Q: I have a 2.99 GPA. Can I still apply to the Post Bac CSD Program?
A: Applicants must have a minimum undergrad GPA of 3.0 to be considered for Chapman University’s Post Bac Communication Sciences and Disorders Program. Though each applicant is reviewed holistically, your undergrad GPA will also be evaluated when applying to a master’s program in CSD. We feel it would be a disservice to the applicant if we accept below the requirement because we know that graduate programs in Communication Sciences are very competitive. Courses taken post undergrad will not be calculated into your undergrad GPA. Your undergrad GPA must be a minimum of 3.0 to apply. Applicants with a GPA of 2.99 will not be considered. Other institutions may have alternate alternate requirements.
Q: Can I work full-time and attend the Post Bac CSD cohort program?
A: The Post Bac CSD cohort meets Fridays 5:00pm – 9:30pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Students may choose to work full-time. The program is intensive, so it’s up to the student to decide if a full-time work schedule and the Post Bac CSD program is manageable.
Q: I’ve taken a couple of the courses at another university. Can these courses be transferred?
A: No. Our Post Bac CSD Program is a cohort program. All students must successfully complete all 10 courses to receive a certificate.
Q: I just need to take one of the courses you offer? How can I register?
A: We do not offer these courses as individual courses. These courses are taught in a cohort and all 10 courses must be completed to receive a certificate.
Q: Can I apply for financial aid?
A: Unfortunately, federal financial aid is not available for post-baccalaureate students enrolled through Extended Education. A FAFSA application is not relevant.
Q: How can I finance my tuition?
A: Private loans can be secured for this program. Please review the private loan options under the “Financing Your Education” tab above.
Q: Is the total amount of tuition due in full before the program begins?
A: No. Our program is divided into 5 terms, 2 courses per term. Students will be registered (by the Office of Extended Education) the month prior to the beginning of each term for 2 courses each term. Payment for each term is due prior to the start of the term.
Term 1: CSDX 9001 & CSDX 9002
Term 2: CSDX 9003 & CSDX 9004
Term 3: CSDX 9005 & CSDX 9006
Term 4: CSDX 9007 & CSDX 9008
Term 5: CSDX 9019 & CSDX 9020
Q: Are GRE scores required?
A: For Chapman University’s Post Bac CSD program, GRE scores are not required.
Q: I’m on the Apply Yourself website, about to start my application. Do I complete the CSDCAS application?
A: No. The CSDCAS application is the application for the master’s program. When on the Apply Yourself website, please create an account and begin the “Graduate” Application.
Q: On the online application, do I mark part-time or full-time?
Q: I haven’t attended school in quite some time. I don’t have current connections to provide a recommendation letter from an academic resource.
A: Do you volunteer? Work at a school? A supervisor who knows your work ethics and/or interest in this program would be an eligible resource.
Q: After I successfully complete the Post-Bac CSD program with Chapman University, am I guaranteed a spot in the Chapman University CSD master’s program?
A: Unfortunately, no. The master’s program in CSD at Chapman is a completely separate process. All students must complete an application to the master’s program.
Q: Will my certificate in Chapman University’s Post Bac CSD program, make me eligible to apply to a master’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program at any university that offers the program?
Q: Can I apply to graduate school before I finish the program?
A: Yes, you may apply, but consider what will make you a strong contender because graduate programs are highly competitive.
Q: What makes this post bac program different from other programs?
A: This is a cohort model and there are no additional admits to the class once it begins. Faculty, in addition to teaching in the program, also have ‘real world’ work experience. This brings an interesting, insightful and helpful perspective to the program. It is an ‘intense’ course of study. Classes meet on the weekends for 10 months and then you have completed the certificate program. Students are assured of getting classes and finishing the program with the timeframe provided. SLPA training certificate program is also available who complete the Post-Bac CSD certificate program through Chapman University's Office of Extended Education.
Q: How many students per class?
A: Average class size is 30.
Q: Who is eligible to take the Speech Language Pathology -Assistant (SLPA) program offered through Chapman University's Office of Extended Education?
A: Students who successfully complete the Post-Baccalaureate CSD certificate program at Chapman University.
Q: What is the format of these classes?
A: Lecture model with in-class activities and guest lecturers.
Q: I'm still finishing up my undergrad, can I still apply to Chapman's Post-Bac CSD program?
A: Yes, you may apply while finishing your undergrad. If accepted into the Post-Bac CSD program, you will receive a "conditional approval" until undergrad work is completed and official transcripts are submitted. All undergrad work needs to be completed prior to the start of the program admitted into.