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How to Apply

Applications to this program require two steps. First, the primary application is submitted to the national central application service, CSDCAS. Second, a supplementary application is submitted separately to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Note: the KU supplementary application is currently under revision and will not be available until late August 2021.

Please see the instructions below to learn more about how to apply.

Application Deadlines

All required application materials must be submitted by January 15. 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 United States into the academic history section of the CSDCAS application. Because this includes repeated, failed, and withdrawn courses, course work entry may take an average of 1-2 hours to complete.
  1. Official transcripts
    Official transcripts must only 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

  2. 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 to an update to the online application. Only one code is needed in CSDCAS for TOEFL score.

  3. References
    A reference provides a professional recommendation on the applicant's 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. KU Medical Center supplemental application
    Applicants also must complete the KU Medical Center application by January 15.

    Note: the audiology program application uses the KU Medical Center supplemental application system, which is not the same as the KU Lawrence system. Please ensure the application is for the Au.D. degree (and not the Ph.D. in audiology).

Note: effective spring 2020, the Graduate Record Examination is no longer required and GRE scores are not submitted with the online 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.

Please note: 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 the program eligibility and requirements and the frequently asked questions.

Remember to submit BOTH applications:

  1. CSDCAS primary application.
  2. KU Medical Center supplemental application.

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 (bachelors, masters, doctorate, etc). An official copy of the evaluation is required.

Last modified: Jul 07, 2021
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