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    Woman
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    New England
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Speech Language Pathology

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  1. I’m not sure why you got an email saying that they changed the application because their website is up to date and does not indicate that an application should be submitted through CSDCAS (unless I’m just missing it). It could be that you submitted early and they hadn’t gotten a chance to make the change yet and that is why they accepted the application. If it is true that they changed to using CSDCAS, I wouldn’t worry about being overlooked. There was however an option to send in additional forms for observation hours and research activities with your application. It’s not quite the same as the additional information provided through CSDCAS but it still might be useful. To my knowledge CASper might be a new method they are using going forward. I applied for this Fall term and it was either in person or via Zoom so unfortunately I can’t really help here. I hope this information helped!
  2. Welcome! I don’t have any experience with CO schools however I thought I’d reassure you by answering some of your questions. Coming from an unrelated major won’t wreck you. There have been people who switched careers after obtaining their undergrad and have still gotten in so don’t let that discourage you. You have a good GPA and GRE score. It’s about average for this field but I believe it still offers you a good chance for grad school. If you weren’t aware of the ASHA Edfind site, it lists all the schools undergrad, masters, audiology etc. in the US. They offer statistics in terms of GPA range of those offered admission, average GRE score and a bunch of other useful information. Your GPA falls in this range for both schools so you have a comfortable cushion. I think your volunteer work and shadowing experience will really help when you apply and if you put this in your LOI it can really help your chances. Your backup plan should you not get in is good. Taking the pre reqs to get them out of the way and finding a job in the field/related to the major will add more experience and beef up your application. If you’re able to get all the pre reqs needed you should be able to get into the two year program. Also, as an FYI, our field requires a minimum of 25 observation hours that are actually different from shadowing an SLP. If you weren’t aware of this before, I would look into the requirements of this on UNC and CU Boulder’s websites. I hope some of this information helps you!
  3. Hi! I don’t have a lot of experience with this but I will tell you what I know. To my knowledge there’s a difference between an online program and a distance learning program. I don’t know a whole lot about online programs but I do know information for at least one distance learning program so I’ll use that experience. From my experience, the distance learning programs require you to be on campus certain times. The program I applied to ENMU requires you to be on campus for a minimum of one semester your first year and then distance learning for the rest. They specifically mention they are distance learning because some aspects of the program require you to come back to campus in order to successfully complete the program. I thought this was an important distinction between online programs versus some distance programs to point out in case you weren’t aware because you mentioned the 1.5 year commitment working as a nanny. I hope this helps!
  4. I think you’re right that being on their insurance won’t be an issue. If I remember correctly though putting in any type of information about your parents is completely optional if you file as an independent so you might be able to just skip it altogether
  5. As the user above mentioned teaching English abroad is a good idea. I looked into this when I decided I wanted to do a gap year. You could probably stay in the States to do this too but from what I remember there weren’t as many opportunities as there would be abroad. Something that might boost your overall appeal (in my opinion) is if you become a teacher through CityYear (teaching experience + experience working with kids). If you haven’t heard of it, it’s like Teach for America except you only have to commit for one year as opposed to two. Since they do training in the summer it might be a little late for this but there still might be time left. I used USA Gap Year Fairs to help give me ideas on what to do. They have a ton of ideas on their website. Also, if you end up finding a job that isn’t actually field related you can always get in more observation hours/shadowing. I hope this helps!
  6. I had a low GPA overall a 3.1 and in the major a 3.3. I did take a year off and got accepted for fall 2019. For me personally, I only sent in 3 LORs. Two professors and an SLP I shadowed. I think sending in a fourth won’t hurt your chances. Unless of course a school explicitly says they only want 3 but for the most part I don’t think they would mind having a fourth. If you come across a school that really only wants 3 I would double check the requirements (sometimes two have to be professors) and then submit only one from your undergrad professors, and then the teacher you cover and the SLP you plan to shadow. At least this way they have an array of people who have interacted with you all in different settings.
  7. Not sure how good this plan B is but had I not gotten in for fall I would’ve taken classes/gone abroad to learn Spanish.
  8. Hi everyone! I was rejected yesterday as well. Congrats to those accepted!
  9. I think most schools have their own policies about this but I’ll go based off what I know. I was accepted for fall 2019 but I need to take a few prerequisites this summer. For my school in particular I need to get Bs or better or essentially a 3.0 in order to continue into the grad program. If I fail to meet this then I will no longer have a spot for the fall semester. So yes, they can rescind admission. I believe as a general rule-although I could be wrong-that most schools don’t allow you to get a C in more than one course and even if you did you have to retake it. This might be different for leveling programs but I would double check with your program. Your GPA can still be higher than what they have on file but if you fall below certain standards they might revoke your admission. Sorry I know this isn’t exactly the best of news and I’m only going off what I know but I hope it provided some insight and gave you some more information!
  10. Haha no worries! Congrats on your acceptance! Their cohort is full for fall though...guess it wasn’t meant to be for me.
  11. Wait so if no one got an email the other day we won’t hear till May 10th? Just double checking since I didn’t get one and I didn’t call them either. Congrats to everyone who as accepted!!
  12. Hi! So in my opinion if this is the major you truly love you should stick with it. I was originally in a different major my freshman year too. I got a D+ in a pre req for that major and ended my first semester with a 2.1. I think if you stay consistent and make sure you get really good grades your last two years you’re overall will jump up. I went from a 2.1 to a 3.1 so with two years left for you you have time to get your GPA up. Don’t forget a lot of schools look at your last 60 credit hours more than your overall. So if you happen to get a 3.5 to 4.0 your last two years that’ll look good on your applications. And as always when you write your personal statement you can explain why you started with a lower GPA. You have a lot of time left so while it might not seem too promising right now I definitely think it’ll all work out for you in the end.
  13. @JordanBroz same lol and because it’s so late I don’t think we’ll get one. Fingers crossed though and as always best of luck to everyone!!
  14. I didn’t receive this email (yet, hopefully) so thanks so much for the update!
  15. Hi! We had another thread going but you’re right we never got around to creating a page/group for our cohort. There is one for all students I believe: Eastern New Mexico University Communicative Disorders/SLP Majors. Congrats on your acceptance!
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