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22 hours ago, YoungAUD said:

Yay! More AUD students! Why are we such a minority on this site?! *sigh lol

I just got invited to interview at NOVA Southeastern. I live in the Northeast, but decided I am going to physically go there for my interview. I like the idea of meeting the instructors and having a one on one interview (and finding a plane ticket today for $95 roundtrip felt like a sign!). I'm SUPER nervous, but extremely excited. @stayhappy123, do you mind letting me know what kinds of questions you were asked when you interviewed there and if you did an in person or Skype interview? Thank you so much.

 

I did in-person interview in early December. I submitted my application mid nov. It was all generic questions as to why AuD? your motivations etc. I would just recommend to be yourself and stay calm. I was super nervous and I guess I asked too many questions. I'm non CSD major and I think NOVA likes people who have CSD background. Take my experience with a grain of salt and go in there and get that acceptance letter! All the best!

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Hi y'all! Totally new to the forum area of gradcafe. I keep sitting around twiddling my thumbs wanting to hear back from schools! I applied to UT Austin, University of Washington in Seattle, Vanderbilt, University of Iowa, and San Diego State. So far I've heard back from Iowa and got invited to their Interview Day, which I'm super stoked about. I don't know if anyone else is going or has any interviewing advice? 

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@Ganthig Hey I was wondering the same thing.... I know for their speech program they needed to make a video of themselves... But there was no requirement like that for the AuD program.. So I'm not sure either... But I haven't heard anything back from them... 

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On 2/1/2018 at 11:14 AM, jml2411 said:

Hi ! I only applied to the West Coast schools as well! Basically all the ones you applied to except A.T. Still!! How is your application process going? Have you heard back from any of the schools yet? 

So far, I have an interview with A.T. Still, Pacific University and University of the Pacific. I have yet to hear back from the rest. Have you heard back from the other programs?

P.S. OMG, you're from Loma Linda? I'm from Redlands :D

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47 minutes ago, HearMeOut said:

So far, I have an interview with A.T. Still, Pacific University and University of the Pacific. I have yet to hear back from the rest. Have you heard back from the other programs?

P.S. OMG, you're from Loma Linda? I'm from Redlands :D

Hi! Are you interviewing tomorrow?! I just got the interview e-mail from University of the Pacific today! I haven't heard back from UW, ASU, or SDSU yet!! 

& yes! I love Redlands, it's such a nice little city.  I was walking around Downtown Hillsboro today and it reminded me of Redlands!! 

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29 minutes ago, jml2411 said:

Hi! Are you interviewing tomorrow?! I just got the interview e-mail from University of the Pacific today! I haven't heard back from UW, ASU, or SDSU yet!! 

& yes! I love Redlands, it's such a nice little city.  I was walking around Downtown Hillsboro today and it reminded me of Redlands!! 

University of Pacific invited me to the interview/tour on the 17th, but I requested to do an interview via Skype since I work weekends. I would have loved to visit! 

I'm just so ecstatic to find someone from our little area who is also getting into Audiology. :D:D 

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@HearMeOutOh, you're doing a Skype interview for University of the Pacific or Pacific University? The names are so close it gets so confusing... hahaha! I was going to request a Skype interview as well for Pacific University but I wanted to see the campus as well so I decided to fly out here! 

YES! i'm the only person in my class who is going into Audiology actually haha! 

 

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4 minutes ago, jml2411 said:

@HearMeOutOh, you're doing a Skype interview for University of the Pacific or Pacific University? The names are so close it gets so confusing... hahaha! I was going to request a Skype interview as well for Pacific University but I wanted to see the campus as well so I decided to fly out here! 

YES! i'm the only person in my class who is going into Audiology actually haha! 

For both! I know right?! It's always fun to talk about both schools at the same time to family and friends, oh the confusion haha :D

Did you stay local for your undergrad? 

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To the AuD Class of 2022 ,

I am an AuD graduate student who will be graduating this May. Yesterday, I  had flashbacks of TheGradCafe as I was reviewing my graduation paperwork. I remember being in your position waiting to hear back from AuD programs. My AuD program experience has been fulfilling as it encompassed quite a few surprises along the way. Thus, I really felt that is was my duty to share some of advice as you are in this decision making process of which AuD program to attend.

