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Oh and the older cohorts mentor the incoming cohorts. If you want, they will match you with someone sort of a one on one. No test answers given of course, but the mentor helps explain assisgnments, study tips, encourage, etc..

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On 5/30/2019 at 1:14 PM, CaidanFire said:

Oh and the older cohorts mentor the incoming cohorts. If you want, they will match you with someone sort of a one on one. No test answers given of course, but the mentor helps explain assisgnments, study tips, encourage, etc..

That’s amazing I am interviewing soon and  am so nervous! 

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On 5/30/2019 at 3:06 AM, bibliophile222 said:

As long as you have a decent credit history, you can get GradPlus loans through FAFSA. There aren't any extra steps you need to take to apply for it and it covers the whole cost of tuition and living expenses if it's more than the Stafford loans. The interest rate is higher than the Stafford loans, but I think (?) it's still better than private loans. 

I didn't know about this. After looking into it, yes it is a little higher (7%ish). Thanks for letting me know!

On 5/30/2019 at 10:05 AM, Ggslpa said:

Congratulations on your acceptance!!!! 

Thank you! Hope you hear from them soon.

On 5/30/2019 at 12:34 PM, KEIM said:

Is the cost for this program super high? I was told it was around 45k which is much cheaper compared to other online programs. But now I'm starting to think that was the cost of the on campus program and not the distance program. 

The tuition is 55k as another poster stated. I don't believe USAHS has an on campus program, just this hybrid one.

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Just be yourself. Really. I know everyone says that but its true. I interviewed very close to the start of the semester. The program director asked me how I felt about starting so soon and if I was prepared. I said, "Honestly, I feel like throwing up!" The director laughed and said she completely understood the feeling of "wanting to hurl" (her words..haha). Then I went on to explain how organized I am and what all I have done to prepare myself for an online master's program.

I honestly can't remember the other questions, but they were not hard questions. They didn't ask me about therapy or anything like that

They know you are nervous. Just relax, breath and remember, they are interviewing you because they are considering offering you a spot. Let them see the real you.

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Hi! Can any current SLP students at St. Augustine tell me what their clinicals are like? (How often, are they each semester, how long?)

Thank you!

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5 hours ago, bm34384 said:

Hi! Can any current SLP students at St. Augustine tell me what their clinicals are like? (How often, are they each semester, how long?)

Thank you!

I'm in the second cohort. Our clinical rotation is a bit different than the first cohort. We do clinicals each week through SImucase and have a debriefing on the cases each week. You have to get a 90% on each case. This is the format for the first 2 semesters. Each semester is 15 weeks.

For the subsequent semesters, we will have onsite clinicals. USA will find you a placement. They will ask you for suggestions and then they take if from there. You dont have to find your placements.

This format allows for the student clinicians to be better prepared for clinicals.  Hope that helps.

 

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Hi everyone, congratulations to all of you who have been accepted into the program—how exciting!! I just discovered this program last week, as I’m in the very-beginning stages of getting back on track to becoming an SLP. “Life” happened after I completed undergrad studies at LSU in 2012 and my two sons are finally old enough to where it’s possible for me to properly focus on earning my Masters. I’m still studying for my first GRE which I’ll take at the end of July and I hope to apply for the Spring 2020 since the deadline for applications is October 1st.

Is anyone here going to be attending the Open House at the Austin campus this Thursday? Current students, are there any specific professors, students, or administrators you know of that I should make it a point to meet during my visit?

I feel beyond-nervous that my 3.2 GPA from the BA I earned almost 8 years ago won’t be very competitive compared to those with higher GPAs from degrees earned within the past 5 years. I’m trying to remain positive and open to the option of retaking courses if needed though. Is anyone else in a similar situation as me? 

 

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Just wanted to let you guys know that, although it is not reflected on their website, tuition at this time is now about 64k. Hopefully they update it soon to show this change because tuition prices are such an important factor in student decisions.

 

@CaidanFireI did want to ask, what are some cons you have seen about the program? I feel like I have only heard positive things. I know it's a new program and it's still evolving. Also have you completed an externship yet? How has it been? I have heard that they require a pediatric one, school one and hospital one. Do you get to decide the order on that?

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