[ skip to content ]

Undergraduate Group Advising

  • March 31, 12:00 noon, CSC 246

  • April 1, 12:30 p.m., CSC 246

  • April 3, 12:30 p.m., CSC 246

 Sign up at the desk in the 2nd floor lobby of CSC


Undergraduate Admissions for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Old Dominion University's Office of Admissions selects applicants on the basis of their overall academic records, including recommendations and standardized-test results. Applicants for freshman status must present 16 units of academic credit from high school. A recommended program would include four units of English, including composition; three units of mathematics, including algebra II; three units of natural science, including a year of laboratory science; three units of social science; and three units of foreign language or two units in each of two languages. Usually, students who rank in the top 50 percent of their classes and have maintained academic averages of C or better are encouraged to apply. The level of academic competition and the number of spaces available in the entering class influence the actual minimum requirements for admission.

Official results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) must be submitted by any applicant for freshman status. Transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit are also required to submit these scores. A total verbal and quantitative score of 850 or better on the SAT is usually required for admission.

Application information and forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0050, (757) 683-3685.

Declaring the Major

To declare a major in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:

  1. Students must complete one year of course work at ODU with a GPA of at least 2.5;
  2. Students must meet with an undergraduate advisor.

To continue and graduate in the major:

  1. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in all major courses.
  2. Students must retake any major course in which they attain a grade below C- (or a grade below C in CSD 449W).

Undergraduate Advising

Dr. Abrahamsen (last names A-G): eabraham@odu.edu

Dr. Raymer (last names H-Z). sraymer@odu.edu

Group advising sessions are scheduled two weeks prior to registration each semester. If unable to attend group advising, a small number of individual advising sessions are available.  Stop by the Child Study Center or contact Mrs. Spence at 683-4117 to sign up for an advising session.

General Education Course Reminders:

For ASHA certification, SLPA majors must take a biology course, a physical science course (preferably chemistry or physics), a mathematics course (suggest STAT 130), and two social/behavioral science courses (preferably Psych 201 and Soc 201). 

The Commonwealth of Virginia now requires all public school personnel to take a technology course for licensure.  That requirement can be most easily satisfied by TLED 430, which also meets the Impact of Technology requirement for special education minors. 

A sign language course taken at the community college level is not equivalent to the sign language course required in our major (CSD 465).

Prerequisites in CSD courses:
*CSD 351 Permission of instructor
**CSD 352 Permission of instructor
***CSD 447 Grade of C- or better in CSD 453
CSD 449W Grade of C or better in ENGL 211C/221C/231C  and grade of C- or better in ENGL 350
CSD 450 Permission of instructor
CSD 451 Grade of C- or better in CSD 352
**CSD 452 Grade of C- or better in CSD 351
CSD 453 Grade of C- or better in CSD 450
**CSD 458 Grade of C- or better in CSD 460
**CSD 459 Grade of C- or better in CSD 450
CSD 460 Permission of instructor
**CSD 461 Grade of C- or better in CSD 460
CSD 465 Permission of instructor
*Fall only course; ** Spring only course; ***Summer only course

Writing Proficiency. Grades of C in English 110, 2XX, and CSD 449W meet the requirement. Students must retake writing courses with grades less than C. No exit writing exam required.

Observation hours are accrued in several classes.  Get all hours signed by the responsible faculty member ASAP.  Do not lose your observation clock hours sheets. Before graduation, bring your sheets to the clinic desk to be scanned into our file.  This is not a requirement for graduation.