SLP Essentials FAQs

Do I need to apply to the SLP Essentials program?
There is no application process for the program. Anyone can register for the courses, as long as they are not current degree-seeking students at SDSU. Note that some courses serve as prerequisites for other courses in the program, and therefore must be taken in sequence.

How do I register?
You can register for the courses online at ces.sdsu.edu/slp.

Is it necessary to begin the SLP Essentials program in the fall?
No. You can begin the coursework in the fall, spring, or summer. Note that some courses serve as prerequisites for other courses in the program, and therefore must be taken in sequence.

How do I stay informed about course offerings?
Sign up for our mailing list! The online form is at ces.sdsu.edu/slp.

Does the SLP Essentials program allow me to work as a speech-language pathologist?
No. The program is intended for those who wish to enter into a graduate program in speech-language pathology but do not already have the undergraduate prerequisites. The program satisfies those undergraduate prerequisites for SDSU’s master’s program in speech-language pathology. Please refer to the prerequisite checklist to see how these courses fit with the prerequisites for SDSU’s graduate program.

How do I know if these courses satisfy the eligibility requirements for graduate programs in speech-language pathology?
The program satisfies undergraduate prerequisites for SDSU’s master’s program in speech-language pathology and many others. Please refer to the prerequisite checklist to see how these courses fit with the prerequisites for SDSU’s graduate program. You will need to contact other graduate programs directly to determine what their prerequisites are.

Is financial aid available for the SLP Essentials program?
Please refer to the CES website for information about financial aid.

How much do the courses cost?
The fee is $317/unit, and each course is 3 or 4 units.

Is it possible for a student to take any or all of the classes in person?
No. The SLP Essentials program is online only.

I noticed that some courses have prerequisites. May I take a course and its prerequisite concurrently?
No. Courses that have prerequisites build on content and skills from the prerequisite courses. You must complete prerequisites first.

Do the classes have set meeting times when I must log on, or may I work on my own schedule?
There are no set meeting times for the courses. They are completely online and you can view the course materials (lectures and other videos) on your own schedule, though you must adhere to weekly deadlines.

I have questions about SDSU’s graduate program in speech-language pathology. Who should I contact?
Please contact the graduate adviser for information regarding that program at slp-admissions@mail.sdsu.edu.

Who should I contact if I have more questions about the SLP Essentials program?
Please contact the SLP Essentials coordinator at slp-online@mail.sdsu.edu.

 

SLP Essentials Completion Tracks

Suggested tracks for SLP Essentials pre-requisite course completion are listed below. The earliest start for a suggested track is Fall 2018. Schedule subject to change.

One-Year Completion Track

Fall 2018: session 1

Fall 2018: session 2

Spring 2019: session 1

Spring 2019: session 2

Summer 2019

SLHS 300

SLHS 320

SLHS 321

SLHS 513

SLHS 514

SLHS 305

SLHS 340

SLHS 512

 

 

 

Two-Year Completion Track Options

Fall Start (Recommended)

Year

Fall: session 1

Fall: session 2

Spring: session 1

Spring: session 2

Summer

2018-2019

SLHS 300

SLHS 320

SLHS 321

SLHS 513

SLHS 514

2019-2020

SLHS 305

SLHS 340

SLHS 512

 

 

 

Fall Start (Alternative)

Year

Fall: session 1

Fall: session 2

Spring: session 1

Spring: session 2

Summer

2018-2019

SLHS 305

SLHS 340

SLHS 321

SLHS 320

SLHS 300

2019-2020

 

 

SLHS 512

SLHS 513

SLHS 514

 

Spring Start

Year

Spring: session 1

Spring: session 2

Summer

Fall: session 1

Fall: session 2

2019

SLHS 321

SLHS 320

SLHS 300

SLHS 305

SLHS 340

2020

SLHS 512

SLHS 513

SLHS 514