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  1. I’m currently a first semester graduate student at my dream school. I’m having serious trouble in two of my classes. The ultimate person to blame is myself...but how the two classes run is part of my problem. For these two classes, I have the same professor. She’s a tough grader and her exams are hard. Her midterm and final for both classs laid out like this: the questions are all multiple choice, the questions have multiple answers, and if you miss one part of the questions it’s completely wrong. I don’t do well with that kind of exam. I am grasping the material for sure, but being graded harshly on two papers and having trouble with the layout of the exam is an apparent reflection of whether or not I understand the material. I’ve met with her a few times but she cannot give me any feed back on papers. I expressed my concerns to her about the exams and she is testing our knowledge so that is why the exams are formatted that way. She said she appreciated that I came to her but at the same time I don’t think she did. I’m so afraid that I’m going to be removed from the program. From the second I wake up to the second I fall asleep, it’s on my mind. I start to wonder whether I’m a fit for the field or not because of how I’m struggling. I’ve wanted to be an SLP since I was 16 years old; I can’t imagine doing anything else but this. I’m hoping I can get some advice and insight on this issue. Thanks everyone.
  2. What better place to find people to share application anxiety with? I haven't seen another thread like this yet so here we go. Which programs are you applying to? Where are you from? What are your biggest concerns about applications? I'll start. I'm applying to a grand total of two schools (I'm obviously crazy) because I want to be on campus and I have to stay in VA. I'm looking at JMU and Longwood and honestly don't know what my chances are but I'm going to try to be optimistic. Figured I'd start applications early on CSDCAS but maaaan this process is waaay slower than I had anticipated! I'm so excited for grad school though!
  3. Hello everyone, I am currently trying to take some CSD courses in order to meet the prereqs to get into graduate school. I'd like to get some of you guys' opinion, should I retake my GRE? I've taken it twice now and it seems not make much of a difference. I'm not great at test taking especially when it is timed. My GRE scores are a few points shy from 150 and for the writing score it is a 2.5. I know this is significantly lower than many of the scores I have seen on other threads. What do you all suggest? I would like to avoid taking it again just because it's so expensive and I don't have the money for that and paying for applications too. I am currently trying to find more volunteer opportunities in order to build my resume. I am trying to volunteer for students with special needs for the next semester. I volunteer at adult service sometimes and I also volunteer at churches. I'm contemplating on whether or not if I should try and apply this application cycle for the third time or focus on my courses and building experience before applying again. I appreciate you all's opinion and suggestions! Good luck on applications this term!
  4. This doesn't technically fall under the 'jobs' category but it's that was the most relevant category. I am wondering how to go about setting up my own externship for my second year in the SLP master's program. I would prefer not to do my externship in the city where my school is. All of my classes for the second year will be online and I would love to not have to be in this town for my externship. I have heard rumors from several people that it's possible to make your own externship. Operating under the theory that my program director will approve of this idea, how do I find places that will take me on as an extern? I've already emailed ASHA about this. They and the ASHA Career Center were of absolutely no help. Any input will be immensely helpful.
  5. Hi everyone. I thought it would be interesting if we shared what school is our top choice/dream school that we're applying to. It could be a good way to learn about other programs! 1. What is your top choice school and why? 2. Have you visited the school or attended before? If so, what did you learn about it on your visit/with your experience?
  6. Hi all! I am a current slp graduate student in my first semester. I remember being incredibly scared and anxious during the application process and months leading up to graduate school after hearing many horror stories about stress level/lack of time and not knowing what to expect and being so nervous to start clinic for the first time. I remember reading through this forum and trying to soak up any and all information I could find about what to expect when I started. I am now 2 months in and loving every second! Yes it is a lot of work, but it is so exciting to be able to apply the knowledge you've spent 4 years learning and getting to connect with clients and see their progress. If you are anything like I was and and feeling anxious/curious about what to expect please feel free to ask me any questions!
  7. To any current of former graduate student: (or any future student that has insight on this matter) i am currently in my first semester of graduate school and will have about 45 clinical hours by the end of my first semester. How many did you all have after your first semester of graduate school? I am not sure if this is a decent amount or if I will have catching up to do in coming semesters. Thanks! 😊
  8. I'm freaking out because I had a friend tell me that CSDCAS takes four weeks to "process" applications therefore you NEED to have all apps due 4 weeks BEFORE the deadline. I knew it was always smart to turn in applications early but I do not understand this. If this is true, why would they write the deadline as say for example, December 15, when in actuality this means it's all due November 15th? Also was does it mean that an application has to be "processed"? Does this also mean that when asking professors for LORs we should give them the 4 week prior deadline? I just need some clarification on what exactly is a deadline now...
  9. I think ASHA EdFind was updated...

