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 2023 grades. If you submit your application before your Fall
2023 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 2024
will not be reviewed without Fall 2023 grades included.
Transcript requests generated in CSDCAS must be printed out and mailed by the applicant
to their university(ies).
GRE scores are not required.
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.
Personal Essays & Analysis Essay
The successful applicant will plan ahead, making sure to spend significantly more
time writing your personal and analysis essays than preparing your 2-minute video.
Please check to make sure that you answered the question prompts and adhered to the
You should make sure that your essays are clear, organized, and persuasive, with correct
grammar, effective word choices and correct spelling.