For the next installment of my “How to Apply to SLP Graduate School” series, I’ve decided to talk about letters of recommendation (LOR). Obtaining the required number of LORs is a pretty stressful process. Each school requires a different number of letters and sometimes the person writing them must have a specific relationship to you (professor, supervisor, licensed SLP with CCC’s) which can make things a bit complicated. This post is filled with tips for you to ensure you have a smooth experience asking for LORs! Start early. My biggest piece of advice is to START EARLY. Be proactive! At Temple there are GPA and grade requirements you must meet in order to ask for LORs. We had to have a minimum GPA of 3.00, a B or better in the course(s) taught by the faculty members who are being asked to write the letters, and have no more than one grade of C in any course in the undergraduate major. Think about the professors you want to ask for letters as early as the start of your sophomore year. In your second year, you’ll begin taking more classes related to your major. Be sure to make a good impression on your professors… View Post

It’s that time of year! If you’ll be applying to grad school in the fall/winter that means you’re already thinking of the GRE and (hopefully) you’ve begun studying. When it came to the GRE I was mostly just in denial that it was even happening for a long time until probably about a month before. 0/10 do not recommend. You need TIME to study and do the best you can. I have a few common questions about the GRE listed here along with my answers. Some Q’s were submitted by you guys too so thank you for that! Also just wanted to let you know that this post is the first one in a series of “Let’s Apply to SLP Grad School” posts! If you’re a future SLP grad student and you’d like to see a specific post please leave a comment down below with your questions! How do I not fail? Good question @Gabby ~ hopefully this post will teach you how to not fail When should we take it? What’s the general timeline for applying to grad school? For speech, all of my applications had to be in by February 1st. My first deadline was December 15th I believe.… View Post

Most of you know that I’ve been going through the process of applying to grad school. It was daunting and terrifying and at many points I was discouraged. I felt like I had done enough throughout my undergraduate career, I was involved in ALL of the things, I worked hard, and above all else I loved my future career. I stumbled upon speech pathology (you can read about how that happened) but I’ve loved it ever since and I felt like that was exactly the career for me. Throughout March and April I began to hear back from schools. Most of it was negative. I went into this knowing there was a chance I would not be going to grad school in the fall. Applying to graduate school for speech-language pathology is extremely competitive. It was hard seeing my friends get accepted because although I felt SO happy for them and so proud of them, I was also extremely discouraged in myself. I applied to 9 schools and at the beginning of April I had been rejected at 3 and waitlisted at 3. My optimism was fading. I became silent on the blog because I felt like I was failing.… View Post

Currently, I’m freaking out because I’m going to take the GRE in one week. I don’t remember being this nervous about the SAT which is weird because they’re almost the same thing. Except I knew I was going to get into college somewhere… I’m not quite sure if I’ll be going to grad school. ANYWAY, that’s beside the point. I really wanted to document my experience applying to grad school so I figured, why not start with something simple? I haven’t taken the test yet so this post isn’t going to be about HOW to study for the GRE but instead more of GRE study essentials and “what you need” to begin the process. Once I take the test (and do well) I’ll feel more comfortable sharing my method with all of you so look out for that in the near future. A GRE prep book. I have a prep book for the GRE that I haven’t used much but it does come with tons and tons of practice problems! I bought the book over the summer because I felt it was best to start somewhere so I decided on a book that looked conducive to my studying style. I prefer… View Post

I am currently in the midst of applying to grad school for speech-language pathology. I told you guys in a previous post that I was going to blog my whole journey and I figured that before I dive into the deep stuff, I should probably explain the process for those of you who are new or those of you who are freshmen in the major who just don’t quite know what’s going on (btw, that’s TOTALLY OKAY! There’s so much to learn and know as a CSD undergrad/future SLP). So this post is all about the grad school basics and what to do if you’re considering applying! Grad school is scary. The thought has always terrified me and I’m still not quite over the fact that THIS IS REAL AND I’M ACTUALLY APPLYING. I still haven’t totally narrowed down my schools yet but I have a few solid choices and I’m starting to kind of get really excited? There are a lot of things you have to do in order to prepare yourself for the process so I’m going to share those things right now. I’m hoping to make a separate post on each of these things sometime in the… View Post