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  1. Not at all frowned upon. Happens all the time for reasons just like yours (edited to add: I got this information directly from a member of the admissions committee at a very highly ranked school who seemed shocked when someone was worried they would offend a school by withdrawing a decision) It's why people get pulled from wait lists through the summer. I think an email would suffice. If you were in touch via phone with anyone at the first program you could call too (either way have it in writing). Be polite about it. Explain that you were accepted into a program that is a better fit for pers
  2. Not necessarily! My school was the "lowest" ranked of all the schools in my area and of the competitive, prestigious medical placements that take 1 student (and interview students from all area programs)? 100% went to girls in my cohort in my second year (and several went to girls in the cohort above me the year before). It's best to ask the schools what kind of placements students have received in the past rather than rely on the notion that the name of the school will get you further. Because yes, some schools do have a harder time placeing students in medical placements that are more signif
  3. I'm assuming you don't have a bachelor's in SLP? If so doing a post bacc or at least a fair number of pre reccs is probably your best shot. Portland State does not seem to have a GPA requirement for their post bacc or second bachelor's degree. The application is non competitive, they just require you to have graduated college. https://www.pdx.edu/sphr/post-baccalaureate-program and somewhere around here is a list of all the schools that have post bacc programs. I'd assume at least a few of then do not have a GPA cut off But I agree with the poster who said you shou
  4. What's your last 60 GPA? Your major GPA? And do you have post bacc credits that bring your cumulative GPA above a 3.0? I don't want to discourage you from applying anywhere bc I think (as you demonstrate) there is so much behind the "number" of your GPA but some schools won't even look at an application below 3.0 (which yes is very problematic). I don't know about UVA but I would highly recommend talking to someone in their program (a professor, someone in admin, someone on the admissions committee if possible), explain your situation and ask how they view applicants with your extenuating circ
  5. I'm a bit confused. Do the classes you have taken meet the pre requisite classes to apply for a master's degree? And is your three year degree a bachelors degree in the country where you were educated? You plan to go to school in the states and work in Europe? And where are you practicing? What is it you are ultimately working for? Why are you perusing an accelerated bachelors?
  6. I echo what others have said, how many classes are we talking? Is she offering you admission to their leveling program with garunteed entry to the grad program next year? If so that's a pretty sweet deal and I'd bite the bullet and take it. If you only have 3-5 classes left to take that's doable for a summer. 32 units is not.
  7. I'm going to echo what many have said and say apply to post bacc programs. Some of the post bacc programs are competitive entry (you need a good GPA, letters of rec etc) some are not (fill out a short application, provide proof of graduation from college and you're in provided they still have space). Look for a program with a good number of classes (I suggest figuring out what grad school you may want to go to, what prerecs they require and finding a post bacc from there but that takes a lot of work). But I'd also suggest tossing in some applications to extended masters (no background needed)
  8. I did my post bacc at UW so I may be able to answer some questions about Seattle neighborhoods. There were two women in my cohort with kids. One of them lived in Greenlake (a very nice neighborhood about 15 min from UW on public transit) the other lived in Queen Ann (also a lovely neighborhood that I've been told is hard to get to on public transit but is about a 15 min drive to UW). From what I recall they both have good schools. Greenlake is centered around a big park, so pleanty of good outdoor space for a dog (and/or kids). Rivenna, Wallingford and Ballard were also popular. Good luck!
  9. I may have missed it (loooooong day with clients who had the gall to act like children (note: they are in fact, children) so my reading comprehension is pretty low right now). But is your bachelors in Speech and hearing? If not get those prerecs done. Otherwise you have 7 wait lists so don't worry yet, they may move. If need be, contact those schools and ask how to better your application. Then go from there.
  10. I'd send him to amuse himself. It's your grad school experience not his. And bringing someone along (a parent, friend etc) may make you LOOK codependent (I mean you're already in so it's not like they'll knock you for it but it may influence their perception of you). JMHO
  11. The extremely high need for qualified PhD level professionals in our field makes the ranking of your masters program not matter much (I assume I'm not perusing a PhD) . As glueear it's more about what you do/the connections and relationships you develop. The same is true for getting a CF. I went to a school in a large metro area that was (while still top 40 at the time, a little higher now) the lowest ranked of the other schools in the area. But people in my cohort still got highly competitive medical placements over students in the other programs because they were the most qualifi
  12. How comfortable are you losing a deposit? You don't want to let the deadlines pass only to get wait listed or rejected from the rest of your schools. (I 'm not saying pay the deposit now but by the deadline if you don't hear.) It's not uncommon or even rude to pull out of a grad school "commitment" after you pay a deposit. Schools actually expect it (this from someone on the admissions committee at my post bacc school). They know some schools notify later and that funding decisions change people's plans. You just need to know if you are comfortable losing that money.
  13. To add to arcanelady, do you have related work experience? Research experience? How is your SOP? Your LORs? Could you retake some prerequisite classes to boost your GPA? And I agree with your mom (sorry) that widening your field of schools will help should you need to apply next year. You still have a wait list & another school to hear from, don't give up hope yet. Many of us had to apply more than once, so don't worry too much about that yet. Focus on ways to improve your application if necessary.
  14. Yeah CA is crazy slow. Contact the licensing board and see if a letter of competition from your school would suffice. I'll be honest it probably won't, but you may as well ask. Explain the situation and ask what the possible solutions are. You also need a CF supervisor to complete your RPE paperwork and start working so if you haven't started looking start now. And make sure you follow the instructions on the paperwork to a T. While I didn't have issues (luckily) I know people who used the wrong color ink and had their license delayed ?.
  15. I'm going to reiterate what many others have said: applying to only three year masters programs is risky, even if you have a strong application. I tell everyone who is applying as an out of fielder to apply to three year programs AND post baccs. That way IF you have to apply again, you will have done the pre request classes and will be a stronger candidate. In the mean time you can start to take some classes online. And if you can move there, apply to the Portland State post bacc. It's rolling admissions and non competitive so they accept whomever applies until the class
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