- Questions about leveling/postbacc
- December 16th, 4:25
Hello! So I am planning on taking leveling courses next year to apply to SLP Master's programs in 2015. I've actually never taken a Communication Disorders class. (My interest in SLP stemmed from random Linguistics classes I took as an undergrad.)
Ordinarily, I'd prefer taking online courses as I hope to have more time next semester to volunteer at hospitals or speech centers and gain more knowledge about the field rather than just be in class all day. However, I have noticed that most SLP programs seem to ask for Letters of Recommendation from at least 1 or 2 COMD professors and I'm wary about asking for LOR from online instructors.
I've opted to apply to CSULB's postbacc program but I'm worried I won't get in. If I don't get in, I'm thinking of taking most of my leveling courses online at Utah State and taking a couple of classes at the CSUs around me to (hopefully) connect with some professors and gain some strong Letters of Rec, do you think this is feasible? Have you ever heard of anyone having their postbacc courses scattered through different universities?
Also, does a postbacc certificate (or the Second Bachelor's Utah State offers) look better on an application? The second Bachelor's online degree is tempting but, again, I'm worried about those Letters of Rec ):
If you could offer me any advice or set me straight, I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much for taking the time to even read this!