School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

The on-campus graduate SLP program admits for fall semester only.

Please carefully read and follow the instructions below for application to our program.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – January 1st, 2015 for admission Fall 2015


1. Undergraduate Degree: Applicants to the program must possess a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology or complete a post-baccalaureate sequence of courses from an accredited university. Applicants must be able to submit transcripts from at least one semester of post-baccalaureate courses at the time of their application. It is acceptable for students to apply if they are taking post-bacc courses during the fall semester – however, applicants must be certain that an updated transcript is sent once grades have posted at the end of the semester.

2. GRE: The GRE is required. We will accept either the old (prior to 8/1/11) or the revised (8/1/11 and after) test scores. GRE scores are valid for 5 years. Official scores should be sent directly to the University of Akron (code 1829). We are not participating in the CSDCAS GRE score-reporting system this year; your official score report must be sent to our Graduate School, using the code above.

3. Application System: Our program requires two applications; the basic application to The University of Akron (Graduate School) AND the application through CSDCAS. 

  • Students must submit both applications in order to be considered for admission.
  • The University of Akron’s Graduate School Application may be accessed from the link at the bottom of this page. This step only includes the application and fee – no supplemental documents are required here.
  • See below for information about and links to the CSDCAS application

Central Application Service for Communication Science and Disorders (CSDCAS):

All students must submit applications through CSDCAS in order to be considered for admission to our program

Program Directory: – for information about our program’s requirements for the application, including essay prompt.

Application Portal: (may also be accessed from the main CSDCAS website). The 2015 CSDCAS application will be available beginning 9/17/14.

  • Please carefully read the instructions for the application. Also read the "FAQ" section for answers to questions regarding the CSDCAS application process.
  • Please note the information regarding speed of processing applications and due dates.
  • Our program requires that the application be VERIFIED by our deadline of 1/1/15. This means that your application has been processed and your GPA has been calculated by CSDCAS. Applicants must have their application verified (GPA calculation completed) by the deadline date posted. To ensure that the application is verified on time, applications must be completed (e-submitted, payment received, and transcripts received  at least four weeks in advance of the deadline. CSDCAS will send us any updates of transcripts, GPA, and letters of recommendation received after this date.

Instructions for Application for Admission to the UA Traditional SLP Graduate Program (Fall 2014)

1. Complete and submit the CSDCAS application, following instructions on the website ("verfified" by 1/1/15) – earlier completion is recommended, to ensure we receive the application from CSDCAS in a timely fashion
2. Complete and submit The University of Akron Graduate School application, with the required fee (submitted by 1/1/15)
3. Submit any updates as they occur (GRE scores, transcripts, etc.) to the CSDCAS portal

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The University of Akron’s Graduate School Application must be submitted, along with the fee, by January 1, 2015 in order for a student’s application to be considered for the 2015 admission cycle. No supplemental documents (letters of recommendation, etc.) should be submitted here.

Please note: Send a final, official transcript, once you have graduated, if you have been admitted pending graduation.


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Traditional On-Campus Graduate SLP Program

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Mrs. Robin Angell, MS, CCC-SLP

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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