Transfer Opportunities

Transfer into our program either as a current Ithaca College student or from another institution.


Undergraduate students from within Ithaca College, as well as those from other institutions, can typically transfer into the undergraduate SLPA program before the start of classes in the fall semester of their sophomore year and proceed through the typical course sequence. You will be able to graduate on-time after completing three years of study within the SLPA program (sophomore year, junior year, senior year).

If you enter the program after the beginning of the sophomore year, you may be required to complete an additional semester or an additional year of study to graduate. 

SLPA Course Completion

Students who have completed courses in communication disorders at a regionally accredited institution may petition to have up to 4 of these courses count towards SLP degree requirements. Requests must be accompanied by a copy of the syllabus of the course taken. The department chair will review requests in consultation with the Ithaca College course instructor for the course being requested, and determine if courses are equivalent to required departmental courses; their decision is final.  Transfer credit requests must comply with Ithaca College policies for Credit from External Sources.

GPA Requirement

There is a minimum cumulative GPA requirement as well as a minimum grade requirement in all SLPA courses. Students who do not meet these minimum requirements may not be admitted into the major.

Transfer Process
  1. Review the SLPA program information in the undergraduate as well as the graduate course catalogs. A graduate degree in the field of speech-language pathology is required in order to become an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. A doctoral degree in audiology is required to practice as an audiologist.

  2. Contact Julie Chambers to schedule an appointment with the Department Chair.

  3. Submit a "Change of Major/Concentration" request through IC Workflow.


Julie Chambers
Administrative Assistant
301 Smiddy Hall
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850