RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FROM CSDCAS
As cited on CSDCAS’ website: “UNDERSTAND: From the date your application is e-submitted and paid for, your CSD programs can view your entire application in real time via their online admissions portal. CSDCAS does not mail or “release” your applications to CSD programs.”
Also, please note that CSDCAS will email you when your application is verified and complete. DO NOT call or email UC to ask about verification and completion of your CSDCAS application.
Visit the CSDCAS website for more details:
If you still have questions or concerns: Please contact CSDCAS Customer Service at: Phone: (617) 612-2030 Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST or E-Mail: email@example.com You will need to allow up to 3 business days for CSDCAS to respond to an inquiry.
How To Apply to the On Campus Program
Application to CSDCAS
An online application to the Master’s Degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a major in speech-language pathology must be completed through CSDCAS (Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service) at https://portal.csdcas.org. CSDCAS will open for UC graduate applications on September 6, 2016. On CSDCAS, you will find detailed instructions regarding development of a profile and submission of materials. All application materials must be submitted to CSDCAS by December 15, including:
- extracurricular, volunteer and leadership activities, honors, and awards
On CSDCAS you will be asked to write an essay of approximately 125 words (750 characters with spaces) per question to answer each of the following four questions. We hope that you will use external resources to inform your responses, when appropriate.
- Describe your academic, experiential, and personal qualifications for our graduate program in speech-language pathology. Be sure to tell us how your background and experience prepared you to interact differently with individuals who are different from you in their social, cultural or economic perspectives.
- What are some of the most important issues and research needs facing the profession of speech-language pathology today?
- Aside from passion and the desire to help others, what sets you apart from other candidates?
- Do you speak another language fluently?
-If not, please enter “No”
-If yes, which language(s)? Please describe your experiences using the language and how this skill will facilitate improved service delivery to people with communication disorders.
- academic information (courses, grades, etc.)
- transcripts from each college or university (including community colleges even if you took college classes during high school) attended sent to:
CSDCAS Verification Department
PO Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
GRE scores must be sent by ETS directly to CSDCAS using the UC university code of 0734. DO NOT SEND GRE scores to the University of Cincinnati.
- three (3) letters of reference: It is strongly recommended that reference letters be written by instructors who can speak to your academic abilities and potential success as a graduate student.
CSDCAS Technical Support
If you experience problems or have questions, contact CSDCAS Customer Service.
- Please see the CSDCAS Website for current information on CSDCAS application fees.
Once your application is verified by CSDCAS, you will receive a separate email from UC with a link to pay the $85 UC application fee (this process usually begins in January and is completed by February. The Graduate School is responsible for this aspect of the application process). This fee is not linked to the 12/15 deadline.
The initial review process for completed files begins in January and takes approximately 6-12 weeks. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. Admission decisions will be made in writing only.
Before admission to the University is completed, all foreign students must fulfill U.S. Immigration Service requirements and register with the International Services and Foreign Student and the International Services Office. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) are required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Scores must be sent by the test site directly to the University of Cincinnati. .
This test must be taken in the student’s own country before admission is granted. This requirement may be waived for a foreign student who has completed an academic program of two or more years in duration at an accredited American college or university. Presently the minimum TOEFL score acceptable for graduate work in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is 100.
The Oral English Proficiency (OEP) Testing Program was implanted in 1986 to assess the oral English language skills of graduate students who are nonnative speakers of English and receive financial awards from general University funds. Students are required to take the test at the beginning of their first semester of study. Their oral English skills are rated in four areas: 1) pronunciation; 2) grammar; 3) fluency; and 4) overall intelligibility.
Those who pass are certified for oral English proficiency and may assume the full range of duties associated with the financial awards. Those who do not pass are recommended for English as a Second Language (ESL) course that is suited to their needs.
Students whose oral English proficiency has not been certified may not assume instructional responsibilities. Oral Proficiency testing is conducted four times during the academic year (September, December, March, and May) to accommodate new arrivals and students who have prepared to retake the test. Each student can only be tested twice during an academic year.
Upon arrival at the University of Cincinnati, all international students are required to carry student health insurance. Semester fees (reflecting the number of accompanying dependents) will be assessed at each registration period.