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Hi guys! I just wanted to ask if any of you know of any good ways to get some more upper level linguistic courses online. I have an out of field undergraduate degree and just want to do everything I can to make my application more competitive. I have a lot of volunteering and shadowing hours, but I’m looking for courses that would be helpful and are offered online. I’ve looked at preparatory speech and language certificates that are offered in the states, have any of you completed one of these or know if they would be useful and considered in my application? Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks in advance.

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4 hours ago, SLPVI said:

Hi guys! I just wanted to ask if any of you know of any good ways to get some more upper level linguistic courses online. I have an out of field undergraduate degree and just want to do everything I can to make my application more competitive. I have a lot of volunteering and shadowing hours, but I’m looking for courses that would be helpful and are offered online. I’ve looked at preparatory speech and language certificates that are offered in the states, have any of you completed one of these or know if they would be useful and considered in my application? Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks in advance.

U of A offers these two online:

https://www.ualberta.ca/communications-sciences-and-disorders/programs/csd-undergraduate-courses/csd-200.html
 

https://apps.ualberta.ca/catalogue/course/csd/311

 

They also offer phonetics online and a few psych courses that are language related!

 

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Hey, guys. I got off the Waitlist for UofA early June. Thought I’d share my stats for future applicants. 

GPA: 3.73

CASPER: 1st Quartile 

Experience: 5+ years volunteering at a Sunday school (ages 4-12), 2 years at Big Brothers Big Sisters (ages 9-10), 1 year working in an SL4 Facility (ages 70+ usually) and babysitting experience (varied ages). 

References: two good ones and one that I suspect was mediocre. 

Bonus assets: Fluent in French, B1 in 3 other languages (Italian, Japanese and Korean). Also, two separate study abroad experiences. 

SOP: really hyped up my experience working with elders who have speech disorders as well as my desire to do bilingual (FR-EN) speech therapy. 

 

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On 6/14/2024 at 9:17 PM, FutureSLP_hopefully said:

Hey! Just trying to gauge the admitted GPA averages for the various school. If people are comfortable, can you please share what your GPA was if you were admitted? 

I was accepted into the UofA with a GPA of 3.95. However, I think GPA is the least of concern for UofA unlike other schools. I've seen people get accepted into the UofA anywhere above a 3.6 (personally haven't seen below that). UofA focuses way more on your statement and references

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On 6/14/2024 at 11:17 PM, FutureSLP_hopefully said:

Hey! Just trying to gauge the admitted GPA averages for the various school. If people are comfortable, can you please share what your GPA was if you were admitted? 

my ORPAS gpa was 3.92. I didn’t fully calculate my dalhousie one but I estimated i was around a 4.15 maybe a 4.2 it’s been a while lol. 

the schools have different things they look at! mac is only 25% gpa, they’ll release the avg interview gpa soon if it isn’t already out but for the year before us it was 3.88 (i heard around that 3.85 was the lowest but might be wrong). Western I think is more holistic but leaning more to experiences (my friend had a higher gpa but was waitlisted). Uoft is more academic focused i would say so references and gpa. they also favour research experience 

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Hi! Planning to re-apply next cycle, for those of you who got accepted to UofT and/or Western and are comfortable sharing their stats, what was your sub-GPA? Please feel free to PM if not comfortable sharing on the forum! thank you so much!

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On 6/14/2024 at 11:17 PM, FutureSLP_hopefully said:

Hey! Just trying to gauge the admitted GPA averages for the various school. If people are comfortable, can you please share what your GPA was if you were admitted? 

Dalhousie University - 3.98/4.3 GPA

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