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This subreddit has been created specifically for speech-language pathology students to converse about the graduate school application process and for current and former students to discuss, anonymously, everything and anything surrounding the world of SLP schooling.


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This subreddit has been created specifically for students to discuss the graduate school application process and for current and former students to discuss, anonymously, the schools of their choice.

Sister subreddit of /r/slp.

/r/slpGradSchool

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March Praxis

I take the praxis tomorrow and this will be my second time taking it. I took it back in June '23 and scored a 161. Since January I've been studying all of the topics I didn't do well with in grad school and have been doing numerous practice tests from ETS and the Advanced Review. The most recent practice tests I've done from the Advanced Review I've done horribly on because they were motor speech heavy. In short, I'm really anxious about taking it tomorrow because I want to pass SO bad and just be done with it. If anyone can offer some advice or just encouraging words I'd really appreciate it.

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2024/03/28
20:54 UTC

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Applying for grad school after Chapman’s SLP Post-Bacc

Hello!

I just got accepted into Chapman’s SLP post bacc program, and to those who have completed their program, I was wondering what grad schools accepted you afterwards? (I know CSU Fullerton said you need at least 12 CSD courses before applying for their masters…)

I’m hoping to do grad school in SoCal

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2024/03/28
21:23 UTC

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Clinic placement issues

I’m in the 2nd semester of my first year and thus far everything has been pretty smooth sailing. A little stress here and there but luckily the graduate I’m program I’m in is much more lax than my undergrad program was. We have a lot of research opportunities and it’s nice to be hands on instead of constantly having to just take exams. My only issue has been clinicals. While we have various clinic placements, many are in the school system or with children. I find myself being more interested in the medical side, but not sure how many of those opportunities we have. I have attempted to find my own placement in a more medical setting but was told that I am not allowed to do so. I’m feeling very defeated because the placements aren’t happening for me, but when I try to find the opportunities myself, I’m told that it’s also not an option. My dream is to find a medical CF job, but now it’s to the point I’m questioning if I will even stand a chance since it seems like I will never have that sort of clinic placement. I guess this is really just me venting but has anyone else had a similar experience? I don’t know what to do.

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2024/03/28
17:05 UTC

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Grad School Question

I graduated with a BA in SLP 9 years ago and worked in the field for 6 years but started doing something different last 3 years to make more money. I'm ready to apply to grad school but I didn't have the best grades, like a 2.6 GPA. Does anyone have any success stories to share of yourself or someone you know? Also, I have some defaulted loans and even if I were to get in not sure if I'll be able to use FAFSA. Interested in an online program.

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2024/03/28
17:33 UTC

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Dysphagia MBSImP help!!!

Grad student struggling with scoring MBSImP

Any helpful videos or resources? I am struggling to identify the structures in the videos as they are so grainy so video resources would be the most helpful and I've practically memorized the scoring manual guide already. Thank you in advance!

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2024/03/28
19:14 UTC

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USC MSLP admissions offer

Has anyone heard back from USC yet? If so, what have they told you guys so far if you don’t mind sharing? And do you plan on taking the offer? Thanks in advance!

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2024/03/28
17:25 UTC

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Trouble Deciding between WPU and Le Salle :(

Hi guys! So i'm trying to choose between William Paterson and Le Salle and currently having a little meltdown because I cannot make up my mind. I haven't found much info about either program through research so I'm clueless on what program is better in terms of externships and the overall program in general.

For WPU, I plan to get an apartment in the area for the first year because I figure its more academically challenging and I dont raelly wanna drive 40 miles there and back each day. So, I would probably have to take out an extra 25k in loans bringing my total cost for both years at right under 80 k.

If I attend Le salle, I could stay with my sister, she's like 30 mins from Philly. Total cost for that would be around 65 k. Although this is the cheaper option, my sister does have a 2 year old that's attached to my hip and a baby on the way so I fear that could get a little distracting.

Anyway, I ammm so confused pls help me pls i'll kiss you :(

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2024/03/28
02:26 UTC

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can someone tell me about their experience/thoughts nyu's in person slp program?

hi! im currently deciding between my undergrad suny school or nyu so I was hoping someone could tell me a bit more about nyu's program because I have a good idea of what to expect where I am now! anything and everything is appreciated!! :)

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2024/03/28
02:35 UTC

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midwestern vs UIUC

i’m a current undergraduate at UIUC and i’m conflicted between staying at UIUC for the SLP program or going to Midwestern University in Downers Grove.

