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In order to be considered for admission into the program, please read and carefully follow the instructions below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications or application materials received after the deadline date may not be guaranteed placement. A complete application consists of two parts: the online application form and a packet containing your supplementary material (1 reference letter and official transcripts).

STEP ONE: Complete the online application form; before you are able to submit the application you will be required to attach a resume and a personal statement. These documents can be attached as either PDFs or Word documents.

Personal Statement Guidelines

In the Personal Statement section of the application, in no more than one typed, double spaced page, describe your reasons for wishing to pursue a career in speech language pathology. Include any relevant experience you have and explain how that experience has informed your career goals.

STEP TWO: Mail or email your supplementary materials. After you have submitted the online application form, you will need to mail in the rest of your application materials as described below:

Your packet should include all of the following:

  1. One letter of recommendation from a person who knows you well enough to give an informed opinion of your capacity to work with children, motivation, intellectual ability, capacity for sustained effort, and personal qualifications. We suggest that the letter be from an academic reference if possible. The letter must come to us in one of two ways: Via regular mail, written on letterhead, signed and sealed in an envelope by the person who recommended you writing their name across the flap; or, via email sent to cefrontdesk@uvm.edu from the person who recommended you, please ask the person to note SLPA Program in the subject line. The attached letter should be written on letterhead and signed by the person providing the reference.
  2. Official, sealed transcripts for any and all undergraduate and graduate work completed or in progress. You need to provide an official transcript for any college level work you have completed or attempted. This includes all transfer, international and study abroad credit. Transcripts should be issued to you (the applicant) and then mailed to us in the original, sealed envelope with the rest of the supplementary application material. We will also accept electronic transcripts as long as they come directly from the issuing college or university. Please ask them to note: SLPA Program in the subject line. They should be sent to: cefrontdesk@uvm.edu.

All material should be sent in a single packet, addressed to:
The SLPA Program
UVM Continuing Education
322 South Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401-3505
Please feel free to contact us with questions about the program or the application process: (800) 639-3210 or via email learn@uvm.edu.

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