For starters, rankings of AuD programs only mean so much. Please, please, please do not commit to a program primarily because of its ranking. There are plenty of smart and wonderful audiologists who come from highly-ranked programs as well as low-ranked programs. What makes someone a good audiologist stems from your dedication in graduate school is 1) learning the foundations and course material effectively, 2) clinical skill development, and 3) and your interpersonal skills. There is no doubt that a highly-ranked audiology program is a wonderful opportunity that will provide you a fantastic education! But also consider the other programs.

Should you be in the position with multiple offers from AuD programs, I recommend the following when making your decision:

1) Curriculum - AuD programs have the same general coursework to cover the different areas of audiology. However, each program will have professors who specialize in specific areas (i.e. cochlear implants, auditory processing, electrophysiology). If you have an idea of what area you are interested in, be sure that the program has it. 

2) Clinical Rotations - Does the program offer a variety of clinical settings for you to rotate through? Clinical settings usually vary from in-house university clinic, VA hospitals, children's hospitals, ENT sites, private practices, etc. Will this program provide you a good variety prior to your 4th year externship?

3) Cohort - How big is the program's class size? AuD programs usually range from having 5 students to 25 students! Do you feel that you'd be more successful in a smaller or larger class? I am in a cohort of 5 students, and I loved it. I was able to know all my professors within the first semester and had access to them as needed. However, being in a larger cohort may be beneficial in other ways. You can find certain people that you can have study groups with along the way.

4) Accreditation of Program - AuD programs go through an accreditation process every so often. The CAA overlooks each program and ensures they are following the rules and regulations and also making sure the student outcomes (below) is meeting standards. You do not want to attend a program that is unaccredited. If you are interested in a program that is currently on probation, I'd consider learning the reason for probation. Sometimes it is a minor error that can be fixed easily or maybe it's worse. Check this website as it provides a listing of results per program - http://www.asha.org/eweb/ashadynamicpage.aspx?site=ashacms&webcode=caalisting&caacat=all

5) Student Outcomes - Each AuD program is required to post their student outcomes on their university website. This includes graduation rates and Praxis pass rates. The Praxis is a national standardized test that AuD students must take at some point in the program - each program has their own rules of when to take it. This standardized test is a multiple-choice exam (~120 questions in a 2-hour time limit). Passing this exam allows you to become certified by ASHA and grants you the Certificate of Clinical Competence. Seeing the graduation pass rates and praxis pass rates on the AuD program's website can tell you if the program's academic curriculum is strong in preparing students for success.

6) Finances/Tuition - I saved the best for last. When I applied to AuD programs, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend several programs. Three of the programs were well-known universities, and the fourth was not. However, the fourth program was the only program to offer me a great graduate assistantship/tuition reduction. At the time, I was naive and faced the dilemma of "attending an lesser known school" that would "lessen my chances for a competitive 4th year externship and job opportunities post graduation". IT WAS WORTH THE RISK! I am graduating with no graduate school debt, finishing up an externship at a prestigious institution, and have a job offer four months before graduation. I am sharing this to prove the point that a low-ranked program does not limit opportunities and tuition/costs should be seriously considered. An audiologist's salary has quite a wide range. Why put yourself in greater debt in one program when you will earn the same doctoral degree at a cheaper program?!

I hope you all have a very successful admissions process. The opportunities you may be given during this process is what is meant to be. Just trust the process and research each accepted program fully before making a decision! I emailed professors and current students of programs to ask questions. This helped tremendously before making my decision. Although graduate school may seem like it will be a lifetime, the next four years will fly by. It feels like yesterday that I was on this website waiting for admission results. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

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To those who got an interview at the University of Pacific SF, when did you guys apply? and if you do not mind sharing your stats and your undergrad major. Thanks and best of luck to you all!

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3 hours ago, stayhappy123 said:

To those who got an interview at the University of Pacific SF, when did you guys apply? and if you do not mind sharing your stats and your undergrad major. Thanks and best of luck to you all!

I turned in my application on Monday (Feb 5?).

Stats: 

BA in linguistics and French, 3.6 cumulative 

Post-BA in communications disorders, 3.5 cumulative

GRE 315 total

Over 150 hours of volunteering at a clinic. Honors research, leadership experience and various departmental and college-wide awards in undergrad.

