Undergraduate Major
Eligibility & Deadlines

Eligibility Requirements for the SPHSC Major

Admission to the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences major is competitive. Eligible applicants are required to provide evidence of:

  • Completion of a minimum of 75 credits
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

Please note that demonstration of the minimum GPA guarantees consideration, but not always admission, to the major.

Additionally, competitive applicants to the SPHSC major should also provide a compelling personal statement which provides evidence of a commitment to entering the major (e.g., prior SPHSC coursework, relevant volunteer, research, or observation experience, relevant personal experience, etc.)

Timing Your Application

The Speech and Hearing Sciences major is completed over six quarters, typically beginning Autumn quarter of the student’s Junior year. The department only accepts applications to the major during Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. No applications are accepted during Summer quarter.

The department does not allow students to start the major any earlier than Autumn quarter of Junior year. While the department will accept applications from students during Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters of their Junior and Senior years, starting the major later than Autumn quarter of Junior year will extend your UW program of study.

Application Deadlines

Applications to the Speech and Hearing Sciences major are due the third Monday of the quarter preceding the quarter of desired admission. See the UW Academic Calendar for dates of instruction. Please note that applications for Autumn Quarter are accepted only in the Spring Quarter. No applications are accepted during Summer quarter.

  • Autumn Quarter Start - the application deadline is the 3rd Monday of Spring Quarter
  • Winter Quarter Start – the application deadline is the 3rd Monday of Autumn Quarter
  • Spring Quarter Start – the application deadline is the 3rd Monday of Winter Quarter