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Application Process

On-Campus MA SLP Program

PLEASE NOTE: the 2021-2022 application cycle will open on September 1, 2021 for admission for our fall 2022 cohort

Submit the following items electronically to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS):

  • Application for Admission
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended (including UNC). UNC currently requires a 3.0 minimum grade point average for regular admission to a graduate program.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be from professors who can address your academic qualifications for graduate study. The third may be from another professor or someone with whom you have worked professionally. Please use the online format provided by CSDCAS.
  • Responses to 8 academic and 8 applicant questions (see details on CSDCAS).
  • Note: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores are not required.

Complete the Graduate School Online Application
Complete the Graduate School Online Application and pay the application fee. (The application fee process will appear once you complete all application questions and submit the application.)

  • Domestic Students: $50 non-refundable application fee
  • International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee

International Applicants
International applicants (non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. Permanent Resident) please refer to the International Admissions Requirements page for further information about submitting transcripts, English proficiency scores, passport copy and financial documentation.

For More Information
For more information about the admission process, please email the Graduate School at grad.school@unco.edu, or call 970-351-2881.

All application materials must be submitted and received by the application deadline for admission consideration.  Applicants who do not submit both applications (CSDCAS and UNC Graduate School) will not be considered for admission.

Initial decisions about admission to the program are typically made by mid-March. A list of alternates is also developed, and alternates may be admitted to the program up until the beginning of Fall semester.

Strong applicants will have a diverse background of academic and life experiences, have a solid background in communication disorders as well as science. Desired science courses include biology, chemistry, and human anatomy and physiology. Applicants from marginalized backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!

Please Note: As all official transcripts are submitted to CSDCAS, they do not need to be resubmitted to the Office of Admissions. However, if you are admitted to UNC and you were still working on your bachelor's degree at your time of application, during your first semester you will need to submit an official transcript to the Office of Admissions from the institution you graduated from, showing your degree was conferred. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.

Transcript Submission Upon Acceptance of Admission

Once admitted, official transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent via mail directly from the educational institution in an unopened, sealed envelope or through an electronically secure digital program from the issuing institution.

Mailed transcripts should be sent to:
Graduate School and International Admissions
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 135
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639

Electronic transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent directly from the educational institution to: grad.applicationmaterials@unco.edu.

The Office of Admissions does not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from applicants. All official transcripts, submitted as part of the application process, are retained by UNC and not returned to applicants or admitted students.

UNC retains submitted transcripts, from institutions other than UNC, for admitted students for up to five years after graduation or date of last attendance at UNC. Transcripts provided by applicants who were not admitted, denied admissions or did not complete their application are destroyed after one (1) year. The Office of Admissions will make every attempt to use previously submitted transcripts if they are within these time frames. However, if the Office of Admissions cannot locate previously submitted transcripts, the transcripts fall outside the time frames listed above or they are considered illegible, applicants must provide new transcripts.

Applicants with academic credentials from outside the U.S. will need to follow the requirements for submission of foreign transcripts. Click on the Transcripts tab for information about international transcripts.