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  1. TLDR; each graduate program will have their own list of courses you'll need to complete before applying (& some don't require any!) There aren't any set definitions for prerequisite, leveling, and post-bacc courses , and they're often used interchangeably anyway. This is sort of a rule of thumb you can follow, but there are quite a few exceptions: Prereqs: these are courses that can be taken a-la-carte (enrolling in one course at a time, or whichever courses fit your needs) I.e., if the grad program you're interested in just has a list of prerequisite courses (most
  2. Quite a few programs don't really make their funding opportunities public, you'd usually need to apply to the program or contact the admissions counselor directly to see what opportunities might be available for your particular situation. My plug for KU: To my knowledge, there weren't any GRA/GTA/GA positions offered alongside admission for my cohort, but there were several positions that were made available before classes started, and they pop up periodically. These are paid positions -- & if you're out of state a certain number of hours (I think it's 16/week) will qual
  3. @Amber K It was lovely meeting with you, please let me know if you have any more questions! And if anyone else is interested in KU's program and has questions, feel free to ask here or send me a DM!
  4. If you recently accepted, this might work! Dear Dr. Admissions Director, I'd like to thank you and the admissions committee for your offer of acceptance to the _________ program at __________. I accepted your offer on __(date)_____, and was looking forward to spending the next few years building a foundation as a clinician with this extremely talented and deserving cohort. After much consideration, I regret to inform you that it is necessary for me to withdraw from the program. This decision was difficult, and was largely due to (a change in my financial aid package at another
  5. @meadymalarkey That's a great idea! I'll work on getting something like that together
  6. Here's a link to view the data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14DKWmMYimqMcqGXOXZz7tqet0c3ixxHsQcuvjoFZOhM/edit?usp=sharing
  7. https://forms.gle/PtYtKhtXhy3LjxYu5 (completely anonymous; no data collected other than the numbers. This isn't for a class, I'm just curious. If you saw this on reddit too please only do it once!) According to ASHA's aggregate data from 2019-2020, there were 56,148 applications to master’s degree programs, 21,877 applications received an acceptance, and only 9,826 first-year students enrolled. While that is a 39% acceptance rate, this statistic reflects the number of applications, not the number of applicants. Here's a hypothetical: Let's say that everyone th
  8. I commented this on reddit, but I can actually provide the links in gradcafe: In short, yes, & the process is seeking licensure by endorsement. This is where you can find the forms: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa/speechforms.htm (you'll need to complete all 4) This is the info about licensure by endorsement: "Licensure by Endorsement in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology If you hold a license in speech-language pathology or audiology issued by another jurisdiction, you may be eligible for licensure by endorsement in New York State by either Path A or B:
  9. Hello @vision4tmrw ! You can find this information on ASHA's Edfind. A few months ago, I went through the first 100 results (10 pages) of edfind, and a little under a third of the schools admitted students with a 3.0 (B) average or under. If that is true of the rest of the results, there could be almost 100 programs that would accept students with a GPA at or below 3.0. Keep in mind, this data is a few months old, so it might not be accurate any longer. University of Toledo's GPA range for students offered admission last year was 2.39-4.0 University of St. Augustine's GPA rang
  10. Step 1 You’re a CSD Undergraduate Student reading this 1-3 years before you apply, and you know it is never too early to start thinking about who to ask for recommendation letters. If you’re planning on applying this year, skip to step #2. As you attend CSD courses, you’ll want to make sure to develop close professional relationships with your professors. At most larger universities, you’ll notice that the tenured research MS-SLP professors rarely teach undergraduate classes. If you can, enroll in courses taught by professors in the program. If this is not possible, a way to ens
  11. Only Jan/Aug: "Students applying for a fall start date must apply by January 15. Students applying for a spring start date must apply by August 15. This means that: Students who wish to begin in January of 2020 must apply by August 15, 2019. Students who wish to begin in August of 2020 must apply by January 15, 2020. Students who wish to begin in January of 2021 must apply by August 15, 2020. Students who wish to begin in August of 2021 must apply by January 15, 2021." -https://my.enmu.edu/web/cdis/graduate-program-application-process
  12. Commenting just to provide updated advice: ASHA edfind has a tool that allows you to search for programs that don't require prerequisites. There are 46 (out of 298): http://find.asha.org/ed/#sort=relevancy&f:@degreeprogram=[Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology]&f:@offerings=[Prerequisites not required for admission] There are many schools that have extended three year programs, and for some of those you wouldn't have to take any prerequisites before applying to the grad program! The prerequisites are usually just built in, which is why these program
  13. I wrote a post about ways to improve your application if you've received rejections, and the advice that I'd give here is really similar. If you don't have a network built yet, you're going to want to do a lot of cold-calling. You can call schools, as some SLPs that work in the schools provide extended school year (ESY) services. Other places to try include hospitals, private practices, SNFs, and inpatient/outpatient clinics in your area. Before you ask to shadow/volunteer, be sure to look up a little bit of info about the practice so that you sound knowledgeable. See if the hospitals have web
  14. Over on r/slp we're developing a more comprehensive list as a spreadsheet that can be updated over time. I'll link it when it's done!
