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  1. Hi! I was wondering if there was any way to take post-bacc classes even though I already have a Bachelor's in CSD. I am trying to repeat some classes that I received lower grades in and I was wondering if there is any way in doing so even though I have already graduated. Has anyone had an experience with this?
  2. The thread about languages for a Victorianist got me thinking about my own language test. Has anyone ever heard of fulfilling the language requirement by using American Sign Language? I know some, as a good friend of mine is deaf, and it's related to my research area, which is disability studies (20th Century American lit). Thoughts?? I am not "fluent" in sign language but I could get there pretty quickly with tutoring from my friend. I think I could become competent in it a lot faster than I could in German, which I skated through in undergrad, and which is only relevant to my field to the extent that I could read about Hitler's eugenics program. (Ugh.) Thanks!
  3. Hi, everyone! Congratulations on all of the acceptances this round - I am so happy for all of you who had success and sending positive vibes to those who are trying to figure out next steps. I couldn't find this info anywhere on the thread, so apologies if I'm being redundant, but I have noticed some other questions about language training and am hoping to get an opinion on this. I speak Polish (intermediate) and Romanian (heritage speaker but I can't read or write), but these languages are not relevant to my area of interest (19th century British lit & women writers in this period). In my MA program at CU Boulder I need to pass a language exam in the language of my choosing, and I definitely want to do something that would be relevant to my area of interest. If I'm a Victorianist and primarily interested in women writers, does anyone have any recommendations for language? I'm not sure if I should study German since I have some interest in Marxist criticism, or if I should study Latin just to have a solid base if I go back to any EM texts (I could see myself doing that since I used to want to focus on EM and have a lot of experience in that time period). Another question: how relevant is the language you choose? Could I theoretically take the MA language exam in Polish, just because of my background and to get it out of the way quickly, without it hurting my chances of getting into a PhD program in a few years? I don't want to continue with a language that isn't relevant to me, but at the same time, not sure what language I should study instead. I am definitely open to studying Latin or German, I'm just not sure how helpful it would actually end up being. If you're a Victorianist or doing 18th/19th century Brit Lit, I would love to hear about your experience with language and what was recommended to you in either your MA or PhD program. I really don't see myself using lit or criticism using another language (at least at this point), so I'm just at a loss. Thanks in advance
  4. April 15 resolution

    I was just accepted into a graduate program that follows the april 15th resolution, what exactly does this mean? If I accept this offer then get off the waitlist at a preferred school does this mean I am not allowed to rescind my acceptance or just ask their permission? The april 15th resolution states: "Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15 and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer." Thanks in advance!
  5. MGHIHP Speech Path?

    Hi everyone! Like many of you, I'm having a really hard time making a decision. MGH was originally my top choice. I have always been really impressed by its clinical affiliations, on campus clinic, and of course its amazing reputation. However, I noticed that MGH requires about 20 more credits than the other schools and requires an extra semester of classes. Many of its semesters also require 6 or 7 classes as opposed to 3 like many of the other schools do. I wanted to know if you enjoyed your experience, and whether you found the work load to be overwhelming. Did you find these extra classes to be beneficial in your placements? I have heard some stories of other girls in the program who were mentally and emotionally drained by MGH's demanding workload. Although I love MGH, I can't help but wonder whether I would be slightly less stressed out at another program in Boston. If anyone is currently at MGH or went to MGH or had a friend at MGH, I was wondering what your opinion on this was. Is the workload crazy? Is it manageable? Did you like it? Thank you so much in advance!!
  6. Which language should I study?

