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    draySLP1 reacted to samiamslp in What do you wish you knew when starting grad school? Grad school advice!   
    Wanted to bring this old thread back to life so other people could see this. I learned a lot just from reading this just now. 
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from TeamNoSleep in Accepted offer bc I thought I was rejected from my top choice...but I wasn't. What should I do?   
    I know what you mean, it’s so hard getting a real sense of what each program will be like. I just wouldn’t want you to worry too much about offending your current program. I’m sure they want what’s best for you in the end, whichever one it is. Good luck with your decision!
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from NorcalSLP in Accepted offer bc I thought I was rejected from my top choice...but I wasn't. What should I do?   
    Decide which one you'd rather go to and go there! It's your career and your life and your decision. They will understand, and even if they don't, are you okay with making a choice about your education and your future in order to avoid a few awkward moments?
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from samiamslp in Accepted offer bc I thought I was rejected from my top choice...but I wasn't. What should I do?   
    Decide which one you'd rather go to and go there! It's your career and your life and your decision. They will understand, and even if they don't, are you okay with making a choice about your education and your future in order to avoid a few awkward moments?
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from bibliophile222 in Accepted offer bc I thought I was rejected from my top choice...but I wasn't. What should I do?   
    Decide which one you'd rather go to and go there! It's your career and your life and your decision. They will understand, and even if they don't, are you okay with making a choice about your education and your future in order to avoid a few awkward moments?
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from Rezzy S. in Accepted offer bc I thought I was rejected from my top choice...but I wasn't. What should I do?   
    Decide which one you'd rather go to and go there! It's your career and your life and your decision. They will understand, and even if they don't, are you okay with making a choice about your education and your future in order to avoid a few awkward moments?
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from Toya in Accepted offer bc I thought I was rejected from my top choice...but I wasn't. What should I do?   
    Decide which one you'd rather go to and go there! It's your career and your life and your decision. They will understand, and even if they don't, are you okay with making a choice about your education and your future in order to avoid a few awkward moments?
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    draySLP1 reacted to FutureSLP19 in Group Interviews   
    The place I did my undergrad does group interviews but theirs is more like speed-dating where there are three interviewers and three candidates and each person gets like 5 minutes with each interviewer. Then at the end all the candidates work together for 10 minutes or so to answer one question for all three interviewers. 
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from babykoala in Age 40+ applicants   
    Hi, I want to reach out to other older students and see how your experience of the school-finding and application process has been. I'm 47 and leaving a career in marketing to pursue SLP. Just wondering if there are others out there in similar situations, and if so, how are you doing with all of this?
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    draySLP1 reacted to SoCali in Age 40+ applicants   
    Good luck on your interviews, that is very exciting news. :) I also have an old dog, he is diabetic!
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from SoCali in Age 40+ applicants   
    Thank you, that's good to hear! The whole thing is a little intimidating, but overall I'm very excited and hopeful!
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from SoCali in Age 40+ applicants   
    Hi, I want to reach out to other older students and see how your experience of the school-finding and application process has been. I'm 47 and leaving a career in marketing to pursue SLP. Just wondering if there are others out there in similar situations, and if so, how are you doing with all of this?
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from SoCali in Age 40+ applicants   
    Thanks for responding. Good luck with Mercy!
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    draySLP1 reacted to Arcanelady27 in Age 40+ applicants   
    I am soon to be 40. I agree; the whole process is intimidating. I have been trying to get into a school for sometime. I was accepted to NYU's online program, but it just was not a fit, so here I am again.  I'm praying to get into Mercy College part-time.
    I wish you the best! 
     
     
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    draySLP1 reacted to pdxslp in SLP Advice: Who's applied twice and got accepted the second time?   
    Hi. I got accepted during my second time applying. The first time last year I applied to 4 schools and got 3 waitlists, 1 rejection (the rejection was from my undergrad school). The second time was this past fall. I applied to 9 schools (none from last cycle/all new ones). I got an acceptance from 1 school and now I'm in my new city waiting for school to start in January. The other 8 were a mixture of a few rejections, 1 waitlist, and some I don't know because I told them no before getting an answer after I accepted my current school. So after 13 total schools, I only got 1 official yes. 
    My main advice is to apply to as many schools as possible. The schools that I had the best odds at said no. One of those schools had a 1/3 chance of acceptance, which is pretty good for this field. For my second round, I retook the gre after studying intensely for 6 weeks. I rewrote my essays. In the essay for the school that accepted me, one of the prompts was why I wanted to go there. So I wrote about a combination of stuff from their website that attracted me, and features about the area (the school is in Iowa and Iowa was ranked the best state to live in this year so I told them that). So try to find non scholastic reason to go to a school. Make the school feel special for being in a great city/region/state. I don't know if this helped me get in but it didn't hurt either. Also something I did different this time was being more specific about why I wanted to be an slp. They need to know you've thought this through and that you're serious.
    Good Luck ?
     
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from Penelopepie in Should I just change my major and give up?   
    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!
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    draySLP1 reacted to Ejt5100 in FINALLY GOT IN   
    Yea it’s tough.. it took me 4 cycles.. keep your head up. I do think “applying smart” is ok but don’t rely on asha edfind. I would recommend applying to NEW programs, spring/summer semester and reach out to schools personally. 
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from SavSLP2Be in University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences??   
    Just wondering if anyone has heard anything (accept/reject/interview/update of any kind) from this program...
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    draySLP1 got a reaction from mel627 in 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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    draySLP1 got a reaction from SoCali in Who already had a master’s degree when applying to SLP grad programs?   
    I have a previous masters degree in another field and was under the impression it would help (gpa 3.8) but I asked 2 schools I was rejected from for a reason and both said it was because of my undergrad gpa (2.97) so I guess the fact I clearly am capable of doing well in a grad program didn't matter to them.
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    draySLP1 reacted to WesttoEast18 in Finishing pre-reqs while on waitlists   
    You don't necessarily have to say your on 5 waitlists.  Just say that due to financial/time constraints, and the fact that you're still on the waitlist, will they allow you to wait to take the pre-req until your accepted or take it simultaneously with the program. 
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    draySLP1 reacted to bibliophile222 in After the 15th deadline: Who have you heard or not heard from?   
    It's not that long after the deadline, so hang in there! I'm rooting for you!
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