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Choose Your Path

Our fully online, asynchronous prerequisite courses offer two pathways that allow you to start at any time from any location. All of our SLP Online courses are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

To begin your career as a speech-language pathologist, a master's degree and clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) are required. Our speech-language pathology (SLP) online prerequisite courses are offered every semester, allowing you to complete the prerequisites required for admission to a graduate program in communication sciences and disorders.   

If you are pursuing a speech-language pathologist assistant certification, we have the resources for you to succeed with our quality online coursework! Our speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) pathway can be completed in as few as three semesters, finishing with the SLPA course offered each spring. This would prepare you for the SLPA exam and allow you to enter the field as an SLPA. 

View, download and print the SLP/SLPA factsheet (pdf).

Application Requirements

  • Online application.
  • Unofficial transcript (only needed if leveling coursework was completed at a school other than Longwood).

Application Deadlines

Summer - May 3 | Fall - Aug. 10 | Spring - Jan. 3

Financial Information

Longwood University offers an outstanding and affordable education. Tuition is discounted for our professional studies students at $280 per credit hour (in-state) or $355 per credit hour (out-of-state). Financial aid is available. Rates effective 2022-23.

Under specific conditions, financial aid is available for these courses. You must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Please contact Longwood University’s Office of Financial Aid at finaid@longwood.edu  or (434)395-2077. 

 

Courses

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
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Speech Science
  • Neurology in Human Communication
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • Roles, Responsibilities, and Competencies of the SLPA

View All Speech-Language Pathology Online Course Listing Descriptions. 

Costs

Tuition for SLP Online Courses

  • In-state: $280.00 per credit
  • Out-of-state: $355.00 per credit

Billing

Longwood sends eBills to your Longwood email account. Bills are not sent via regular mail. Be sure to check your Longwood email account regularly or set it to forward to an account you monitor frequently.

Financial Aid

Under specific conditions, financial aid is available. You must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Please contact Longwood’s Office of Financial Aid at finaid@longwood.edu, (434)395-2077 or toll-free at (800)281-4677 for more information.

Important Dates

Fall 2022

  • Online application opens March 4, 2022
  • Registration begins March 22, 2022
  • Online applications due by August 17, 2022
  • Courses begin August 22, 2022
  • Courses end December 9, 2021
  • Last day to add/drop is August 29, 2022 by 5 p.m. ET

Spring 2023

  • Online application opens October 3, 2022
  • Registration begins October 25, 2022
  • Online applications due by January 9, 2023
  • Courses begin January 11, 2023
  • Courses end May 5, 2023
  • Last day to add/drop is January 19, 2023 by 5 p.m. ET
  • Last day to withdraw with no academic penalty (all tuition and fee charges will still apply) is March 29, 2023 by 5 p.m. ET.

Dropping A Course

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

Dropping a course by the add/drop deadline removes all tuition and fee charges.

How to Drop a Course Before the Add/Drop Deadline

Dropping via myLongwood

  • Access myLongwood and select the Student
  • Click on Planning and Registration under the Registration Tools
  • In the lower right corner of your screen, you’ll see a Summary of your courses
  • Click the dropdown beside the course and select Web Dropped
  • Click Submit
  • View your Student Detail Schedule under the Student tab to confirm you have successfully dropped the course(s).

Drop by the Add/Drop deadline

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

How to Drop a Course with a Hold on Your Account

A hold is typically placed on your account if tuition charges have not been paid.

Withdrawing from a Course

Withdrawing from a course will result in receiving a grade of “W’ on your academic transcript. This grade does not have an impact on your GPA. All tuition and fee charges will still apply.

How to Withdraw from a Course Before the Deadline

Withdrawing from a course via myLongwood

  • Access myLongwood and select the Student tab
  • Click on Planning and Registration under the Registration Tools
  • In the lower right corner of your screen, you’ll see a Summary of your courses.
  • Click the Action dropdown beside the course and select Web Withdraw
  • Click Submit 

How to Withdraw from a Course with a Hold on Your Account

A hold is typically placed on your account if tuition charges have not been paid.

  • Complete the Course Withdrawal form
  • Submit the form to the Registrar’s Office
  • Confirm receipt of all materials by calling the Registrar’s Office at 434.395.2580 or by email at registrar@longwood.edu

How to Withdraw from a Course After the Deadline

Course withdrawal requests are considered for medical or other non-academic emergencies no later than noon on the last day of classes. All tuition and fee charges will still apply.

Please provide:

  • Written Request
    • Emailed course withdrawal request from your Longwood email account
    • Submit a written request via fax to (434)395-2750
  • Supporting documentation from a physical or another applicable source

FAQ's

I am registered, how do I access my course?

Longwood uses Canvas as its learning management system. You may begin attempting to access your course a few days early, but many instructors don’t open the course until the first day of class. Be sure to log in to your Longwood email at least twice a week OR have it forwarded automatically to an account you check frequently.

I have taken the required prerequisite at another college/university. I’m receiving a “Prerequisite and Test Score Error”. How do I register for my class?

If you would like to take a course that has a prerequisite and have taken the required prerequisite(s) at another college/university, please complete the SLP Prerequisite Waiver Request Form. Once received, we will review the request, along with your transcript, to determine prerequisite satisfaction. You will receive an override notification via email.

I am trying to register for a course that is closed. How do I request an override?

If you would like to take a course and ALL sections are closed, please complete the SLP Closed Course Override Request Form. Please note that requests will only be reviewed if all sections are closed. We will not accommodate requests for specific instructors and/or sections. Once your request has been reviewed, you will be notified via email.

Will taking these courses guarantee admission to Longwood’s SLP master’s program?

No. Please see Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.S. for additional information.

How do these courses impact my undergraduate GPA?

These courses will NOT impact your undergraduate GPA. If you are transferring these SLP Online courses to another college/university, please contact that institution to verify the impact your grade(s) may have on your GPA.

How many weeks are courses? Do you offer shortened terms?

Courses are typically 15 weeks (fall, spring, summer). We do not offer shortened terms.

Where can I find the required textbooks?

You can search the Longwood bookstore for the required course materials.

How do I request my official transcript?

Request your official transcript from the Registrar’s office for $10 per copy.

Questions regarding your Longwood transcript? Please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@longwood.edu or by telephone at (434)395-2580.