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Interview and Selection Process

Speech-Language Pathology Program

When applicants are considered eligible for interviews after review of their completed files they will be notified of available interview dates and invited by the Office of Admissions to schedule an on-campus interview. A typical interview day involves participation in the following activities coordinated by the Office of Admissions: an interview with two program faculty, lunch with current Midwestern University students, a campus tour, and consultation with a counselor from the Office of Admissions.

During interview sessions, program faculty will engage students in conversation regarding topics relevant to educational or healthcare settings. Students will also be asked to provide a writing sample in response to a clinical prompt. Interview and writing sample responses will be evaluated using rubrics established for this purpose. Prospective student's application, interviews, and writing samples are evaluated using rubrics that were developed by the SLP Program. The Speech-Language Pathology Admissions Committee makes admission recommendations to the Program Director. The Dean, via the Office of Admissions, notifies each applicant in writing of the admission action/decision.