The Osborne College of Audiology accepts applications to the Doctor of Audiology Online Bridge Degree Program online through the GradCAS application service.
The intended program start date of the Doctor of Audiology Online Bridge degree program is August (fall term) of each year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Admissions Committee review and selection begins after applicants have sent all the necessary documents to the Office of Admissions. To receive priority consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early and to complete the application requirements as soon as possible. Please note: Each new cohort will begin every August. Hence, the entire application process may occur over a six month period.
If you are interested in applying for the Doctor of Audiology Online Bridge degree program or have questions regarding the application process, please contact an Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 800.824.6262 (toll free in North America), or 215.780.1301 prior to initiating the online application.
Please note: Salus University students who have successfully completed the Master of Science in Clinical Audiology (MSCA) degree program may apply to the AuD Online Bridge Program through an internal application process. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
The Osborne College of Audiology Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Online Bridge degree program is an advanced-level program of study. In order to ensure the professional needs of all students enrolled in this program, the Admissions Committee will evaluate for individualized programs of study, where applicable.
All students will be required to enroll in a minimum of 30 courses, which includes two hands-on practicum courses to be offered on campus in Elkins Park, PA.
The Salus University Osborne College of Audiology has been approved degree-granting authority for the AuD Online Bridge degree program by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Please note: Salus University students who have successfully completed the Master of Science in Clinical Audiology (MSCA) degree program may apply to the AuD Online Bridge Program through a internal application process. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
To be considered an applicant must:
- Submit a completed application through GradCAS: If new to the GradCAS application portal, you will need to create a new account. Once your account is created:
- Click Add Program at the top of the application home page.
- Use the search filters to locate the Salus University, Doctor of Audiology Online Bridge Program.
- Complete the application's four core sections: Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information, and Program Materials.
- Utilize the GradCAS Applicant Help Center as a resource.
- A non-refundable fee of $138.00 is required. Payment may be made through the GradCAS application portal.
- Official transcript of master’s degree in audiology, or an equivalent, must be sent directly from the degree granting institution to the Office of Admissions or GradCAS.
- An international student whose degree was completed at a foreign or French-Canadian school 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 the agency’s web site for requirements to complete the evaluation.
- An official credential evaluation (not a copy) must be sent from the evaluation agency directly to: Office of Admissions, Salus University, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
- Applicants also have the option to submit their credential evaluation directly to GradCAS. If you choose this option, please view GradCAS foreign transcripts instructions for more details.
- Submit official transcripts from all U.S. or English Canadian colleges (undergraduate, graduate, professional) attended. Partial transcripts should be submitted if courses are still in progress. Official transcripts must be issued directly to the GradCAS Transcript Processing Center from each institution, not to the student. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
- Curriculum vitae or resume of work experience, along with a copy of license, registration, or the equivalent to practice audiology in your country of residence must be submitted through GradCAS.
- Upload through GradCAS a Personal Goal Statement detailing your professional background, specific area of interest, reasons for choosing Salus University Osborne College of Audiology, and your post-AuD career plans. Additionally, please address the following questions within your response:
- Are you currently working as an audiologist? If so, where and in what capacity? If not, what is motivating you to pursue the AuD Online Bridge degree program?
- What are your professional goals?
- How do you see this AuD degree as advancing your professional goals?
- 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). If submitting TOEFL iBT scores, please use the GradCAS code of B886.
- If submitting an approved alternate English proficiency exam, please send official scores directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions.
- 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
- Demonstration of one year clinical fellowship and two years of clinical experience in audiology, or minimum of three years clinical experience in audiology.
- Arrange for two letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf through the GradCAS portal. When completing the application, applicants must supply the name and email address of two people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the University with a reference. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, employment record, and/or personal characteristics.
- The Admissions Committee recommends that applicants take the ETS PRAXIS exam in Audiology (Test code number 0341-Audiology). The results of this exam will be used solely as a diagnostic tool to help us create an individualized program of study and will not be used as a criterion for admission into the program. The test should be taken as soon as possible after the application is submitted. You may contact the Director of Distance Education by email at email@example.com for further guidance on taking the PRAXIS exam.
- All credentials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the University and cannot be returned.
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.
Once matriculated, students will be expected to access their Salus University email accounts via the University’s website via Salus Gmail.
You will receive communications for your program of study at your Salus University email address. Once your Salus email account is established, all communication for this program will be through your Salus email address and not through personal email addresses.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
FOR NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT STATUS
The non-degree student status is appropriate for the applicant who may desire to take one or more of the courses offered in this program, but is not enrolling in the full AuD Online Bridge degree program.