1. Complete the CSDCAS Application. The CSDCAS portal opens on August 2, 2019; you can access the CSDCAS portal here.
  2. Transcripts:
    1. Submit OFFICIAL transcripts from ALL universities you have attended to the CSDCAS portal. Your transcripts should include grades from the Fall semester of your senior year. You will be prompted to download a form that requests official transcripts from each college or university you have attended. You will also be prompted to enter individual classes you have taken on the CSDCAS portal. Both steps need to be completed.  Your transcripts must include grades from the Fall semester of your senior year.
    2. The transcript entry process must be completed in order for CSDCAS to calculate your GPA. If you choose to pay for the transcript entry service instead of manually entering your grades yourself, be sure that you e-submit your application in plenty of time for CSDCAS to enter your grades for you. CSDCAS will not start entering your grades until after you have submitted the application and paid the application fees, even if they have already received your transcripts and your transcript grade entry fee. If you wait until late January to e-submit, your grades will likely not be entered before the February 1, 2021 deadline, and your application will not be reviewed.
  3. GRE Scores: CSDCAS will only accept scores that they have received directly from ETS. Be sure to use the CSDCAS program code 1756 to submit your scores for your application.
  4. TOEFL Scores: All students who need to submit TOEFL scores as a part of their application should use code C122 to submit their scores to CSDCAS. TOEFL scores are required for all applicants whose first language is not English. The requirement can be waived for students who have earned a degree from a University where English was the instructional language.  Students can also submit IELTS or Duolingo scores.
  5. Letters of Recommendation:
    1. Submit 3 letters of recommendation from faculty or other individuals who can provide information regarding your  potential for graduate study and clinical work. It is important that you select your letter writers carefully and insure that they can speak to your qualities as a student and future clinician. For non-traditional students, a clinician you have completed observation with or a supervisor from a work or volunteer setting can also provide valuable information about your ability to work with patients or in a clinical setting.
    2. You will be prompted by the CSDCAS portal to enter the names and email addresses of individuals who will write your recommendation letters. This will generate an email to those individuals who will upload their letters directly to CSDCAS. It is your responsibility to follow up with these individuals to ensure their letters are uploaded by the deadline.
    3. Letters of Recommendation are listed as "Evaluations" in the "Supporting Information" section of CSDCAS.
  6. Personal Essays (2):
    1. All applicants are required to submit a response to each of the personal essay questions included in the application. The essays should include information that the committee will not learn by reading the rest of your application. Each answer should be relevant and specific. Any unusual aspects of your academic history should be addressed in these essays.
    2. Each response should be no more than 300 words in a single-spaced document with 1-inch margins.
      1. Describe a Period of Personal Growth: Reflect on an accomplishment, event, challenging situation, or any sort of experience that sparked personal growth, maturation, or new understanding. How did this experience shape you or change your perspective? Describe the circumstances, your role in these events, and the way(s) you were impacted.
      2. Describe what Motivates You: Describe something meaningful to you. For example, express why you care about an idea or topic, why you respect someone, or what inspires you. Explain how this concept, person, goal or activity has become personal to you, and what it reveals about you.
      3. Upload your personal essays under “Documents.”
  7. Analysis Essay:
    1. Click on this link and describe the results and application of the data presented in the graph. What do the results mean for your client who has a severe disorder?
    2. Limit your response to 150 words.
    3. Upload your analysis essay under "Documents".
  8. Video Submission:
    1. Upload a one-minute video in response to one of the prompts listed below. If you do not submit your response, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not be considered for admission.
    2. Your response should be relevant and specific. Vague responses do not tell us anything about you. We are interested in the content of your response, rather than the recording quality.
    3. Begin by formally introducing yourself and describe why you want to attend the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis. Avoid vague statements such as “to get a good education” or “develop career skills” and go beyond “reputation or ranking.” What programs, professors, and other opportunities appeal to you? Then respond to one of the prompts below:
      1. Describe what makes you a good candidate for the speech-language pathology or audiology program in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis?
      2. Describe how you would contribute to enhance the professional culture of our School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis? What are the elements of a positive professional culture?
      3. Describe why you want to be a speech-language pathologist or an audiologist?
      4. Identify one strength and weakness. How will these contribute to your success as a graduate student and professional? Describe how you will compensate or overcome your weakness.
    4. Once you have completed your video, please upload it to YouTube (be sure your video is NOT set to "private" or we will be unable to view it; instead, please select "unlisted") and copy/paste the link in the Questions section of the CSDCAS application. Instructions for creating YouTube video/link can be found on our website.
  9. Experiences:
    1. We are very interested in the experiences you have had outside of your academic schoolwork. When completing this section of the application, please indicate relevant experiences you have had in Employment, Extracurricular Activities, Leadership, Research, Shadowing, and/or Volunteer/Community Enrichment.
    2. Enter your experiences in the order of their relevance and/or significance to your application. We are looking for quality involvement, so please do not list every single experience you have had in each category, especially if they were limited to only a few hours or days. If possible, try to combine individual entries to streamline the information and limit your description of each experience to a single sentence that highlights essential points.