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5 hours ago, becoming-ear-responsible said:

To the AuD Class of 2022 ,

I am an AuD graduate student who will be graduating this May. Yesterday, I  had flashbacks of TheGradCafe as I was reviewing my graduation paperwork. I remember being in your position waiting to hear back from AuD programs. My AuD program experience has been fulfilling as it encompassed quite a few surprises along the way. Thus, I really felt that is was my duty to share some of advice as you are in this decision making process of which AuD program to attend.

For starters, rankings of AuD programs only mean so much. Please, please, please do not commit to a program primarily because of its ranking. There are plenty of smart and wonderful audiologists who come from highly-ranked programs as well as low-ranked programs. What makes someone a good audiologist stems from your dedication in graduate school is 1) learning the foundations and course material effectively, 2) clinical skill development, and 3) and your interpersonal skills. There is no doubt that a highly-ranked audiology program is a wonderful opportunity that will provide you a fantastic education! But also consider the other programs.

Should you be in the position with multiple offers from AuD programs, I recommend the following when making your decision:

1) Curriculum - AuD programs have the same general coursework to cover the different areas of audiology. However, each program will have professors who specialize in specific areas (i.e. cochlear implants, auditory processing, electrophysiology). If you have an idea of what area you are interested in, be sure that the program has it. 

2) Clinical Rotations - Does the program offer a variety of clinical settings for you to rotate through? Clinical settings usually vary from in-house university clinic, VA hospitals, children's hospitals, ENT sites, private practices, etc. Will this program provide you a good variety prior to your 4th year externship?

3) Cohort - How big is the program's class size? AuD programs usually range from having 5 students to 25 students! Do you feel that you'd be more successful in a smaller or larger class? I am in a cohort of 5 students, and I loved it. I was able to know all my professors within the first semester and had access to them as needed. However, being in a larger cohort may be beneficial in other ways. You can find certain people that you can have study groups with along the way.

4) Accreditation of Program - AuD programs go through an accreditation process every so often. The CAA overlooks each program and ensures they are following the rules and regulations and also making sure the student outcomes (below) is meeting standards. You do not want to attend a program that is unaccredited. If you are interested in a program that is currently on probation, I'd consider learning the reason for probation. Sometimes it is a minor error that can be fixed easily or maybe it's worse. Check this website as it provides a listing of results per program - http://www.asha.org/eweb/ashadynamicpage.aspx?site=ashacms&webcode=caalisting&caacat=all

5) Student Outcomes - Each AuD program is required to post their student outcomes on their university website. This includes graduation rates and Praxis pass rates. The Praxis is a national standardized test that AuD students must take at some point in the program - each program has their own rules of when to take it. This standardized test is a multiple-choice exam (~120 questions in a 2-hour time limit). Passing this exam allows you to become certified by ASHA and grants you the Certificate of Clinical Competence. Seeing the graduation pass rates and praxis pass rates on the AuD program's website can tell you if the program's academic curriculum is strong in preparing students for success.

6) Finances/Tuition - I saved the best for last. When I applied to AuD programs, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend several programs. Three of the programs were well-known universities, and the fourth was not. However, the fourth program was the only program to offer me a great graduate assistantship/tuition reduction. At the time, I was naive and faced the dilemma of "attending an lesser known school" that would "lessen my chances for a competitive 4th year externship and job opportunities post graduation". IT WAS WORTH THE RISK! I am graduating with no graduate school debt, finishing up an externship at a prestigious institution, and have a job offer four months before graduation. I am sharing this to prove the point that a low-ranked program does not limit opportunities and tuition/costs should be seriously considered. An audiologist's salary has quite a wide range. Why put yourself in greater debt in one program when you will earn the same doctoral degree at a cheaper program?!

I hope you all have a very successful admissions process. The opportunities you may be given during this process is what is meant to be. Just trust the process and research each accepted program fully before making a decision! I emailed professors and current students of programs to ask questions. This helped tremendously before making my decision. Although graduate school may seem like it will be a lifetime, the next four years will fly by. It feels like yesterday that I was on this website waiting for admission results. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Thank you so much for this! 

When inquiring programs about funding, what is the appropriate way of going about it, and what types of questions shoul I ask to actually learn more about how students are funded?

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41 minutes ago, HearMeOut said:

Thank you so much for this! 

