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  1. 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.
  2. I think given all the COVID chaos, schools would give you some grace. But be prepared for schools to ask why you left.
  3. 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 something I thought I was going to love but I ended up becoming interested in other topics when I took more classes on other disorders. You can also try reaching out to research labs during the summer and see if they need any help (either being a volunteer or a participant). That way, you can get your foot in the door that way. Also, going to a local school where research might not be an interest to the overwhelming majority can be good for you because even if you help a professor out with a project, you might be able to go to the ASHA conference (which is where ALL the networking happens)! Some of the "elite" brand name schools will have almost every student interested in research and not enough spots or opportunities for them, so consider this an asset.
  4. 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 when in the blink of an eye, everyone's grad schools will turn into Zoom University and our clinical experiences will be on Simucase. This virus is here for the long run. It just isn't practical to be moving hours away when you cannot even effectively apartment hunt and adjust to life while the world around us is falling apart and trying to recuperate from this chaos. Grad school is stressful enough already. I've seen the grad students are my undergrad institution now, and they are always super stressed. I think staying local is honestly the best option but I understand my views might be unpopular.
  5. As someone who was upset because I chose my local school over IHP, thank you for this. Feeling like I dodged a bullet haha.
  6. Any current students at Hofstra University? Also is there a Facebook group?
  7. 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/
  8. Hey guys there's a FB group for accepted students. Just search MGH IHP CSD Class of 2022.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 so I am super bummed about that but I am hoping to visit before April 15th. MGH: this one caught me off guard because I thought I was going to be rejected. I love that it is a well rounded program and they have a lot of electives and a large faculty. But I can't help but feel intimidated by it for some reason? I am going to the Open House so I can get a feel for the school myself. Anyway, I would love to hear from current students at any of these unis about their experiences! I am also looking for info about housing/accessibility to placements and classes. Also, my tour guide at Northeastern said she loves that her coh
  11. 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.
  12. Same I am most likely going to the open house. Did you hear back from TC yet?
  13. Accepted here too and no mention of funding.
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