    So I had made tables of the stats from EdFind of schools I am interested in to help me decide which schools I should apply to. I made my initial list probably less than a month ago. However, I was checking EdFind today and noticed that all the stats for the schools I am applying to changed. I'm assuming this means EdFind was updated?! The stats i'm seeing listed now have, for the most part, much lower GRE score averages and higher acceptance rates. For example about a month ago I recorded these stats for Western Michigan: GRE- 154V 152Q 4AW GPA- 3.49-3.0 # of offers- 76 # of applications- 339 And now EdFind has these stats for Western Michigan: GRE- 150V 150Q 4AW GPA- 3.0-3.0 # of offers- 150 # of applications- 284 I'm a little confused on what to believe now! Does anyone know how often ASHA updates their EdFind? Because these are big changes (for ex. it changes WMU's acceptance rate from about 22% to now 52%)! Hopefully the stats on the site are more accurate now. Has anyone else noticed this?
  10. SLP Post-Bacc

    Hi everyone. I graduated with my bachelors in SLP in May. I am not in grad school currently. My GPA was a low 3.02 and my major GPA I think a 3.1. I was looking into a post-bacc program to retake maybe 4 or 5 classes at most, starting summer of 2018 and ending Spring of 2019. Am I able to only take a handful and not the full set of courses if I'm just retaking them? I work full time and would not be able to handle a full course load. I am also interested in only a few semesters of classes. I plan to reapply to graduate school next year.
  11. Hi, everyone. I just graduated with my bachelors in speech pathology in May. I am currently working as a PA in a school because I didn't get accepted into graduate school. I am waiting until 2018 to reapply. My issue is a coworker told me if I don't use my degree within 5 years of receiving it, it will be revoked. I doubt it'll take me so long to get in, but is this true?
  12. GRE Scores

    I recently took the GRE for the first time and received a 152 Verbal and 151 Quant. I have not received my writing score yet, but I am debating whether I should plan on retaking the test. Some of the schools I am applying to say their average scores are around a 155 Verbal and 152 Quant. However, my GPA is well above average at a 3.96. I also have various volunteer experience, 60 hours of shadowing, and am completing research with a professor. Should I plan on retaking the GRE for three points?
  13. JMU Open House

    Hi! Is anyone else going to the open house at JMU next Friday? I'd love to meet other applicants!
  14. I am working on finalizing my list of schools to apply to. I have about 7 locked in that I will for sure apply to and I am looking to add 1-2 more from the following list: Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Purdue Ball State Penn State U of Pittsburgh U of Wisconsin Milwaukee U of Wisconsin Madison My stats include a CSD major GPA of 3.90, GRE scores of 158V 152Q 4AW, I serve as a board member at my school's NSSLHA chapter, I have experience working with kids, and I will have about 30 observation hours from various locales by the time the apps are due. My overall GPA is harder for me to calculate because I attended a community college before my present university My GPA at the community college was about a 3.5 and my overall GPA at my present university is 3.96. Which of the schools from that list does it look like I'd have the best shot at? Also if anyone knows anything about the schools on this list I'd love to hear whatever information you have! Just a note, I am primarily interested in the clinical side of SLP, especially within medical settings. I also am looking for these last 1-2 schools I apply to to be less competitive because a lot of the other schools I am applying for are very competitive.
  15. hi! I wanted to ask if anyone knows of any SLP grad schools that superscore (which is where your best scores in each section of the GRE are taken). I took my GRE twice. On the second round of it, I did better in writing, but worse on the verbal and quan sections than my first one! If anyone has any schools on the top of their head that super score, please let me know!
  16. Hi! I am someone who is reapplying to schools after not getting in the first time. Its been 2 years since I last applied. I'm wondering if I should expect to get in this time with my scores. (they have improved quite a bit in verbal) I want to start grad school more than anything right now but I really think that my scores on the GRE/ my GPA will hold me back. Tell me what you think ! GRE: (V: 152 - 56th percentile) (Q- 149) (W: 3.0) GPA: 3.67 Thanks for your help! Dani
  17. PhD Applications

