George S. Osborne College of Audiology

Doctor of Audiology Program (Residential)

Admissions Process


The Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology actively seeks applicants from every state in the nation.  The Admissions Committee has established policies that include the selection of applicants best qualified to serve the public and the profession in the years to come.

Many factors are considered in selecting students for our program, including:

  • academic performance
  • motivation
  • extracurricular activities and interests
  • related and unrelated work experience
  • personal achievements
  • essays
  • letters of evaluation
  • standardized test results

In weighing academic performance, the applicant’s grade point average, performance in prerequisite courses, number of college credits completed, and degree status are taken into consideration.
It is recommended that students with less than a 2.5 (C+) grade point average consult the Office of Admissions prior to applying.

To see a profile of the 2013 Entering Class

Pre-requisite Coursework

An applicant must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours of credit from an accredited undergraduate college or university in speech and hearing sciences/disorders or related fields such as biology, linguistics, psychology, engineering, pre-med/health, education.

Prerequisite credits completed ten or more years prior to the anticipated entrance date will be reviewed for approval on an individual basis. 

Credits must include the following pre-audiology courses completed with a 2.0 (C) or better:

  • English Composition - 1 year
  • Mathematics - 1 year (Calculus highly recommended - 1/2 year of calculus fulfills math requirement)
  • Statistics - 1/2 year (Math, Biology, Psychology preferred)
  • Basic Sciences - 1 year (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Physics or Hearing Science - 1/2 year
  • Social Sciences - 1 year

We highly encourage, but do not require, additional coursework in such areas as Hearing Science, Introduction to Audiology or Human Biological Sciences.

An applicant need not have completed all prerequisites prior to filing an application, but must be able to complete all outstanding prerequisites prior to enrolling.

Individuals successfully meeting the above criteria are invited to visit the campus for an interview. Candidates also meet with a member of the University’s Admissions Office to discuss their application. These visits offer further insight into an applicant’s character and motivation and afford the individual an opportunity to tour our campus and clinical facilities, and to meet with Audiology faculty members as well as current students.

To be considered an applicant must:

  • Submit a properly completed application online, plus a non-refundable application fee in the amount of $50 via online payment. Economically disadvantaged students should contact the Office of Admissions regarding an application fee waiver.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges (undergraduate, graduate, professional) attended. Partial transcripts should be submitted if courses are still in progress. Official transcripts must be submitted directly to the Salus University Admissions Office from each institution not to the student. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
  • Satisfactory score results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions (school code:2645).
  • Arrange for three letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf. Two letters must be written by faculty members from undergraduate courses and one must come from a practicing audiologist. Letters must be submitted on official letterhead directly to the Office of Admissions from the evaluator.
  • All credentials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the University and cannot be returned.

International Students and Practitioners

For international students and practitioners who have completed course work outside of the U.S. or Canada, please provide the Office of Admissions with the following information:

  • A course-by-course credential review from an accredited agency, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed.  Please consult agency’s web site for requirements to complete the evaluation.  An official evaluation must be sent from the agency directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA  19027.    These services are provided by various agencies including:  World Education Services, PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745, Phone 212-966-6311, waxwork
  • Official results of a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language ( examination.
  • International practitioners should submit a letter of reference from a Department Chairperson or Supervisor along with two references from former faculty.

Notification of Acceptance

An applicant may be notified of his or her acceptance as early as October. Upon receipt of acceptance, an applicant is required to pay a $1,000 matriculation fee to the University prior to the start of classes, payable as follows:

  • Return the matriculation form within 14 days of the date of the acceptance letter. A $500 deposit is due by January 15; if accepted after January 15, the $500 deposit must accompany the matriculation form.
  • The balance of $500 for the matriculation fee is due April 15.
  • All monies received above will be applied toward first term fees.

Refund Policy

Immunization Requirement:

Please provide the Admissions Office with the following information (at the time of matriculation if accepted):

  • serological evidence of current immunity to Hepatitis B or
  • a signed physician statement that you have completed the three-dose series of vaccinations or
  • an informed refusal to be vaccinated