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The Spring 2018 SLP Prep Cohort application is now closed

    The SLP Prep application for Spring 2019 will open March 2018.

     The SLP Prep program is designed for individuals who are missing all of the prerequisites for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program at CSUSM. Priority admission is given to those applicants who have not completed any of the prerequisites upon evaluation. The courses are offered continuously during the Spring, Summer and Fall terms in order to prepare applicants for the January priority application deadline. As an SLP Prep Cohort student, you will be guaranteed a seat for each course in the sequence as they are offered, and are eligible to apply for financial aid.

If you choose not to participate in the SLP Prep Cohort program, see Non-Cohort Course Options for more information.

Application Instructions (during open application period)

Step 1: Complete/Submit Your Online Application

A. To apply, click on the link "SLP Prep Program Application" button below.

B. Click the "Register" button to create an account and begin your application.

C. Click the "Start New Application" button, then update the fields with the following information based on your degree status.

If you do not or will not have your bachelor's degree upon beginning this program you will apply under the following criteria:  

  • Country of Citizenship: United States
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate Degree
  • Admit Term: Spring 201X
  • Type of Program: Undergraduate Certificate Program
  • Area of Study: Cert: Speech-Language Pathology Preparation

If you have or will have your bachelor's degree upon beginning this program you will apply under the following criteria:  

  • Country of Citizenship: United States
  • Academic Level: Graduate or Second Bachelor Degree
  • Admit Term: Spring 201X
  • Type of Program: Certificate Program (Postbaccalaureate)
  • Area of Study: Cert: Speech-Language Pathology Preparation

Click the "Start Application" button.

D. Once you have completed the application, click the Validate button and fix any errors present. Once all fields have been validated, check the box certifying that your application is accurate, then click the "Submit" button.

E. Once you have completed your application online, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable $55 program application fee. Your application will not officially be submitted until payment has been received. Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email within 48 hours confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, log into your account and ensure the status of your application states "Posted". An application in any other status than "Posted" has not been successfully submitted to the Unversity.

Application Notes:
  • Do NOT apply for this Program through CSU Mentor.
  • Once you have completed and paid for your SLP Prep Program Application, you must submit ALL transcripts to be accepted into the cohort program. Do NOT mail transcripts before your application has been "Posted". Please do NOT open the transcripts or they will be deemed "unofficial".
Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts to CSUSM

Request and submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended. The following submission options are:

Mail: If you select to mail your transcript, please ensure the transcript is in an envelope sealed by your school and addressed to:

Office of Admissions and Student Outreach
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

Electronic*: Electronic delivery is the preferred transcript delivery method. Verify with your school if an electronic transcript is available. Electronic transcripts can be provided through external or third party vendors (Credential Solutions, eTranscriptCA, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc.). When ordering your transcript, please choose California State University San Marcos as the intended recipient from the school name dropdown. If California State University San Marcos is not listed, please use transcripts@csusm.edu as the recipient email address.

* Please note all international transcripts and coursework must be submitted via postal mail.

Previous CSUSM students who have been out for over a year should resend all official transcripts from other institutions as the originals may have been archived.

Revised/New Transcripts: Students submitting updated transcripts or transcripts from institutions not listed on the original application should email el@csusm.edu to indicate the transcript has been sent. Please include your full name, the school from which the transcript was sent and the program name of SLP Prep.

International students please note: You must submit academic records from foreign institutions.  The original foreign transcript must be on file and if they are not written in English, they must be accompanied by certified English translations.  In addition, all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies.  Please the list of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies.

SLP Prep Program Application
STEP 3: Satisfy English Proficiency Requirement (Applicants who have taken coursework internationally only):

All applicants, regardless of citizenship, who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement.  Typically, applicants demonstrate the English Proficiency requirement by submitting results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.  Submission of these test scores should be sent to:

California State University San Marcos
Attn: Extended Learning / MS SLP
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096
Please note: We encourage applicants to submit the documents listed above in one packet; however, we understand this may not be possible.
Please review your Student Center at MyCSUSM to ensure we have received your documents in a timely manner.