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How to Apply

Follow our step-by-step instructions to apply to the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program.

Applying to the doctorate program in audiology requires two major steps:

  1. The primary application is submitted to the national central application service, the Communication Science and Disorders Central Application System, known as CSDCAS. All required application materials must be submitted (and verified by CSDCAS) by January 15. Please note: it can take 4-5 weeks for CSDCAS to verify your transcripts.
  2. After completing your CSDCAS application, an email will arrive prompting you to complete the supplementary application for the University of Kansas via the Slate online application platform. This supplementary application and application fee must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time (10:59 p.m. CST) on January 14.

 Classes for the program begin the following fall semester. 

Application Instructions

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

  1. College course work
    Students must enter all college courses taken in the U.S. into the academic history section of the CSDCAS application including repeated, failed and withdrawn courses. This process may take 1-2 hours to complete.
  2. Transcripts
    Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution's registrar's office to the CSDCAS transcript department. Students may not receive official transcripts and then forward them.

    CSDCAS Verification Department
    PO Box 9113
    Watertown, MA 02471

  3. TOEFL
    All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through the TOEFL testing system.

    To submit official TOEFL scores to CSDCAS, visit the ETS website and request scores be sent to CSDCAS using code 1220. It takes approximately 10-12 business days from the date of the request to post an update to the online application. Only one code is needed in CSDCAS for TOEFL score.

  4. References
    A reference provides a professional recommendation on the applicant's behalf. We prefer 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 individuals into the online application. CSDCAS will then prompt each person to submit a reference letter and the graduate letter of recommendation rubric. Please contact each reference to explain they will receive a message from CSDCAS to complete their recommendation online.

  5. Curriculum vitae or résumé
    Provide a one- or two-page document in PDF format of work and academic history including professional leadership contributions as well as volunteer activities. This will be uploaded with the online application.

  6. Prerequisites
    Using the degree plan as a guide, match all courses in the applicant's undergraduate communication sciences and disorders to the prerequisites provided on screen.

  7. Questionnaire
    Applicants will be prompted to answer questions on the application concerning career goals and interests.

Emily Van Dyke
Administrative Officer

913-588-5935 (711 TTY)

Before contacting the department, please review eligibility and requirements and the FAQs

* The Graduate Record Examination is not required for this program and GRE scores are not submitted with the online application.

Partial or incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Begin CDSCAS Application

After submitting the application

CSDCAS requires approximately three to four weeks to verify transcripts. Applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee, as long as all materials have been submitted and verified by CSDCAS by the application deadline.

The admissions committee may contact applicants for an interview after the application deadline if they are under consideration for the program.

Assistance and questions

Students should contact CSDCAS customer service for any questions or concerns about application status, verification, receipt of supporting materials, how to complete the application, uploading documents or submitting reference requests.

CSDCAS Customer Service: 617-612-2030,

Answers to questions specific to KU or the program regarding admissions criteria, requirements, program information, etc., should be found on this website. Before contacting the department, please review eligibility and requirements and the FAQs.

More Information

The 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.

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 (bachelor's, master's, doctorate, etc). An official copy of the evaluation is required.

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