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Mikaela25

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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from Zakaria in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    This is my 4th time applying to grad school. I have been wait listed or denied everywhere I have applied for the last 4 years. For 3 of the 4 years I have worked and tried to do something in the field of speech pathology or close to it. I was a teachers aide for one year and the last 2 years I have worked in Florida at a middle school under a provisional license as a SLP maintaining a caseload of 70 students, writing IEP's, completing evaluations, working with AAC, etc. I had all the roles and responsibilities of a Masters Level SLP, but I was under the provisional license. I've had strong letters of recommendation written for me, I'd like to think my statement of purpose was strong as I had it edited by tons and tons of SLP's in the school district I am working in currently. In undergrad I was involved in CSD groups, had a job through the university mentoring incoming CSD freshman. My cumulative GPA was a 3.2, my GRE was verbal- 145, qualitative- 145, writing- 4. I am so frustrated being denied over and over again. When do you throw in the towel and say this just isn't meant for me? Although, it is also your biggest passion. 
     
     
     
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    Mikaela25 reacted to acslp in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    Hey everyone! I just got accepted to the program!! If anyone wants to connect please message me! I have so many questions 
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from SpeechMasterStudent in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    Tonya also was the one to assist me and she's excellent, I constantly had to her check to see if my GRE scores and transcripts were in. 
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from Rezzy S. in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    I just applied to Concordia University Wisconsin last week and just heard back today that I was accepted!! The excitement is overwhelming as this is my 4th time applying🙌Anyone else attending CUW this summer 2019??
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from slptobe! in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    thank you so so much!!❤️it's been quite the trip to get here but finally it happened   
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    Mikaela25 reacted to slptobe! in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    CONGRATS! I read the other thread you posted on, it warms my heart that you got in! YAY! 
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    Mikaela25 reacted to koalalover1 in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    OH MY GOSH YES!!!  I'm so glad that it worked out!!
    Congratulations!!!! 😊😊 I grew up about 35-40 mins from there, so please let me know if you have any questions about the area or the school!! 
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    Mikaela25 reacted to Bmay80 in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    Congratulations🎉🎉
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    Mikaela25 reacted to SLPLauren in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    Hi! I got accepted back in March and I'm going to be attending!
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from waffles19 in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    I just applied to Concordia University Wisconsin last week and just heard back today that I was accepted!! The excitement is overwhelming as this is my 4th time applying🙌Anyone else attending CUW this summer 2019??
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from MassSLPwannabe in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    I just applied to Concordia University Wisconsin last week and just heard back today that I was accepted!! The excitement is overwhelming as this is my 4th time applying🙌Anyone else attending CUW this summer 2019??
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from koalalover1 in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    I just applied to Concordia University Wisconsin last week and just heard back today that I was accepted!! The excitement is overwhelming as this is my 4th time applying🙌Anyone else attending CUW this summer 2019??
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from Bmay80 in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    I just applied to Concordia University Wisconsin last week and just heard back today that I was accepted!! The excitement is overwhelming as this is my 4th time applying🙌Anyone else attending CUW this summer 2019??
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from VS-SLP2B in Concordia University Wisconsin   
    I just applied to Concordia University Wisconsin last week and just heard back today that I was accepted!! The excitement is overwhelming as this is my 4th time applying🙌Anyone else attending CUW this summer 2019??
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    Mikaela25 reacted to swimbikespeech in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    I know it has been said, but focus on your GRE. I know that the schools I applied to had a "cut-off" of 300 combined verbal and quant and didn't even look at your application if you didn't have that. I'd also suggest taking some online courses to raise your GPA, but I don't think your GPA is a dealbreaker as-is. You have a lot of good experience and it sounds like you have covered your bases in most areas, but the numbers are holding you back. I know how much that sucks; some people would be fabulous SLPs but aren't good test-takers. It's ironic that our field is trying to move away from standardized tests as a standalone diagnostic tool but we still have "cut-off scores" from the GRE for graduate entry, but that's where we are.
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    Mikaela25 reacted to SLP_2B in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    I have a similar GPA and lower GRE score. I was very nervous that I was not going to get accepted my first round. I was recently accepted to Saint Marys College. I had a lot of experience as well and I feel that helped me.  I think you have great experiences that make you a great applicant. I recommend going to ASHA edfind and look at all the schools and narrow them down. I focused on applying to schools that receive fewer applications (compared to other schools) and with low GPA acceptance rate. Good luck!
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from TeamNoSleep in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    Thank you so much! I’m trying not to give up. I plan on moving to gain even more experience and broaden my scope of practice. I appreciate the encouraging words and advice, it means a lot 🤗
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    Mikaela25 reacted to rahopper in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    If you do not want to retake the GRE which I completely understand, look into programs that do not require the GRE!!
    I know Illinois State University is one. 
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    Mikaela25 reacted to eveB in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    In a similar boat. Applied to 9 schools throughout the US and got waitlisted to one, denied to most. Waiting for one more. (Not looking too great) I’m glad I’m not the only one who wants this so bad it hurts. My GPA is a 3.1 so very low. Hoping next cycle goes a little better and in the meantime I will be applying for slpa fieldwork so I can work in this field. Giving you a virtual hug because I know we both need it! 
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    Mikaela25 reacted to TeamNoSleep in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    I clearly have the background and experience! My GRE scores were similar to yours, so I decided to apply to programs that didn't take GRE scores. I applied to NOVA (in FL) but online and a school in MI named Andrews University. I got into both. Do not give up. You will get in somewhere. Find schools that meet your stats and do not be afraid to apply to schools that seem like a reach. I got waitlisted to my safety school and into my top choice. Each school looks for something different. I know people who got in with your GPA as well. So, don't feel discouraged. I would suggest going all out next round. I know applications are crazy expensive (as I am sure you know, too), so save up haha. 
    You've got this! Son;t give up! You have so much experience that any grad school should be happy to have you. 
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from AlwaysaFalcon in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    I messaged you  
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from KEIM in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    It's so discouraging, but i'm trying to stay positive. Thank you for your kind words and best of luck ❤️ I'm applying to be an SLPA as well in the Texas area. 
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from slptobe! in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    thank you! y'all make it worth it for sure ❤️ 
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from slptobe! in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    ughh yesss! I am 100% applying and willing to move. THANK YOU TIMES A MILLION🙌
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    Mikaela25 got a reaction from koalalover1 in When to give up? SLP Grad School   
    ughh yesss! I am 100% applying and willing to move. THANK YOU TIMES A MILLION🙌
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