SLPM23 Posted June 9, 2014 Share Posted June 9, 2014 Hi everyone. It's been a very tough and stressful year for me. After one year of SLP grad school I got dropped from my program due to not making the GPA requirement. I got put on academic probation after the first semester and even though my GPA went up it still did not meet the requirement the second semester. I did everything I could to get good grades. I studied by a*** off, got together with study groups, made study guides, made flashcards, used quizlet, and read assigned readings, went in for extra help from professors, but none of it was still good enough. Like most speech programs it was very intense and sucked the life out of me. Not only that but I even had to go back to school in order to get the pre-requisites for speech just to get into a masters program due to not have a BA in speech (my original one was in journalism). So I used up 3 full and stressful years to have it all go down the drain. Yes I learned a lot but so what? Now I'm looking into developmental specialist, which is nowhere near as prestigous as an SLP. I feel like a failure. To make it worse I feel like I was backstabbed by one of my professors the first semester who gave me a D when I was not even expecting it. I was at a B and the very end I ended up with a D on my transcript. I went in to talk to the board about it but nothing could be done because they were not the ones teaching the class and this specific professor had her license taken away that following summer due to previous problems she had with students. So because she had to leave I was never given the chance to speak with her about my grade. So that was the beginning to my downfall and what I feel really screwed me over. I'm sorry I sound so cynical right now, but it is hard not to be when it comes to that scenario. I have never heard of anyone getting kicked out from a speech path masters program and here I am. So much work put into to it and what do I have to show for it? Nothing. My moods have been up down from being negative and pessemistic to hopeful and trying to move forward. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. nbnbnbnb 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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