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Academic Performance

What is expected of me in this program?

Students admitted to Hunter College's program in speech-language pathology have passed a number of hurdles to become matriculated as the admissions process is extremely competetitve. Expectations of students enrolled in the program are high: excellent academic performance by participating in class, doing well in exams and papers with minimum of B grade in all classes, and, establishing solid clinical competencies. Critical thinking and every type of question is encouraged as faculty look forward to ongoing dialogues about all topics related to speech-language pathology and its sister field, audiology. Students are expected to enthusiastically "step up to the plate" and actively participate in all activities organized by the department. 

I have financial obligations. Will work interfere with my studies?

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology recognizes the challenges of balancing academic work and financial obligations when studying for a higher degree. The curriculum is difficult and rigorous, and students are advised to make appropriate plans when attempting to successfully complete this two year master's degree. Many students work part time while attending the full time program and they would be wise to investigate financial aid opportunities.

Can I take other courses outside of the curriculum?

To ensure academic performance is not compromised, the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology will not permit any student to enroll for more credits than designated by the curriculum.  In order not to delay confirmation of the MS degree, courses needing to satisfy graduation such as pre-requisites should be completed during the summer semesters when coursework is lighter, or any opportunities for coursework that may arise during winter breaks. 

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