These online courses are the prerequisites you'll likely need to apply to a graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  We offer each of the nine available prerequisites during the fall, spring and summer semesters, plus a tenth course (Introduction to Clinical Practice) which is offered during the summer only. 

Longwood University's bachelor's and master's programs (offered on-campus) are accredited by ASHA, and these courses fall under that accreditation.

Use the links below to find more information about cost, deadlines and the enrollment process.



These courses are the prerequisites you'll probably need to apply to a graduate program in communication sciences and disorders:

  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Language Development
  • Morphology and Syntax
  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
  • Phonology and Language Disorders
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Speech Science
  • Neurology in Human Communication
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice

View All Speech-Language Pathology Online Course Listing Descriptions. 


Tuition and Fees, Billing Policies & Procedures

  • Tuition for SLPOnline Courses for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

    Virginia (In-State) Residents - $275.00 per credit hour
    Non-Virginia (Out-of-State) Residents - $350.00 per credit hour
    (These rates do NOT apply to any other course offerings)

    NOTE: Longwood University is a state-supported, public institution.  Taxes paid by Virginia residents support public colleges and universities in Virginia.  The Non-Virginia (Out-of-State) rate reflects that difference.   
  • After you receive your Longwood credentials from the Help Desk, visit to access your bill (choose the student tab and scroll to the financial section to see your bill).  You may choose to pay via credit card online through myLongwood or via check or money order payable to Longwood University and mailed to Cashiering & Student Accounts, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909.
  • SLPOnline students are expected to make payment at the time of registration.
  • Longwood sends eBills to your Longwood email account; bills are not sent via regular mail. You must check your Longwood email account regularly for official notices. Email to your Longwood email address is the official method of communication from Longwood to all students.
  • Accounts not paid in full each semester by the due date can be assessed a 10% late payment fee.
  • Please visit , for payment options and full billing policies and procedures.
  • Check, choose the Student Tab to see your registration status.

Important Dates

Fall 2017

  • Registration begins March 16, 2017
  • Enrollment forms due by August 16, 2017
  • Registration ends August 17, 2017
  • Courses begin August 21, 2017
  • Courses end December 8, 2017
  • Last day to add/drop is August 28, 2017 by 5 p.m. ET
  • Last day to withdraw with no academic penalty (however all tuition and fee charges will still apply):  October 9, 2017 by 5 p.m. ET

Spring 2018

  • Registration begins November 7, 2017
  • Enrollment forms due by January 10, 2018
  • Registration ends January 16, 2018
  • Courses begin January 17, 2018
  • Courses end May 1, 2018
  • Last day to add/drop is January 24, 2018 by 5 p.m. ET
  • Last day to withdraw with no academic penalty (however all tuition and fee charges will still apply):  March 13, 2018 by 5 p.m. ET


If you plan to take one of the following courses offered as part of the SLPOnline coursework, you must have completed the required prerequisites listed below.   

  • PCSD 313 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism) - Prerequisite BIOL 101 or equivalent
  • PCSD 314 (Phonology and Language Disorders) - Prerequisites PCSD 285 and 307
  • PCSD 361 (Audiology) - Prerequisite PCSD 313
  • PCSD 450 (Speech Science) - Prerequisites PCSD 307, 313 and 361
  • PCSD 455 (Neurology for Human Communication) - Prerequisite PCSD 313  

If the prerequisites were taken at Longwood, you will not need to submit proof of having the prerequisite.

If the prerequisites were NOT taken at Longwood, you will need to submit a transcript (unofficial or official) from the college where you took the prerequisite course for evaluation.  

Please contact Dr. Shannon Salley, Coordinator of SLP Online, for the following 

  • Evaluate transcripts and prerequisite completion  
  • Questions related to any course or its content
  • Coursework advising 

Coursework advising is done via email since these courses are online. 

Email inquiries to and will result in the fastest response to your questions

Dropping A Course

If your plans change after registration, please drop the course promptly.  Courses are in high demand and fill quickly.  

Drop by the Add/Drop deadline

  • Access your account through myLongwood  
  • Follow prompts to complete the Add/Drop process

Confirm that the Drop processed 

  • 'View Detail Schedule' found on the Student Tab 
    • If the course is still showing, you have not completed all the steps to Drop the course(s). 
    • Go back to the Add/Drop function and complete the process again

A Drop processed by the Add/Drop deadline removes tuition and fee charges. 

Failure to not login or access the course will not Drop the course. You must complete the Add/Drop process. 

Why can't I Drop my course? If course payment has not been received by the due date, a hold will be placed on your account, which will prohibit adding or dropping.

If you have a hold on your account and are still within the add/drop period, contact the Registrar's Office (434)395-2580 to drop the course(s).

You will need to complete a Schedule Change Form (pdf) and submit it by fax or email to the Registrar's Office.

Withdrawing from a Course

Withdraw during Withdrawal Period (from add/drop deadline to withdrawal deadline)
*All tuition and fee charges will still apply. 

Withdrawal requests after the deadline (no academic penalty) 
Course withdrawal requests are considered for medical or other non-academic emergencies no later than noon on the last day of class. *All tuition and fee charges will still apply.

Please provide:

  • Written withdrawal request 
  • Supporting documentation from a physician or other applicable support 

Submit materials to the College of Graduate & Professional Studies

Please confirm receipt of materials. Call (434)395-2580 or e-mail for confirmation