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About littlet4lks

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    2020 Fall
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    Speech-Language Pathology

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  1. Linguistics or psychology. I wouldn't do education unless you wanted to get a master's in education first before pursuing speech.
  2. I would qualify this statement and say that "top schools are overrated when the applicant's sole focus is ensuring the name of the school is on their resume". I fell into this hole when I applied last year and it took me a long time to unlearn that name isn't everything and it guarantees nothing. I got accepted into a top program and ultimately decided to go to a smaller local school. While top programs have great professors/connections/electives, there are things to love about other programs. At the end of the day, we are all graduating with the same degree. There is no reason to go into over
  3. My program said they won't have a definitive answer until mid-June but I am going to attend regardless. I would only defer if you are set on moving away from your home and going to school out of state, because I think that would be extremely difficult to do during a pandemic (but YMMV). I'm going locally, so whether it is online or not does not make much of a difference to me since I am living at home still and would just be commuting.
  4. I think given all the COVID chaos, schools would give you some grace. But be prepared for schools to ask why you left.
  5. I'm trying not to go in with a negative attitude because I don't want to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, so that's one thing. I'm trying to keep an open mind and going in knowing that I will be meeting new people and learning new things that will excite me for the future of the field. I would also try to connect with a professor who is teaching a class that focuses on the population/disorder you're interested in potentially researching because they can always offer you guidance down the road. I would also try to go in with an open mind about research because I did research undergrad on somethin
  6. I am in a similar situation because I ended up choosing a local school over a school I had dreamed of going to for basically my entire life. What makes me feel better is that I am going to try my hardest to make the best of it. I applied for a research fellowship and I am going to try to network as much as possible. Also, it helped me a lot to think about practicality. None of us knew back in the Fall/Winter when we were applying that we would be knee deep in a global pandemic. The people who are still thinking COVID isn't going to affect grad school are being naive. Why pay so much money
  7. As someone who was upset because I chose my local school over IHP, thank you for this. Feeling like I dodged a bullet haha.
  8. Any current students at Hofstra University? Also is there a Facebook group?
  9. Hi! There is actually an accepted students facebook page. If you are willing to join, it would be super helpful for us so we can all see your insights! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1430543977106730/
  10. Hey guys there's a FB group for accepted students. Just search MGH IHP CSD Class of 2022.
  11. Yeah I'm in NYC too and my undergrad just suspended on campus classes for the rest of the semester so I think it's about to get bad too. I'm still going to do the virtual one but I'm still super bummed.
  12. I have been accepted at all 3 of these schools. While I am excited, it was completely unexpected and I am now stuck between which one to commit to. I loved NEU when I interviewed/toured and I am pursuing the EI certificate, so I thought that was the obvious choice for me. But...... there is something about Emerson that I am really drawn to. I didn't get to visit campus and had a Skype interview. I felt like my interview went the best at this school and I got great vibes from the professors who interviewed me and the way they explained their clinic. I can't make it to Accepted Students Day
  13. I HATE that all the schools are so secretive about the true cost per semester LOL For MGH, I estimated that it is a little over $26,000 per semester.
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