In your acceptance letter, you were provided with information regarding the submission of the mandatory seat deposit. Making this deposit will hold a place for you in our program for up to one calendar year from the date of planned matriculation included in your admission letter. Please be sure to complete this process by the due date. Once you start the program, this deposit will be released to your student account to go towards tuition, books, etc.
In submitting the requisite seat deposit, you have acknowledged you have read and can meet the Core Functions for Students in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. This document details the essential functions for students in the department, with or without reasonable accommodation. The Core Functions for Students can be found on our program website.
You will no longer need to make travel or lodging arrangements as the orientation event will be held virtually. The in-person orientation is held the weekend before classes start; students will need to be here locally for orientation and to begin classes the following week.
The dates will remain the same as posted above. Information regarding times and how to join virtually, as necessary, will be forthcoming. Attendance at all three days of the orientation event is mandatory. Please schedule your participation so you can attend the full class each day, including the last day.
A requirement of ASHA's CFCC for certification following graduation includes documentation of a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of guided clinical observation of (an) ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist(s) (SLP)(s). The guided clinical observation hours must be within the ASHA Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology. Completion of these guided clinical observation hours is also a requirement of admission to the MS-SLP program. If you did not supply a completed document of this requirement with your CSDCAS application, you will be contacted by the program office to supply a copy.
At some point, soon in the process, you will be receiving information from CastleBranch. This is the company used by the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (
Once again, congratulations and welcome. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Steven P. Vertz, M.S., CCC-SLP
Associate Director and Instructor
phone - (954) 262-7735
text - (954) 408-3993