A little about me, I have been volunteering at the audiology department at a hospital for the past 1 1/2 years and have accumulated 200 hours. It would be truly appreciated if you could give me feedback. It would be very helpful. I recently got rejected from Western University in London (masters program in audiology) for the second time, which was very disappointing of course. I also applied to UBC and Dalhousie for the first time last year and also got rejected from those two. I am now contemplating on applying to Western and the other Canadian universities as well, but most importantly on applying to US audiology schools for the first time for the upcoming year. I have realized that I truly do believe that I belong to the profession of audiology. In other words, I was born to do this. I graduated from biochemistry and biomedical sciences at McMaster with a cumulative average of 3.0 and my last 20 courses were an average of 3.6. I noticed that my cumulative average seems very low as to what American audiology schools are asking for. I am going to start studying for the GRE, and I am hoping to score high so that it may offset the low average. Could you tell me about your own experience? Did you take the GRE? How were you able to afford tuition? How many american audiology schools did you apply to? What would you recommend I do? I have many different paths I could take but it is extremely difficult to make a decision. I could do a one year diploma program to become a Communicative Disorders Assistant (Audiology Assistant) while continuing to apply, or do a second bachelor's degree in the US (human communication disorders), or do the GRE and simply volunteer, but honestly it all seems a little daunting and scary. Money is of concern to me, but in the end, I will do whatever it takes to get into audiology. I'd like to hear everyone's own opinion as to what you think would be best. By the way, I have bilateral severe hearing loss that requires the use of two hearing aids. I thought it would have helped but it appears it may actually detract from my application. I am unsure if I should disclose it while applying to US schools. Thank you so much.