    I am currently a second year M.S. in SLP student, and I am enjoying my thesis research experience so much that I am very seriously considering pursuing a PhD after I get my C's and practice for a year or so. I am aware that research experiences and interests are often weighted more heavily than GPA/GRE for admission to PhD programs. Questions: (1) I did not participate in any research whatsoever as an undergrad, and I am trying to gauge whether or not completing a masters thesis (a year-long process at my school, I'll be collecting/analyzing the data myself and reporting) and trying my best to join other research projects during my final semester and a half (I've already spoken with several professors about this, I'm waiting on word back) will be enough to make me competitive (research-wise) when applying to PhD programs. Worst case scenario: the only research experience on my resume is my masters thesis. Best case scenario: I have my thesis and 1-2 additional large scale research experiences on my resume. Do most people who apply have significantly more research experience than this? (2) Do most applicants apply to PhD programs after graduating with their bachelors? Or is it more common to apply after completing the clinical masters degree? Basically, would already having my masters and C's give me an advantage, or is it very common for applicants to have a masters/their C's already? If it helps contextualize my questions, I am specifically curious about programs in Massachusetts (BU's PhD in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences, MGH's PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, Harvard's PhD in Speech-Hearing Bioscience, UMass Amherst's PhD in Communication Disorders). For what it's worth, I do have research interests (that I can easily speak to in application essays) that align with at least one professor/PI at each of the institutions I've listed. Thanks so much in advance to anybody who's able to give me any advice!
  18. 2018 Canadian SLP Thread

    Hi everyone! I know there's a 2018 SLP thread that's supposed to be for Canadians already, but it was really convoluted with posts from other countries, so I thought I would make a thread that's explicitly Canadian so that we don't have to worry about sifting through everyone's posts to find what's relevant for us! Applications open up really soon and I'm sure we're all super nervous! It's really nice to have this community to be able to talk about everything SLP-related! Happy applying, friends! For myself, this is my first time applying. I'm thinking of only applying to the University of Alberta and Dalhousie, though UBC would definitely be at the top of my list if I had the prerequisites. I'm sitting at a GPA of 3.92 (3.89 for ORPAS), with a prereq GPA of 3.84. It's not perfect, but I'm hoping it'll be enough! I also have a couple years worth of heavy research experience for a developmental psycholinguist. In the other 2018 SLP thread I had mentioned that I don't have a lot of related experience to SLPs, but I'm happy to say that since posting there I've put in over 50 hours (so far) in a couple different speech clinics, working with a variety of age groups. It's been really cool!
  19. SLP Graduate School

