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Post-baccalaureate Frequently Asked Questions
What are the eligibility requirements for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders’ Post-baccalaureate Program?
- The program is intended for students who already have a bachelor (or a master degree) in an area other than communication disorders.
- Under special circumstances, an individual who has a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders that is post five years+ could apply for the Post-baccalaureate Program
Do you accept international students?
- Yes, if qualified and if you have further question regarding application and admission process please contact Jenny Hebert, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-650-7780.
What if I have been out of school for so many years I can no longer request or obtain a letter of reference from my former professors?
- It is highly recommended that you have a letter of reference speaking to your academic skills; however, if you are unable to obtain such a reference letter then your GPA will speak to your academics and a reference letter from a professional for whom you have worked or volunteered (particularly in related fields) would be accepted.
What if my undergraduate GPA is lower 3.0?
- Address any extenuating circumstances relating to your undergraduate GPA in your statement of purpose. Be aware that as you complete a Post-baccalaureate Program application to Graduate Program is very competitive and Graduate Programs are looking for GPA’s of 3.5 and over.
- You may be accepted in the Post-baccalaureate program on a conditional basis, which states that you must demonstrate strong academic performance to continue in the program.
What is the cost of the program?
- Go to the Student Business Office, Tuition and Fee Schedule https://wp.wwu.edu/sbo/tuition-and-fee-schedule/ and scroll down to the Extension/Self Supporting Programs to obtain Tuition and Fees Information. You will also pay WWU required fees (not included in the tuition chart).
Can I receive financial aid for this program?
- Yes, you can apply for FAFSA; however, do be aware that this program runs 4 quarters and FAFSA distribution is geared to a 3 quarter academic year.
- We encourage you to contact WWU Financial Aid http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/.
Do you have specific departmental scholarships or Teaching Assistantships?
Do you offer online courses?
- Not at this time. Our program is a standard face-to-face on campus program.
How many applicants do you accept into the CSD Post-baccalaureate Program?
- We accept approximately 18.
How soon will I know if I have been accepted?
- Application priority deadline is February 1st.
- Early acceptance program notifications will begin on February 15th.
- WWU Admission Deadline is March 1st.
- Acceptance to program notifications will begin approximately March 1st and rolling acceptance will continue thereafter.
If I am accepted in the Post-baccalaureate Program will I be accepted into a WWU CSD Graduate Program?
- There is no guarantee that you will be accepted into the graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program or the AuD. Clinical Doctorate Program.
- You will make application to our graduate program and the review committee will review your application along with the current applicant pool.
- We encourage our students to apply to a number of graduate programs.
When should I take the ASHA Statistics and Sciences course requirements?
- We recommend that you complete this required course work prior to the start of your graduate studies.
- However, these courses could be taken during your graduate studies or after completion of your M.A. They are a requirement for ASHA Certification and must be completed prior to starting your Clinical Fellowship.