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  1. slp2be_2019

    Do I have a chance?

    I am going to be *that* person and seek opinions about whether my scores are good enough for graduate school admission. I am applying to 13 schools (yes, I know that's a lot. But I am anxious because of my low GPA compared to the average accepted GPA). uGPA: 3.43/4.00 CSD GPA: 3.75/4.00 Last-60 GPA: 3.80/4.00 GRE: 157 V, 154 Q, 4.5 AW I am a CS&D major with an Education minor. I have been involved in 2 research labs during undergrad; one for three semesters studying bilingual language acquisition and language development and the other studing Parkinson's Disease using rat models. I currently serve on the executive board of NSSLHA as the Secretary. I was a Camp Counselor at an overnight summer camp for kiddos on the autism spectrum. I am working as a conversation volunteer in our schools speech and language clinic. I also am enrolled in a service-learning course as a mentor for children in our public school district who experience homelessness. Finally, I have been an RA for our dorms for the past 2 years. I think I have a diverse amount of leadership and research experiences which could help that lower GPA. (Also, being a male in the field, many of my colleagues have told me I shouldn't worry about not getting in. Personally, I don't buy that because programs are trying to get the best applicants no matter what, right?) I know Letters of recommendation are important as well and two of my three professors are revered as "innovative" in their respected research fields so hopefully their opinions may help. I also know them pretty well, so it's not like I asked strangers for the sake of them just looking good to schools. My letter of intent has been looked over by many sets of eyes and will continue to be looked over. I've been told it sounds good by colleagues who have been through the application process. (I only mention these things because I know ad comm's look at the applicant holistically) As you can tell by my sheer number of schools, I am pretty anxious about getting in. CS&D has become my passion since finding the major and it would be a blow if I couldn't get in. Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from people going through their applications too!
  2. I am currently preparing my applications for SLP graduate school. I know some schools ask for a resume and some do not. For the schools that do require a resume should I include summer jobs I have held while in college? The two jobs are forever 21 and Cengage learning warehouse. They have nothing to do with speech pathology and I fear may make my resume unfocused. Should I still include these two jobs to show I was working during summers or should I remove them to keep my resume more focused? Thanks in advance!!!
  3. I'm going to be applying for a Masters Course at several universities (UK and the US) by the end of this year. I will be taking a recommendation letter from a professor at my current institute of study. The issue is that he would know me only for 4-6 months when he writes the letter for me. How is that looked upon by an admissions officer? Does that reduce the credibility of my LOR? I don't want my chances of getting admitted to become low because of this. Do you all know by personal experience or friends whether students have been admitted in top universities even though their letters of recommendation were written by professors who knew them for a really short period of time? Thank you.
  4. Hi, Name's Bocephus, I hope to become an SLP. I'm an undergraduate senior not majoring in something SLP related. I am volunteering at a speech lab, but the lab has me doing office tasks rather than actual research. I am worried about leaving the lab because I do not want to hurt my chances for grad school. Is it worth it to stay even if I'm not doing any actual research? How much do schools care about research experience? Just some context, I have 3 semesters worth of previous research experience, two semesters with a social psychology lab and one semester at an ABA lab. Once I graduate I plan to take a year to go back to the ABA lab and complete whatever prereques I need for grad school. I would have more xp, but I realized late in my undergrad that I wanted to pursue speech.
  5. laura_potter

    Best Psyd Schools

    Hi there, I'm looking to apply to PsyD (not PhD) programs this coming fall and was wondering if anyone here had a good idea of which ones have the best reputations. I know to find APA accredited schools, but beyond that, it is hard to tell which are most favorably viewed by leaders in the field. Thanks!
  6. Hi everyone, just my second post in about 3 years, but I am faced with a dilemma. I recently earned my MA in history. For whatever its worth this particular college, per US World and News Report, is ranked #35 in history graduate programs (I know I know for PhDs). My final GPA= 3.85, and while I did not get straight As, professors (from my MA college and outside) told me I had written a "unique" thesis. Since filing my thesis, I've done some part time tutoring and most importantly, a respected professor hired me as a research assistant for his book. One benefit to this is that this professor has served on numerous admissions committees/has been the chair of the dept, so he has looked over numerous drafts of my personal statement/statement of purpose. HERE'S THE POINT: My GRE scores were mediocre. 154 v/139q/4.5 writing. Considering all that information I provided above, how much will this hurt my chances for history PhD programs? I've plunged hundreds of dollars into tutoring (yeah I know...but I want this) and prep material and while I'm only a couple weeks into it, I seem to be doing worst in the verbal section. I know this is an age old excuse but standardized tests just bring out the worst in me. Should I chance it with these scores? I signed up for a Sept. test.. IMPORTANT INFO: i'm not looking to apply to Harvard or anything. But I'm looking at some decent to ok- ranked history programs such as: North Carolina, University of Washington, University of California Santa Cruz, UT Austin, NYU, University of Illinois... I've been freaking out about this all summer. Please someone bring some perspective to this....
  7. I used to be a Research Intern and I'm not sure if that's worth putting on a CV for a PhD application. Thoughts? Also, are the job titles "Research Intern" and "Research Assistant" interchangeable or would that be too much of a stretch?
  8. DidoofCarthage

