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    Tampa, FL
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    Speech Language-Pathology

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  1. I was accepted into the online program found out on Feb 12th, but that program has rolling admissions.
  2. Yeah, I was pretty bummed when I found this out too. If you don't have much time to complete a course, you could take a CLEP exam to fulfill those requirements. It is a more affordable and timely option. It's like taking the final exam to test out of a particular course. If you have any questions, here are the links below. Also, feel free to ask me any questions-- I have taken three CLEP exams so far. Here is the one for Bio: https://clep.collegeboard.org/science-and-mathematics/biology Here is the one for Chem (No Physics offered): https://clep.collegeboard.org/science-and-mathematics/chemistry I took a chem course online last summer through my university instead and it was pretty easy, so I can also give you the info for that class too if you'd like. Good luck!
  3. Hey! How did you feel about your visit? Was there anything especially positive or negative about your experience? I'm curious about NYU's program.
  4. I submitted my transcript with in-progress fall coursework listed and that was fine. At first, I attempted to submit my application without one of my transcripts, but my application was sent back to me (which made the process take longer). The universities I applied to just said that an official transcript with the completed courses must be sent before I start grad school. Personally, I wouldn't risk waiting until January to submit because it took them awhile to completely verify mine. I don't believe it will be held against you if your first set of transcripts show in-progress rather than completed, but you could always contact your universities to confirm. Best of luck!
  5. What schools have you found so far? I haven't searched much, so all I know right now is that Nova Southeastern does not require the GRE, but when I find more universities, I will make sure to comment here again
  6. I think the explanation you submitted will definitely help. I would recommend including the seminar you hosted in your resume or in some other note because that will show the admissions team that you care about academic integrity and have showed other students how to cite correctly, etc. Also, LORs from professors who know you well would be beneficial because if you were truly dishonest, then a professor wouldn't recommend you... so I think a letter from a professor would show admissions that you're valued/trusted in your program and just made a mistake. Maybe you could request an additional letter from the justice program that shows you're in good standing and have gone through all the steps to restore your record?
  7. https://www.asha.org/edfind/results.aspx?area=SLP&degree=MASTERS&location=ALL I'm not entirely familiar, but I know that ASHA's website lists all of the universities and most of them say if they require recommendations (and how many), as well as the average GRE scores they see. I know some of them don't require the GRE, at least. Do you have any volunteer experience? That may offset the areas you are concerned about. You could also make a note in the application to explain why you're a great candidate despite x, y, z. Maybe you could even apply to be an SLP-A so you're building that experience and are in the field while you wait for your acceptance(s). If you end up applying for Spring 2020 and are an SLP-A, you could then ask your SLP supervisors to write you a recommendation.
  8. Yup! I completely agree. The interactions are similar to in-person programs and some universities offer online office hours with professors so you still get one-on-one interactions (I would just recommend researching which ones do this if it matters to you). It has also been easier because of social media, so even though my cohort is spread out across the States, we are all able to touch base with each other in a Facebook group, text message, etc. I'm not sure about all of the programs, but I know some record their lectures so you can attend the live sessions and re-watch them as many times as you want. For me, that has been one of the pros that in-person programs typically don't offer.
  9. Do any of the universities accept applicants at other points in the year too? If so, you could apply to a set of universities for fall and then some others in the spring or summer instead if you weren't happy with the first round of letters. Most likely, that would mean a later state date though. As far the applications fees are concerned, you could check each of the universities to see if they offer waivers.
  10. Like the previous user said, you should be fine Some programs require all of the materials arrive before the deadline, while many others make their decision after the letters have arrived. I'd say go ahead and apply, call your school choices to see the latest someone can send in their recommendation, and then just check in with your references closer to the application deadline.
  11. I think that the focus for most places is on your verbal and writing scores. Your verbal score is at a good percentile, your GPA is high, and you have references and a great personal statement, so I wouldn't worry too much depending on where you're applying (especially if you have related volunteer work too). I would recommend double checking your school choices to make sure that they don't specify a certain percentile requirement. Some of the schools I'm applying to require that every score is at or above the 40th percentile, while some other ones only offer a class profile from a previous year. You could apply to some schools that do not require the GRE too just to be on the safe side. Also, one of my admissions counselors recommended writing a note (if the process offers it) to explain the score and say why you're still a great applicant.
  12. This is so exciting! Congratulations on this next step. My advice would be to write down any sort of questions you have prior to your first day so you can ask your supervisor ahead of time (or along the way). Maybe you can print out some example SOAP notes, etc., and have them on hand just as a reference until you feel comfortable. Also, you could spend some time watching videos on Master Clinician to come up with different ideas or help ease your nerves. I love the variety of videos they have on there! You could also create a Pinterest board and collect a bunch of activities other SLPs have shared.. even if you don't use those ideas anytime soon, it might provide some peace of mind to have them on hand. You got this!!
  13. Maybe try an online class from a different university? Chemistry is not my friend. Seriously- I do not do well with it. I was really nervous to take it, but I took an online course through WKU over summer and got an A. The professor was kind and provided a thorough syllabus. He made himself available for questions and allowed students to retake their tests up to 10 times (he formatted the class for "mastery", so students could move on once they passed a test). Some students finished very early because the course became self-paced in a way.
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