Application Requirements

 Application Checklist (Scroll down to take action on each of these items.)

  • Application Deadline
  • Apply "ONLY" to CSDCAS (Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service).  Do not apply to CMU's College of Graduate Studies.
  • CMU Supplemental Fee/Form
  • GRE Scores
  • International Application Requirements
    • ECE, WES, Josef Silney and Assoicates, Inc. (Course-by-Course Evaluation)
    • TOEFL
    • I-20
  • Contact our Admissions Office with any questions or concerns at: or 989-774-1730


1.  Application Deadline

The application deadline for our Fall 2016 SLP Program is January 15, 2016.

ALL applicants must apply ONLY to CSDCAS), an online application service.  Do not apply to CMU's College of Graduate Studies.  The CSDCAS student portal launch date will be posted once it has been set.  If you start the process prior to the launch date, your information will be deleted when they update the portal for the 2016 application cycle.  Three letters of recommendation are required, and two of the three letters of recommendations must come from CDO faculty.   We do not require a program-specific essay.​  However, you must complete the personal essay required in the CSDCAS application. 

2.  Supplemental Fee/Form

ALL applicants must submit our Supplemental Fee/Form - click here to download and complete the form.  Fee and mailing instructions are noted on the form.

3.  Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - This is a new requirement!

ALL applicants are required to take the GRE, and your scores must be sent directly from ETS to CSDCAS, as we no longer accept paper copies.  To insure your scores are sent electronically, provide ETS with our code:   0742 Central MI U CSDCAS.  

4.  ECE, WES, or Josef Silney & Associates, Inc. (Course-by-Course Evaluation) 

Coursework taken at international institutions (from non-English speaking countries) must be evaluated by ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.), WES (World Education Services), or Josef Silney and Associates, Inc. Official transcripts and an official course-by-course evaluation must be sent directly from the service to CSDCAS and to the College of Health Professions, CHP Admissions Office, HPB 1212, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.  Canadian students are not required to provide a foreign evaluation; however, they are required to send to the College of Health Professions official transcripts.

5.  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

All prospective students who are not citizens of a TOEFL-exempt country must submit a satisfactory test score on the TOEFL or IELTS. Score requirements: 79 or 6.5 on the TOEFL/IELTS for regular admission, 61-78 or 5.5 and 6.0 for conditional admission. For more information on TOEFL requirements, please reference our Graduate Bulletin.

6.  I-20

International students are also required to submit to CMU an I-20 Affidavit/Statement of Support form, along with evidence of financial support.  For more information, contact the College of Graduate Studies.  I-20 information is not required at the time of application.  However, if you are offered a position in the program and you accept, you will then have to provide your I-20 documenation.