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Hi guys. I've seen people in other areas begin threads for the Fall 2019 applicants, so I figured I would start the Classics thread. I'm graduating in May and working on applying to a large variety of Masters and Ph.D programs related to Classical Archaeology.
  9. Hey everyone! I wrote a little thing about my journey through my 20s, getting through graduate school, and now dealing with my hefty amount of student loans. Views and shares help me win. So Read away! Thank you! https://www.studentloanplanner.com/speech-language-pathologist-helping-others/
  10. Hello! I am currently a Research Investigator working for a reputed Institute in South India. The project is a panel survey funded by the Government and World Bank and we work with a reputed University in the USA who are our research partners. I moved into this field after working as a Business Journalist for over year in Delhi where I have published work, both written and in video. So I have two years of work experience in these respective fields. I'm part of a fellowship that works towards public policy solutions in India as well. I studied my bachelors in Economics and then a PG diploma in Journalism. I've done certificate courses from Trinity Guildhall and London School of Economics and have obtained high scores. I have a ton of social work with Red Cross, AIESEC, Teach for India etc. I am currently teaching underprivileged children English. Right now, I plan on applying for the MPA course in America and other development Policy courses too. However, my CGPA is 6.7/10 from undergrad and 78% from my PG diploma course. I took my GRE last year and scored a mere 304. Do I even stand a chance at getting admission? Im looking to apply to Columbia, NYU, UT-LBJ, Chicago University, Gerogetown, Duke Standford, LSE and IDS. Please suggest more universities that I can look at and stand a chance to get in. Any kind of help would do!!
  11. Like many others have done, I'm a current first year grad student! Feel free to ask any questions from applying to grad school itself! We're all in this together and I remember how rough the application process was!
  12. HI everyone, I sent one of my professors a copy of my letter of intent. She emailed me back and told me to include all of my experienced summarized in it. I used an approach where I picked some of my experiences from undergrad (student leadership, volunteering) and working as an aide in a special education day class. I wrote about those experiences, what I learned, and how it would help me succeed in graduate school and as an SLP. I did this because I've read to not summarize your resume in a letter. I'm sort of confused now. My resume/all of my experience is roughly 3 pages long by the way. I can send my letter of intent in a private message if anyone wants to and give me some feedback. Thank you
  13. Hello, I would like some input on my chances for Stanford's mscs program (honors co-op). GRE: 167Q, 164V. 5.0W (low-mid nintieth percentile). Overall UGrad GPA: 3.8, degree in Math and Economics at UPenn. Lots of coursework in math and statistics. Took several master's level math classes instead of the undergrad versions. I don't have any publications, but was a research assistant for my Statistics professor for one semester. My background is predominantly pre-professional. I currently work as a trader at a large propriety trading firm. I didn't realize just how useful a computer science background could be in this industry, which is why I am applying now. My interests are in building tools to augment my trading skills. Further down the line I would like to work as a developer in order to systematize my trading strategies. Something worth mentioning: I only took one computer science class in college, got a B. I was taking a pretty big course load that semester, and my job-hunt held a higher priority in my schedule. Another thing worth mentioning: took our advanced calculus class that very semester, ended up having to withdraw. It's the only W on my transcript, but I took the same class the following semester and aced it. I appreciate your thoughts, thanks.
  14. laura_potter