I want to go more of the medical route and am wondering if one is better than the other? is it worth the price difference? or job opportunities for CFY post grad?

please let me know, thank you guys!!!

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2024/03/28
03:10 UTC

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Praxis

Hi! So everyone is receiving lower scores than expected for the praxis this month, right? I see my score is around the same as majority of people in the mid 50s. Hoping it is scaled accordingly for us to all pass!

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2024/03/28
04:24 UTC

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Rocky Mountain’s MS SLP program

hi everyone! i’m currently in my second semester of slp grad school and i’m considering transferring to rmu’s ms slp program. i’d love to hear from current rmu students on how the program is!! if you graduated from rmu, would you choose to attend the program again? thanks!

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2024/03/28
05:30 UTC

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Moving out of state

To those of you who moved out of state for schooling, how did you find housing and how long did it take? And are you guys worked/working full time or did you take out loans? Sorry to ask so many questions, but I’m just curious about it, thank you all so much in advance !!

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2024/03/28
02:44 UTC

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CSULB vs CSUF

Hello! I just got accepted to both programs and I’m unsure which one to choose :/ CSUF is about 30-40 min away if I commuted whereas I’d have to get a place for CSULB. I may want to pursue med SLP but am not totally sure yet. Any experiences at either of these schools? :)

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2024/03/28
00:01 UTC

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hi again

sorry did anyone take acoustics of bases communication online with enmu or utah? Retaking it again online

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2024/03/27
23:39 UTC

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April 2024 praxis

Hi! I’m planning on taking the praxis on April 26th. Does anyone know when the test restarts? I know march test takers aren’t finding out their scores until April 12th.

Thanks!

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2024/03/27
23:37 UTC

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Has anyone gotten rejected from ASU yet?

I’ve been seeing ppl receiving interviews and getting accepted and my application is still in review :/

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2024/03/27
21:44 UTC

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Grad Program w/o Campus Clinic?

Like many others, I'm currently trying to decide which grad program I want to commit to. I'm currently torn between two choices and they're very different when it comes to clinical experiences. The first program doesn't have an on-campus clinic, but offers three externship placements. Meanwhile, the second program requires three semesters in the on-campus clinic before externship.

If you've gone to a graduate program that only offers externship placements, how was your experience? Did only having externships stress you out? Do you wish you had an on-campus clinical experience prior to your externships?

I would also love to hear input from people whose programs had an on-campus clinic too. Do you feel you would have been fine without having the on-campus setting? Or were they crucial for you?

The distance and cost of both programs are very similar, so the only major difference to me is the clinical experiences offered. I want to make a choice that won't make me even more stressed out than I need to be in grad school, so any kinds of stories or input would be helpful :)

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2024/03/27
20:55 UTC

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help!! deciding between schools when both don’t have much medical focus?

Hi! i’m really hoping to get some advice for upcoming grad decisions in april. I’ve been accepted to Northern Arizona university and UNC Greeley (financially they are the same for me!) and i’m having trouble deciding due to me wanting to pursue the medical track! both schools i can gather are fantastic for the pediatric population but that’s not where my heart is at. I’m wondering if anyone could help me out with maybe a similar experience on what helped them decide? Or if someone can speak on either programs options for students pursuing a medical setting? I’m kind of kicking myself for not really exploring my options but it is what it is. I was also accepted into University of Oregon which would be great i think for a medical track but it’s not a great financial decision since i’m out of state 😔 please help! lol

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2024/03/27
20:13 UTC

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Can’t decide on a school!

Hey everyone! I have been really indecisive on where I want to accept enrollment for fall of 2024. I thought I might ask for some outside opinion. I got into the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Appalachian State University. I went to Appstate for undergraduate.

Both schools have great programs. I know Appstate requires long clinic drives and some parts of the program are disorganized (allegedly). I don’t know much about UNC Greensboros inner workings in the program, but I know they have great professors and don’t involve the travel hassle. I have only visited Greensboro’s campus, I have not been available for a tour of the program. If anyone could give me any information about the UNCG SLP program specifically, i’d greatly appreciate it!

