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Admissions Instructions

We are confident that we offer an area of specialization at the graduate level that suits your personal and professional goals. In addition, our superior academic faculty, clinical faculty and staff offer the highest quality academic instruction, clinical training and administrative support.

Fall, 2014 Application is now CLOSED!   Admissions Instuctions are now under revision. 
Please visit this site in August 2014 for updated instructions for fall, 2015 admission.


Application FAQs  http://csd.utexas.edu/graduate/faqs
Program FAQs http://csd.utexas.edu/graduate/csd-graduate-program-faqs

                            *CSD ONLY OFFERS FALL ADMISSION*             

    The application process for CSD is managed by the Office of Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC). You MUST submit your electronic application and all required materials listed in the following instructions by the REQUIRED DEADLINE date for your area of interest. Materials missing from your application may prevent your application from going to review with our Admissions Committees.

    ATTENTION:   Graduate and International Admissions Center WILL NOT allow documents to be UPLOADED until you have paid your application fee.
    Once you have paid your application fee then you may upload your documents through your Application Status Check.


      Step 1

      VISIT the GIAC web site and complete and submit the ApplyTexas Application which will open on September 1st. Select the correct major code and department code (at right) for your area of interest.

      Step 2

      PAY your on-line application fee ($65 US and $90 International) per the instructions in the online application.

      Step 3

      SUBMIT Official Senior college transcripts electronically to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions (GIAC). To expedite the process first check with your University Records Office to verify if transcripts can be sent electronically.  This is the most efficient and most timely method. NO PAPER TRAINSCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED in the Office of Graduate and International Admissions (GIAC).    

      If your institution is unable to provide an electronic transcript then please follow the remaining steps.  1)Obtain an official transcript from your institution.  2)Scan and SAVE as a .pdf document.  2)Upload your official transcript in .pdf format through your Application Status Check .  

      All currently enrolled and former UT Austin students will pay an additional $10 application fee to have their transcripts submitted electronically from the
      UT Austin Records Office to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions. 

      PLEASE visit the Office of Graduate and International Admissions website for detailed instructions for submitting transcripts (Senior College ONLY) electronically OR by .pdf format.

      PLEASE NOTE: Junior/Community college transcripts are NOT required.

      Step 4

      ARRANGE for the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to submit your OFFICIAL SCORE for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE® revised General Test) http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/know.  Starting this August 2011, the GRE® revised General Test will replace the current GRE General Test.  The Analytical Writing Portion is now considered in our review.  If you did not take this portion of the GRE exam then your Statement of Purpose which is required to submit will be used to evaluate your writing skills.  The Writing Portion of the GRE will be required in all future admission seasons after fall, 2013.

      GRE scores are valid for a maximum of 5 years. For Fall 2014 admission, the GRE must have been taken by October 2008 or after. 

      The ETS code for UT Austin is 6882.

      The GRE Concordance for the prior OLD test scale and currently NEW REVISED test scale is at http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/concordance_information.pdf

      Step 5

      International students should ARRANGE for the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to submit your OFFICIAL SCORE for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The ETS code for UT Austin is 6882.

      Step 6

      SUBMIT your ONE PAGE Statement of Purpose through SAVED in .pdf format through your online Application Status Check.
      Applicants are ONLY required to provide the Statement of Purpose for CSD. You are NOT required to provide Graduate Admissions with a separate
      Statement of Purpose or Essay.
        You are required to follow the CSD Admissions Instructions below when submitting your SOP and not the instructions given
      on the ApplyTexas application.

      All CSD applicants (M.A., Au.D. and Ph.D.) MUST submit a ONE PAGE single space (your choice of font size and margins)
      Statement of Purpose describing:

      • Research
      • Academic and/or personal experiences leading to an interest in graduate study
      • Future career plans

      Applicants interested in applying for the MA/PhD or PhD programs must also describe the following questions in their ‘Statement of Purpose’:
      What area of interest is your focus? Why?
      What faculty member at UT do you wish to work with as you academic mentor? Why?

      Step 7

      SUBMIT THREE letters of reference – On your application you will be asked to provide the names and emails of your references. After you submit and PAY your application fee, then an electronic request for reference will be sent to your recommenders. You will be able to re-send or send additional reminder requests for reference through your online Application Status Check.

      The electronic reference form is preferred, so please encourage your recommenders to use this method in order to meet the REQUIRED CSD DEADLINE.
      Reference letters should NOT be mailed to the CSD Graduate Office! This will ONLY slow the process of your application.  It is in your best interest to provide letters of reference through the electronic method to avoid letters lost in the mail.

      We understand that some institutions mail from Career Centers, so if that’s the case then use the below link for US Postal Service, FedEX or DHL addresses: http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/about/contact.html

      Letters are preferred from academic faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Letters from employment supervisors are accepted but from those who work in CSD or a related field. We really do need to receive at least two letters from academic faculty with whom you have taken classes with or researched with. Failure to provide ALL three letters of reference may result in your application NOT going to review with our admission committees.  ONLY THREE LETTERS ARE REQUIRED!  The ApplyTexas application ONLY has enough fields to submit ONLY three names with emails.  DO NOT email to request additional letters of recommendation.  Choose your faculty wisely.  Only those who can write you the strongest letters of reference.

      Step 8

      SUBMIT your ONE PAGE Résumé SAVED in.pdf format through your Application Status Check

      Your résumé should include:

      1. Educational background
      2. Honors
      3. Related field organizations
      4. Research and/or clinical experience including area, supervisor and length of rotation
      5. Volunteer experience
      6. Related field work experience

      PLEASE NOTE:  Those applicants applying for the MA/PhD and PhD programs should upload a detailed CV ‘curriculum vitae' instead of résumé.

      Step 9 -

      COMPLETE AND SUBMIT the CSD Applicant Prerequisite Survey

      ALL APPLICANTS are required to complete this survey.  PLEASE SUBMIT this survey ONLY ONCE.  Multiple submissions are NOT recommended!

      Failure to complete and submit this survey may prevent you from establishing a data record in our CSD Graduate Office and your application from going to review with our admissions committees.

      Step 10 -

      ANY ADDITIONAL MISC. documents you wish to submit must be SAVED in .pdf format and submitted through the Graduate Admissions Supplemental Document Site.

      Step 11 -

      PLEASE NOTE:  ONLY those applicants applying for MA/PhD and PhD degrees are required to submit a writing sample.

      UPLOAD a ‘Writing Sample’ which is written in English such as a brief term paper, thesis, research paper or journal submission SAVED in .pdf format as a miscellaneous document through Graduate Admissions Supplemental Dcoument Site.