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Undergraduate Admissions Policy

CDIS Undergraduate Admissions Policy

  1. Students are initially considered Pre-professional Communication Disorders majors. Under this designation, the student is expected to complete the requirements for admissions into the Junior/Senior sequence and the Communication Disorders Major. The Pre-professional Communication Disorders majors take all the 1000-level and 2000-level courses listed on the degree plan in addition to Psychology 3300: Lifespan Development and Health Professions 3302: Biostatistics.
     
  2. Admission to the Junior/Senior-level courses and the Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Disorders is competitive and selective. Enrollment is limited by student/faculty ratios in both academic and clinical components of the program.
     
  3. To be considered for admission to the Junior/Senior-level
    courses and the Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Disorders, the following is required:
    1. An overall GPA of 3.0 and in good standing academically.
    2. Completion of a minimum of 50 hours of coursework from the 1000-level and 2000-level courses listed on the CDIS Undergraduate Degree Plan. The 50 hours must be completed by the end of the Summer 1 session in the same calendar year in which the student wishes to begin the Junior/Senior sequence.
    3. The following courses must be taken in the 50 hours: 
      • PHYS 1310: Elementary Physics
      • CDIS 1331: Introduction to Communication Disorders
      • BIO 2430: Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • HP 3302: Biostatistics
      • PSY 3300: Lifespan Development
    4. These classes must be completed by the end of the Summer 1 session in the same calendar year in which the student wishes to begin the Junior/Senior sequence.
    5. A minimum grade of C in support and major classes listed as part of the freshman/sophomore years on the Degree Plan (HIM 2360: Medical Terminology; BIO 2430: Human Anatomy and Physiology; HP 3302: Biostatistics; PSY 3300: Lifespan Development; CDIS 1331: Introduction to Communication Disorders).
    6. Students are ranked by their GPA in the five required classes (CDIS 1331, HP 3302, PHYS 1310, PSY 3300 and BIO 2430) and admittance in the Junior/Senior year is based on this ranking. We accept approximately 45 students each year into the sequence. Preference for admission is given to students who have not repeated any of the five courses.
    7. The application for admission is submitted to the department by May 15th. Admission decisions are made after the end of Summer I. All students will be notified by email of the CDIS Undergraduate Admission Committee’s decisions. Student selection is made on academic performance and not on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, or national origin. Students who are not admitted into the junior/senior sequence should consult with the CHP Advising Center for planning their future educational needs.