Application Process

Admission Process for the B.S.
in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Stage I: Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders (PCDIS)

All students declaring a major in communication sciences and disorders are accepted as tentative candidates to the undergraduate program and assigned the pre-communication code - PCDIS.

The PCDIS program includes:

  1. Complete all program pre-requisites courses.
  2. Obtain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on all college level coursework.
  3. Complete the following courses with a “C” or better: ENGL 1013and ENGL 1023,MATH 1203 or equivalent, and COMM 1313.
  4. Obtain passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educator: Math, Reading, and Writing  sections of the Praxis Core Exam.

Students who do not meet admission criteria for the B.S. degree program in communication sciences and disorders in any given year may reapply in subsequent years.

Stage II: Admission to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program CDIS

Admission to the CDIS Program Major is competitive and occurs after completion of all PCDIS requirements identified in Stage I. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 30 prior to beginning the fall semester of your junior year.

Submit an Application Packet with the following information:

  • Application Form
  • Letter of Intent replace with ndash One-page letter relating why you wish to enter the CDIS Major
  • Curriculum Guide
  • Transcripts for all college-level coursework
  • Submission of passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis I Exam -- You may submit a copy of the official Test Results found in your ETS Praxis Account

Satisfactory completion of an admission interview if requested by faculty committee


To Apply to the Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Submit Applications to:

Larry Aslin, M.A., CCC-SLP
Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Epley Center for Health Professions
606 N. Razorback Road, Office 272
Fayetteville, AR 72701

No late applications or late transcripts accepted. Make sure transcripts from other colleges are received and processed so they appear on your UA transcript by January 15. If all your completed classes from all colleges are not listed on your transcript, your application will appear incomplete and will be rejected.