When inquiring programs about funding, what is the appropriate way of going about it, and what types of questions shoul I ask to actually learn more about how students are funded?

There are two main ways to determine funding availability. When you are offered admission to an AuD program, the acceptance letter will explicitly state if you've been awarded funding or are being considered for funding. If the acceptance letter does not discuss funding at all, then it would be appropriate to contact the audiology department to inquire if funding is available for AuD students. When I applied in 2014, my program offered a graduate assistantship in my acceptance letter. On the other hand, the other three programs did not, but I remember one or two of them indicating that merit-based scholarships were still being decided at the time of admission.

Another easy way to determine funding is to look at the university program's website. Some AuD programs will say directly on their AuD website (usually in the tuition section) if graduate assistantships are available for students. My undergrad's AuD graduate program offers funding for all 6 students. My actual AuD program offers all 5 incoming AuD students a graduate assistantship for the first year. Within my cohort, all 5 of us were fortunate to have funding all three years. Some of us had GA positions within the department all three years, and some had non-audiology department GAs on campus. Regardless, we all got the same tuition reduction. I did not know my AuD program offered funding until my admission letter. 

To sum it up, I'd say the best way to go about funding opportunities is after you have been admitted... you'll know via letter. If not, ask the department directly or look at the university's graduate school website to determine if GA positions are available. 

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Hey all,

Decided to stop lurking and add my anxiousness to the group. I applied to quite the mix of schools (JMU, U of I, Purdue, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, Syracuse, and University Washington) in which I'll be out-of-state tuition at all of them, so funding is definitely going to be a big part of the decision. 

I've already been accepted at U of I with funding and tuition waiver. Interviewed with Purdue and will interview with Syracuse. Got the invitation for JMU, but I probably won't be able to go there, as I am currently living outside of the states and couldn't get those days off from my employer. Plus travel time... Sighs. I knew that would likely happen when I applied, but then, you never know, so I tried anyway.

Still waiting to hear back from the other schools and trying not to anxiously refresh the results page too many times during the day...

Best of luck to everyone!

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7 minutes ago, HearInternationally said:

Hey all,

Decided to stop lurking and add my anxiousness to the group. I applied to quite the mix of schools (JMU, U of I, Purdue, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, Syracuse, and University Washington) in which I'll be out-of-state tuition at all of them, so funding is definitely going to be a big part of the decision. 

I've already been accepted at U of I with funding and tuition waiver. Interviewed with Purdue and will interview with Syracuse. Got the invitation for JMU, but I probably won't be able to go there, as I am currently living outside of the states and couldn't get those days off from my employer. Plus travel time... Sighs. I knew that would likely happen when I applied, but then, you never know, so I tried anyway.

Still waiting to hear back from the other schools and trying not to anxiously refresh the results page too many times during the day...

Best of luck to everyone!

If you have any questions regarding the programs at JMU, Univ. of Minnesota, or Syracuse, let me know! One of them is my undergraduate institution and I've visited all three programs when I applied.

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On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 11:59 AM, HearMeOut said:

I turned in my application on Monday (Feb 5?).

Stats: 

BA in linguistics and French, 3.6 cumulative 

Post-BA in communications disorders, 3.5 cumulative

GRE 315 total

Over 150 hours of volunteering at a clinic. Honors research, leadership experience and various departmental and college-wide awards in undergrad.

I also studied French! I don't think there's too many of us who chose that language and to go into this field so it's exciting to find kind of a familiar face. Good luck to you and congrats on your interview!!  

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On 2/10/2018 at 8:05 AM, becoming-ear-responsible said:

To the AuD Class of 2022 ,

I am an AuD graduate student who will be graduating this May. Yesterday, I  had flashbacks of TheGradCafe as I was reviewing my graduation paperwork. I remember being in your position waiting to hear back from AuD programs. My AuD program experience has been fulfilling as it encompassed quite a few surprises along the way. Thus, I really felt that is was my duty to share some of advice as you are in this decision making process of which AuD program to attend.

For starters, rankings of AuD programs only mean so much. Please, please, please do not commit to a program primarily because of its ranking. There are plenty of smart and wonderful audiologists who come from highly-ranked programs as well as low-ranked programs. What makes someone a good audiologist stems from your dedication in graduate school is 1) learning the foundations and course material effectively, 2) clinical skill development, and 3) and your interpersonal skills. There is no doubt that a highly-ranked audiology program is a wonderful opportunity that will provide you a fantastic education! But also consider the other programs.

