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  1. In April I received a reject from CSU EAST BAY for extended-MS in SLP followed by an admit for Post- bacc B.S. in SLP. I accepted the admit for UW post-bacc in BS SLP and now I have an email asking for interview from EAST BAY. I am in dilemma as to what to do? The points here are:- 1. B.S. requires me to do 75 extra credits apart from 50 mandatory credits included in post-bacc program. The extra credits include subjects from I&S, VLPA all of which are completely not related to SLP. 2. I am not sure what extra classes East bay asks the students to take for the extended masters program. 3. I do know that ranking wise UW is way above East bay, but does it affect the job prospects after graduation? (I am aware that if I choose UW, I will have to apply for masters next year and go through admission process again) But will Post -bacc from UW make my profile strong? I am personally interested in medical SLP and want to gain my experience in that. Any suggestions would be thankful and help me in taking my final decision.
  2. Hi, I am an expected May 2019 BA grad in psychology from a well-regarded SLAC. So, I intend to apply to graduate school after a year or so of work as an RA or Lab Manager (more experience, maturation, refine research interests). What is the timeline for applying to these jobs? I'm looking for any insight or anecdotes into how others got RA/Lab Manager positions--especially in labs/universities outside of your undergraduate institution (again, timeline, mode of contact, attaching CV, contact current position holders or faculty director, etc.). I imagine many jobs open up in the spring as current RAs and Lab Managers make their graduate school decisions. I have been seeing some postings, though they seem to be calling for immediate start-dates. If we want to get specific(-ish), I am interested in cognitive psychology labs, particularly those that investigate perception and are guided by an ecological psychology philosophy. I am also interested in general psychology post-bacc research/student position resources. I am aware of MIT's and also of UPitt's Hot Metal Bridge.
  3. Hi, everyone! I'm an out-of-field applicant who needs to complete a post-bacc program still yet, but I'm a bit confused about ASHA's requirements for non-related coursework in addition to each grad school's CSD prerequisites. While I know that many schools don't require these courses to be completed before beginning a post-bacc, I'd prefer to get them out of the way at a community college before signing up for an official post-bacc. Here are my questions: 1) Do I need to take chem AND physics courses? Or can I choose one? 2) Some schools list A&P instead of biology, but A&P isn't listed on ASHA's website as satisfying the biological science requirement. Should I plan to take A&P too? 4) Does anyone know if there are grade cut-offs or expiration dates for these courses? Would you recommend retaking the courses just for familiarity purposes? I graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in International Business and a B.A. in Spanish. I went to a liberal arts school, so I ended up taking one psych course and a stats course as well. My grades in both stats and psych were just OK. I'm sure that I could do well if I took the courses again, but I'd love to save the money if possible (especially if it's not necessary to have an A in both courses). Any advice would be appreciated!
  4. As an out of field applicant, I've decided that the best option for me to complete the necessary SLP prerequisite coursework is the CSULA post-bacc program, and thankfully I was accepted! However, this program is not eligible for federal or state loans, the only option is private loans. My undergraduate GPA isn't the highest (3.56 cumulative, 3.75 last 60 units) which means it's extremely important to do very well in the post-bacc classes so I don't know if I'll be able to work many hours. Plus cost of living in LA is very high. Does it make sense to take out private loans for this program? Tuition and fees are $4,000/ semester, and it will take between 3 and 4 semesters to complete the program. I'm worried about taking on debt before even beginning the MA. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
  5. 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?
  6. Hi group, I currently work in investment banking. I am considering pursuing a medical degree. I only took a portion of the core pre-Med curriculum in undergrad (just the physics course). What is the most efficient way to complete the curriculum/apply to medical school at this point ?
  7. Hello all, Since I'm a pretty logical and practical person, I've been trying to come up with backup plans in case I don't get into a program due to my less-than-stellar undergraduate record. In the event that I do not get accepted, I have been knocking around the idea of applying to University of Georgia's Post-Bacc program and wanted to know if anyone has had experience in this program? Not just the application process, but how the program is set up, the difficulty level of the classes, etc. Thanks in advance!
  8. Hi all! I graduated in '16 with a Bachelors in Science in Business and IT. When I was first looking at schools, I was interested in pursuing an art degree but my immigrant parents heavily influenced my decision to pursue a technical/business degree. Long story short, my grades were barely high enough to graduate. After graduation, I miraculously landed a job with a large software company and relocated cities. After some time, I moved to New York ( a city I always wanted to live in) and began painting while still working my job remotely. The experience of being surrounded by like minded indivuduals, galleries, and culture in NY has really changed my life. I have always drawn and written but never had the opportunity to pursue visual arts because I went to an engineering school. I've been painting intensely, teaching myself the technical aspects of drawing and painting, studying art history, going to gallery openings, sketching, trying new mediums, and working on building my portfolio. Since I live in NY, I've been lucky to get opportunities to work for art galleries and to assist painters. I have an evident natural talent (my mom and uncle both used to be a figurative painters in Russia). But, I feel very much an amateur and my natural talent is just not enough. I crave to get a comprehensive arts education, network with other artists, learn how to properly draw & paint, and get on-going critique. There is so much to learn and I want to become a master of my craft. I want to eventually get my MFA and either teach or become an artist (I know it's sounds like a pipe dream but I can't help but dream). I've never felt so passionate about anything as I do about painting, drawing, and expressing myself creatively. I really can't imagine doing anything else and I wanted to dedicate my life to the arts. I've contemplating getting a second BFA degree but then I discovered that there are post baccalaureate certifications in fine arts. And it seems to be perfect for someone like me! So the question is: - What are some notable post bacc art programs? (MICA and SAIC come to mind, but are there others? Preferably in NY?) - Should I consider getting a BFA? - Should I continue doing what I'm doing and just apply to residencies instead? I've also been learning Illustrator and digital arts. I was thinking maybe I can design in Illustrator from home to supplement my income and do some technical writing on the side. Basically, I'm 25 and I really don't want to spend anymore time doing IT work that I have no future in (even though it pays considerably well). Thoughts, opinions, comments, and suggestions extremely welcome!!!! Thank you!