    Hi all! I am a first-year student studying art history, and a requirement of my university's program is that I study two different languages. I am planning on taking a course this summer so I can put lots of focus into it. I am currently taking French, and am between taking either Italian or German this summer. I am interested in going to graduate school as well (and know that a lot of schools require reading knowledge of certain languages) and am most interested in the Renaissance and Baroque eras as of yet, so that's why I am focusing on Italian and German. I'm split because on one hand I have been told Italian will be much easier for me since I know French (I am at B2 level if that helps), and since I am more interested in the Renaissance I thought it might be better? I might also want to apply to the Venice Guggenheim internship in the future, and a requirement is that you know some Italian. However, I have personally been really interested in German culture/language for a while and have picked up a little bit. Someone suggested that I take German in the summer because it's harder and I'll have more time to focus on it, and Italian I can take another time because it'll be easier for me to pick up? Any suggestions or experience in how either or both of the languages helped in grad school/the art field/jobs in the non-art field would be amazing and appreciated! Or any tips on studying those languages!
  7. James Madison Speech 2017

    Hello! I have applied to the 2017 DVLE Speech Language Pathology program at JMU. I am anxiously waiting to hear if i have been accepted or not! I am a practicing SLPA and have just been rejected from WKU online program. Was wondering if anyone has heard and what GRE/GPA looks like! Fingers crossed!
  8. Old/Norman French documents

    Hi! I'm a student of English Studies from Poland and this year I'm writing my BA dissertation on "The Influence of the Norman Invasion on English Language". In the 1st chapter I wanted to present how Old English and Norman French looked like before the invasion but I lack any information on the latter. If you could direct me to some websites, books, or articles on the topic, I would appreciate it very much. These may include linguistic records of the language of Normans and the language before the Vikings had settled in Normandy. Thanks in advance! PS. Perhaps some of you are able to translate the above into French. If you could, I would post this on some French speaking blogs and maybe receive some feedback there as well.
  9. Hello! I have been interested in completing a Masters degree in Speech Language Therapy. I have a passion for helping people and I want to be in a professional/clinical environment. I myself went through speech therapy and I was amazed at the impact that speech disorders have on peoples lives. After completing my sessions, I couldn't believe the difference that just 1-3 sessions with my therapist made on my consciousness and my day-to-day life. I graduate in April from with a BA in Communication from a Canadian university. I realize that Communication is out of the field of Speech so i'm looking for some advice on getting into the competitive masters programs. I plan to take a year to complete the required 5 prerequisite courses that I do not have as well as gain volunteer experience. Also, I'm working diligently to keep my GPA at, or above, the required GPA level. My main concern is that my degree is not related to the field of speech. I have been told that universities often seek people with different academic backgrounds for diversity. Any similar stories or advice would be really beneficial for my knowledge but also for my confidence! Thanks
  10. undergraduate GPA's

    I was wondering if anybody knows if grad schools take into consideration where you went to get your Bachelor's. For example, if someone gets a 3.8 GPA at a lower ranked school versus someone who gets a 3.4 GPA at a higher ranked school. Would they take the person who got a 3.8 at a lower ranked school over the person who got a 3.4 at a higher ranked school? 0
  11. undergraduate schools

    I was wondering if anybody knows if grad schools take into consideration where you went to get your Bachelor's. For example, if someone gets a 3.8 GPA at a lower ranked school versus someone who gets a 3.4 GPA at a higher ranked school. Would they take the person who got a 3.8 over the person who got a 3.4?
  12. This is a link to the Facebook group that was created for students in the Spring 2017. Use it to get to know each other, find roommates, share advice, etc. I hope it helps! Congrats to all

