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Speech-Language Pathology

SLP Admissions Information

The SLP program begins in August of each year. The application for the 2015 admissions cycle will open on September 1, 2014. The deadline for the receipt of the application, supporting documentation, and application fee is January 15, 2015.

Admissions Requirements

1. Online Application

The Merlin Application can be accessed through the following link: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/merlin/. Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting "Submit." Once you submit the General Information section of the application you cannot edit any information. If a change needs to be made, please email allied.health@ttuhsc.edu.

2. Application Fee

The TTUHSC Application Fee of $40 can be paid through the online application by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order by selecting the "Money Order" option; mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee has been paid.

3. Official Transcripts

The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:

TTUHSC SOAHS Admissions and Student Affairs
3601 4th Street MS 6294
Lubbock, TX 79430
 
4. Official GRE Scores

Official GRE scores are required for admission. The SOAHS GRE submission code is 6851. If your GRE scores are more than 5 years old, they are not considered valid.
 
5. Bachelor's Degree

A Bachelor's Degree is required for admission in addition to the specific prerequisite courses listed in Section 7.
 
6. Minimum GPA

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended. A minimum  GPA of a 3.0 in undergraduate audiology and speech pathology courses is also required.
 
7. Prerequisites
 
All prerequisite requirements must be complete prior to matriculation. Applicants who have completed all or most of their prerequisite coursework at the time of application may be at an advantage during the admissions process.
 
  • Proof of a Bachelor's Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences or Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders OR completion of required leveling courses (See Out-Of-Field Step 1 and Out-Of-Field Step 2 on SLP Home page)
  • All applicants must have completed at least one course in each of the following areas with a grade of "C" or better:
Physical Science (i.e. chemistry or physics)
Life Science (i.e biology or human anatomy and physiology)
Behavioral/Social Science (i.e. psychology, sociology, anthropology)
Statistics 
 
8. Letters of Recommendation

The SLP program does not require letters of receommendation.
 
9. Essay/Letter of Intent/Resume
 
The SLP program does not require an essay, letter of intent or resume.

10. International Applicants

All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/sah/prospective/international_applicants.aspx.

 

Application Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the professional program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission of required documentation, as early as possible. Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who meet the above listed requirements and are deemed competitive candidates for admission will be invited to TTUHSC for an interview. The admissions committee selects the most qualified applicants for admission by considering the following: cumulative GPA, prerequisite science GPA, interview scores, student essay, and other factors.

Interviews

Admission interviews are granted by the SLP admissions committee by invitation only. Applicants are selected for interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application and supporting documents.

Application Submission Checklist

1. Online Merlin Application
2. Application Fee
3. Official Transcripts
4. Official GRE Scores

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at allied.health@ttuhsc.edu.

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