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  1. LaceySpeechie

    Biology Requirement

    Has anyone taken a class to fulfill the biological sciences requirement online? If so, where did you take it, how much was it, etc.? (I'm looking for anatomy, general biology, etc. - whatever will be accepted by grad schools for the bio requirement.) I graduated from undergrad with nutrition fulfilling my bio requirement, because my program signed us up for that prior to the new ASHA guidelines, which I didn't become aware of in time to take another class prior to graduating. EDIT: I'll need to take it in the summer, although I would prefer to do it in May or June vs. throughout the entire summer.
  2. Hey there! I got a 4.5 on the analytical section of the GRE but both the quantitative and verbal were under the average scores for the two. Should I be worried and retake the GRE? It would be my third time.  Feedback would be helpful!!! Thanks.
  3. Ccceeewww97

    CSDCAS GRE Update?

    Does anyone know if you can update your gre scores through CSDCAS? I just retook the gre yesterday and did better than the first time. I'm worried my scores will not arrive at CSDCAS by January 1st (my first deadline). Any thoughts? Thanks!
  4. LaceySpeechie

    LOR Reminders

    At a quick glance I didn't see anything recent on this topic - I've asked 3 people to write me LORs, one from outside the CSD department and two from within. The recommender from outside the department submitted her LOR in October, but the other two have yet to submit their LORs. My first deadline is coming up on December 15th with CSDCAS and it's a blue deadline, meaning (I think) that at least two LORs must be submitted by the deadline - currently I haven't got that. How can I politely remind my recommenders that I need their letters? This is the only school I'm applying to with CSDCAS, and it's by far the most expensive application-wise, and I really don't want to give them $200+ if I'm going to be disqualified due to my LORs not being in on time. Advice? I want to believe the two CSD professors know how it goes, but I'm a bit concerned. And I'm out of school (and the country) so I can't exactly stop into office hours - email is my only form of communication.
  5. Hey there! I got a 4.5 on the analytical section of the GRE but both the quantitative and verbal were under the average scores for the two. Should I be worried and retake the GRE? It would be my third time. Feedback would be helpful!!! Thanks.
  6. tconnection360


    Those that are currently in graduate school and/or just graduated. I would super appreciate details regarding the praxis! What should my focus be on? Any specific topics? thank you in advance
  7. I have a question about confidentiality and using personal stories pertaining to clinical experiences in my SOP. I don’t plan to go into great detail about a specific patient, but I do want to talk about the patient's disorder and the process of the SLP pointing out the condition to me and then counseling the patient (I want to write it about that generally too). I can’t quite figure out where the line is on confidentiality, but there seems to be overwhelming advice to include personal stories so I'm torn! 😓 For example (this would not be the polished finished version, however this shows the level of detail I want to use), I want to say something like, the SLP showed me the patient's video swallow study and explained a patient had X, which I found very interesting and had not previously learned about. Then we went to the patient’s room and I observed the SLP counsel the patient, which helped me understand the human side of the disorder. I would not give name, age, gender, or any other identifying characteristics. Just the disorder/condition. However, based on my application/resume, the location and rough timing (within a couple months) would be apparent. I’m considering talking about some other clinical experiences too, so my questions are: - is just disclosing the disorder (and location/vague timing inadvertently through my application) appropriate? - what would you say in addition, if anything, IS appropriate to include? - for those in grad school already, did you do this in your SOP? - for those applying now, will you include clinical examples in your SOP? Thank you so much for your guidance!
  8. Hi! I am retaking the GRE because I got a low AWA score and I hope to bring it up. I got good scores on Verbal and Quant so I am not focusing on those sections. I am worried that I may go down in those sections because I haven't been looking at them. Will most SLP grad schools take into account my highest scores on Verbal and Quant? Or will it hurt me if my scores drop when I retake it? Thank you!
  9. Applying for grad school has always been in the back of my mind, BUT with the time coming up to apply, I don't know if I should take a break... The thing is, my grades aren't so bad but not the strongest. I know experience also plays a huge role with acceptance but since I've been concentrating on school, I haven't had much job opportunities relating with child care or with speech. I do not have much experience, so applying and believing in myself has been pretty difficult. I am just terrified that this won't be enough to be accepted to a school. Would taking a year off to work and build my experience be a good or bad idea? I would appreciate any advice or stories anyone has to share!! help a stressful girl ouuuut 😓
  10. I am a senior currently applying to Masters programs for Speech-Language Pathology. I am having a hard time narrowing down my list of graduate schools. I am from Illinois, and would like to stay local. However, I have heard a lot that the midwest is a very competitive area for Masters programs. Because of this, I am applying to mostly midwest schools but also some random other locations. I think I am a competitive applicant with lots of relevant work/research/volunteering experiences, 157V, 161Q, 4.5W for the GRE, great letters of rec, good resume/personal statement. I think the worst thing I'm offering is my GPA of 3.5 since it's pretty average (I am hoping everything else will help balance me into being a good candidate). How do I narrow down from 11-12 schools to 7 or 8? I do not want to spend all the time and money to apply to so many programs.
  11. filibus

    Canadian SLP Admissions

    Hi! I'm a 3rd year Biology student hoping to apply to McMaster, UofT, Western, and Dalhousie SLP programs in the next year or two. I have read a couple other threads of applicants who have been accepted and it seems a lot of them have research experience on top of academic references and volunteer experience. My program does not really allow me to conduct any psychological/linguistic research and I am worried that I will not be competitive without it. Can anyone give me an idea as to what their application consisted of? (Whether you were accepted or not)
  12. 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!
  13. Would anyone be willing to look over my personal statement(s) for Speech-Language Pathology Master's programs? It would be great to have thoughts from objective outsiders, whether you're familiar with SLP/CSD or in a completely different field. I'm willing to look over statements in return! I've always really loved editing, and I have experience as a tutor and as an editor of resumes/cover letters, which is related. 😂
  14. 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!!!
  15. Hey! Is anyone applying to or currently attending grad school at Bridgewater? I'm trying to figure out the deal with the prerequisites. I got my BS in CSD so I have all the prerequisites, except the 100-level math and 100-level biology. At my undergrad program, we were allowed (nay, highly recommended) to take Nutrition for our biological science requirement, and I took Statistics but didn't take any other math course. To clarify, does Bridgewater require you to take a second, non-Stats math course? And is there any way Nutrition could count for my bio requirement? If I need to take extra courses I'd debate applying at all, since I'm out of school and currently working abroad which would make fulfilling those requirements a bit of a hassle. Is there any possibility that I could take those classes alongside the grad coursework? I'd also love to talk to anyone who's attending Bridgewater to know more about the program, since it's so new! Thanks.
  16. How important are GRE scores to graduate schools? I'm afraid if I don't get at least a 150 on each section, even with studying. I don't want my GRE scores to make or break my admission into grad school.
  17. nnwhicker

    ASHA Student Volunteer

    Hey! I've applied for the student volunteer position at the ASHA convention for this year and I'm wondering if anyone else has done it before and do you know how long it takes for them to get back to us? I know they say before October 6th or something, but has anyone ever heard back sooner?? Thanks!
  18. 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!
  19. 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
  20. 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 !
  21. 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!
  22. 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!
  23. 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?
  24. 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!
  25. 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!

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