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New Application Process for Communication Disorders!

NCCU has elected to participate in a centralized application system called Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) for the Communication Disorders Graduate Program.  If you are currently enrolled in another Communication Disorders Graduate Program and are no longer interested in applying, please send me a reply email.

You can find the new procedures for applying to the Communication Disorders Graduate Program on the webpage for the program.  You can click here to view that information, and the information also appears below for your convenience.  This page also includes the minimum admission requirements.  If you have specific questions about the program, please contact Dr. Yolanda Keller-Bell at ykellerb@nccu.edu or (919) 530-7504.  The application deadline date is still February 1, 2020.  You may also request more information about the program by clicking here.

Application Procedures

The Communication Disorders program offers a two-year program for students with an undergraduate degree in communication disorders or those who will have completed the prerequisite coursework prior to enrollment. Students with an undergraduate degree in a major other than communication disorders (without a background) can apply for admission for our three-year program in which prerequisite courses are taken once the student is admitted to the program. The prerequisites are completed prior to enrolling in required core graduate courses.


Applications must be verified by 11:59 PM ET on February 1. Applications can only be verified once all payments, transcripts, and letters of evaluation have been received. To ensure your application is verified on time, try to complete your application at least two weeks before the deadline.

Application Instructions (New for 2019)

To apply to our graduate program, please complete the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service, CSDCAS. Specific details regarding the application are available in the CSDCAS portal, which opened on August 1st.

  • CSDCAS offers application fee waivers for students meeting certain service- or income-based requirements, including McNair Scholars.
  • Request official GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and written) be sent to North Carolina Central University using code 4574. Send scores to CSDCAS directly. GRE scores cannot be more than 5 years old.
  • Transcripts should be submitted directly to CSDCAS to complete the application.

Step 2. In addition to the CSDCAS fee, applicants must also pay a nonrefundable application fee of $50 to NCCU to apply for admission.  An application is incomplete until this fee is paid.


Published: Friday, October 18, 2019
by Director of Graduate Recruitment and Marketing, Sabrina R Butler [ this function might malfinction on the test server ]
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