    PsyD competition

    Hi there! I am a recent UCLA grad with a psychology B.A. In the fall I will be applying to PsyD programs. The trouble is, I am having a hard time identifying which schools have the best reputation within the psychology community and what will make my application strongest. If anyone else out there has a PsyD I would love some advice on the subject. Thanks!
  15. I understand that this can be difficult to assess, and that most answers to this type of question, usually runs along the line of "well a variety of factors are in place, so I can't say for sure." So while reading this, keep in mind my goal is to find a range of Grad schools that would be safe, likely, and reach for me to apply for. Thank you. Below is the assumed numbers of my application profile. With it, please help me assess a decent range/rank of Grad schools for me to submit an application too. (ex. Safe #100-50, Likely 50-25, Reach 25-10) Bachelors in both teaching secondary education/social studies, as well as, History. Summa Cum Laude GPA: 3.92 GRE: V 163 Q 157 AWA 5.5 Student Undergraduate Research Award at Northern Kentucky University, 2 research papers published, prior-service US Coast Guard (6 years) along with other community assistance projects to round out my application. Three solid LOR's ..and a strong SOP I understand that it is difficult to give a direct answer I'm merely looking for a general placement, so that I can work on upgrading my profile. Also I'll be applying for History Programs, and am willing to retake the GRE. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Very Respectfully
  16. Nit Kul

    Wrong Dept. Code

    While sending scores, I have entered department code as 1204 (Electronics Engg.) instead of 1203 (Electrical Engg.) as most MS programs in ECE recommend. What should I do?
  17. IvanLeSpectre

    Art History Ph.D. Questions

    Hi, I graduated in December with a degree in Entertainment Design & Tech., and it was during my last semester that I realized my passion was really history and the arts. I applied at Rice and Emory (didn't make the cut, surprise!) because my fiancé's company has offices in Houston (where we currently live) and Atlanta. I'm not sure whether I should apply again, look elsewhere, finish the Master's program at UH and then try to find a Ph.D. only program? In the end, I've never had a good academic advisor so I've been making it up as I go. I'm not sure if my application/writing sample/supporting materials are strong enough, or if I should be reaching out to professors. I've never published any papers, so should I attempt that? I should also probably retake the GRE, but I don't do insanely well on timed standardized tests, so I'm not sure it's worth the time or money. In the end, I guess I'm just looking for a way to make myself more competitive, and perhaps clarify some of my confusion. I'd appreciate any thoughts you all might have. Thanks!
  18. BeckieMSWFall2018

