Students complete core leveling (BA-level) courses in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) in this online, non-degree program. Students complete 8 courses (24 credits) in 4 semesters (summer, fall, spring, summer), enabling them to apply for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) certificate programs and/or Master’s programs in Speech-Language Pathology.

Program Inquiries
Please contact the SLPP Program Coordinator at slpp@colorado.edu with any program-related or application inquiries.

Applicants/Admissions
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and complete all application requirements.  Applications must include:
1.  SLPP Program application
2.  Transcripts (unofficial) from each college or university attended

Application deadlines are in early March for the cohort that begins the following summer. Preference may be given to qualified candidates from rural or high needs areas in Colorado with a letter of support from their district or BOCES Director.  Please note that the current cohort is full and we are not accepting applications at this time.

Program Cost
The SLPP courses are offered through Continuing Education. The tuition rate is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. The current tuition for each 3-credit course is $1,030 ($343 per credit) so the cost of the entire program is approximately $8,300 for in-state or out-of-state students (without textbooks or potential materials costs). Tuition rates are subject to increase.

Financial Aid
Students enrolled in the SLPP program are eligible to apply for the limited federal aid (loans only for a maximum of three semesters in a 12-month period) available to students who are not formally admitted to a degree program. Students from BOCES, high-needs, inner-city and rural districts are encouraged to talk with district personnel about financial support to complete the program.

Prerequisite Requirements
Students have used the SLPP coursework to gain entrance to a wide range of programs, both in and out of state. However, students should verify with their intended program of study to ensure that the SLPP courses meet their requirements. Completion of the SLPP program does not guarantee acceptance into CU’s MA-SLP program, which is a competitive process each year.

SLPP Course Alternatives
SLPP undergraduate courses are offered at CU, and are available to non-SLHS students through the ACCESS program. For more information about on-campus offerings, contact our undergraduate advisor, Allison Sedey. Students may investigate 3-year MA-SLP programs that include leveling courses in the first year of the program. Finally, students can search for a list of programs that offer courses and/or degrees via distance education using ASHA’s EdFind.