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    Ohio
  • Application Season
    2020 Fall
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    Speech-Language Pathology

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  1. Hi! I received a 148 (Q), 146 (V), and a 5 on writing. I took the GRE shooting for a 300 combined so when I got a 294 I was (surprisingly?) happy with my scores. The test is hard, long, and feels impossible. With that said, I would still 10000% apply to grad schools with the scores you have now! The only score that I would even be a little concerned about if I were you is your Q score, but I have heard time and time again that 1.) the GRE is ONLY a small part of your entire application and 2.) the quantitative part is an even smaller part of that already small part of your application. You have a strong writing score and your verbal score is not bad at all, higher than mine by 2 points and I got in the first round! It also sounds to me like you have a strong application otherwise. My advice is to do your research on ASHA edfind. There, you can calculate acceptance rates and even look at average GRE/GPA scores of previous years classes. By doing this, I think you'll be able to create a list of schools that you feel you have a higher chance of getting into. Honestly, I think you'll be fine! Best of luck!
  2. Hi everyone! I figured I'd start a thread for Ohio schools since I haven't seen much discussion over any SLP graduate programs in Ohio. Feel free to post questions or anything else related to Ohio graduate schools!
  3. Hi! Just wanted to thank you for your help again. My interview went well. I was SO nervous and there's no doubt they didn't see that, but I got in! I went prepared with a question and took your advice with preparation before interview day. You were so helpful!
  4. No problem! It just feels so good to be on the other side of things now. Still finding myself on here though, but I think it's enjoyable haha. Hoping to help other people on here being crazy like I was before being accepted! Wishing you the very best!
  5. Would also like to echo that I don't feel like a 3.4 GPA is low either! My GPA in major is around a 3.5 and I got in first time around. Just because a large chunk has higher than lets say a 3.6 or so, doesn't mean a 3.4 is considered low. That's why there are so many other aspects of the application to be considered! Best of luck.
  6. I've always thought/figured that most programs send out at least a full cohort of acceptances at first, maybe a small percentage more. Obviously, not all schools are the same. It can be assumed that the first set of acceptances won't all choose said school, which is where second, third, etc. groups of acceptances are sent out. ASHA's edfind resource helped me during my research and you can calculate the acceptance rate using # of offers/# of applications received. Hope this helps!
  7. I would also recommend reaching out. For the most part, I'd say it isn't bad news to not hear yet. However, if they are already starting to fill their cohort, I would recommend reaching out. If it is just a technical error and maybe they would except you, I imagine you'd want to know before making a decision. Good luck!
  8. Hi! Sorry if this is super off topic, but I've seen you on gradcafe for a while now as I applied this past fall and have visited this page nearly daily since August. Just wanted to say congratulations on getting accepted! You've been super helpful on different topics you've responded to. Best of luck at CSU Long Beach!
  9. Hi! It is easy to look at others stats on this site and feel super stressed, it was for me too. I would look up potential schools and compare myself to the stats of those who have gotten in in the past and it always made me feel like I would never get in. My GPA is similar to yours and I had super average GRE scores, but I got in the first time around! It felt amazing and all it took was a lot of hard work and the ability to stop comparing myself to others (as much as possible) and focus on how much I want to be an SLP. I think your GPA is just fine. For the GRE, it helped me the most to take practice tests. I used the website "Crunchprep" for the GRE and if I remember correctly, you get one free test just for signing up so I would go somewhere quiet, put my phone away, and literally act like I was taking the real thing. As far as cost goes, I don't think it would be a bad idea to preemptively reach out to programs/current students and try to guestimate some cost stuff as much as possible. Sometimes schools will get enough funding to offer a percentage off of tuition for all students one year, some years they may have more work study or GA openings, it all depends but that's where it is important to give yourself options. You will get a degree and become an SLP no matter the school, so if you prioritize cost then just keep that in mind! Best of luck and feel free to message me if you have any specific questions. You will be just fine! Hope this helps.
  10. Thank you SO much for sharing! So, what do you feel like made you stand out during your interviews? Did you get in to the schools you interviewed for? What did you wear? How did you prepare? Sorry for the many questions, but I appreciate your time.
  11. Hi! Thanks for making yourself available. I have an interview coming up and wondering if you could tell me about your experiences. Thanks so much!
  12. Absolutely still apply! The GRE is ONE part of your application, just ONE. Like others said, I just wouldn't apply to programs that have a hard cutoff as they likely wouldn't even look at your application, but most schools do not. Very few grad students I know got above a 300. Best of luck!
  13. I think as long as you get the point across, you're fine. Two sentences sounds good to me so long as they explain the experience.
  14. Hi! I am also pretty math illiterate, but actually ended up getting a 148 on the quantitative section (still not amazing, but amazing to me). One of my math sections was SO easy. I'm talking reading basic graphs, mean, median, mode, and basic word problems. Keep in mind, the GRE quantitative section isn't literally to test you on how well you can solve equations, etc., it's to test your ability to critically think. MANY of the problems can be solved by just understanding basic properties of math and common sense. As far as preparation for the quantitative section goes, I have heard Magoosh is far too difficult compared to the real test and I would 100% agree. The only real mode of prep I used was practice tests. I also got plenty of sleep the night before and ate a good meal before the test so I wasn't hungry during. I took pre-calculus just this past summer which I am sure somewhat contributed to my score because a lot of the information was still "fresh" to me, but I have friends who didn't study at all and did just fine. Just read the questions carefully and about a week before the exam, take an actual practice test in a library or something as if you were taking the REAL test. That helped me understand some strategies I could use on the real test. GOOD LUCK!
  15. I don't think a TA position is considered an internship, that would be employment. An internship is specific to paid/volunteer work where your title would have been an intern. I'd consider TA to be employment.
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