything relating to speech therapy, but I still find it helpful for getting more comfortable with this population and better understanding their needs. A few people in my classes have volunteered in rehab centers or school programs for children with autism. I think that even if it's not a speech clinic, you can still get some good experience that way.
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    Accidentally lied on resume

    I think it depends what you put on your resume...just that you were a member, or did you list specific activities, etc? If it's true you were a member those 2 years, even if not active, I don't see a problem. If you specified activities that you only did during the first year, I would contact your prof and tell her you want to clarify the information so it isn't misleading, and maybe break out the years to be more clear on your resume what your involvement level was each year.
  3. I echo the others who say Do Not Give Up!!!! If you really love SLP, you are lucky to have found it so early in your undergraduate years! Stick with it. You still have plenty of courses left to bring up your GPA. There will be an opportunity to explain your first year in your essays if you need to. If you really want it, you can totally make it happen!
  4. Hi, I think your experience teaching deaf students will be very attractive to SLP program admissions. Some schools have fewer prereqs than others, so you may be able to take only a few. Most say they require the prereqs be taken within 5 years of applying, but they may make exceptions since you've been working in a closely related field. I've also found tuition costs vary significantly. Have you discovered https://www.asha.org/edfind/? I suggest starting there and seeing what works best for you, then going to the individual school websites to get more information.
  5. I recommend doing a 3-year program incl. leveling classes if you can get into one. I wish I'd known it was an option when I started! That way you're taking exactly the classes you need for grad school and only have to apply once. I think it saves a lot of time and money in the end. I completed a post-bacc program but am still taking additional courses because every school requires something different. If you don't get into a 3-year, you can always go the standard post-bacc route as a backup, but I don't see a drawback to trying for it. Good luck!
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    CSU Northridge LORs

    I was at a grad school open house recently and this question came up. Here was the response (of course it may vary by school, but this was their suggestion). They felt strongly at least one letter should be from a professor. They suggested reaching out to a professor, reintroduce yourself, and provide information about your grades, the class you took with them, anything you can point out to help them remember you. And ask them specifically to attest to your academic abilities, since you have supervisors that can speak more to your slp potential. That way you'd have two strong letters from supervisors and one from a professor that may not be as stellar but will give them information they're looking for, and they would then be able to consider your specific situation and not hold it against you. I would also recommend reaching out to the coordinator at that program and asking them what they recommend doing. Good luck!
  7. The only accelerated program I know of is St. Augustine University in Austin, TX. It's online and I think it's 15 months (regardless of your undergrad degree, as long as you have completed prereqs). They aren't accredited yet and are only accepting applicants from a few states so far, but maybe worth looking into if that's what you're looking for.
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    Congratulations!!! I'm starting my second round of apps and this is encouraging. Clearly you're committed to succeeding in this field--I'm sure you'll do great!
  9. A few (surprisingly few!) schools do not require GRE scores if you already have a master's degree, which I do. My scores were 158V 142 Q 4.0AW. I'm applying to one fairly competitive school and my Quant score is way below their average. Since my other scores are within range for them, I'm wondering if I should submit them anyway, or if I'd be better off not submitting so they don't see the Quant score at all. Any advice?
  10. I know a few others on here are still waiting to hear from University of St. Augustine. I noticed an update on the accreditation page of their website so thought I'd pass it along. Not sure exactly what it means, but I don't think it's good news for those of us who don't live in Texas, California or Oklahoma
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    University of St. Augustine

    Me too! Still waiting, and hoping!!!
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    what does this email mean?

    If you're still not clear, I would try contacting someone in the program. The admissions office is just dealing with the grad school admission, but someone in the program might be able to tell you what your status is within the department. Good luck!
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    University of St.Augustine

    I attended the webinar on Tuesday. It sounds like they're expecting to hear about accreditation candidacy in mid-July and will send decisions at that time. Not sure but that's how I understood what they said.
  14. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything (accept/reject/interview/update of any kind) from this program...
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    Neuro Class Summer 2018

    Try Sacred Heart University, not sure how "affordable" or if there's space available, but they do have a summer class online.

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