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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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University of Illinois vs. Ohio University?

Both programs seems somewhat equivalent, anyone have anything to share to maybe help sway one way or another?

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2024/03/26
15:22 UTC

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Am I wrong?

I am currently at an outpatient clinic for my last semester of clinic. I’ve reached my 400 hours and there are 3 weeks left and I am still going everyday. My supervisor is going to be on vacation the entire week and has left me to observe all week with another SLP. I tried to advocate for myself and ask if I could take the time off as well since my school doesn’t care. She won’t let me and I think it’s very pointless for me to be here observing. I understand it’s good experience but take away the part of being an SLP and think about a grad student who is drowning. I am taking 5 classes (at night) as well as attending clinic everyday, working on the weekends, and i’m here for almost 10 hour days. Am I wrong for seeking the week off and not wanting to observe? I feel overworked and as well all know not paid at all for my services. I could use that time off to work at my real job and make actual money.

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2024/03/26
14:24 UTC

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Help - Vanderbilt vs Columbia

Hey y'all! I am currently deciding between Vanderbilt and TC Columbia. I was wondering if anyone has important info or insights that could help me make a decision. The quality of education and preparation for my career is most important to me, and I think both schools would prepare me well (let me know if I'm wrong lol). I want to join a program that is well-rounded in the demographics they teach about and serve (all ages - not just adults or just children). I'm hoping to go into gender-affirming voice care and I think one of Vanderbilt's hospitals has a Transgender Voice Clinic but I'm not sure what Columbia has to offer for that. I would also be happy doing something related to literacy, which I think most programs support. Aside from academics, I prioritize diversity and getting involved in my communities especially through fashion, food, nature, and the arts. I think I would enjoy the lifestyle and location of TC (although I'm scared of the cold), but I don't know what it would be like to live in Nashville. I would appreciate anyone's opinion how different it might feel for someone who has lived in Houston and Austin. I'm also wondering if you have to find clinical placements yourself at Vandy or if they assign you. Thank you for reading!!

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2024/03/25
17:41 UTC

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December Praxis Takers

Did you have your scores terminated, whether in person or online?

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2024/03/25
23:06 UTC

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Pre Reqs

anyone know of colleges that have online summer courses for slp pre reqs? i have to take a few pre reqs before i start my masters in the fall and if i don’t take these courses i will not be able to start and i will be held back a whole year. i am stressing.

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2024/03/26
01:22 UTC

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PSA: Tell programs if you won’t be attending!! (please)

Hii! Just a reminder that once you commit to a school tell the other programs that you got accepted to that you won’t be attending - this helps those of us on the waitlist 🩷

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2024/03/26
01:34 UTC

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Opinions! MSU Denver, University of New Hampshire, Pacific University

I was wondering if anyone can give any insights regarding these schools!! I’m having a hard time deciding 😫

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2024/03/26
01:38 UTC

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Mediocre Student

Hello all,

In my second semester in an online program.

I am doing fine academically. I ace my tests, do well on assignments, do my hw as much as my time allows. Currently have a 3.7 gpa.

But I don't go nuts and am not passionate about all I am learning. Occasionally, I think critically and ask good questions in live sessions. Occasionally, I get interested by sub topics.

Everyone around me studies way more and seems more invested. I am just at the point where I refuse to stay up late and let my health go under for this field. I worked hard to get in, and I will keep working hard. But I won't loose sleep, and I won't give up time with my kids.

It's just how is it worth it? I need to work on the essentials: get the degree, stay in good standing, and learn. At this point, I don't think I should be trying to get a 4.0, but I should and can afford to relax. I can focus on learning to prepare for the field while taking on internship like roles (which I have been doing). Is my attitude bad or realistic?

Also, in school we are being trained by people in academia. Academia is way different than the real world application. The classes sometimes feel as we are constantly bombarded with stuff to know, but realistically, isn't it safe to say you can't really specialize in all the subfields within speech pathology? And that once in the field, we will learn more about the subfields (e.g., voice, hearing, etc.) if we find we are actually working with those types of clients????

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2024/03/26
02:04 UTC

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Deciding Between 2 Grad Schools- Diversity Factor as POC

I’m torn between 2 schools in a city area. I’ve heard positive things about both universities, but I believe I would be more suited for School A (city). It’s directly in the city, so I know I would have more opportunities to interact with diverse ethnic clinical communities and have a more diverse cohort. School B is located in the suburbs of the city, and I think I would be the only POC in my cohort and I’m worried I won’t fit in. Also, I’ve heard that School A (city) faculty is great, while I’ve heard that School B (suburbs) is a little disorganized, but still has a passionate faculty.

