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Undergraduate Program in
Speech Pathology and Audiology

Guidelines for Pre-SPA Students

Note: Up to 45 students with the highest grade point averages who have fulfilled all of the requirements will be accepted into the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) at the conclusion of the spring semester of the sophomore year.

  1. Contact the College of Education and Human Services’ Office of Student Success in 710 Allen Hall by visiting or by calling (304) 293-2169 for inquiries or to schedule an advising appointment.
  2. Learn how to register for courses by visiting the Undergraduate Admissions website.
  3. Become familiar with the requirements of the Pre-SPA program.
  4. Register during the freshman and sophomore years for the courses required for application in the spring semester of the sophomore year (a minimum of 58 hours required at the conclusion of the spring semester of the sophomore year). View suggested plan of study for Pre-SPA students.
  5. Maintain the required grades:
    a. minimum grade point average (3.00)
    b. minimum grade B in both CSAD 200 and CSAD 270
    c. a grade of C or higher in required GEF courses listed on the Application Form.
    d. 80% or better on the required Qualifying Examination (administered in CSAD 200)
  6. After reviewing your Pre-SPA Checklist to assure you've met all the requirements to apply, follow the instructions located on the Apply for Admission to the SPA Major page and submit all required application materials by March 1. Applications will not be accepted after that date.
  7. Upon receiving notification of acceptance into the SPA Bachelor of Science program, students must confirm acceptance immediately by completing the Online Acceptance Form.

Note 1: Pre-SPA students who are interested in declaring a minor should visit the Undergraduate Certificate programs or Suggested Minors page(s) for more information. Some of the required CSD courses may also be counted toward some of the certificates.

Note 2: Students interested in becoming a member of the Honors College should visit or email

Note 3: Study Abroad
Because of the sequence of required courses in the Department, students interested in studying abroad should schedule such opportunities either before the junior year or during the summers. Studying abroad during the junior and senior years will result in delayed graduation. Information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of International Programs
in 336 Stansbury Hall, 304.293.6955, emailing, or by visiting the following websites: