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Currently in the process of applying to SLP graduate programs for the second time. I went through the process of applying last year, but honestly it was a very half-hearted attempt (mainly only applied to CalStates). Looking back I really needed this gap year as I was burned out and needed the recharge. Although I feel a lot better this time around, I still have a lot of worry since I feel my stats are somewhat lacking. 

Undergraduate University: UW - Seattle 
Cumulative GPA: 3.28 
Major GPA: 3.72 
GRE: Q 159 V 158 W 5.5 
Residency: CA 
Other: Involved in student leadership for a campus club three years of undergrad - served as the president my senior year 
Years of different volunteer experience working with children aged nursery-6th grade 
As of September of this year have been working as a BT 

I'm honestly fine with my major GPA and my GRE scores, but my cumulative GPA is what is really worrying me. I didn't switch into Communication Disorders until my junior year and had previously been taking pre-med/pharmacy coursework, which is the main reason for my low cumulative GPA. This year I am applying to around 20 schools (~50% Calstates ~40% CSDCAS ~10% other). I know it's a lot, but I keep hearing horror stories about how CalStates really only accept their own and ASHA's GPA acceptance ranges are giving me anxiety. I currently have Portland State University and Northern Arizona University as my "safety" schools, but I don't think that's really a term relevant to to this field. If there's anyone out there who was in a similar situation and made it out the other side I would love to hear from you. 

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Hi, not sure if this would be of any interest to you, but Nevada State has started a new SLP program this year. I have heard it may be easier to be admitted into newer programs so it might be worth taking a look!

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Hi! Your stats are higher than mine, did you ever call and ask the schools about your app from the last cycle? I've heard that sometimes that's helpful. 

You can do it! 

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