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  1. Hey Cece93, Thanks for the suggestion! I went ahead and invested in the 5lb Manhattan prep book because I have seen so many good reviews for it. I also purchase the ETS books since the test materials are created by them. I have only been looking into in state schools or online schools (because I am concerned about living expenses elsewhere) but, to improve my odds, I have started considering out of state schools. Thanks again for all the helpful advice!
  2. Hello Shecan, Thanks so much for your input! I completed my undergrad program a couple of years ago (a BA in Psychology). I know a 2.8 cumulative GPA is not high enough to qualify me for any of the SLP programs. However, I am hoping to bolster my chances of being considered for some of the schools of my interest by working hard on my post bacc classes to obtain As. I also want to make sure I have a strong personal statement, GRE , and letters of recommendation. What are your thoughts on my game plan?
  3. Cece93 you don't know how helpful your advice has been! I intend to follow the route you suggested and work toward a strong GPA for my post bacc courses and a solid personal statement (I am also working on my GRE scores). I will especially heed your advice to reach out to my top schools. I guess I should also look into expanding the number of schools I apply to. How many schools would you recommend applying to?
  4. Hello Everyone, How do I ensure that I am an ideal candidate for Rush University, NYU Steinhardt, and St. Xavier University (as well as other online MA SLP programs)? My undergrad cumulative GPA (non CSD major) was 2.8. I know that most programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0. However, I have yet to take the required core courses as well as the GRE. I am wondering if taking these courses through a leveling program will bolster my cumulative GPA or if I have to face the fact that I would need to take a 2nd BS degree to be considered. Thanks for everyone's help and input through this process!
  5. Thank so much for your response! I think I need to take Stats (I took a stats class in methods of behavioral science to satisfy my psych degree requirement but, I don't think it falls in line with the Asha requirements). I need to take all the core SLP courses. However, I am concerned about my cumulative GPA for undergrad (which was a 2.8). Do you think the leveling courses will be taken into consideration to bolster my GPA or do universities look at that separately? In fact, I am concerned that I might have to get a 2nd BS to be considered as a candidate for Rush University, St. Xavier, and NYU Steinhardt. What do you think?
  6. Thank so much for your response! I think I need to take Stats (I took a stats class in methods of behavioral science to satisfy my psych degree requirement but, I don't think it falls in line with the Asha requirements). I need to take all the core SLP courses. However, I am concerned about my cumulative GPA for undergrad (which was a 2.8). Do you think the leveling courses will be taken into consideration to bolster my GPA or do universities look at that separately? In fact, I am concerned that I might have to get a 2nd BS to be considered as a candidate for Rush University, St. Xavier, and NYU Steinhardt. What do you think?
  7. Hello Everyone! I hope all is well and everyone continues to remain as safe as can be! I am at a crossroads with whether I should just complete the required courses through a leveling program or get a second BA in SLP before applying to the MA/MS program. With the leveling program, I would have to pay upfront as financial aid isn't a factor. I might also have to take more classes than I need to fulfill the requirements of the various master's programs I am looking into. However, with a 2nd BA, I don't think I would have that issue as the prereq requirements would already be satisfied. Also, the BA program would qualify for financial aid and can be used to bolster my cumulative GPA (leveling programs don't do this). I'm just not sure which way I should go with this in respect to the time it will take to complete these requirements and the financial obligation it imposes.
  8. Hello JennSed! Sorry for the uber late reply! Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a response to these questions. I think there is a lot of wonderful advice you offered! In fact, I have already taken some steps to connect with SLPs in my area and conduct informational interview (since I can't conduct volunteer work at this time). However, I am at a crossroads with whether I should just complete the required courses through a leveling program or get a second BA in SLP before applying to the MA/MS program. With the leveling program, I would have to pay upfront as financial aid isn't a factor. I might also have to take more classes than I need to fulfill the requirements of the various master's programs I am looking into. However, with a 2nd BA, I don't think I would have that issue as the prereq requirements would already be satisfied. Also, the BA program would qualify for financial aid and can be used to bolster my cumulative GPA (leveling programs don't do this). I'm just not sure which way I should go with this in respect to the time it will take to complete these requirements and the financial obligation it imposes.
  9. Hello Everyone, I am interested in a career in SLP but, I don't know how to decided which schools are the best fit for me or how and where I go to take the prerequisites necessary for the programs (I am going back to school after several years, I have a BA in Psychology so this career change is huge for me). I guess I am looking for advice on the best ways to start this career journey given my current situation. Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks!
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