I want to choose School A (city), but as an out of state resident, tuition costs $89,000. School B (suburbs) as a private school costs $54,000. (35k difference)

While my heart leans towards School A (city) my brain suggests School B (suburbs) due to the significant cost difference. Ultimately, I prioritize diversity, especially with my classmates, but the financial aspect is crucial to consider for a two-year grad program. Any advice?

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2024/03/26
06:08 UTC

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Federal loans

So I’ve committed to my top choice, but I filled out a FASFA form back in February before I found out. It was sent to all of my schools that I applied to. Do I automatically get offered a financial aid package from the university because I filled out the FASFA and they received it? Or is there some other process I have to go through?

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2024/03/26
03:47 UTC

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I need HELP

I need to make an outline for a grad school research project.

I’m not asking for someone to come up with a research idea for me. I want to come up with that on my own. I’m just going to ask…how did anyone else come up with ideas for research they want to do.

I kind of have one idea…studying how trauma from a certain procedure affects language but I don’t know if it’s broad enough or if the professors will like it. Really I’m just asking to hear about others’ experiences.

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2024/03/25
22:48 UTC

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speech science

Hey lovely slp’s. Where can I take Speech Science aka Acoustics of Bases of Hearing online for summer that’s affordable?

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2024/03/25
20:54 UTC

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Becoming an SLPA

This was my second cycle applying and was rejected from all except two which I was waitlisted. I know that my gpa wasn’t super strong being only a 3.65 but I also have decided to apply so California and some that are part of that western alliance program. I just can’t fathom spending out of state tuition and having to move on top of that. But because of this decision, my options were competitive schools(why do they have to be so hard in California!) I have decided to try and become and slp assistant. Does any one know the process for California.? I looked on their site and would do their 3rd option since I have a bachelors in linguistics and completed a post bacc program. I am confused about completing everything else. Would anyone have insight on this?

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2024/03/25
17:53 UTC

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UCF Fall 2024 GroupMe

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2024/03/25
19:47 UTC

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Is grad school really that difficult?

I know this is a stupid question, but I don’t think I have a grasp on what graduate school is actually going to be like. I saw a post saying people should do what they want to do while they still can, find a therapist in the area because grad school is difficult, etc, is it really that intense? I know it varies from person to person, but am I going to be able to spend time with family/friends? Have hobbies? Or is it just constant work and stress all the time? I know it will take up the majority of my time, but I’d love to be able to have a life outside of grad school. Thank you in advance :)

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2024/03/25
14:47 UTC

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Anyone STILL waiting to hear back from admissions for decisions?

Just me? Currently waiting to hear back from my school of choice on their admissions decision and I was wondering if this is typical or if I should reach out lol.

30 Comments
2024/03/25
13:07 UTC

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PRAXIS - Admission Ticket

Hi everyone! I'm a bit frantic right now because I'm taking my PRAXIS exam this upcoming weekend and I cannot find my admission ticket on my PRAXIS account. Where can I find it to print it out? Am I printing out my receipt from my account or is this something separate?? Thanks for your help!!

2 Comments
2024/03/25
02:30 UTC

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stay at current school or go to other state school for grad school

i’m having a hard time deciding between grad schools. school A is where i’m currently at for my undergrad. school B is of course the other school i’m interested in. both are similar in cost for tuition and living, i get funding for both, and they’re both 2 hours away from my family. i like what school B has to offer more than school A in terms of clinical opportunities, faculty, and the grad students were genuinely happy to be there. however, school A would of course be more familiar and i know i have friends there. i talked to other people that got accepted into school B at the open house, but they haven’t committed to a school either. i guess i’m more excited about the idea of going to school B, but worried i’ll regret not going to school A if i don’t fit in well at school B socially.

any thoughts you have would help so much :)

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2024/03/25
05:04 UTC

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Molloy??

Has anyone heard back from Molloy University? I interviewed the first week of March and have not heard a word back. Getting a nervous

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2024/03/25
05:46 UTC

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Can Someone Who Is Good With Numbers Please Help Me

I’m trying to figure out the sticker price of the MS SLP program at U of Utah but the financial aid department seems to be unable to give me a straight answer. They directed me to this chart for non-residents in the program, it’s 5 semesters long and they said there are 55 credit hours total. I am not good with numbers and the chart is very confusing to me so I would GREATLY appreciate if someone could let me know the total cost of tuition. TIA!