Should you be in the position with multiple offers from AuD programs, I recommend the following when making your decision:

1) Curriculum - AuD programs have the same general coursework to cover the different areas of audiology. However, each program will have professors who specialize in specific areas (i.e. cochlear implants, auditory processing, electrophysiology). If you have an idea of what area you are interested in, be sure that the program has it. 

2) Clinical Rotations - Does the program offer a variety of clinical settings for you to rotate through? Clinical settings usually vary from in-house university clinic, VA hospitals, children's hospitals, ENT sites, private practices, etc. Will this program provide you a good variety prior to your 4th year externship?

3) Cohort - How big is the program's class size? AuD programs usually range from having 5 students to 25 students! Do you feel that you'd be more successful in a smaller or larger class? I am in a cohort of 5 students, and I loved it. I was able to know all my professors within the first semester and had access to them as needed. However, being in a larger cohort may be beneficial in other ways. You can find certain people that you can have study groups with along the way.

4) Accreditation of Program - AuD programs go through an accreditation process every so often. The CAA overlooks each program and ensures they are following the rules and regulations and also making sure the student outcomes (below) is meeting standards. You do not want to attend a program that is unaccredited. If you are interested in a program that is currently on probation, I'd consider learning the reason for probation. Sometimes it is a minor error that can be fixed easily or maybe it's worse. Check this website as it provides a listing of results per program - http://www.asha.org/eweb/ashadynamicpage.aspx?site=ashacms&webcode=caalisting&caacat=all

5) Student Outcomes - Each AuD program is required to post their student outcomes on their university website. This includes graduation rates and Praxis pass rates. The Praxis is a national standardized test that AuD students must take at some point in the program - each program has their own rules of when to take it. This standardized test is a multiple-choice exam (~120 questions in a 2-hour time limit). Passing this exam allows you to become certified by ASHA and grants you the Certificate of Clinical Competence. Seeing the graduation pass rates and praxis pass rates on the AuD program's website can tell you if the program's academic curriculum is strong in preparing students for success.

6) Finances/Tuition - I saved the best for last. When I applied to AuD programs, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend several programs. Three of the programs were well-known universities, and the fourth was not. However, the fourth program was the only program to offer me a great graduate assistantship/tuition reduction. At the time, I was naive and faced the dilemma of "attending an lesser known school" that would "lessen my chances for a competitive 4th year externship and job opportunities post graduation". IT WAS WORTH THE RISK! I am graduating with no graduate school debt, finishing up an externship at a prestigious institution, and have a job offer four months before graduation. I am sharing this to prove the point that a low-ranked program does not limit opportunities and tuition/costs should be seriously considered. An audiologist's salary has quite a wide range. Why put yourself in greater debt in one program when you will earn the same doctoral degree at a cheaper program?!

I hope you all have a very successful admissions process. The opportunities you may be given during this process is what is meant to be. Just trust the process and research each accepted program fully before making a decision! I emailed professors and current students of programs to ask questions. This helped tremendously before making my decision. Although graduate school may seem like it will be a lifetime, the next four years will fly by. It feels like yesterday that I was on this website waiting for admission results. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Thanks for the advice!! It really means a lot going through the admissions process! 

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2 hours ago, blondespresso said:

I also studied French! I don't think there's too many of us who chose that language and to go into this field so it's exciting to find kind of a familiar face. Good luck to you and congrats on your interview!!  

OMG, a fellow French student! :D Indeed, it's super nice to meet you! Bonne chance a toi aussi :D 

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23 hours ago, becoming-ear-responsible said:

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If you have any questions regarding the programs at JMU, Univ. of Minnesota, or Syracuse, let me know! One of them is my undergraduate institution and I've visited all three programs when I applied.

Awesome, thanks! I've unfortunately had to turn down the interview at JMU, as living abroad and finding flights and coordinating everything at the last minute has turned out to be infeasible (which makes me sad, because I was really interested in their program). But the other two... What was your overall impression of the programs at Univ. of Minnesota and Syracuse? I'm super interested in research (though I don't know what area yet) and so I'm looking for a program that gives me a good blend of clinical training and research opportunities. And since you've visited them, what did you think about the surrounding area?

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