George S. Osborne College of Audiology
Doctor of Audiology
Interested students are cordially invited to attend the Office of Admissions Webinars to learn more about our programs!
The University actively seeks applicants from every state in the nation, Canada, and other foreign countries. The Admissions Committee has established an admissions policy to select the applicants who are best qualified to serve the public and the profession in the years to come.
In selecting students to be admitted, many factors are considered, including the applicant’s academic performance, motivation, extracurricular activities and interests, related and unrelated work experience, personal achievements, essays and letters of evaluation. When evaluating academic performance, the applicant’s grade point average, performance in prerequisite and recommended courses, number of college credits completed, degree status and GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores are considered. When evaluating other areas of performance, demonstration of the applicant’s command of the English language, both written and oral, will be considered.
Individuals successfully meeting the above criteria are invited to visit the University campus for an interview, which provides further insight into the applicant’s character and motivation. The candidate will also meet with a member of the Office of Admissions to discuss his or her application. The visit affords the individual an opportunity to tour the campus and meet with Osborne College of Audiology faculty and students. Information regarding financial aid will also be provided.
The University uses a “rolling admissions” process. Student applications are reviewed beginning July 1. Interviews are scheduled and initiated starting September 1. Candidates meeting the requirements are then admitted on a weekly basis until the class capacity is reached. It can therefore be to the applicant’s advantage to apply early for consideration for admission.
Applicants with less than a 2.8 grade point average should consult the Office of Admissions prior to applying. An applicant must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours of credit from an accredited undergraduate college or university. Prerequisite credits completed ten or more years prior to the anticipated entrance date will be reviewed for approval on an individual basis. These credits must include the listed prerequisite courses below completed with a 2.0 (C) or better. An applicant need not have completed all prerequisites prior to filing an application but must be able to complete all outstanding prerequisites prior to enrolling.
Required Prerequisite Courses
- English Composition or Literature – 1 year
- Mathematics – 1 year (Calculus highly recommended; 1/2 year of Calculus fulfills Mathematics requirement)
- Statistics (Mathematics, Biology, or Psychology preferred) – 1/2 year
- Basic Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics) – 1 year
- Physics or Hearing Science – 1/2 year
- Social Sciences – 1 year
Recommended Prerequisite Courses
- Hearing Science and Introduction to Audiology
- Anatomy, Physiology and/or Neurobiology
- Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
- Pre-calculus (to include logarithms)
- Psychology and/or Counseling
For further information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.824.6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the University to discuss the admissions process and become familiar with the curriculum and facilities. To arrange such a visit, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.824.6262.
An application should be filed by the fall, one year prior to the year of desired enrollment. Applications received on or before April 15 of the desired enrollment year are given priority consideration.
To be considered for admission to the Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology:
- Submit a properly completed application online, plus a non-refundable application fee in the amount of $50 via online payment. Economically disadvantaged students should contact the Office of Admissions regarding an application fee waiver.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges (undergraduate, graduate, professional) attended. Partial transcripts should be submitted if courses are still in progress. Official transcripts must be submitted directly to the Salus University Admissions Office from each institution, not to the student. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
- Arrange for three letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf. When completing the online application, applicants must supply the name and email address of three people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the University with a reference. References will be contacted by the Salus University Office of Admissions and provided with an evaluation form. Two letters must be written by faculty members from undergraduate courses and one must come from a practicing audiologist. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, employment record, and/or personal characteristics. Letters can also be submitted on official letterhead directly to the Office of Admissions from the evaluator. Letters submitted directly to the Office of Admissions must include a signature.
- Satisfactory score results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions (school code:2645).
All credentials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the University and cannot be returned.
International Students and Practitioners
For international students and practitioners who have completed course work outside of the U.S. or Canada, please provide the Office of Admissions with the following information:
- A course-by-course credential review from an accredited agency, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed. An official evaluation must be sent from the agency directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. These services are provided by various agencies including: World Education Services - www.wes.org
- Official results of a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language (www.toefl.org) examination.
- International practitioners should submit a letter of reference from a Department Chairperson or Supervisor along with two references from former faculty.
Notification of Acceptance
An applicant may be notified of his or her acceptance as early as October. Upon receipt of acceptance, an applicant is required to pay a $1,000 matriculation fee to the University prior to the start of classes, payable as follows:
- Return the matriculation form within 14 days of the date of the acceptance letter. A $500 deposit is due by January 15; if accepted after January 15, the $500 deposit must accompany the matriculation form.
- The balance of $500 for the matriculation fee is due April 1.
- All monies received above will be applied toward first term fees.