In 2012, I wrote “What are my chances of getting into grad school for SLP?”. It’s my most read post I’ve ever published. I know exactly why, too. People want to know if investing in a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist is easy or difficult and worth the investment.
In 2013, a joint publication by the Council of Academic Programs in Communications Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) published survey data based on information provided by nation-wide SLP graduate programs. It’s the same survey I used to find the data in my first post. In this post, I wanted to compare the 2 documents and see what’s changed over the past few years. One thing to keep in mind as you read through these, many individuals apply to more than one university – the large number of applications does not reflect the actual number of people who applied, just the number of applications. Check out the resource and info below for yourself…
Table 1 shows GRE scores that haven’t been converted to reflect the new score reporting using the ETS Concordance Table. No data was available from the 2011-2012 report.
Table 2 shows data for the 2010-2011 writing portion of the GRE. Data for 2011-2012 was unavailable.
Table 3 shows an increase in total applications and an increase in number of applications that were accepted. However, there was a decrease in number of first-year SLP grad students that actually enrolled.
Table 4 looked at the number of approved applications divided by the total number of applications per year. The number has increased slightly an application being accepted.
Table 5 shows the average, minimum, and average maximum GPA from the past 2 years of data. In the recent, 2011-2012 data, the minimum GPA was .00 – I didn’t think it worth charting.
I hope this post was informative for those of you applying to SLP grad school or thinking about pursuing the career. The bar is set high for applicants – good luck out there! #slp2b