Early Assurance Program

The Early Assurance Program (EAP) provides a pathway for well-qualified CSD first-time freshmen to enter the Master's of Speech-Language Pathology or Doctor of Audiology program following completion of a CSD baccalaureate degree and meeting all other requirements outlined below. 

Questions? Contact Julie Day, Assistant Director of Recruitment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for the EAP from high school?

To be eligible for the EAP, you must:

  • Be admitted to WVU as a Communication Sciences and Disorders major.
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.7 or higher.
  • Meet one or both of the following criteria:
    • Have an ACT score of 26 or higher or a SAT score of 1230 or higher.
    • Be accepted to the WVU Honors College.

How do I participate in the EAP?

If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, express your interest today!

What are the benefits of participating in the EAP?

The EAP offers the following benefits: 

  • Guaranteed admission to competitive speech-language pathology or audiology program for students who maintain academic eligibility and successfully complete all admission requirements (in effect at the time they apply) for their intended program.

What academic requirements will I be expected to meet while in the EAP?

To maintain eligibility for the EAP, you must meet the following requirements by the end of each academic year:

  • Maintain 30 credit hours.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher and a prerequisite GPA in CSAD courses of 3.7 or higher.

As a CSD student, what other requirements do I need to complete prior to entering the SLP or AuD program?

EAP students must:

  • Successfully complete all admission requirements (in effect at the time you apply) for your intended graduate program. You can review current admission requirements for speech-language pathology and audiology on their website. 

Can I enroll in the online speech-language pathology program through the EAP?

Yes, EAP students can choose to enroll in either the online or in-person speech-language pathology program. 

What if I change my mind and no longer want to be in the EAP?

The EAP program is non-binding, and you may leave the program at any time by notifying our Admissions Unit via email. If you withdraw but decide at a later date that you wish to pursue speech-language pathology or audiology and you meet the minimum qualifications for admission, you may still apply via our regular admission pathway.