How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please read the entire page very carefully. Please note that there is a "Frequently Asked Questions" link below that is extremely helpful, as well. All of the information regarding the application process is for both "regular" graduate applicants as well as Grad Plus applicants. There is only one application cycle and process for both. If after reading our webpages you have further questions, please contact us at 909-748-8061 or you may email Carrie Dahlhauser.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites you to apply to our graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology. The application cycle is August 2, 2017 through February 1, 2018. University of Redlands uses the CSDCAS Online Centralization Application Process portal for admittance to the Fall 2018 semester (for "regular" graduate students) and Spring 2019 semester (for Grad Plus students). CSDCAS is a web-based application that offers applicants a way to apply to multiple clinical education programs in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology by completing one single application. For instructions, please create an account with CSDCAS. Please note: You will not receive any confirmation from University of Redlands. You must check your CSDCAS account to verify that they have received all necessary documentation for your application.

Deadline: The deadline to apply through CSDCAS is February 1, 2018. (The application cycle opens August 2, 2017.) You must have your application and transcripts submitted to CSDCAS by February 1, 2018 or your application will be incomplete and ineligible for consideration. Application documents do not need to be verified by CSDCAS by the deadline to be considered. Do not send any documents to the university. All of the following documents must be sent to directly to CSDCAS:

  • GRE Scores:

    University of Redlands' CSDCAS CDIS designated institution code is 1137. There is no minimum required score.

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation:

    A minimum of two submissions from professors are required. The other letter may be from a professor, supervisor or someone who can comment on your ability to be a successful graduate student. If you have been out of school for a period of time, you may submit three letters from current colleagues. Please note that one of the colleagues must be your supervisor.

  • Personal Essay:
    • In a short essay of 500 words or less, address the following: Tell us about your intellectual curiosity in this field, describe how you plan to apply that curiosity to clinical practice, and tell us what makes you uniquely qualified to execute this plan.

  • Official Transcripts:

    Sent from each college and/or university you have attended. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 by the application deadline (February 1) to be considered. Your application will not be reviewed with a cumulative GPA less than 3.0.

If you are accepted for admission but do not have an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or have not completed the five (5) prerequisite courses prior to the program start date, you will be admitted as a Grad Plus student with an admit date of spring (January) 2019. (See Frequently Asked Questions on definition of Grad Plus.)

Please note: You will not receive any confirmation from University of Redlands. You must check your CSDCAS account to verify that they have received all necessary documentation for your application.

International Students- In addition to the requirements listed above, you must send CSDCAS your transcript evaluation which has been evaluated by IERF or WES. You must also take and submit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE). Passing scores are as follows:

  • At least a 80 or better on the TOEFL

  • At least an 4.5 on the IELTS

  • At least 80 on the PTE

Your application can be reviewed by the department without a financial statement. However, if you are admitted, you will be required to submit one before enrolling at Redlands. Non U.S. citizens must show proof of financial resources to cover the expenses of the program (minimum of U.S. $41,000). If funding for a degree program is provided by a sponsoring agency, please include a letter from that agency indicating the amount of support that will be furnished. If funding is from a personal source, please send a certified bank statement showing activity in the account for the past six months.

If you have questions please phone 909-748-8061.

Information Sessions:

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