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  1. Yep I received that email as well from CSDCAS. I think some programs that are not traditionally online/hybrid are getting deferments. This is just my assumption. I checked out the list of programs that are still accepting applications right now for Fall 2020 and it looks like a lot of newer/less established programs make up that list.
  2. Hey all... so my most recent GRE scores were 148 verbal, 135 quant, and 4.0 for Analytical Writing portion. Basically I'm trying to find out if these scores will get me in anywhere? I do have experience in the field (4 years as an SLPA in two different settings) and my undergrad GPA plus the last 60 credit hours(CSD/major courses) are well over 3.7 so my grades/experience aren't an issue. I simply don't do well with standardized tests (especially math) and I'm also tired of letting my GRE scores keep me from applying because I don't believe they are competitive enough. I know my math score is
  3. Thanks for updating us! Great decision, you'll have so much more control on your finances after grad school.
  4. I think a lot of us get stuck on trying to gain specific experience before applying, myself included, but to be honest I've seen so many girls get accepted by just volunteering for a month or so at a hospital and doing the bare minimum. I'm currently an SLPA and have been since I graduated in 2016. I worked in the schools and now I'm at a private clinic. Definitely put yourself out there and just apply to programs anyway! You'd be surprised at how many people go into SLP programs with zero experience, and tbh I still don't know what I'm doing even after being an SLPA for a couple of years now.
  5. One of my good friends got into UDC with a low GPA and low GRE scores, she speaks highly of the program and has been trying to convince me to apply because the other girls in her cohort were in the same situation.
  6. GWU is a private university. So even though they are offering you an "award package" to "offset" the cost of just the FIRST year, you have to keep in mind you're paying double if not triple the cost compared to a program at a public university. The SLP program at this school is 42 credits, each credit costs $1, 825. You're looking at $76, 650 for tuition alone not including fees, books, cost of living (rent/food/transportation). It depends on how much their award package is... I personally wouldn't look twice at a program with a cost like this, that's almost $2000 per credit, but I think it's
  7. I was rejected back in 2018 and decided to just take time to live life, pay down debt and work as an SLPA. I was set on NOT paying to retake the GRE. It is an intense exam sitting for 3-4 hours and it can be extremely overwhelming so I understand why you would not want to retake the GRE but it is very important. I last took it Sept. 2019 and now months later, I feel ready to study and retake it for the 3rd time. The key to boosting GRE scores is to study over a period of 3-6 months and focus on areas that you need to improve. Also look into who is writing your letters of recommendation. You ca
  8. A semester is typically 16 weeks or 4 months. There are 3 semesters in one calendar year. Spring/winter is around Jan. through May, Summer is around June- August and then Fall is around August-December. Those aren't exact and I know I'm off with the months but those are just rough estimations lol. So yes, you are correct you would be graduating end of Spring/Winter semester. Right before that following Summer semester would begin.
  9. Go for the cheaper tuition! 2 years will fly by and then you'll have to pay all of those loans back. Biggest CON that outweighs ALL pros in my opinion is having to pay out of state tuition which can be almost double the price. I wouldn't be able to sit in a program knowing that other people in my cohort are paying practically HALF of what I'm paying for the SAME degree/education/experience simply because I wanted to go out of state. I've been itching to go out of state to explore a new city and live on my own but to be honest, after I get my masters the opportunity is always there to complete
  10. For the most part, as long as a school is ASHA certified and nationally accredited you are able to get your CCCs and thus you can work in virtually any state. I've seen that disclaimer on every university's website but if you look into what each state is asking for specifically to grant you a health license/teaching certificate they generally go off of whatever ASHA uses to qualify you to be a certified SLP. I think NY is the only state that I've noticed makes it more tricky to work in the schools even for regular classroom teachers. Possibly because everyone wants to live/work in NY lol...
  11. Send them an email, they should have the email to the graduate admissions person on their site. Usually if a school accepts out of field students they give you the opportunity to get those observation hours in the program.
  12. As someone who has worked as an SLPA in the schools and private practice for the most part no one cares where you got your degree or how "prestigious" the school you went to was. They just care if you have your CCCs which you obtain after you get your masters in SLP regardless of what ranking the school has. What really matters is your CFY if you want to get into medical.
  13. I know it's overwhelming sitting for the GRE and it's a pricey exam, I took it twice and my scores are decent (GPA 3.8, 152 V, 139 Q 4.0 AW) but I will be retaking it again in the next few months before applying to programs for the next application cycle due to my low math score. I think you should consider retaking them! Just study for 1-2 months and use Magoosh. Make a list of the schools you are applying to, look at the average GRE scores for those schools, and if you are no where near their GRE scores definitely retake. I have friends that are in overpriced programs and will come out with
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