Hi everyone! I'm thinking of doing an Au.D. degree. I'm only in a Medical Assisting program, so I'm unsure of how it works as getting into the program. I'm thinking of attending University of Northern Colorado (the closest Au.D. program). All it says on their website is that I need an intro to audiology course and the GRE to be accepted... is that true? Or should I take other course work to be more competitive? I'm thinking of majoring in their audiology and speech bachelors degree, but it's kind of confusing as opposed to medical school applications, if that makes sense. So, I guess what I'm asking is what classes should I take, and if the bachelors in audiology and speech-language sciences would be enough to get in with the background in the program? Also, should I do shadowing in the field to make me more competitive? I've been thinking of doing this for a little while but I'm not sure... Also, what is a typical day like? Is it worth going through this program? Or should I go more towards optometry (another option of personal consideration). Thanks guys, and I'm sorry for so many questions!