  15. Rock Chalk! Schools known for a medical focus: The University of Washington offers a dedicated Medical SLP track and has affiliations with 17 hospitals Chapman University offers an emphasis in medically-related conditions New York Medical College offers LSVT LOUD training, FEES, anatomy dissection classes, an external clinical rotation specifically for medically based competencies, and interprofessional activities with the PT program MGH Institute offers concentrations that include electives, dedicated practicums, and mentorship in areas like Adult Neurogen
  16. My best advice is to look them up! Google search terms that I've used so that I only get actual pdfs of resumes and CV's: "SLP resume" filetype:pdf "SLP CV" filetype:pdf Most of the ones you'll get are for professors - while yours won't be as extensive, these are the people that are evaluating your application so they'd be good to emulate. You could also see if the school(s) you're applying to have any samples or advice. These are KU's: KU Sample 1 KU Sample 2 KU Instructions for writing a resume/CV General advice: Resumes and CVs
  17. https://forms.gle/rDGCM96mvcdHbEqCA Please forward this survey to anyone you know that is in CSD/SLP/SPLH or interested in applying for SLP or AUD grad programs! Hi all! When applying, I found it pretty difficult to get a sense of what the GPA ranges for admitted students meant for my application, and would have loved a bit more information. As this is data that programs likely gather already, I plan to propose a request for changes to the data that Edfind displays. I created a survey to determine if these changes would be supported by other students! There are questions
  18. Why I chose KU: The program allows for differentiation and exploration of your interests: 24 of 46 total credits are elective courses. The opportunity to tailor my program to my own needs was very important to me, and I didn't see many schools that offered this level of flexibility! They allow you to take courses in three tracks: adult/medical, child/school, or generalist. Externships (called field experiences here) can be tailored to the track that you're on as well. There is an on-campus clinic, the Schiefelbusch Clinic, which offers the opportunity for one of the practicum pla
  19. Putting more out here in case anyone is interested! About admissions KU has a holistic review process for applications. They look for: "academic ability and preparation: How does the student demonstrate a firm foundation in core speech-language-hearing (or related) concepts?" "communication skills: How has the student demonstrated an ability to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and/or written formats?" "interpersonal skills: How has the student demonstrated an ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of people?" "analytica
  20. If you move before you have your CCC's, you would need to apply for provisional licensure in Florida. Full licensure can only be granted after 9 months of employment. So, if you're moving after you have your CCC's, you'd be able to apply for full licensure in the state of Florida. These are the requirements for full licensure: https://floridasspeechaudiology.gov/licensing/speech-language-pathologist/ There are different avenues that license seekers can take, but this is the one that would be most applicable in your case (current licensure in another state, looking to apply fo
  21. 2020-2021 tuition and fees for the ISU online Master's in SLP: This is graduate full-time nonresident tuition (9 credits or more): $13,273.98 per semester This is graduate part-time nonresident tuition (8 credits or less): $775.27 per credit This is graduate summer tuition: $504.97 per credit hour These are the fees: $498 per credit hour This is the course schedule: First Year - Fall Semester (6 credits): ($498*6) + ($775.27*6) = $7639.62 First Year - Spring Semester (6 credits): ($498*6) + ($775.27*6) = $7639.62 First Year - Summer Semester (5 cre
  22. @SpeechieWannaB The University of Akron online is a collaborative program that is offered through both Akron and the University of Cincinnati, but it is not listed as its own program on ASHA's edfind, so it's going to be a little more difficult to dig up as much info about it as I have for the other programs! Each university admits about 20 students, so the admissions process is separate. I'm not sure if tuition would be different. I believe that the degree is awarded by the university that you are admitted through. Aside from that, it seems as if everything else is a joint effort: classes and
  23. Here are some good threads to check out! https://www.reddit.com/r/slpGradSchool/comments/ly0rff/montclair_state_university/ https://forum.thegradcafe.com/topic/75582-montclair-state-university/?tab=comments#comment-1058373157 The last two pages of: https://forum.thegradcafe.com/topic/53832-montclair-state-university/#comments You might also want to try PM'ing @mystiqueSLP @argslp @slp594 or @SpeechieM
  24. @cjthax, don't rule out taking prereqs at community colleges, if they're offered! CC tends to charge less in tuition. You could also contact advisors for the more expensive prereq programs you're interested in to see if you can qualify for loans/scholarships/tuition assistance. Not all of your letters need to be from professors, but the general rule of thumb is 2 out of 3. Just make sure that this is acceptable for the program you're applying to: there were at least two grad programs that I looked at that required all three letters to be from professors. If the grad programs you
  25. This is great advice! I didn't do this in undergrad and wish I had. @cjthax: make sure that the courses you decide to take match the requirements of the schools you're planning on applying to as closely as possible! Different programs are going to have different requirements - some as few as 3 or 4 courses, some as many as 9 or 10. There's really not much consistency between programs as to what prerequisite courses are required, aside from the general ASHA pre-reqs (biological sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, stats). There are programs that might accept you cond
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