I know it seems like i’m leaning Greensboro, because I am. I just wanted to ask if anyone knows of any other details about either program that would be noteworthy. I will also be in a boot for the first week or so of classes because I am getting surgery done. So, accessibility is something else I am keeping in mind. I know Appstate isn’t known for their accessibility…

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a great day :)

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2024/03/27
18:00 UTC

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ETS website

When did the ETS website change? I went to register to retake the praxis and everything is different. Does anyone know how to add who/where our test results need to be sent (ASHA, university/state)? TYIA 😭😭

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2024/03/27
18:21 UTC

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Praxis struggles

I’m feeling SO depressed. I took the praxis in February with barely studying and got a 152, mainly just wanted to see the vibes.

Now took it in March (yesterday) after studying the quizlets & medslp guide and got a 45?! (Which I’m assuming will be a 145?)

I’m so sad I really thought I would pass after studying, I’m also about to complete my CF this summer and am just distraught. i wish my school made me take it earlier because I am a severe procrastinator. Looking for any tips or suggestions as I prepare for the April one. Might invest in Frioty, it’s just so expensive.

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2024/03/27
18:28 UTC

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Good News :)

Just a post to spread some positivity today :)

Today I completed my new hire paperwork and am officially signed on to work at my very first job!! Very exciting to see a light at the end of the tunnel and know that I will be getting paid for my work very soon. The job I got is at an amazing place with amazing coworkers and I could not be happier!! It even allows me to work in my dream setting with my desired population :)

On top of all that excitement, I also received news that the research I did as a final project to graduate has been given the green light to work towards getting published!!

Just a reminder that all of your hard work is helping you meet your goals and there is an end to the madness! Good luck to everyone in search of a job and to everyone in the thick of grad school, you’re doing amazing :)

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2024/03/27
17:02 UTC

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University of Saint Augustine Levelling Courses

Has anyone taken their levelling program? I'm curious how you found it and how accepted the course is by other schools? I'm not sure what schools I will end up applying to, but I want to start my prereqs. asap and this is the most affordable program I have found.

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2024/03/27
16:14 UTC

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SLP Study Binder

I’m about to enter my externship year, does anyone know of a company/person that sells study binders with helpful material to reference to into the field? Like a reference book if you will. Thanks in advance!

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2024/03/27
04:16 UTC

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Trouble deciding between schools😬

I have been accepted to Baldwin Wallace and Kent State. I’m having a hard time deciding on which to attend. Baldwin Wallace is extremely expensive, but my heart is so set on going there. I’m trying to be realistic and I think Kent is the smarter option financially, but I’m still struggling. If anybody currently goes to or has gone to either of these schools I would love to hear your experience. I’m extremely grateful to be in this position, but also stressed 😅 Thanks in advance 😁

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2024/03/27
15:26 UTC

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Can I still apply for Grad School if I have a bachelors degree in business and an SLPA associates degree?

I am trying to decide if I want to get a post baccalaureate in CSD or go the route of getting an associate's degree for SLPA certification. The main goal is to go to grad school and become an SLP. Would I be able to do that with my bachelors degree in business and an SLPA associates or would I need to go the post baccalaureate route? I would like to work as an SLPA in Idaho before getting my masters degree. What route is the most ideal for grad school?

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2024/03/27
15:08 UTC

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West coast university thoughts?

Does anyone attend who would share their experience with this school? I have an interview Monday and am trying to get a feel for the program. Thank you. 😊

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2024/03/27
12:13 UTC

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“B” or better

If my graduate school states this “The following prerequisite courses should be completed with a grade of B or better” and i have a B- in a prerequisite, is that okay? like does a B- count as a “B?”

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2024/03/27
03:47 UTC

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Out of field advice

Hello!

I applied for some programs and let's just say I don't feel that confident that I'll get into any program as majority of the schools that I applied to rejected me (still waiting from like 3 other schools to get back to me). I'm an out of field student and I just want to prepare for the worst case situation of not getting in so is there anything I can do to beef up my application for the next time I decide to apply? I'm looking on becoming an SLPA if I don't get in but is there anything else I can do?

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2024/03/27
00:15 UTC

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Sjsu

Has anyone gotten an invite for an interview or anything?

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2024/03/26
23:26 UTC

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