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Getting kicked out of Speech Pathology masters program


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Does anybody know how common it is to get kicked out of a Speech Pathology graduate program? It feels like such an achievement to get into such a competitive program but some universities seem to have really rigorous criteria to stay in. I have read a few stories here about candidates who have had to leave their programs for not meeting stringent grade and GPA requirements - for example getting dismissed just for getting 2 C's. 

Is it unusual to be dismissed or is it fairly easy to happen to a hardworking and diligent student?

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My friend is in a traditional program, and she said at least one student drops out per semester and she's been in the program for one year (so 2 students dropped out). 

In my online program, I'm not close to my classmates so I'm not entirely sure about who/why they dropped out.  

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I’ve only been in my online program for a month and we’ve had 6 drop. Not sure why. There’s 105 of us left and the ones who dropped out aren’t from my area, so I’m not sure why. Some people tonight were discussing they are overwhelmed with the workload, which is comparable to a traditional program, which my school has as well. This is my university’s 20th year of having a distance ed program, so they know what they are doing. Most of those who are overwhelmed are out of field and leveled, so, maybe some of it was lack of experience. Half of my cohort has experience as a SLPA, which speaking for myself, has made a difference. My university has the same rule for both traditional and distance programs regarding 2 C’s and you’re out. I think that’s pretty common. 

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No one in my cohort has left after a year, and no one in our previous cohort did either. If you check the program completion rates of various schools, you'll see that many of them are at or near 100%, so I don't think it's super common for most programs to have tons of people quitting or failing. From what I've heard/experienced, your professors want you to succeed once you're in the program and will work with you if you're struggling. I actually haven't found it to be that difficult to get good grades as far as the assignments themselves go, it's just a lot of work overall, and you have to be able to stay on top of everything.

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