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  1. 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.
  2. Hi all! If you have done so, is paying the fee for CSDCAS to enter in your transcripts worth it? How does it work? When do they enter the information in? Thanks in advance!
  3. For the CSDCAS experiences section, how does one enter a job they had for several years? I worked at a retail store for 4.5 years and it asks for the number of hours per week, then how many weeks worked. Weeks worked will be some huge number and I fluctuated hours per week. Advice??
  4. Hi! Can you share a little on how you focused on one app? I'm also only applying to one.
  5. In my language development class, we had to do a case study that revolved around a communication disorder. It was essentially a research project. Think back to papers or projects you've done. In four years of undergrad, I'm sure there is something! Good luck.
  6. Hi! This may not be a huge help at all, but to be admitted in fall of 2020, most people take the GRE by late November. Many apps are due 12/15 or 1/1 and you must allow time for the GRE score to arrive to the school. I'd just double check all of that timing if I were you! I know many people who literally never studied for the GRE and are current grad students. You'll be great! I have also seen a lot of people on this thread recommend taking a year and taking the CSD prerequisite courses, like speech science, phonetics, anatomy, etc. This would help your GPA and certainly help you get in with the experience. I'd also recommend doing related volunteer activities or shadowing. It's certainly not impossible, but I know a 3.0 seems to be the bare minimum in this field and even then, many schools like to see a 3.5. But again, anything is possible! Best of luck to you.
  7. Hi all! I take the GRE in a couple weeks and have studied some, but certainly not as much as I think some people have. What are your last minute study tips? If you also waited to study heavily, how did you do well? Tips for writing portion? Basically, what can I do for the next 2.5 weeks that will help my scores?? Thanks so much!
  8. Did you improve your second time taking it?
  9. Do you think it did make you stand out? I have 2 academic and 1 supervisor right now, but could ask another supervisor.
  10. Hi everyone, How many times did you take the GRE? I really only want to take it once, but hear some people talking about how crazy it would be to take it once and needing it twice. It's expensive and I just want to take it once early November. If you only took it once, what helped you?
  11. Hi all, Needing advice on letters of recommendation. I have two work supervisors that I trust would write really good letters for me and then could get another from either a professor or an SLP I've shadowed. I've heard some people talk about having two from academic people rather than more than one from other areas such as work related or professionals. How did you all go about this? Who were your letters of rec from? In your experience, do schools care much about WHO they are from or the quality of the letter being written about the candidate? Thanks!
  12. Hi everyone! How long does it take schools to receive GRE scores? I am looking at testing on October 26th, but want to be certain all of my schools would have ample time to receive scores. Thanks in advance!
  13. Hi all! I am visiting a potential grad school soon and was hoping to hear how that went for some of you. What types of questions should I ask? Do you feel it helped you gain admittance by visiting? What to expect? Thank you!
  14. Hi all! I will be taking the GRE likely before the end of the summer, and curious as to how each of you did well? I have Magoosh but have been lazy about using it (doesn't expire until July though so still time). I bought a book but it was so thin and I finished the questions in it within four hours. I have flashcards which I definitely need to study more because I have realized vocab is difficult for me. Please let me know what you found to be effective/enabled you to do well! Also, for how long did you study? Thanks SO much!
  15. Congratulations! I think it's important to remember that GPA truly isn't everything. I used to worry all the time but just finished my junior year and have a 3.4 cumulative, but a 3.8 CSD GPA. I would definitely calculate your CSD GPA (using only CSD classes -- hearing science, phonetics, sign language courses, etc.) and use that to boost your confidence a bit. Focusing on only your GPA can be a major cause of stress, especially in this field. Best of luck to you! There are very few feelings better than ending the semester with great grades so I hope you celebrated!
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