SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Welcome! . You can still apply if you'd like. I know some places have rolling admissions and UTD has applications open till March 15th. I think your background as a pharmacist will help you IMMENSELY during the application process. A lot of hearing loss occurs as a result of ototoxic drugs and you likely have a biology/chemistry background that can assist you in the AuD program-especially if you want to do research. Most of my classmates come from NON-speech and hearing background, and I'm at a very well regarded program. I find it incredibly refreshing that my classmates can provide such unique insights as a result of their backgrounds. Their backgrounds include psych, linguistics, neuroscience, cognitive science and spanish. I think a big thing you need to pay attention to is your SOP because you need to express why you think audiology is your calling and what insight you can offer to the field. Anyone with tons of experience relating to audiology can write a crappy one and not get in anywhere. The SOP matters more in my opinion. However, volunteering can't hurt. Maybe try to learn ASL, volunteer at clinics or hospitals, shadow an audiologist. There is plenty you can do . Feel free to PM me if you have any questions!