The online application process is managed by the Graduate School, which administers graduate programs across the Boulder campus. Please be careful to complete all parts of the online application, even if doing so duplicates information is in your resume. Contact the Graduate School or the Office of Admissions for problems with the online application process or financial aid.
Applications will not be given to the Admissions Committee for consideration until all required documents detailed below have been received.
It is in your interest to complete your application well before the deadline date. Your recommendation-writers will not be able to submit a letter of recommendation until you pay the application fee and submit the application. You will not be able to make changes to your application data once you have submitted.
Questions and Application Assistance
For technical support or other issues with the online application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples:
- I can’t access my saved application.
- I am having trouble resetting my password.
- Did my payment go through?
- I have not yet received my log in information.
- My letter writers have not received an email yet.
- My letter writer had trouble attaching a letter in PDF format.
- My letter writer had trouble saving the recommendation form letter.
- My letter writer cannot access the link to submit a letter of recommendation for me.
Some programs have both fall and spring admissions, while others have only one admission cycle per year. However, decisions for financial aid for all programs are usually made during the spring term for the following academic year.
|Program||Application Deadline||Begin Program|
|Master’s Program for Speech Pathology – clinical track (CCC: SLP)||January 15||Early August in summer session prior to fall semester|
|Doctorate in Audiology (CCC: Au.D.)||January 15||Fall semester starts in late August|
|Master’s Program in SLHS – no clinical certification||October 1
|Fall semester (late August) or Spring Semester (January)|
|Ph.D./Au.D. and Au.D.||January 15||Fall semester starts in August|
|Fall semester (late August) or Spring Semester (January)|
Deadlines for Foreign Students
Due to prolonged processing times, foreign students must submit application materials by December 1 for fall admission and by September 1 for a spring admission.
Application Instructions: Domestic Student Applications
Applications will not be given to the Admissions Committee for consideration until all required documents listed below have been received. Your application must include:
|1. CV / resume
A 1 or 2 page Curriculum Vitae or resume is required. A standard submission will contain sections with headings similar to those listed below, but you may have additional sections.
|2. Personal Statement
SLHS has no required format for the personal statement, but the length should not exceed two pages single spaced.Be specific about your academic, clinical, and research interests. You may want to include experiences relevant to the program of study, and any special skills you have, including experiences with other cultures or languages. However, you do not need to address each of these issues if it does not seem relevant to you.You may find these resources helpful:http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/642/01/http://chronicle.com/article/Leave-Dr-Seuss-Out-of-It/126098/
|3. Graduate School Application & Fee
The Graduate School requires an application fee. You can use a credit or debit card during the online application process. The online application displays a check option, but please do not mail checks to the department or other university offices.Please complete all portions of the online application, especially the Previous Institutions Attended section. We need to know if you earned a degree at a particular institution and your attempted and earned hours for each institution.
|4. Four Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation can only be submitted online via the Graduate School’s Admission Application site. Please do not tell recommendation writers to mail letters to the department.The Graduate School’s online application will ask you for four references and an email address for each. You must include email addresses in order for the writer to be able to submit a letter.You must enter complete information for each reference; name, title, institution, and education/certification if available. Some recommenders will not include this information in their letter, and this makes it challenging to know why they are in a position to recommend an applicant to graduate study. Most faculty know to include this information but others may not.Upon payment of the application fee, the Admission Application system will send a secure link to your references via email. When your recommenders log into the online recommendation form, they will be asked to complete a rating list and to provide a narrative. We prefer that they upload a letter using their own letterhead.You will receive an automatic confirmation email for each letter submitted.
|5. One Official Transcript for Every College or University Previously Attended
Official transcripts are required for all previous post-secondary coursework. Each transcript must bear the seal and signature of the issuing institution. Graduate Admissions does not accept unofficial transcripts or transcripts issued directly to the applicant.Transcripts are not required for coursework completed at or online through any University of Colorado campus or through CU Continuing Education. Graduate Admissions will add CU transcripts to submitted applications. (Your CU-related information should automatically populate into the online application. Please review this information and update as needed).Have transcripts sent to:Domestic ApplicantsGraduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0553
For overnight or express mail send to:
Office of Admissions
Graduate Admissions will also accept transcripts sent electronically via email or secure download (e.g. Docufide or E-script) provided these are transmitted directly from the issuing institution or authority to email@example.com.
|6. Official GRE Scores
Average GRE scores of admitted applicants are above 308 on the Revised GRE score scale (1200 on the previous GRE scale). We typically do not accept students with GRE scores below about 300 on the Revised GRE score scale (1100 on the previous GRE scale). The scores are transmitted electronically from ETS. 4841 is the institution code for CU Boulder. The GRE is required of all applicants and must be received by the applicable department deadline above. Please arrange to take the GRE test no later than December 1st for the January 15 application deadline and by September 1st for the October 15th deadline. No department or program code is required because the scores go to a central database at CU and are automatically provided to SLHS.There is also a place in the online application where you can enter your GRE scores. We recommend this because if your scores are late from ETS, we will review your application using your self-reported scores.
Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
Through the Western Regional Graduate Program, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) makes the AUD and MA-SLP graduate programs available at in-state tuition rates to residents of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
The Registrar’s website states that “In-state status requires domicile (legal, primary residence) in Colorado for the year immediately preceding the first day of class.” At CU, the WRGP is implemented as one of the exceptions to this one-year rule. WRGP students retain out-of-state status, but are billed at in-state tuition rates. To evaluate your residency status in a WRGP state, CU applies the same criteria used to determine in-state status for Colorado residents. That is, if you want to claim that you are a resident of Oregon, use CU’s requirements to demonstrate residency for Colorado, but using Oregon (e.g., Oregon’s driver’s license).
Please review the Tuition Classification page for more information and contact the Tuition Classification Officer in the Office of the Registrar: 303-492-0907 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions. The Tuition Classification check will not be conducted until after you are accepted and you are admitted.
Application Review and Notifications
SLHS receives a large number of applications. We typically notify applicants of decisions in mid-March. Admissions decisions letters will be emailed to the preferred email address you have listed in the online application. All applicants will be automatically considered for merit-based financial aid in the form of Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Part-Time Instructor positions, and fellowships. No additional funding application is needed. Funding letters will accompany acceptance letters. Additional Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Part-Time Instructor (GPTI) positions may become available after the initial round of decision letters are sent. These additional openings will be announced to all accepted applicants, as well as current students.
SLHS adheres to the April 15th guidelines for the acceptance of admissions offers, however given the large number of applicants, notification of non-acceptance is appreciated as soon as possible.
Application Instructions: International Student Applications
International students are those who already have, or will be applying for a temporary U.S. visa. Permanent residents should apply using the domestic applicant process.
All international student applicants must apply online.
Applications will not be given to the Admissions Committee for consideration until all required documents listed above have been received. Please review the Graduate School’s website for more information on requirements for international students and instructions on how to apply.
Other resources for International Students can be found at: http://colorado.edu/international/