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MassSLPwannabe

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    Boston
  • Application Season
    2019 Spring
  • Program
    Speech Language Pathology

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  1. MassSLPwannabe

    SLPA license : Massachusetts + Out of field applicant

    yeah I'm considering trying to do ABA on the side.. unfortunately working as a para would mean a significant paycut to my current job, so im not sure I am going to go that route
  2. MassSLPwannabe

    SLPA license : Massachusetts + Out of field applicant

    Thanks so much! I didn't know there was an option for degree + 18 credits ! I am planning on taking two more classes in the fall anyways, so it seems like after that I could apply!
  3. Hello, I was wondering if any out of field applicants have successfully become SLPAs. I completed my undergrad degree in a different field, but by August I will have finished 4 prerequisites, and 25 observation hours . I was looking to gain experience as an SLPA while I apply to grad school for next year, but it seems that in order to get the license, at least in MASS, that I would have had to do the associates, or get a 2nd bachelors in the field. I am wondering if there's anyway to get the license with just having completed prereqs and hours?
  4. MassSLPwannabe

    NYC Dept of Ed Scholarship

    if anyone knows about this in Massachusetts I'm interested!
  5. MassSLPwannabe

    "low" GPA acceptances

    bumping this! I have a 3.28 undergrad GPA and I am hoping to apply in the fall.. starting to do research on schools with lower GPA range. Love hearing the success stories, they make me less anxious !
  6. MassSLPwannabe

    UMass Aural Rehab Online

    I am not taking that specific class, but I went to UMass for Undergrad, and took two of their online classes in the fall. Their online program is through Blackboard, which is where the lectures and syllabus would be. I believe I received a link to my Umass email. They might not be accessible until the official 1st day of class, so maybe that's why you haven't received a link to blackboard yet. I would email Gwenyth Roost about any issues, she's usually pretty good about getting back to me!
  7. MassSLPwannabe

    Northeastern University question

    I asked if they accept applicants with a GPA lower than 3.35 and this was the response "When you apply to our Master’s program, the admissions committee looks at an applicants entire application. We have had applicants in the past who have had lower scores in some areas, but higher scores in other areas and have been accepted into the program. We have also had applicants with undergraduate degrees in areas of study outside of communication sciences and disorders. The admissions committee does review the entire application and will score the application based on certain criteria" I just feel like they didn't specifically say yes.. but maybe I am reading too much into it
  8. Hello, Has anyone here been accepted to Northeastern with a GPA less than 3.35?? On ASHA it had stated that they take applicants between 3.0-4.0, and I have a 3.285, however on Northeasterns website it says that you need a minimum of 3.35. I emailed the school and asked if they would accept applicants with lower GPA and I got a vague response... so just trying to see if it is worth it to apply there in the fall
  9. I live in Boston area so that would be great if I got to stay local! All the Boston programs are so pricey tho 🤣
  10. MassSLPwannabe

    Coming out of student retirement

    I graduated in 2016, so I basically had 2 and half years of no school,, and then started taking perquisites online this semester... it was definitely rough at the beginning, especially since all of my friends are out of school, and don't have to spend time doing homework on the weekends.. but if you have good time management than you should be okay!!
  11. Anyone know of programs that have an AAC focus ? For example, I know the University of Akron has an AAC concentration, and you receive a certificate of AAC training . Just looking for similar programs 😊 Thanks!
  12. MassSLPwannabe

    School Based Program vs Medical Based program

    Thanks for the detailed response ! As of right now, I am not super interested in dysphagia as well, but maybe after some shadowing I will be !
  13. Hello all, As someone who is an out-of-field applicant I haven't had too much exposure to either school or medical settings. The shadowing I have done so far has been at a day center for adults with disabilities. I am planning on doing more shadowing this upcoming summer and fall, but I was just wondering what people feel are the pros and cons of the different settings? What do you like about the different settings etc.
  14. MassSLPwannabe

    Aural rehab online summer course?

    UMass Amherst has one, but I don't think its cheap if youre from out-of-state
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