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Hi Everyone

I am applying for speech pathology grad school and do not have an undergraduate degree in communication sciences. I am looking to take a non-matriculated/non-degree/ speech pathology course to:

a) show the universities I am applying to that I am serious about speech pathology ( I am a career changer)

b)  get an academic reference as I have been out of academia for decades and don't have any recent references.

It would also help me  get a feel of the subject matter I would be studying/

Does anyone have any recommendations as to where I can apply to do a speech pathology course - there are so many universities out there, it's a maze for me to try to figure out.

Thank you!

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5 hours ago, Optimistic000 said:

Hi Everyone

I am applying for speech pathology grad school and do not have an undergraduate degree in communication sciences. I am looking to take a non-matriculated/non-degree/ speech pathology course to:

a) show the universities I am applying to that I am serious about speech pathology ( I am a career changer)

b)  get an academic reference as I have been out of academia for decades and don't have any recent references.

It would also help me  get a feel of the subject matter I would be studying/

Does anyone have any recommendations as to where I can apply to do a speech pathology course - there are so many universities out there, it's a maze for me to try to figure out.

Thank you!

I am in your exact situation right now.  I graduated with my BA in 2002.  I am in the process of enrolling in Longwood University’s SLP Online program to complete pre-reqs since my BA is in a different field.  (The tuition is $275/credit for Virginia residents and $350/credit for out of state).  There are several programs like this online (San Diego State University, University of Hawaii, Easterb New Mexico University, etc).  I chose Longwood because I’m a VA resident and wanted the in state tuition rate.   My biggest worry is getting those letters of academic referrals.  I feel like it may be a challenge to get strong references from professors of online classes, but I have no other choice but to try.  I am a bit worried my application won’t be as strong as recent undergrads, but I am determined to do this.  :) I wish you the best of luck.  

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Hi! On the same boat here :) I'm enrolled to start in the fall at Utah State University for the 2nd bachelor's Online. It's 36 units, most grad schools either ask for you to have a degree in Communicative Disorders OR complete anywhere between 30-36 units, so to me this path makes sense because the degree will make me eligible to apply for any graduate program instead of worrying about meeting the prereqs at every school. Eastern New Mexico and the University of Idaho also have leveling programs. The program can be completed in 3 semesters. It's also financial aid eligible. A lot of people on this website recommend it, so I hope it goes well! Like you, I am also worried about the LOR's but I know manyyyy students are in our same situation so something will have to give! Best of luck! ?

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