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    Spring 2020
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  1. Anybody else out there with dyscalculia? Want to chat- about anything, but in particular how it's affecting your experiences with grad school? I lived with this alone for a long time and would love to connect with some people who are in the same boat. For anybody out there taking the GRE - my understanding is that at present you don't need a documented diagnosis to get basic accommodations This was good news for me because my LD certification "expires" every few years (lol... as if I could just magically not have dyscalculia anymore... wouldn't that be nice! :-P) and my insurance doesn't
  2. Examples of schools I like: NYU, Kent State, Ohio State, and Baldwin-Wallace.
  3. A lot, I'm afraid... Will you be living with roommates? Unless money is no object, I would strongly recommend looking further afield than Georgetown. It is the most expensive neighborhood in a city which is very pricey (by some metrics, the most expensive city in the country) to begin with and only getting worse (that being said, for the record, I love living here and it is worth it to have some of the most amazing cultural opportunities in the country at your doorstep). I'm actually surprised/impressed that @iwearflowers found an apartment there for "only" $1500 (iwearflowers, how
  4. Hello! This looks really helpful; thank you to the OP for creating it! As far as housing - not sure where you're looking, but in my experience almost everyone I know who's renting found their place themselves looking online on Apartments.com and the like. I don't think you need to go through a realtor when you're renting; the management or owner can give you a tour. Depending on how expensive the place is and how complex the lease agreement is, it miiiiiiiiiiiight be worth it to have an attorney look over it, but that's not usually necessary in my experience. Good luck!
  5. Hi, this is a late reply but I'm adding it anyway in the hopes that my experience can be useful with others. I strongly recommend not living with roommates. It's billed as the financially responsible thing to do but it can actually be extremely risky. At the college-grad-school-just-starting-a-career stage of life, people live very transient lives with a lot of unexpected changes. Sharing a three-bedroom with two other people actually ended up costing me more money than having a studio to myself would have, because just after I'd signed for another year, one of my roommates broke her lease and
  6. Congratulations and welcome to DC! GW is an amazing school, you will be going places for sure! I'm a Washingtonian and love my city I don't know what your criteria are for an "awesome neighborhood" but regardless there'll be something that's a good fit for you. DC offers wonderful variety. Are you a quiet sort or do you like to go out on on the town? Will you be living alone or with roommates? If you're living alone you won't find anything super close to main campus (but that's city life for you - part of the adventure ). Personally I wouldn't want to live near Gtown anyway; it's e
  7. @clmogel not sure where you're living atm, but just wanted to say I lived in Rockville for a number of years (enough that I consider myself a Rockvillean at heart) and absolutely loved it! It's perfect. Vibrant, diverse, historic, cultural, safe, public transport as good as you'll find anywhere in the country, wonderful libraries, parts of it are very walkable, lovely parks, theatre, art, restaurants, close enough to DC to have an infinite variety of cultural and educational opportunities, but some pretty good chunks of it are suburban enough to not be too hectic (although unfortunately that's
  8. @Aspire_to_BeThank you so much for such a thoughtful reply, and for your encouraging words! I really appreciate it! Sorry, I should have clarified; I meant I want to live & work in a big city after graduating. I'm perfectly fine with going to grad school in the boonies if that's what it takes. And congrats on your reach acceptances; that's awesome!
  9. Hello lovely people, I have seen a lot of really good discussion in these boards about how it's a good idea and doable to have a hobby during a demanding full-time grad school program (in my case, the program I am hoping to go into is Occupational Therapy). My question is - is it doable to pursue something that's not-a-career-but-more-than-a-hobby? Context: I’m a soprano who's been training vocally for over ten years (been performing my whole life, piano from 7-14, started voice lessons at 14, and am now 25) and I take it very seriously. My initial goal was to get my degree in
  10. Hello everyone! I am currently in the process of building up my resume with a view to applying for postbac programs and then hopefully on to a master's in SLP. (I don't want to go into research, so either M.A. or M.S. is fine). I am trying to get an idea of the kind of schools I should be applying to. My question is, do "safety schools" exist in a field as competitive as SLP? Context: My GPA is 3.76; my major GPA (I have a B.A. in psychology) is 3.6. Not sure whether this is relevant, but I went to a college that unfortunately seems to have fairly mediocre reputation value from what
  11. @Kslptobe thank you for posting! You are amazing! I too have a learning disability (the struggle is very, very real - so many people just don't get that we are perfectly smart and capable of learning) and this was so encouraging for me! :)
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