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Old 08-03-2017, 03:17 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Anyone can earn a Bachelor's in Speech (and Hearing Sciences) (and become an SLPA), but most graduates struggle to get into a Master's program. There are over 200 in the U.S., but the ones I know only accept 30 each year, but they have 300 applicants, and they only choose the best. I probably saw 100 openings for Arizona school SLPs when I looked two weeks ago.
Don't be disheartened by those stats because they are a little misleading. Sure, there is probably a 10 to 1 ratio of applicants to program seats available, but that's because people apply to other programs. They increase the likelihood of being accepted by applying to 8 different programs.

When my wife was applying for PA programs, she was up against odds like 1,500 applicants to 40 seats. She applied for about 6 and was accepted into half of them. Luckily for me, she happened to get accepted to OHSU, so I didn't have to move to Philadelphia. In fact, I didn't have to move at all.

As will most things, success is often the result of many failed attempts. This applies to dating, finding work, applying to schools, starting a business... if you want to increase your odds of a good catch, cast a larger net.
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