    Help! In the August of 2018 semester, I will be starting my applications for graduate school. I will be applying to SLP Master's programs. I want some opinions about what my chances are of being accepted into graduate school! I will finish my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, and my minor in Communicative Disorders in May 2018, and then I will be taking a year off before going to graduate school due to personal reasons. I decided during my junior year of undergrad that psychology was no longer my plan for graduate school. After speaking with advisers in the SLP undergrad program at my school, they told me that not to change my undergraduate degrees, but instead to add the minor in communicative disorders to get my prerequisites done for grad school. My current GPA is a 3.725 and will most likely be around a 3.80 by the time I finish undergraduate in May 2018. Currently, I have 25 hours of observation at my schools speech-language-hearing clinic. During the year that I will be taking off, I will be completing around 100 hours of observation. I have been a mentor for over 40 students in my sociology program, a tutor for my honors society in the psychology department, and a department ambassador for the sociology department. I have been a volunteer softball coach and pitching instructor since 2009 and have logged around 600 hours of volunteering in this area. I work 25 hours at week at my schools admissions office and have worked there for around 4 years. I am also apart of 2 other honors societies. I have tried my hardest to get involved in school and make my resume standout. I also have 4 people already that have agreed to write me a letter of recommendation (2 professors and 2 bosses). I took the GRE twice and got a 150 verbal and 145 Quantitative and 4 writing. The second time I took it I got a 150 Verbal and a 147 Quantitative and a 4.5 writing. I have never been good at taking these kinds of tests and often have test anxiety. I am applying to 5 graduate schools. Do you think that these qualifications and the things that I have done will make me a good candidate for receiving admission into SLP Master's programs? Thanks!
  20. Michigan SLP grad programs?

    Has anyone gotten into or applied to any grad schools in Michigan? If so I'd love to hear details on specific schools and what your stats were that either got you in or rejected. I'm primarily interested in Michigan State, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Grand Valley State, and Wayne State. I was previously interested in Eastern Michigan but their website says they're currently on ASHA probation so now I'm probably going to skip applying there. Any insight is much appreciated!
  21. I always see posts about if people who have lower GPAs and lower GRE scores but a lot of extra work they can put on their applications have a shot at getting into graduate school. But what about those of us who are in the exact opposite boat? I have a 3.96 GPA (with the only class I've ever gotten lower than an A in being an audiology course), got a 304 on my GRE with a 5 in Analytical Writing (but I am retaking it to see if I can raise my low quant score) but have virtually NO shadowing/observation hours, no volunteer work, and really no in-field experience at all. The only "extra" thing I have is that I am an involved board member at my school's speech language and hearing association. I am working on setting up some shadowing/observation hours (side note: what is a good amount of total observation hours to have?). Just wonder if there is hope for someone who has little in-field experience to get into grad school if my grades are overall strong??? I'd love to hear from anybody who was in my same boat or has any insight on this or advice for me.
  22. Hello everyone! I am applying for the Fall 2018 semester to a Master's program for speech-language pathology. I'm looking for advice from anyone who has any information on these programs. Likes/dislikes, tuition, acceptance, thoughts...anything at all. Thank you in advance! NJ: Montclair State University William Paterson University Kean University Seton Hall University Stockton University Monmouth University NY: Mercy College New York Medical College Iona College (developing program) Touro College Teacher's College CT: Sacred Heart University (developing program) University of Connecticut FL: Florida International University NOVA Southeastern University University of Central Florida
  23. Hi all! So I'm looking into applying to a NYC school that's online, but I live in California. I know that programs and licensing requirements are different in each state. But is it possible to get your master's in NYC and get certified in California? I was so sure that you can get your master's anywhere and just take the Praxis/boards in the state you want to work at. I don't want to waste my time applying to NYC, only to find out that the requirements aren't the same for California and I'd have to start my life all over in NY.... Anyone have any knowledge on this?
  24. Program Advice

    Hello everyone! I am applying for the Fall 2018 semester to a Master's program for speech-language pathology. I'm looking for advice from anyone who has any information on these programs. Thank you in advance! NJ: Montclair State University William Paterson University Kean University Seton Hall University Stockton University Monmouth University NY: Mercy College New York Medical College Iona College (developing program) Touro College Teacher's College CT: Sacred Heart University (developing program) University of Connecticut FL: Florida International University NOVA Southeastern University University of Central Florida
  25. Hello everyone, I'm attempting to apply to graduate school again....:( I would like some feed backs so I know how to prepare. Has anyone applied to a school that does not require prerequisites or if they require them, it's not necessary to have a lot completed. I really want to apply for Fall of 2018 but it's so disheartening when I read that you need prerequisites to get in. I've already earned my first BA and I am going to school right now trying to fulfill the prerequisites. I'm willing to move out of state if need be. I'm just super ready to get into graduate school so I can hurry up with starting the career I want to do. Anyone has any wise recommendations? Thank you <3