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Slippery Rock University: 2015-2016 Cycle

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I didn't see a topic for Slippery Rock, so I thought I'd start one.  Has anyone applied to this program yet? If so, have you heard about interviews?  I'm aware it's a developing program, but after a recent visit with their team I'm pretty excited for the future of this program.

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I have applied to this program as well. Have you received any sort of e-mails from them yet? I haven't gotten anything. Not sure of when the interview invites are sent out

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Finally received my first email from this program. It stated that we'd hear from them soon regarding interviews. Fingers crossed!

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I haven't seen anything about interviews yet. I hope I hear soon as I've already been accepted to one program but was really hoping to get in here. After visiting their program and speaking with some of the faculty, I'm really excited about it.

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I too applied to Slippery Rock but the last I heard from them was in the beginning of September saying that they would be sending out invitations for interviews soon

 

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I'm starting to think they may not be ready for a 2016 start.

I think they are having issue with communication from the graduate admissions office because I know of an applicant that was told by the graduate admissions at SRU to apply though them and never mentioned anything about CASPA so I think that may be causing a delay in the process. I also think that maybe the review process is just taking them longer than they expected since they are are new program but I think they will be ready for the class to start in 2016:)

 

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I think they are having issue with communication from the graduate admissions office because I know of an applicant that was told by the graduate admissions at SRU to apply though them and never mentioned anything about CASPA so I think that may be causing a delay in the process. I also think that maybe the review process is just taking them longer than they expected since they are are new program but I think they will be ready for the class to start in 2016:)

 

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Has anyone heard anything yet?

I still have yet to hear anything. When I spoke with the program, I heard their class size was going to be pretty substantial. I'm not sure how they will accomplish this if they don't start the interviews soon.

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Really? That's good. Because normally new programs only start with about 25-30 students. About how many did they say they expect to admit?

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Really? That's good. Because normally new programs only start with about 25-30 students. About how many did they say they expect to admit?

I want to say I remember them saying something upwards of 40, tops 60. The only thing that makes me nervous is the lack of communication. Other newer programs have had much better lines of communication with potential applicants, especially on the status of the program and expectations.

 

I love the town of Slippery Rock and was very excited about the program when I met with some of the faculty but the lack of communication as a whole makes me hesitate.

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Thats a shame. I haven't contacted them directly but their website seemed to have a lot of information compared to most newer programs. But then again it said they started interview invites in september I believe and we have yet to hear anything. I haven't been to the town, but I've heard good things about the school and the area. Did you go on an individual visit? I didn't see anything on their website about any information sessions, which would've been nice. 

 

Hopefully we'll hear something soon. I guess the upside of this long wait would be that many applicants would have accepted seats at other schools, leaving more open for us. Hopefully we hear something soon though. 

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Hi guys, I was in touch with a faculty member last week concerning the community service hours because there was some confusion with my hours when I first applied and they informed me that they are looking to start interviewing in November. They have been working a lot on the accredidation aspect and putting a lot of energy and resources into that to make sure that they get accredited. From what I have collected about this program the faculty are very excited to get it started and are doing everything they can to get it accredited so I am sure they will make sure that they are prepared for the 2016 class:)

 

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Thats a shame. I haven't contacted them directly but their website seemed to have a lot of information compared to most newer programs. But then again it said they started interview invites in september I believe and we have yet to hear anything. I haven't been to the town, but I've heard good things about the school and the area. Did you go on an individual visit? I didn't see anything on their website about any information sessions, which would've been nice.

 

Hopefully we'll hear something soon. I guess the upside of this long wait would be that many applicants would have accepted seats at other schools, leaving more open for us. Hopefully we hear something soon though.

It was an individual information session I set up. The downside for some of us is we've already been accepted some places.

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I'm glad they're working so hard on securing the accreditation. I just hope they're not rushing the process. It might be better to wait for 2017. The most important thing is for Slippery Rock to maintain their cert. If they lose it because not enough people pass their boards, all of the tuition spent on 2+ years of education is down the tubes. It's important to understand what Provisional Accreditation means.

 

That being said, when I met some of the faculty, it's obvious they are passionate about the program and I have no doubt Slippery Rock will have an amazing program once everything falls into place.

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They really don't...Apparently IUP also has one now as well?? Anddd they are requiring rather high GPA's and such for admissions.  Seems to come off as more concerned with pass rates to start with?  Or just another way to weed out "good non traditional" applicants like myself....

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I was invited for an interview about 5 minutes ago.

Congratulations!! When did you apply?

 

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Congratulations!! When did you apply?

 

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October 22nd. I found out about this developing program a little later into the cycle. Looks like they are inviting for interviews up until January though.

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