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How to Apply

alert yellow triangle with exclamation pointAugust 1, 2018
Important notice for applicants: this program is undergoing a major change to its application procedure. The primary application will be submitted to a national central application service called CSDCAS. The supplementary application will be submitted to the University of Kansas Medical Center via CollegeNet. Applications should be open by mid-September. Thank you.

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer - January 15 (note that AUD courses are normally not offered in the summer for first year students)
  • Fall - January 15

Application Instructions: It will be helpful to have the following information ready before starting the CSDCAS online application:

  1. Coursework entryStudents must enter all college courses taken in the United States in the Academic History section of the CSDCAS application. Because this includes repeated, failed, and withdrawn courses, coursework entry will take students an average of 1-2 hours to complete.
    1. Please visit the CSDCAS Applicant Help Center for assistance.
    2. Have transcripts on hand to assist with entering required information.
    3. A CSDCAS Professional Transcript Entry Service is available for applicants who do not wish to enter their coursework.
  1. Official transcripts: Official transcripts, sent directly from the registrar's office only, must be sent to the CSDCAS Transcript Department:

    CSDCAS Verification Department
    PO Box 9113
    Watertown, MA 02471

  2. TOEFL: All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through the TOEFL testing system. To submit your official TOEFL scores to CSDCAS, visit the ETS website and request your scores be sent to CSDCAS using code 1220. It takes approximately 10-12 business days from the date you make the request to post to your application. Unlike the GRE, only one code is needed in CSDCAS for TOEFL.

  3. GRE scores sent to University of Kansas Medical Center using CSDCAS code 4259. It is strongly recommended GRE scores be requested no later than Dec. 31 to meet the Jan. 15 application deadline.

  4. References: A reference provides a professional recommendation on your behalf. It is preferred that college instructors provide these recommendations, but past supervisors during employment or volunteer positions are also acceptable. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit a reference letter and the graduate letter of recommendation rubric.

  5. Curriculum vitae or résumé: Provide a 1- or 2-page PDF document of work and academic history including professional leadership contributions as well as volunteer activities.

  6. Prerequisites:  Using your degree plan as a guide, match all courses in your undergraduate communication sciences and disorders to the provided prereqs.

  7. Personal statement questionnaire:  Applicants will be prompted to answer questions on the application concerning career goals and interests.

  8. KUMC application:  Applicants also must complete an abbreviated KU Medical Center application by January 15th.  Note: the Au.D. application uses the KU Medical Center application system, not the KU Lawrence system. Please ensure the application is for the Au.D. degree (not the Ph.D. in audiology).

CSDCAS requires approximately three to four weeks to verify transcripts. Your application will be reviewed by the admissions committee as long as all materials have been submitted by the January 15 deadline.

Please note: the admissions committee may contact applicants for a potential interview after the January 15 deadline if being considered for the program.

Applicants are notified of application status by April 1 for fall program start.

CONTACT:  Contact CSDCAS customer service for any questions or concerns including inquiries about your application status, verification, receipt of supporting materials, how to complete the application, uploading documents, or submitting reference requests.

CSDCAS Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Telephone: 617-612-2030
Email: csdcasinfo@csdcas.org.

If you have school-specific questions regarding admissions criteria, requirements, program information, etc. that are not listed on the program's homepage, please contact KU's Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders directly: ipcd@ku.edu or 913-588-5935.

Remember to submit BOTH applications:

  1. CSDCAS application link
  2. KU Medical Center application link

Other Information

The IPCD admissions committee reviews applications for admission and makes recommendations to the Office of Graduate Studies for final processing. Evaluation is based principally on academic, research and clinical achievement and potential, including evidence from extracurricular activities. Please note the admissions committee may contact applicants for a potential interview after the January 15 deadline if being considered for the program.

Applicants are notified of application status by April 1 for fall program start.

Accepted students deciding to enter the program will request an official transcript during orientation to provide documentation of successful completion of an undergraduate degree.

International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. The evaluation must include course-by-course evaluation, grade evaluation, and indicate the degree earned in U.S. terms (bachelors, masters, doctorate, etc). An official copy of the evaluation is required.

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Address questions regarding residency to Student Services, 3001 Student Center, 913-588-6590.

Last modified: Sep 12, 2018
Prospective Students

Campus visit days for students interested in this program: please register online.

KU is here to answer questions and help students prepare for a rewarding career in audiology. Please contact the program office for advising assitance at ipcd@ku.edu.

Each spring, the Student Academy of Audiology hosts an annual Au.D. Admitted Student Day. Students offered admission will be invited to attend.

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