    CSUDH MSW 2018

    Hello, I wanted to create a place for all of us to chat and compare our stats. Also, to congratulate each other when some of us get in and people to plan a second try who don't. Good luck to everyone, and I hope we all hear back soon!
  19. Hey y'all. As you can see from the title, I'm interested to see what you all think about my chances are for getting into top PhD programs around the country. This is my first post, and may very well be in the wrong category so please redirect me if so... Below is a LONG list of my credentials, please let me know your thoughts! (Top schools interested in include Stanford, UCSF, UC Berkeley, JHU, Harvard, UPenn) BIOGRAPHY-Junior at a small private university in Iowa-Earning BS in Biochemistry and BA in Biology-Would like to get into translational research eventually (intrigued by stem cells, gene editing, cancer)STATS- 4.00 cumulative GPA- Haven't taken GRE yetRESEARCH- Participated in a NSF-funded REU at the University of Oklahoma during the summer of 2017, where I conducted research on CRISPR- Participating in another summer research opportunity this upcoming summer at either Johns Hopkins (Project is focused on stem cell based applications for translational research- By the time I graduate I will have had two full years conducting research at my home university in the biochemistry department-One project working on enzyme engineering (junior year)-Other project involves analyzing nuclear hormone receptors (senior year, upcoming)-In the fall of 2018 (senior year) I will also conduct a semester worth of research in the biology department (project is TBD)- I have analyzed and published two genes to the NCBI-Work in the chemistry department where I supervise NMR use, as well as care take the instrument-Present 3 posters at home university (2 before hopeful application)-Present 2 posters at national conferences by the time of graduation (1 before hopeful application)-Presented poster at University of Oklahoma symposium and another at either JHU this upcoming summerEXTRACURRICULARS-3 years of serving on the university’s student government-Helped start two clubs on campus related to science, one received national accreditation by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Volunteer as assistant football coach for my high school team- Tutor students for 3 years on campus by the time of graduation-Serve as an unpaid TA for 3 semesters (hold a class once a week and go over problems answer questions), for both organic chemistry I and II as well as geneticsSCHOLARSHIPS AND HONORS SOCIETIES-Many scholarships (although probably doesn’t matter too much at this point)-National honor society for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyVOLUNTEER-Assistant football coach-Judge many science fairs for elementary and middle schools-Looking for more opportunities currently
  20. hi guys! I was taking with some friends starting their masters programs at other universities and they were discussing how they all had Facebook groups as support, so I started one for Master of Social Work grad school at FAU regular admission program! Join here!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/624041944614564/
  21. Hello, Sorry for bothering you guys with questions but my question this time might be a little bit complicated. I was admitted to systems, networks and communication track at a top 10 EE program (graduate school ranking). Also, the program I am admitted to is MS/PhD bound program. My professor would like to be my research advisor if I choose to stay for Ph.D. The professor is one of the top professors in the wireless communication area. However, I am not sure what will be my specific interest for Ph.D. study yet. I am interested in system optimization, wireless communication and signal processing as an undergrad research assistant, but I prefer to learn more about the area and decide what I will devote to for my Ph.D. study later. Also, I am planning to apply for a better school(MIT, Standford, UC Berkeley, and Caltech) after learning more as a graduate student, because these schools have a better reputation in wireless communication, systems, signal processing as well as the whole EE area. However, I feel hesitate to do so since I don't want to miss out such a good professor. Moreover, MIT is my dream school and I feel really upset whenever I think about that I might never have a chance to be an MIT student if I choose to stay in my school. I feel like the thoughts I have now are immature and not like an adult. But I really don't know what I should choose and hope you might want to give me some advice. Thank you so much for your time.
  22. Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and really want some suggestions in my coursework. Here's a little of my background: I am a Math and Econ double major junior and want to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics after graduation, but also open to the option of going to a master program before the Ph.D. program. I transferred from a state flag to a top 15 private school in this academic year. And I find the peer pool is much more competitive than previous one and it's hard to perform well consistently to obtain an A. At my first two years, my overall GPA is around 3.94. But last semester I had 6 courses and got 3.61. I also got a B in undergraduate-level math analysis class. This semester, the situation is getting worse. I have 5 courses and 1-credit research course. Since I am trying to do a Computer Science minor, I am taking Data Structure in C++ right now but did bad on my midterms and the best grade I can get for this class is B. But I still have one final and 2 problem sets to go and I am not confident at all. Moreover, I am also taking Abstract Algebra this semester, which I also do not do well on it. I think I need to work very hard to ace my final to obtain a B+/B on it. My current plan is to retake Abstract Algebra next semester. My school's math department only opens one Analysis class and one Abstract Algebra class with 20 seats each next semester, and I am on the waitlist of both ( 20th for Analysis and 3rd for Abstract Algebra). So I can possibly only get into Abstract Algebra. So here are my concerns: Do I need to retake Data Structure next semester? If I do so, then I will not be able to finish my CS minor. If I do not retake it, will the low grade in CS courses hurt my application for graduate programs? Thank you for reading such long post!
  23. Hey all, I am a mathematics undergraduate in my senior year at UTA. I will be applying to the Rice statistics program in the College of Engineering. I really want to be involved in some awesome research going on there! Feel free to respond if you too are applying to Rice for Fall 2019, are already in their graduate program (any of them), or would just like to leave an encouraging message! I really want to know details of what people who have been ACCEPTED to Rice's programs applied with (i.e., GPA, undergraduate degree type, GRE scores, etc.). Any help is appreciated! You can also just respond to freak out with me as we rise to this daunting task TOGETHER! FUTURE SCIENTISTS UNITE!! ?? GO RICE!
  24. Hello all, I am finishing up my undergraduate degree in psychology this semester. I applied to Ph.D. Counseling Psychology programs, and I unfortunately did not get any acceptances. One program did offer me admission into their masters counseling program which has opportunities to engage in research. However, there is a post-baccalaureate research fellowship I am highly interested, in which I will have the opportunity to conduct research in an area I am very passionate about. What will make me a stonger applicant when applying to Ph.D. programs next time around... taking a gap year and doing research in my area of interest of completing a masters program?
  25. Hi everyone!!! I have recently decided on attending TWU's On campus Speech Language Pathology Program in the fall (August 2018). I am currently looking for roommates in the Denton area!!!
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