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Found 117 results

  1. NikkiPapa

    Emerson Online ?

    Has anyone been accepted and apprehensive about it not being accredited by ASHA yet ? Deciding between Emerson and NYU Speech distance learning. Any insight would be greatly appreciated !
  2. kate9696

    AWA GRE Score

    Hello! I recently took the GRE and I got a 157 in Verbal and a 151 in Quant. My AWA score was pretty low with a 3.5. I also have a 4.0 undergrad GPA. I was wondering if it is worth retaking the GRE to improve my AWA score. I don't want to retake it, but if it will make or break my acceptances into schools for Speech I will. I just want some opinions. Thank you!
  3. Hi everyone, One of the scariest things many of us who aspire to be SLPs are facing is the cost of education. This is a very sensitive topic for many people, including myself. I was not very smart about student loans as an undergrad, and am very worried about the amount I will rack up if and when I am accepted into a graduate program. I graduated with over $100k in student loan debt and am wondering if going to graduate school and tackling a possible $200k loan (due to interest) by the end of the program is worth it. Salary was never a huge thing for me going into CSD. It was never the reason I wanted to become an SLP to begin with. I have always had a passion for working with children, especially those with disabilities. I hope to work as an SLP in a school-based setting one day. Everyone knows how passionate I am about the field. Unfortunately, I am constantly reminded of the huge loans that will be weighing down on me if and when I graduate from school. Based on research (which may vary based on setting, location, and years of experience), SLPs do not make much in their CFY and in their first few years in the field. However, loan payments will be required during that time. For reference, I graduated a year ago and am currently working at a therapeutic day school as an assistant teacher. I work very closely with the SLPs, so I am also getting a lot of hands-on experience. Financially, I have been making all of my loan payments on-time. I currently live at home, which is fine. Therefore, I am able to live comfortably and can afford to splurge every now and then while also saving money. I was planning on applying for programs this upcoming season, but I can't help wonder if now would be the right time for me to do so. I am a follower of Dave Ramsey, so my budgeting skills have definitely improved. I am also worried since many programs advise you not to work at all or to work for little with highly flexible hours, which means interest would accrue during that time. Should I wait and pay off some loans first before applying to grad school, or should I be willing to tackle these loans all at once afterwards? I am not sure if anyone else out there is in the same financial situation as me. If this resonates with you, know that you are not alone. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!
  4. Hi everyone, I'm thinking about applying to Western Kentucky's SLP online master's program. However, I'm a little hesitant because I don't know how employers feel about hiring someone from an online program. I feel like there's still a stigma attached to online grad programs. I want to know what your experience was like finding a job if you've ever been through an online SLP program. Did you have any issues finding a job? And what were some of the reactions of the employers knowing that you did grad school online? Also, any advice on how to be successful during online schooling or what you did to stand out to employers? Also, do you know any colleagues who went through online program that seem to be just as competent as the colleagues that had a traditional, face-to-face education? A little bit about me: I first applied to programs here in my home state of California after graduation (which was a BIG mistake since I learned the hard way about how competitive it is out here). And I'm just not competitive enough. I've been out of school for a while now and I'm desperate! So, that's why I'm asking about online programs! Thanks!
  5. 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!
  6. 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?
  7. I heard it really does not matter where you receive your Masters from. I dont know how true this is though. However, right now I am struggling on my decision of where I would like to go. I received a decision early on from GW, which I was/am excited about - but living in D.C. is super expensive. I was going to make it work because it was my only option! Until recently, I was moved off the wait-list at NY Med and Monmouth. Monmouth would be the cheapest since I can commute, however it is in pre-accreditation until 2019 so I am not sure what that means for me as a student and when I graduate when doing my CFY! Ive heard great things about all of the programs, however GW & NYMed are double the cost of Monmouth. I want to make a decision soon so other people can take my seat (the struggle is real). I know that MYMed is more medically based, and being in a city area might give me a lot of opportunities as well if I go to GW. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! I am interested in the medical side of SLP, rather than the school setting. However I am open to both sides right now!
  8. futureSLP2021

