Official transcripts must be received directly from your School's registrar office
or an official transcript service. CSDCAS will not accept a transcript uploaded by
an applicant OR by University of Memphis CSD staff for verification purposes.
Do not send your transcripts directly to the University of Memphis. They should be
sent directly to CSDCAS.
Applicants who choose to use the CSDCAS transcript entry service should know that
CSDCAS will not begin entering an applicant's grades until payment for transcript
entry AND payment for the application have been received.
It can take several weeks after you have requested a transcript from your University
for it to reach CSDCAS and then another several weeks after that for the transcript
to be verified by their staff. Do not wait until the last minute to order official
If you have not already received your bachelor's degree, the transcripts you submit
must include your Fall 2018 grades. If you submit your application before your Fall
2018 grades are available, you will have to complete an Academic Update and submit
a new set of transcripts to CSDCAS. Applications for students graduating in May 2019
will not be reviewed without Fall 2018 grades included.
Transcript requests generated in CSDCAS must be printed out and mailed by the applicant
to their University(ies).
Applications cannot be reviewed without official GRE scores. Please be certain that
you use the code 1756 to submit GRE scores directly to CSDCAS. Otherwise, your official
GRE scores will not be received and your application will not be reviewed.
While GRE scores can be seen at the time an applicant completes the exam, they are
not instantly available to CSDCAS. We strongly encourage applicants to take the GRE
no later than 1 month in advance (Jan. 1, 2019) of the application deadline. Applicants
who take the exam after early January run the very real risk of not having their official
scores received in time for application review.
If you are anxious about how you may perform on the GRE, give yourself enough time
to take the exam more than once before mid-December/early January.
If you are transferring a CSDCAS application from a previous application cycle, please
check with CSDCAS to make sure that your GRE scores are transferred along with your
other application materials.
GRE scores cannot be received after the application review period has begun and the
exam cannot be completed after a student is admitted to the program. Exceptions cannot
be made for missed test dates due to inclement weather etc.
If your scores have not posted after the normal processing period, contact ETS and
determine the BATCH # your scores were sent in. Then contact CSDCAS customer service and provide them with this batch #. We will
use this batch # to determine if this batch has been received yet by CSDCAS, and if
so, search the batch for your scores. If your scores are not found, CSDCAS will contact
ETS to determine why they were not provided to us in the batch # reported to you.
It is your responsibility to follow up on any missing GRE scores in a timely manner.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants should approach their recommenders well in advance of submitting their
applications. They should also give recommenders information about when their recommendations
should be completed as well as relevant supporting materials (transcripts, resume,
Please check to make certain that recommenders have submitted your letters well in
advance of the Feb. 1 deadline. We cannot review an application with fewer than 3
You should monitor your CSDCAS application to be sure that your recommendations have
been posted for all 3 of your letter writers.
For applicants who are not currently students, please remember that other individuals
who can comment on things like your work ethic or ability to work effectively in stressful
conditions can be valuable additions to an application. The faculty also value recommendations
from practicing clinicians who can comment on a candidate's fit for the profession.