Before You Post About Grad Schools...

Before making a "Will I get in?" post about graduate schools, please do the following:

1.  Check out this entry found here.
2.  Read past entries for ideas - Graduate School tag is a good starting place.
3.  Check the program website for the school you are applying to, many times they have information about average GPA/GRE scores, employment rate post grad, etc.

The reason we're asking this of you is because we tend to get a huge influx of graduate school posts around this time of year and many of your questions have been answered before.  If you truly cannot find your answer, feel free to post your graduate school question. =)

CFY Gap Year?

Hello all,
I had a horrible experience with my SNF CF position. Not only did I not get the hours promised, but there were many things that made me feel like I was putting my license on the line. So, after much thought and re-evaluation of my priorities, I decided I wanted to work with kids. Unfortunately, with the school year already started, there were no positions open. Same goes with many private practices and clinics. My question is how does taking a year off between grad school and CFY look to employers?

Thank you!
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Reapplying to Grad School with a Low GPA and Okay GRE

Hi all! I just graduated with my CMDS undergraduate degree from a school in Arkansas in May. I applied to 5 schools: 2 in Texas, 2 in Arkansas, and 1 in Oklahoma but I wasn’t accepted to either of them. I was diagnosed with a learning disability at the end of my junior year so up until then the highest GPA I was able to earn even with working really hard was a 3.0. Thankfully I came in with a lot of hours from dual credit and both semesters my senior year I earned a 3.4, so I graduated with a 3.17. Unfortunately, most of my lower scores are in my CMDS classes. Then I took the GRE twice and the first time I took it I scored a 296 (V:149,Q:145,W:4.0) but then I took it again under let’s say stressful situations and I only scored a 292 (V:148,Q:143,W:4.5). It’s my dream to become a pediatric SLP, though, and I have already been offered a job after graduating from my Master’s from a private clinic I interned for 2 summers ago. Also, I have a lot of volunteer hours, I have some practicum hours from undergraduate, and I thought I had good LORs. I am now starting to reapply to schools, and I wanted to see if anyone could give me some advice on where to apply or how to make my application stronger? I am currently volunteering with an organization in Uganda by assisting an SLT here and shadowing an american SLP once a week for 5 months and when I return at the end of November I am going to find an SLPA job around where I am from in Texas.

CF Question

 

Hello all! 

I am graduating in August and have been looking for a CF for several  months now. I am only interested in working with adults, so I have been  applying to acute care and inpatient rehab. I'm not thrilled by the  thought of a SNF, but I may bite the bullet and start looking at those  soon because I have had no luck. Thus far I've applied to 30ish places  and gotten one phone call. I'm applying to several states (GA, KY, AL,  TX), so I'm not being crazy picky about location. I'm from Nashville,  but TN has yet to adapt the temporary/provisional license, so as a CF, I  can't bill for Medicare Part B (which, of course, is often found in  medical settings), so if finding a medical CF in a city that has become  oversaturated wasn't hard enough, I wouldn't even be able to bill for a  lot of the patients unless I had "in the room" supervision. Thanks a  lot, TN. (I'm not at all bitter. ;)) Anyway, would taking a PRN position  for my CF be a bad idea? I haven't gotten an interview for one, but I'm  curious to know if I'd be setting myself up for failure if I were to  get a bite. I know it would take a lot longer to finish my CF, and I'm  not thrilled about that, but I also don't want to be unemployed for the  next 6 months. Any help would be appreciated!

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Two year gap between grad school and CFY

Hi all

I finished grad school a year early and decided I wanted to spend a year in Spain teaching English and learning Spanish before I started my CFY... Now I have a boyfriend and a little bit of a life here and I am weighing the pros and cons of staying for one more year. Can anyone give me advice on wether I’m jeopardizing anything with potential hirers in the future if I take a two year gap between grad school and my CFY? Would it be in my better interest to stay home next year and get my CF year over with? Any advice or insight would be helpful!!!

Choosing SLP post-baccalaureate programs

Hello guys!   I'm currently a 4th-year undergraduate at UCI, which unfortunately does not offer a CSD degree. My next step is to apply to a post-bacc program. I would really want to stay to California for SLP grad school, so I am looking for a post-bacc program that satisfies all the requirements of all the California grad programs that I am applying to. The problem I've run into is that most schools are looking for different prerequisite courses, and none of the post-bacc programs satisfies all of the required courses. Is there any SLP grad school in Cali (or in any other state) that ONLY requires completion of any CSD post-bacc program and no other additional courses? Any other general advice/suggestions is appreciated, thank you!

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CFY Starting mid year in school setting

Hi everyone.  So I have recently moved my CFY from a SNF to a school setting. I was hired on the day before the school started their winter break, therefore I have not been given a ton of information about my position or on what I will/ should be doing. I am starting in the school's preschool. I feel like I'm not really sure I know what I am supposed to be doing. School restarts next week, and I still have a lot of questions. I was handed 10 kids files before break, but I know I will have more kiddos than that! Who should I talk to about figuring out what kids I have on my caseload? What other administrative tasks should I complete? I have a "to-do" list including getting access to IEP, learn how to bill, creating a caseload list with goals, develop attendance system.  What else? Thanks everyone! 

Choosing a Minor

Hello everyone,

I am an undergrad speech pathology student and am having a difficult time deciding what to minor in. Given the nature of the speech path major at my university, I have quite a bit of room for electives and I would like to use those to fulfill a minor, but I am caught up between minoring in Spanish or in Psychology. I am also a bilingual Spanish speaker, so although I had originally intended to minor in spanish, I am now thinking that might not be significant in my graduate school application given that I am already bilingual. The other minor I am considering then is psychology, which I feel could prove extremely helpful in the future.

If anyone has any insight on which of the two minors would be best for graduate school applications or would like to share what they are minoring in and why they chose their minor, I would truly appreciate it!

Thanks in advance for your help!
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That pesky /r/...

Hey ya'll!
Out of curiosity,
Have any of you tried "R Made Simple Program"?
Did it work?
Does anyone have any program recommendations or general advice/ideas? I have a LOT of /r/ kiddos on my caseload this year!

GPA In Major: 3.22

Hello everyone,

I know there was a similar post 5 years back but I wanted to touch base with a more current post.

Back story: I am from Washington State and received my degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. I started at a community college (where I earned a 3.56 GPA) and then transferred to a 4 year university in Washington where I earned a 3.22 GPA in my major. I know this GPA is not competitive at all and it breaks my heart because it doesn't reflect my passion to work in this field at all. There was some family things going on and I let it get in the way. Also, the transition from a community college to a 4 year was kind of a big adjustment for me. I was so disappointed in myself that after graduation I gave up hope of someday becoming a SLP. Looking back, this is something that saddens me because my brother has autism and has benefited tremendously from seeing an SLP. I want to make a difference in people lives, just as the my brother's SLP has made a difference in his.

Fast Forward: It has been a little over a year since I have graduated (June, 2016). I worked in a school district as an SLPA for 6 months which reignited my passion for this field. I am looking to land another contract for this coming school year and apply for Fall 2018 at a grad school.

So My Question Is This: Who has had a similar GPA and has been accepted into a Masters Program? Also, what did your GRE score look like?

Thank you in advance for your time!
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