Transfer Students | Advising


Welcome to the School of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences in SDSU’s College of Health & Human Services! We are happy you are interested in or have completed the process of transferring to our campus and school. We are here to help you toward earning your degree and achieving professional success. Please read the information below to help you become acquainted with important services and information.


As a department, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that all transfer students attend a 1-day orientation offered during the summer prior to your first semester at SDSU. These orientations include an advising session with your undergraduate adviser, which is extremely helpful in helping to set you up for success at SDSU. Information on these orientations are typically sent out by the end of May to all newly admitted students.
New transfer students may visit the SDSU Undergraduate Academic Advising Center for assistance with General Education (G.E.) requirements. The center is located in the Student Services West Building (map), room 1551 (619-594-6668). New transfer students may begin using the Academic Advising Center the first business day after the last transfer orientation.

SLHS Undergraduate Advising

Transfer students majoring in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences (SLHS) should work with Taylor Hye MA, CCC-SLP ([email protected]), your SLHS Undergraduate Adviser. She is located in the SLHS building, room 244 (map). Taylor sees students on a walk-in and by-appointment basis. Her office hours can be found on the SLHS website under Student Resources/advising.

Preparation for the Major

All students must complete a series of “Preparation for the Major” classes, as well as have completed 60 semester units with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Once this is done, students will move from “pre-major” to “major” status and may begin taking upper division SLHS classes (300 and 500 level courses). It is strongly encouraged that you complete all 7 pre-major courses prior to transferring to SDSU to ensure a smooth transition into the major. Please use this SLHS Undergraduate Advising Sheet for the complete list of these courses.

We know that SLHS 106 (Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences) is not easily available at other institutions. We have therefore created an opportunity for transfer students to complete this specific pre-requisite online prior to the fall semester of enrollment. For those transfer students who have been admitted to SDSU and have provided their Intent to Enroll in fall courses, they will receive information about how to enroll in SLHS 106 online the summer prior to beginning their fall courses. Additionally, undergraduate students enrolled in the California Community Colleges or the University of California may cross-enroll at SDSU without formal admission.

Helpful Resources

  • SDSU Office of Admissions: For specific questions related to transfer student admissions please visit SDSU Admissions Page.
  • SDSU General Catalog: It is advised that transfer students read the SDSU General Catalog and become familiar with the Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences section. Most questions that students have are addressed in the catalog.
  • my.sdsu/Degree Audit Report: We also encourage students to check their my.sdsu frequently. The Degree Audit Report is available through my.sdsu and shows the classes students have taken, the requirements still not met, etc. The Degree Audit Report may not be available within the first month of your first semester here at SDSU. Should you need a copy sooner, please visit the Office of Advising & Evaluations.
  • SDSU Transfer Admission Planner (TAP): To check if a course is considered equivalent I would recommend that you use the SDSU Transfer Admission Planner. Once you have logged into TAP’s homepage, you will click the option that reads “Search for transfer courses to meet SDSU preparation for the major and required GPA”, then select the name of the institution you have attended from the drop-down menu.

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SDSU Speech Language and Hearing

SDSU Speech Language and Hearing
5245 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1518