3 Comments
2024/03/25
03:14 UTC

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Applying for grad school again

Hello,

So I was once enrolled in an SLP masters program but had to drop out due to potentially flunking out. I went through a crazy traumatic experience right before school and got crazy stressed and couldn't keep up with the full time in person program. I plan on reapplying this year but am super nervous about not getting in. Most schools want me to submit my transcripts from my previous school but they are basically all C's. I don't have any academic references outside of undergrad and they don't know that I dropped out. Even though my undergrad grades were great, I have been working as an SLPA for the past 3 years, and I volunteer, I just feel like it's gonna look bad knowing I use to be in grad school but dropped out. Any words of wisdom or advice?

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2024/03/24
19:19 UTC

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Need help making a decision

So I got into my top two choices, Brooklyn College and Hunter College, which is great. But I didn’t think I’d get into Brooklyn and now I have to make a decision. Price is not an issue since they’re both cuny schools and I probably won’t be playing more than $26-27k for my full 2 years.

I liked hunter because that’s where I completed my undergrad and my interview experience was very welcoming and I genuinely had a good time. The only cons I have is that I have to commute an hour away by train and the building they hold classes in is going to start renovations starting my second year, which might not even be that big of an issues.

Brooklyn college is where I took my slp prerequisites so I’m also familiar with their campus. I live walking distance away from the school so my commute time is less. And I know they have a better reputation. I guess my only con was that I didn’t feel the same vibe/energy I felt at hunter.

I’m just afraid I’m going to make the wrong decision. If anyone has any insights or advice it would be greatly appreciated because I need to pick one soon.

8 Comments
2024/03/24
16:41 UTC

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Brescia university

Has anyone attended Brescia ? I got accepted here and I don’t know much about it.

2 Comments
2024/03/24
14:47 UTC

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Advice for students Applying

Hi! I’m getting my ducks in a row to be able to apply to schools starting this fall (I plan to attend fall 2025). I understand grad school is very competitive in this field. That’s what I’m worried about. I completed my undergrad in Economics with a 3.0 GPA. Spent some time in the field and ended up switching career paths. In all honesty, my grades should have been a red flag that I should not have pursued this path.

I’ve been working as an RBT in an ABA clinic for 2 years. In that time I’ve become certified in PECS and PRT as well as completed a prerequisite program (3.4 GPA) as well as an SLPA program. My cumulative GPA if you count the prerequisite program is a 3.1 (I know, not much difference but worth mentioning). In addition, I’ve networked with, worked alongside, and befriended many SLPs, OTs, and BCBAs, many of whom were happy to write me a letter of recommendation. I am currently finishing out the school year as an RBT and looking to gain experience as an SLPA starting in the summer.

I took the GRE this past Spring and scored in the 90th percentile.

Considering all of this, how hard would it be to get into grad school? I understand my GPA is low, however, much of my course work in undergrad is not representative of who I am as a student today.

2 Comments
2024/03/24
05:44 UTC

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RA while in grad school?

Has anyone been an RA while in grad school? Do most schools allow grad students to become an RA? Could you please tell me the school you attended if you were/are one?

5 Comments
2024/03/24
03:26 UTC

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CSULB SLP Masters Program Advice

Hi everyone! I was recently admitted to Cal State Long Beach's SLP program! I'm wondering if any current or past students would be willing to chat about their experience, thank you in advance:))

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2024/03/24
02:29 UTC

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Baylor University vs. In State and in Person Program

I was recently accepted into two programs and while I really want to go to my in state option, it is mostly in person. I will need to work throughout most (if not all) of my graduate studies. That said, if I attend an online program, it will be much easier for me to complete in person clinical hours, as I do have some flexibility with my current job.

The tuition for Baylor is also 5x the cost and I don’t know if I will receive any financial aid. I have 3 more schools I am waiting to hear from and was waitlisted at another (more affordable) part time online program.

What have all of your experiences been? What ended up being the most important factor in where you chose to go to school? I also am looking to transition careers within 5 years, so I cannot wait to apply in another cycle.

12 Comments
2024/03/24
00:23 UTC

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What does it mean if letters are “in process”?

reached out to a school about GA ship position offers, was told that decisions were made and letters are “in process from the chair to the first round”, does this mean letters have already been sent and those who have gotten a GA ship would have already been notified?

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2024/03/23
21:44 UTC

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Rush University GA offers

wondering if anyone who’s been accepted to Rush has received an offer for a GA-ship / or other financial aid yet?

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2024/03/23
21:34 UTC

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Are there any Fully Asynchronous Fully Online SLP Masters programs?

Are there any Fully Asynchronous Fully Online SLP Masters programs?

I've found many fully online options but all have some synchronous classes.

I'm ok with the interning and placements in person but I would like to do all of the other work full online if it's possible.

1 Comment
2024/03/23
21:01 UTC

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