    Hello everyone. Question. I just submitted my CSDCAS to 11 different schools. Today my calculated gpa was posted and I was a little caught off guard. I read all the FAQ's but afraid that my GPA is much lower than the work I have put in since becoming a major in CSD. Since I am a transfer student, my GPA did not transfer, only the credits did. My freshman year was not the best and I got 2 C's as an Education major. Those C's arereally affecting my calculated GPA on the CSDCAS along with a few classes in the major that I retook as a CSD major that are calculated into this new GPA My question is do people know if schools look at the last 60 credits? Or look at the overall GPA and use that as an accurate measurement? Feeling nervous if I should apply to more schools outside of the CSDCAS. Thoughts?
  14. Hello everyone! If you are planning on applying to ENMU for their CDIS graduate program, you may or may not already be aware that you will have to be on-campus for your first semester. With that being said, if you are looking for on-campus housing for the Spring 2017 semester, I am looking for someone to take over my lease for the Spring 2017 semester. I am staying at San Juan Villages, an apartment community right across the street from the speech clinic! Super convenient and close by- and rent is only $480 a month including utilities, gas, electric, EVERYTHING! If you are interested, or would like more information, feel free to send me a message.
  15. Hello, I'm pretty new to this forum, I was hoping for some input/help I'm planning on applying to grad school for speech language pathology for the Fall 2017 year, and I'm just freaking out about applications and GRE scores. I have a 3.731 GPA but my GRE scores are god awful. It's pretty embarrassing to even share my scores (mostly due to the math). To be fair, I did not study as hard as I should have for the GRE. I'm planning on taking it a second time around and I've been putting in major hours (Memorized 500 vocab words + Magoosh vocab). However, it seems my Achilles heel is the quantitative reasoning. I know people say they are "bad at math", but I just do not understand math.. I am able to understand if I walk through the solution, but it seems like when the problem is rearranged in any way or given to me different I just blank out. I've always been this way and have been placed in remedial math when I was younger. It's just the hardest subject for me, and I hate that I have a hard time understanding it. I wish I could afford an online GRE course, but it just is not an option for me. I have been practicing diligently with the Manhattan Prep + Vocabulary I mentioned before, and also The Princeton Review: Cracking the GRE. Having limited understanding of math (I could probably do the simple problems..), does anyone have any suggestions or think it's worth it to keep trying with the math? Or should I not worry about the math and just focus mainly on my strong subjects (writing, reading, text completion)? Any answers would be appreciated!
  16. Hi, So I stumbled on this website while desperately searching forums for answers to my dilemma, but a little bit about me first: I am a recent graduate with a double major in English (rhetoric) and Sociology with a 3.85 GPA. My interests have always been in the intersection between language and sociology, not so much sociolinguistics, but rather a sort of macrosociological approach to language and linguistics. This past semester before I graduated, I got to work one on one with a professor where we studied and read books on this topic, and it really just breathed life into me. I've never felt more passionate about a subject in my whole life, and it immediately had me wanting to go to grad school. However, in my research for applying to schools, I have come up rather unsuccessful as the subject matter feels rather uncharted in comparison to other subjects in sociology. If anyone has any school suggestions or professor suggestions, I would be more than happy to have them! Thanks!
  17. Non-Credit Language Courses?

