We are glad that you have chosen a career path that will lead you to a lifetime of helping others either through direct clinical service or service to the profession through research, teaching and other academic pursuits.
As a specialist in communicative disorders, you will need to be a life-long learner and someone who understands that learning is more than memorizing information for a test. Take advantage of the resources available to you at the Academic Success Center. Get to know your peers; some may be your friends and colleagues for life. Establish study groups and learn from each other. Take advantage of office hours to get individual help from professors and clinical faculty before the exam or end of the semester reports are due.
In the end, it is your education and the more you invest in each class, the more you will learn. As an undergraduate student your focus should be on preparing yourself for entry into the professional training program of your choice – either audiology or speech-language pathology. Your grades are important in all of the courses you take – not just those in your major.
But don’t forget that a college education also gives you the chance to expand your horizons and grow as a person. Get involved in campus life. Meet people outside your major. Participate in social and community service events presented on campus.