Prospective Students

Master’s degree student advising is readily available in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Advising is offered Monday through Friday by appointment.  Prospective graduate students should read the Admission F.A.Q. prior to meeting with the academic advisor.

Advising schedule:  CLICK HERE

To make an appointment:
1. Please email at least two days prior to your requested appointment.
2. Include a few dates and times that you are available, your name, and the reason for the meeting request.
3. You will receive an email response to confirm your appointment.

Current Students

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a full range of advising services, including academic, professional and personal advisement. The school provides you with two types of advisors: Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors.

Academic Advisors are non-faculty, professional staff members who are knowledgeable about school program requirements and university guidelines for admissions, registration and graduation. Prior to registration for your first semester of graduate study, the academic advisor will assist you in the development of Academic and Clinical Plans of Study. As you progress through your program, the academic advisor will continue to help you update your degree plans, aid in the selection of classes, assist you in registering each semester and advise you about graduation requirements.

Graduate Advisor:  Calandra Jackson
Email to request an appointment and follow the instructions listed above. Contact the front office at 407-823-4798 for urgent issues.

Faculty Advisors are full-time professors in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. When you enter the graduate program, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor who will be responsible for academic and professional advising. Faculty Advisors typically schedule five office hours during the week. At peak advising times, such as registration, they will often schedule additional hours. To assure successful progress through the program, you will be required to meet with your Faculty Advisor each semester prior to registration to affirm that you are “on track” for completion of the program.

As you move through the program, you will be following a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence can only be changed under extraordinary circumstances. If you need to request a change in either your Academic or Clinical Plans of Study, you will be required to provide your request, in writing, first to your Faculty Advisor who will then refer you to a Master’s Program Coordinator. The Master’s Program Coordinator will be responsible for approving all changes to Plans of Study. A request to change a Plan of Study will be granted only for the most significant and serious reasons.

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