  9. HI, I am a post-bacc student slowly but surely preparing to begin applications to schools in the fall. I am looking for insight on how you narrowed down your list of schools to apply, what you compared as far as admissions criteria etc. Basically, I want to be as prepared as possible and I am wondering what my first steps should be in preparing for the application process? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  10. Hello all, I am still waiting on the results of my graduate school applications for fall 2017. I am in a gap year and while I was working full time outside of my field (Biology), I recently have been laid off. During my undergraduate studies, I spent several years in a particular lab, which ultimately resulted in several projects completed and publications. My experience in this lab inspired me to pursue graduate school and was an overall positive experience resulting in many friendships and a lot of personal growth. While I do have the option of going back to the lab that I worked in undergrad to do additional research, I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about reaching out to PIs from neighboring schools to see if they need volunteer researchers for the upcoming summer months. I am interested in networking and reaching beyond the lab that I feel safe in from undergrad. Additionally, I think it would be nice to work in a different environment before beginning graduate school this fall. Any advice is very much appreciated. Thank you!
  11. Hi, I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration this past June 2016 and am considering a career in Speech Pathology after finding out more about it by my sister in law who is a SLPA. It is something I am seriously considering but there are also limitations because I do not know where to start. I live in Orange County and would be commuting to school so the only schools that interested me were Cal State LA, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Dominguez Hills. I know Chapman would be way too expensive since it is a private school. I just do not know which route to take since it there is an overload of information. I just finished applying to CSULA and CSUF for Fall 2017. I am looking to volunteer next year with something speech related but just need advice on what the best route to take is. Thanks
  12. Hi all- UMD is offering a new evening post-bacc program which offers the prerequisite coursework required for most SLP grad school programs. Courses are offered in the evenings, allowing students to continue to work full-time throughout the 16-month program before applying to grad school. I've included more information about the program below. If you're interested, please visit our website: http://oes.umd.edu/continuing-education/hespie . Feel free to contact me with questions (hespie@umd.edu). Hearing and Speech in the Evening (HESPIE) is a non-degree, post-baccalaureate program that is structured with the necessary prerequisite coursework to provide a strong background for graduate training in Speech—Language Pathology, Audiology, and in Hearing, Language, or Speech Sciences. HESPIE provides students the opportunity to gain the necessary prerequisite coursework to apply to graduate schools as those pursuing these professional tracks must obtain a graduate degree in order to meet national certification requirements, and most state licensure laws. Upon program completion, students should have acquired the knowledge and skills to demonstrate knowledge of basic communication processes as well as knowledge of speech, language, and hearing disorders and differences, including etiologies and characteristics, prevention, assessment, and intervention. HESPIE offers courses at convenient evening times that meet face-to-face in campus classrooms during the University’s fall, spring, and summer semester, accommodating workforce schedules. The program includes eight courses—two offered each semester—with class meeting times of one evening per week. Whereas it is not necessary to take all courses, students must apply to be part of the program cohort. The full set of courses may be completed in sixteen months: fall, spring, summer, and the subsequent fall. The last classes would be completed just in time to apply for graduate programs in the subsequent fall semester as most programs have December or January application deadlines. The program is offered by the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, at the University of Maryland. The content of these UMD-approved courses have the same academic rigor and follow the same academic policies as the University’s undergraduate program. Instructors are carefully screened and regularly evaluated to maintain quality. HESPIE course tuition is charged at the approved Maryland in-state undergraduate rate to all students admitted into the program. Program students who register for non-program courses are charged tuition based on their residency classification. Find out more! Visit our website: http://oes.umd.edu/continuing-education/hespie For questions about the program, contact the HESPIE coordinator: Sarah Mohl Coordinator, Hearing and Speech in the Evening Email: hespie@umd.edu For questions about a current application, please contact the Office of Extended Studies. Email: oes@umd.edu Please Note: Whereas these courses are intended to meet the pre-requisite requirements of most graduate programs, including UMD’s, the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences cannot guarantee that other programs might not have additional required courses. You are encouraged to check requirements of those graduate programs to which you plan to apply. Acceptance into HESPIE does not guarantee admission into a graduate program at the University of Maryland.
  13. I just got my acceptance email last night! I've been looking on here for weeks for a thread about Fall acceptance but never found one. Anyone else get their acceptance??
  14. Hi Everyone, I found it really confusing to find options for where to take pre-reqs and or a post-bacc program. I´m hoping we can make this a bit easier for people in the future. I´m trying to create a list of schools that offer post-bacc options for SLP students. I created a google sheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wnZUc70xiwu00Quks_Q4zm1bHskVxDS2yYgIRgN7m0M/edit#gid=0 And anyone with the link can edit it. I´ve started filling in the info and I´ll keep doing it as I have time. If you all would like to contribute with info that you know or want to look up, that would be awesome! I´ll keep the link posted on my blog and of course I´m hoping that it continue to circulate here on the grad cafe!
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