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.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites you to apply to our graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology. The application cycle is July 15, 2019 through February 1, 2020. University of Redlands uses the CSDCAS Online Centralization Application Process portal for admittance to the Fall 2020 semester (for "regular" graduate students) and Spring 2021 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.

Deadline: The deadline to apply through CSDCAS is February 1, 2020. (The application cycle opens July 15, 2019.) You must have your application and transcripts submitted to and VERIFIED by CSDCAS by February 1, 2020 or your application will be incomplete and ineligible for consideration. Applications should be completed (e-submitted, payment received, and transcripts received) at least four weeks in advance of the deadline to ensure the application is VERFIED on time.

Do not send any documents to the university. All of the following documents must be sent to directly to CSDCAS:

  • Official GRE Scores: Sent by ETS to CSDCAS. University of Redlands CDIS designated institution code is 1137.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation: A minimum of two submissions from professors are required. The third letter may be from a professor/supervisor. If you have been out of school for a period of time, you may submit three letters from current colleagues and a supervisor.
  • Personal Essays: 1) In a short essay of 400 words or less, address the following: In spite of planning, describe a time when the outcome was not what you expected and what you did next. 2) In an essay of 200 words or less, address the following: What do you anticipate is different about graduate school versus undergraduate? What will you do to prepare yourself for this?
  • Official Transcripts: Sent from each college and/or university attended.

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) 2021. (See Frequently Asked Questions on definition of Grad Plus.)

International Students

In addition, submit to CSDCAS your transcript evaluation by IERF or WES and your English language test scores.

Passing scores are as follows:

  • TOEFL: Minimum of 80.
  • IELTS: Minimum of 6.5.
  • PTE: Minimum of 80.

Non-U.S. citizens must show proof of financial resources to cover the expenses of the program. Applications are reviewed by the department without a financial statement. However, if admitted, a financial statement is required.

Information Sessions:

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