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CSD Advising on Canvas as of September 2021

  ATTENTION: As of September 2021, this blog is updated only intermittently  as CSD Advising for current students is now on Canvas. If you are a current JMU CSD student, please check your CSD Undergrad Advising Canvas site for the most up-to-date CSD Advising information and resources. If you are a prospective student, please check the JMU CSD website at for curriculum information, the CSD advising form, and FAQs. For questions/inquiries about the JMU CSD Undergraduate program, please email .  
Recent posts

Undergraduate Peer Advisor introduction and office hours [FALL 2021]

Hello everyone! My name is Copelyn Kelly, and I am the CSD Undergraduate Peer Advisor for the 2021-22 school year! I am a double duke and so excited to be back at JMU for my first year in the SLP Master's program! As the Undergraduate Peer Advisor, I am a resource for questions involving the major, graduate school applications, and other CSD-related questions. Below is the email that you can reach me as the peer advisor. I will also be holding office hours, with both in-person and virtual options, and I have listed the days, times, and locations of those below.  Email: Office Hours: Tuesday/ Thursday: 10-11 AM in HBS 1017 Wednesday: 2-3 PM  (Virtual- on Webex)

Fall 2021 Welcome

Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash   Hello everyone! Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester! Some exciting updates and changes are coming to CSD Advising very soon, so please stay tuned. Office hours are being updated at this time, and as always, if you have any questions, be sure to check all of your resources first. The CSD general inquiry account is, and if you have specific needs/questions, please reach out to your advisor. Hope your semester has been off to a great start!   Attention SENIORS: The CSD letters of recommendation process is currently undergoing updates, and the new process will be posted by October 1st, 2021. All students seeking letters of recommendation in Fall 2021 should check back and follow the updated process.  

ASHA Foundation Virtual 5K [SUMMER 2021]

  Please consider participating in the 2 nd Annual Virtual 5K to benefit the ASHA Foundation. CSD will be participating on August 28 th , time and place to be determined. Select our JMU CSD Program team when you register. It’s a walk/run/or something in between event.    

SLPA Work Opportunity 2021-2022 [SUMMER2021]

 Hello Everyone! Harrisonburg City Public Schools is hiring SLPs for next school year and because of the huge demand, they are considering SLPAs as well!  If you just graduated and are taking a year off before graduate school, stay in Harrisonburg because this would be a great opportunity for you. As the SLPA, you work under a certified SLP at one of Harrisonburg City's schools, and the requirements can be found on the Graduate School and Future Choices tab here on the blog. If you are interested or have any questions please contact the head SLP  Karen Lindberg at  and Gail Schnider at   

Ole School Alumni Scholarship Opportunity DUE 5/31!! [Summer 2021]

Ole School Alumni Group has 2 scholarships available for 2 African-American students: 1 incoming student and a current student at JMU. ·        Application is due on Monday 5/31. ·        Website: which has a link to their scholarship application. ·        Contact info for Ole School Alumni Group: o    Nora Crouch - o    Charles May -  

Happy Summer 2021

Congratulations on finishing the 2020-2021 academic year! Have a safe and wonderful summer and take time to rejuvenate. Questions/Advising needs? Remember to check through JMU resources, including the CSD Major Planning Tools at . All peer advising sessions are also available on the blog! The best way to get in touch with your advisor or a faculty member during the summer is through email. Please be mindful that faculty members have varied schedules during the summer and follow the university holiday schedule. Please e-mail and plan for extra time to receive a response.  Take care, and see you in the fall!

Good Morning Last Monday of Classes! [SPRING2021]

Good morning everyone, I hope you have enjoyed learning from our graduate students this past semester and maybe you have a new found appreciation for how different we all truly are.  This week will be the last week I am holding office hours 11:00am-12:00pm on Monday and Tuesday.  Here is a last short blurb about myself, as many of you have heard about what I did at JMU.                                                                   I knew that I wanted to be an SLP when I was 12. My youngest cousin was born bilaterally deaf and received cochlear implants at 11 months. His family decided not to use ASL after he picked up verbal language, but I continued to find all aspects of total communication fascinating. Since then, speech pathology has been my passion; however, in undergrad I had a job in a special education room and it completely rocked my world. It was a Deaf Plus classroom where all the kids were Deaf and had co-occurring disabilities like ASD or ID. Their teacher was dually