    Gallaudet University

    Hello everyone, So I'm starting the application process for grad schools and my top choice is Gallaudet University. I minored in ASL and want to work with d/Deaf and hard of hearing clients. Their website doesn't have much information about the program including the size, acceptance, financial aid, scholarships/GA positions, etc. Are any of you planning on applying here/attending right now? I'd love to hear about your experience and any other information you might have about the program. Thanks!
  9. I totally stole the subject title from someone but I couldn't think of a better one! I start at NYMC's SLP program in the fall and just wanted to see if there are any other incoming students on here who want to make friends!
  10. Any SLP grad students recently admitted to Case Western Reserve University (class of 2020)? I was out of town during the in-person interview day so I haven't met anyone yet and would like to before July.
  11. Hi everyone! I’ve been accepted to CUNY Brooklyn and CUNY Lehman for the fall semester. I’m having a hard time deciding and finding information about how students feel about the program, pros and cons, etc. If anyone has any information please let me know!
  12. Hey everyone! I got my first interview offer and I'm soooo excited!! Please feel free to post your interview offers, updates, and acceptances when they arrive! Optional info you may want to include in your post: What schools you applied to in California Schools you've received interview offers from and when they arrived Feedback on your interview and questions they asked you Any other info you want to add
  13. Hi! I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the SLP programs at UCF and USF. I am an out of state applicant and I won't be able to visit these schools before making my decision. Thank you!
  14. hopefulSLP2be7

    SLP Declining Offers 2018

    To help those like me who are playing the waiting game... Please post here if you are DECLINING your acceptance OR waitlist position at a school. This will HELP people get a better idea of their situation! Thanks to everyone who participates! Congrats to all the SLPs to be!
  15. So I got accepted to FSU's online distance learning program for my masters in speech-language pathology. I haven't heard much about it. This is my first and only acceptance (I'm still waiting to hear from the others) Does anyone have reviews or heard anything from people currently in the program? Thanks!
  16. SLPhopeful129

    UVM Fall 2018

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has committed to UVM for Fall 2018 yet. I was able to visit a few weeks ago and I think I will be committing to the program within the next few days! If so, what is everyone's living situation? I'll be moving from states over and will be needing to find a roommate and place to live. Anyone have any ideas on how to go about finding a roommate since I don't think a Facebook group has been started yet?
  17. I was wondering if anyone has heard about funding from Northeastern yet? They are honestly my top choice school but, unfortunately, I cannot afford them if I don't get some sort of funding from them. I have that classic debate going on in my head right now of "dream school vs. cheap school," and it would make it a whole lot easier if I knew about Northeastern's funding decisions. If other people have already heard about funding then I know it's highly likely that I didn't get any, but, I just can't give up hope until I know for sure. So, if anyone has heard anything or knows when we will hear about it, I would genuinely appreciate your input.
  18. Hello all! As admittance letters are rolling in, has anyone heard about funding for ASU? I emailed the Speech grad department about it and she told me that they only give funding to "highest ranked students" after review is complete. Do they usually give them out in the admission letters? Or after they already accept you? I am a bit confused because I also received an email for an invitation for "Top Admit Open House."
  19. slptobe123

    Ole Miss

    Hello, Can anyone offer any insight into the University of Mississippi's graduate speech program? Such as academic courses, clinical placements, etc? Any insight would be appreciated!
  20. Has anyone heard from MGH yet? I know from past gradcafe posts that they give you a portal, which is eventually how most people find their admissions decision. Therefore has anyone been notified by them to open/create a portal? Thank you!
  21. Hi! I'm currently trying to decide between Nazareth College and my undergrad school for this fall. I don't know much about Nazareth or the Rochester, NY area and don't think I'll be able to visit the campus. Any helpful info about the school/area would be appreciated!!
  22. Hey y'all, Got an email today to sign up for a skype interview for WSU! It's next week and I'm excited to even get this far lol. Is there anyone who could tell me about the process? I'm not sure if they change it up every year or if it's usually the same, from what I've heard it's general interview questions (and the slots are only for 15 minutes) and nothing specifically speech-related but I'd like to be as prepared as possible! Thanks for any help!
  23. Hi! I was wondering if anyone out there is working in the "speech-pathology" field while going to grad school. I'm located in Pennsylvania, a state where SLPA's doing exist. I'm curious what kinds of jobs are available to people who want to build their work experience in the field, but don't have a degree yet? Thanks in advance!
  24. My first interview is tomorrow and I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed at the idea of it. Normally I'm great with interviews but the added pressure of this being for grad school scares me half to death! I've looked up tips online and many of them were quite useful, but they were mostly generalized towards any grad program. Does anyone have advice specifically for our field, or, even more specifically, for an online/web interview? I know some people feel like not being physically present in the room with the faculty takes the edge off, but it only terrifies me more for some odd reason!
  25. SLP2018applicant

    Umass Amherst Admissions

    Anybody have more of an idea of when Umass will release their first wave of acceptances? From the last few years, it seems they released their decisions this week! Any insight would be helpful
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