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Please Help! I need post-bac prerequisites online or part of 3-year program.

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Most grad programs seem to require biology, physics, and statistics BEFORE you even apply. Despite this, it seems many pre-bac programs offer a full year without those. This leads me to conclude I should focus on taking those three now and complete before deadlines in January, right?


Despite the greater cost of 3 year on-campus options (Chapman, Pacific, etc), it seems my hands will be full for at least a semester taking those three ASHA required classes.... so my best option is spend a few months doing well in those three ASHA courses and volunteering.




What are the best online classes for biology, physics, and statistics?

How to secure volunteering that will impress grad school?



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I'm very happy with my bio class online through USU.

I HATE my chem class through USU.

I took statistics at a community college online (USU offers it, but you need to take a placement exam and by the time I took care of that I got locked out of the class itself).


Don't volunteer to impress, volunteer to expand your interests and experiences. I'm a career changer and had no specific volunteer experience. If you have the time just do what you enjoy and what you'd like to learn.

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SLP is a HUGE field, so try to volunteer as a way of narrowing down your specific area of interest. Do you want to work with kids, the elderly, veterans, English Language Learners, etc.? Do you want to focus on autism, apraxia, the deaf & hard-of-hearing, stroke recovery, dyslexia, etc.?


It's okay to be unsure at this stage of the game, and volunteering in a variety of settings can be a great way of figuring out what you want to do.

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Depending on your learning style I would also recommend trying to get into a community college class. 


I would definitely try to volunteer in a setting you could see yourself working in as well. I love kids, so contacted pediatric clinics in my area. I'm looking for further volunteer opportunities to observe other populations as well. 

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thanks all! I am thinking of doing a year of pre-bacc at SUNY New Paltz... and then taking bio, physics, and statistics at some point during my master's degree. I did this as I am a New York State resident and this means I get 28 credits at a low price. I hope this is the right decision! Anyone attended New Paltz?

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