How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please read the entire page very carefully. All of the information regarding the application process is for both "regular" pathway graduate applicants as well as Grad Plus pathway applicants. There is only one application cycle and process for both pathways. If after reading our webpages you have further questions, please contact us at 909-748-8554 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 for University of Redlands is July 17, 2023 through January 15, 2024. University of Redlands uses the CSDCAS Online Centralization Application Process portal for admittance to the Fall 2024 semester. 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. (Application Fee Waiver Information.)

Deadline: The deadline to apply through CSDCAS is January 15, 2024. You must have your application and transcripts submitted to and VERIFIED by CSDCAS by January 15, 2024 or your application will be incomplete and ineligible for consideration. Please note that a VERIFIED application is not the same as a "Submitted" or "Received" application. Your account MUST show that it is VERIFIED and all other documents must be attached to your application in order to be considered. 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. (Please see CSDCAS webpage for definition of VERIFIED.)

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

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation: At least two submissions from professors is highly recommended. 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: 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.
  • Official Transcripts: Sent from each college and/or university attended. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for consideration to the program.
  • Optional Official GRE Scores (if taking the GRE): Sent by ETS to CSDCAS. University of Redlands CDIS designated institution code is 1137. 

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. (See Frequently Asked Questions on definition of Grad Plus.) *All 5 prerequisite courses must be completed with University of Redlands even if you have completed some elsewhere.

International Students

In addition, submit to CSDCAS your transcript evaluation by IERF or WES and your English language test scores. Submission code is C122.

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.