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Admissions Criteria-Undergraduate

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  Nelson Mandela_______________________


Bachelor's Program in SLP Admissions Process
Instructions to Applicants

APPLYING TO The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology


Step 1- Submit an unofficial copy of your transcript and the Info Request Application Form.  Once you submit the Info Request Application form with the required information, after careful review you will be sent an application form for admission.  Please note we encourage all applicants to begin the admissions process by submitting their application as early as possible.  Waiting until the program application deadline may decrease your chances of acceptance into the program.  If accepted, all official transcripts must be received by the department before you can be assigned an Academic Advisor as soon as possible in order to register for classes.


Step 2-Submit the application form for admission if you received an email and link for the application.


Step 3 Students interested in the undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology Program must complete and submit an Admissions Application by the deadline specified below.  Applications are issued via email and or in Room #125 Augustus Blanks Hall.


Step 4 For Fall semester, the deadline to received completed application and supporting documentation is April 1.  For Spring Semester, the deadline is October 1.  All materials are due in the Speech-Language Pathology office by 5:00PM on the deadline specified.  It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide the information needed to evaluate his/her application.  Applications are reviewed by the departmental faculty as they are received. 


The applicant’s request for admission will not be reviewed until the applicant’s file contains the necessary documents.  If you are using the US mail, your application should be sent to:

Step 5: Along with your application form, you are to submit the following:

  1. Complete official transcript(s) from ALL academic institutions attended
  2. Copy of composite ACT/SAT score
  3. Writing Proficiency Examination Results (Taken in ENGL 111)
  4. Required Grade Point Average (GPA) - Students entering the Speech-Language Pathology Program are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  5. All applicants for admission to the Undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology are required to be interviewed by the Admission Committee prior to admission.


International Students

Step 6-International Students are encouraged to begin the transcript evaluation process early and before completing the application. The International Students Office was established to assist the F-1 International Students in meeting various U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements throughout the study period and provide information designed to facilitate the adjustment of International Students to life in the United States and Southern University. 

The International Students Office serves as the final phase once the International Student has been admitted into the University (Undergraduate Admission Office and Graduate School Admission Office) by determining their compliance with the University and/or U.S. Government regulations, laws, policies and their ability to finance their program at Southern University and A&M College.


University Undergraduate Admissions Office

For information about Admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission) please contact the following office link below.

Undergraduate Admissions


Step 7- Your Interview

We require an interview before you are admitted into the program as part of the admission process and will contract the prospective student to make arrangements once the application has been reviewed.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the Southern University campus for these appointments if possible.  If the student is unable to come to the interview in person, a virtual interview is also a possible alternative option.  Please make arrangements with the department when they contact you regarding your interview.


Step 8- Admission Decisions

The admission committee will notify you of your application status once your application has been reviewed and acted on by the department.  It is important that your contact information is current. The Department Chairperson will call and email with acceptance decisions once they have been made.  All students will receive a follow up letter from the Department Chairperson addressed and sent to the contact information on file or in email provided.



Transfer students may be admitted to the Speech-Language Pathology Program if they meet all admission criteria for the department.  Please note that the University Admission Requirements will differ from the departmental requirements.  Transfer credits for freshman level courses are evaluated and accepted by the University Admission Office.  Transfer credit for courses in Speech-Language pathology from another university will be evaluated by the Department Chairperson and Admission Committee in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Prior to evaluation the application must provide a course syllabus, catalog description and any other information requested that may be needed to complete the application process.


Your emails and calls are important to us.  Your inquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate person for follow-up and will be addressed during normal daytime business hours at their earliest convenience.  Always be sure to include what you are inquiring about in the subject line of an email, your questions, and contact information.  At this time, we only are able to correspond in English.


Department Contact
Phone: 225-771-2449

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