    I have heard repeatedly on these forums that it's important to have a "paper trail" of language courses before applying for PhD programs. I'm interested in taking a German language course offered by the graduate studies center of a nearby university, but it's a "non-credit" course and they don't provide a transcript, although they do provide official documentation of a student's performance upon request. My question is this - is a non-credit course like this worth taking before applying to PhD programs? Since it's non-credit, will schools view this course as no different than my studying German independently? If the latter is the case, I figure I'd rather save myself the tuition cost. I'm not sure how I'd indicate to a prospective program that I took this course, besides mentioning it on my CV or SoP. Or maybe sending them the documentation, though I don't know what the procedure is for sending additional materials not requested by a school. For those who have already applied to programs, what are your thoughts on these kinds of non-credit language courses?
  18. I will be attending SDSU this fall (2016). I didn't see any Facebook group so I created one:
  19. Hey Y'all, I'm new to the forum and was hoping y'all could give me a realistic idea on my chances on getting into an SLP program. A little about myself, I graduated from the University of South Carolina a semester early with a BS in Public Health. The school gpa I graduated with was a 3.52 (straight A's my last semester really helped ), I do not know what the csdcas gpa was but I think it was somewhere around a 3.35. I bombed two courses throughout college and retook them with good results. I worked for a senator for 1 1/2 years, worked in a neurolinguistics lab my last semester, was an assistant baseball coach, and worked for a public works department for a few summers. I was also my fraternity treasurer in 2014 and president in 2015. My GRE scores are at or above what my schools are looking for: Verbal: 154, 63rd percentile; Quantitative: 155, 60th percentile; Writing 4.5/6, 80th percentile. I applied to: Northern Arizona University University of Montana Western Carolina Appalachian State U of SC I couldn't afford to apply to any more schools unfortunately. Thank you for any feedback. -J
  20. I am currently narrowing down the research areas that I think I'd like to focus on, and one aspect of my decision-making process is the language(s) that would be required for each area of specialization. I am wondering exactly how well you are expected to know a foreign language. In the past, my attempts to learn a foreign language have not exactly gone well. For whatever reason, it just never seemed to click for me like it did for other people. And I'm told the language I had a difficult time with, Spanish, is supposedly one of the easier ones for native speakers of English to learn. (Full disclosure: I definitely could have put in a lot more effort in learning Spanish, so maybe things would be different if I were really focused and determined in my second attempt.) So I guess the first thing I'm asking is how proficient in a foreign language do you need to be in a 'typical' (if there is such a thing) graduate history program? And the second question would be, am I going down the wrong path entirely by using the language requirement as one of the factors I'm (currently) using to narrow down my choice of specific research interests?
  21. Revising you personal Statement for a SLP graduate program I highly recommend buying this book because it has awesome tips and examples of letters other student essays. Perfect Personal Statements by Mark Alan Stewart Here are some great tips for revising you personal statement, if you are reapplying or applying for the first time. What should you write about? This issue forced me to procrastinate forever! I felt like everyone had such a good story about why they wanted to become a SLP. Some girls in my undergrad classes had children with autism, siblings with hearing impairments, or a grandparent with a tracheostomy. I just loved the healthcare field and happen to stumble across SLP as a career choice, but that doesn’t make for a moving or inspirational story for the admissions committee to read. This book gives a few good topic choices, but one really stuck out for me. I wanted to discuss my learning disabilities and how I overcame them, but I did not want to sound “damaged”. This book explained that it is okay to as long as you make the topic about how you overcame the situation and do not whine about it. Some of the most compelling essays that universities see are on disabilities, low economics status, and/or minority status. I used this book to revise my personal statement before reapplying. While reading the DO and DON’T chapter, I found tons of things I did in the “DON’T section and I had to edit them out of my statement. Here are a few:Your essay should give them an idea of your personality, not reiterate your resume The opening sentence should capture the reader’s attention and curiosity. It should entice them to keep reading on You are wasting your personal statement opportunity and the reader’s time by writing introduction and conclusions even though this is the way you were taught to write a proper essay. Typically you will not have enough space to write these given the 250-1000 word limit. For example, erase sentences like these… “allow me to introduce myself…” “these are the reasons you should admit me…” “thank you for your time and consideration…” “I hope you grant me the opportunity…” [*]Double check each school for the word limit and stick to it. You will not be disqualifies for going over, but the admissions reader has too many others to read and will only read the 1st pager (or whatever the limit is) and move on. [*]Use normal vocabulary. Trying to impress them with large words will only distract them from the content. [*]Don’t “whine” about the system or about how hard the GRE’s are [*]Don’t remind the university about their rankings or strong faculty. They already know that’s why a lot of students want to attend there, dig deeper and get specific about THAT particular university and certain faculty members. Go to the website and research each and every faculty member until you find one that has similar interest as you. [*]For example, do talk about wanting to go to that school because of the close proximity to great hospitals and you want to do you CFY there and specialize in swallowing. (or great schools systems they are affiliated with) [*]For example, do talk about a particular faculty member who is currently doing research that is interesting to you. Then e-mail that professor, telling them you are impressed with the research they are currently doing and that you hope you can learn more about when you are accepted. Then you go back to your essay and say I have even sent Dr. so and so an e-mail expressing my interest. [*]Make sure to twist your weaknesses into something good read more tips like this on my blog at MedSLP by the way how do I submit my blog to
  22. Wondering if anyone out there has taken the waiver examination to get out of the micro/macro intermediate economic requirement prior to starting at SAIS? I was accepted to the IDEV program and told I could take the test, but should I fail, I would be kicked out of the IDEV program and have to choose another path. Don't want to take this risk, but also was an economics major as an undergrad and took several econ classes. Just not sure what level the test is at.... Assuming I will play it safe and take the econ class in the pre-term, but wondering if anyone had any feedback? Likewise - looking for feedback on the language examination as well. What level of fluency is required?
  23. I have recently been admitted to the University of South Carolina's MSP program. Of the schools that I have applied to, for some reason their program is one of the most intimidating, to me. Perhaps it is mainly because of the image they try to project... I'm not really sure. If you, or anyone you know, is/has attended the full-time Masters of Speech Pathology at USC.... I would really appreciate some information!! I'm interested to know how intense it actually is... and if possible perhaps even some comparison to other Masters of SLP programs. Feel free to post what you know... no flaming, of course
  24. SLP Grad Student TO DO List

    I am a little OCD, but I hear that many people who choose to become SLP's are that way also! so I though you might like this check off list I made and I have already added everything to my calendar on my ipad, which syncs with my google calendar. Each university is different, so double check everything with information in your graduate student handbook. 1st year grad students: Fall 2011 BEFORE CLASSES START o Make sure your ASHA membership is current or become a new member o Buy a parking permit o Drop paper work off if you have a documented disability o Make sure your Tuberculosis (TB) test has been done within the last year o Network! These are valuable place to ask questions, receive tips, and have 24/7 SLP support · Join ASHA on Facebook · Join Dysphagia Therapy group on Facebook · Join slpeeps on twitter or Facebook· Join Pediatric and school based therapy group on Linked In o Bookmark these websites and read the articles monthly· The ASHA LEADER magazine· ASHAsphere blog During the semester o Ask about the student malpractice form and if you will need it this semester o Register & take 2 Praxis exams required by PDA (if not now, do this by next semester) · PPST Praxis I series: Reading #10710; Math 10730; Writing #20720· Praxis II #30511 Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge test When classes end o Track & document the acquisition of knowledge and skills on your own KASA copy. Your advisor will have an official copy, however it is smart to keep up with your own just in case the main document is lost or there are discrepancies. · What KASA? o Log your clinical practicum hours.· It is each student’s responsibility to maintain formal documentation of his or her earned clinical contact hours on or off campus. The form used for this purpose is different for each university. Ask your professors where you can obtain a form. Two copies of the form must be signed by the affiliation supervisor and by the student. One copy of the form must be retained by the student and another copy must be placed in the student’s academic file.Remember you must earn a total of 400 clock hours of clinical practicum in order to qualify for the M.A. degree and apply for their CCC’s. Up to 25 of these hours can be clinical observation hours earned during your undergrad degree and the other 375 must be earned in direct client/patient contact. Click here for more information about clinical practicum hours and go to page 4 o Update and post your resume. It may seem early to do this but recruiters are always looking and companies are desperate enough to snatch students up 2 years in advance 2nd year grad students: Fall 2011 BEFORE CLASSES o Make sure your ASHA membership is current o Buy a parking permit o Drop paper work off if you have a documented disability o Make sure your Tuberculosis (TB) test has been done within the last year o Complete 3 Clearances· Criminal History Record- link for PA· Child Abuse History – link for PA· FBI Clearance - link for PA During the semester fill out the student malpractice form When classes end o Track & document the acquisition of knowledge and skills on your own KASA copy. o Log your clinical practicum hours. o Update your resume, then resend it to companies that you have applied to or start applying for jobs now Read this article titled Making Sense of (and Choosing) the Best Settings and Terms for You Part 1 Part 2 click here to read more topics at my blog at MedSLP
  25. Near Eastern Languages

    What are the best Near Eastern Language Masters programs? or more generally, which universities have the best near eastern languages?