The Osborne College of Audiology accepts applications to the Advanced Studies Certificate Programs online through the MySalus portal.
Applications to the Advanced Studies Certificate Programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Entrance into these programs occurs each Fall (August) or Spring (February), provided that a minimum number of 10 seats are filled. The Admissions Committee review and selection begins after applicants have sent all the necessary documents to the Office of Admissions.
Once the class is filled to capacity, applicants may be placed on a waiting list for the next start date. To receive priority consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply and complete the application requirements as soon as possible.
Application deadline for Fall start: July 22
Application deadline for Spring start: January 22
If you are interested in applying to one of the Advance Studies Certificate Programs or have questions regarding the application process, please contact an admissions counselor at email@example.com, or 800.824.6262 (toll free in North America), or 215.780.1301 prior to initiating the online application.
TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT MUST:
Complete the following two-step application process:
1.) Submit an online application to the certificate track of your choice, along with the non-refundable application fee of $100 (USD). Within the application, you will be asked to do the following:
- Complete a Personal Goal Statement – Submit a brief (750 word maximum) goal statement, describing your professional background and interest in your advanced study of choice (Cochlear Implants, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, or Vestibular Sciences and Disorders). Please address the following questions within your response:
- Are you currently working in the field of cochlear implants, tinnitus and hyperacusis, or vestibular sciences and disorders (please focus on the field of advanced study to which you are applying)?
- If so, where and in what capacity? If not, what is motivating you to pursue advanced studies cochlear implants, tinnitus and hyperacusis, or vestibular sciences and disorders?
- What are your professional goals?
- How do you see the certificate program advancing your professional goals?
- If you are applying for the available Faculty Scholarship (see more details below), state so in the Personal Goal Statement and also provide a separate letter of support from your AuD program director.
- Arrange for two letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf by supplying the name and email address of two people who will provide the University with a reference. References will be contacted by the Office of Admissions and provided with an evaluation form.
- The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, employment record, and/or personal characteristics and who not related to the applicant.
The application can be started and saved. You will be provided a key number to allow you to retrieve the application and your responses will be saved until you are ready to submit. Please save this key. It is the only way you can access your saved application. Please provide an email address so key number can be forwarded to you if needed. It is recommended that you also print a copy of the completed application for your records.
2.) Submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions:
- Curriculum vitae or resume of work experience, along with a copy of license, registration, or the equivalent to practice audiology, if applicable. This may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Arrange for an official copy of transcripts indicating confirmation of a college degree (BS, MS, AuD, PhD, MD, etc.) from an accredited institution in audiology or an audiology-related profession (e.g. physicians, speech-language pathologists, or teachers of the hearing impaired who may be part of the interdisciplinary management team for cochlear implant candidates and recipients). Current audiology clinical doctoral (AuD) students who are in the clinical externship phase of their program are required to also submit a letter of support from the program director.
- Official transcripts must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions, not to the student. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
- An international student whose degree was completed outside of the U.S. will be required to submit a document-by-document credential review from a NACES recognized 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.
- Official results from the TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Essentials, IELTS or Duolingo examination are required of all non-native English speakers. One of these approved exams must be taken within two years prior to the start date of the entering class to which an applicant seeks admission.
- A recommended score for the TOEFL iBT is 70 or above (or its equivalent if taking an approved alternate exam).
- While we recommend that applicants submit and hold at least the recommended minimum scores for TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Essentials, IELTS or Duolingo, exceptions will be considered for foreign applicants who meet one of the following criteria*:
- successfully completed a degree or diploma held from an accredited, post-secondary institution where the coursework was entirely in English, and provide evidence that it was conducted in English; or
- successfully completed, and provide evidence of, an approved English language learner’s program
*Note: All exemption materials and other appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and subject to the admission committee’s final discretion. Should any exceptions not be accepted toward the English language requirement, the Office of Admissions will inform the applicant of an alternative to fulfill it.
- Entrance examinations are not a requirement for acceptance into these programs. However, if you have taken a test such as Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or ETS PRAXIS and would like to include them in your admissions file, your test results may be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
- All credentials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the University and cannot be returned.
Faculty members who are currently teaching one or more courses at an accredited institution on the topic associated with the certificate track they are pursuing may be eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship, covering the tuition of the first ten credits of the program.
The scholarship does not cover the direct expenses of the application fee ($100), the eCollege fee ($500), or the quarterly University technology fee ($170).
Faculty who wish to apply for this scholarship should include the following as part of the admissions process: (a) the intention of application for the faculty scholarship in your Personal Statement, and (b) the submission of a separate letter of support from your program director.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE AND MATRICULATION
An applicant may be notified of his or her acceptance on a rolling admissions basis. Upon receipt of acceptance, an applicant is required to complete the Matriculation Supplement form in order to reserve a seat in the program.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
FOR NON - DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT STATUS
Non-degree student status is appropriate for the applicant who may desire to take one or more of the courses offered, but is not fully enrolling in one of the Advanced Studies Certificate Programs.