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Hello everyone!

My boyfriend and I have put together this preliminary list of SLP programs that we think I have a shot at getting into. I would love to hear any of your advice, experiences, speculations, or anything that would help me narrow it down!

Here are my stats:

VR: 154

QR: 152

AW: 4

Cum GPA: 3.174

Last 60 GPA: 3.289

PreSLP GPA: 3.139 (Does that just immediately disqualify me from everything forever? Online courses are not my forte and I didn't know it until my post-bacc)

And here is our list:

Pacific University

Portland State University

Idaho State University

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

University of Montana

University of Wyoming

University of Northern Colorado

Arizona State University

Midwestern University, Arizona

Northern Arizona University

Eastern New Mexico University

New Mexico State University

 

Thank you!

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What is your in-major/SLP GPA? 

While I can't speak regarding any of the schools on your list, I will say that you probably know your GPA is low. I knew mine was average, so I took the GRE again. If this is a financially viable option for you, I would take it again. I made a 306(?) this first time I took it but had a personal goal of making >310. So after another month of studying GRE materials only (during the summer) my score increased to a 312. Your GPA is a static facet of your application post graduation, but you can always increase your GRE score time and $ willing... and given your past scores both being above 150, I really think you have the potential to do even better ^_^

 

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I agree with the above poster spend more time raising your GRE score.  Also I feel that the two schools in AZ ASU and NAU and Portland may not be a good fit.  They are adjacent to CA so they are heavily saturated with applicants from surrounding states making their academic cut offs higher than your scores.  

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ASU rarely looks at anyone less than a 3.8. NAU has a summers only option in addition to their full time on campus program. NMSU will look at your application, but I'm not sure what their cutoff is, I know they've lost quite a few professors. ENMU will look at your application too. 

You have quite a competitive list of schools there, maybe look at less competitive programs?

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10 hours ago, amsullivan said:

ASU rarely looks at anyone less than a 3.8. NAU has a summers only option in addition to their full time on campus program. NMSU will look at your application, but I'm not sure what their cutoff is, I know they've lost quite a few professors. ENMU will look at your application too. 

You have quite a competitive list of schools there, maybe look at less competitive programs?

Thanks for your input! Could you specify which schools are too competitive and which ones are the least competitive? I'm hoping to stay in the west, maybe Midwest. 

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Portland State is very competitive. I believe Pacific is, too, but you will have to check on that. NM State assigns points based on the strength of each area of your application to make their decisions, and they multiply your GPA by two (so they prioritize this). This does not necessarily mean you can't get in, but just FYI. NAU's summer's only program is much less competitive than their full-time program (average GPA is 3.6-3.7 for their full-time). 

It is hard to know where to cut off your list, though! My friend got rejected from Idaho State and accepted to a much more highly-ranked program (he also had a 3.9 GPA), so it is hard to say!

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On 12/22/2016 at 10:38 AM, sundaisy said:

Thanks for your input! Could you specify which schools are too competitive and which ones are the least competitive? I'm hoping to stay in the west, maybe Midwest. 

ENMU, NAU summers, NYU has an online track that's brand new and might be easier to get in. 

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21 hours ago, copaceticbroad said:

NYU is also miserably expensive. It's an option, but it shouldn't be a top one.

It is, but for the amount of support I've gotten so far and for being one of the only online programs with clinical placements where I live, it's also the only one that makes sense for me right now. 

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