Is financial assistance available for the SLP Prerequisite Online program?
Federally funded financial aid is not available to the SLP Prerequisite online program because this is not a degree-seeking program. Federal aid is limited to degree programs only. The only funding available through Financial Aid certification would be a Private/Alternative loan. The Financial Aid office at Longwood University will be happy to assist in this process, however, Longwood University is not allowed to suggest a lender. These loans are processed mostly online, therefore, it is recommended to try a search online of "private student loans" and a wide variety of lending institutions should be available to help you choose. Also, search for "comparison of student loans" may reveal a website that will compare different lenders.
Longwood does have a Monthly Payment Plan program. Information on this program is available through the Office of Student Accounts. You may access this office either by phone at 434.395.2067 or online at http://www.longwood.edu/studentaccounts/mpplan.htm
How do these classes impact my current GPA?
Successful completion of these slponline courses will NOT guarantee admission to graduate school at Longwood University or any other college/university. Your performance in these courses will not affect or be averaged with your cumulative undergraduate GPA earned in a bachelor's degree. Your cumulative GPA earned with a bachelor's degree must meet the minimum required for admission (3.0 at Longwood University) in order to be considered. If you have earned a master's degree, it supercedes the bachelor's degree for admission criteria related to GPA. Many graduate programs in speech-language pathology (including Longwood University) require a minimum grade of B or higher in specific disicipline courses.
If you are transferring these slponline courses to another university, you should contact that university to understand the impact of your grade(s) on your GPA at that university.
Is there a certain sequence that must be followed in the coursework?
There is a recommended sequence of courses. You may take any combination of courses of the nine offered. Some courses will require a prerequisite.
Where are graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders offered in Virginia?
There are currently six universities in Virginia that offer master's degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders. They are