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Graduate Admissions Process

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of the Pacific has two application deadlines for annual admission. Our goal is to make admission decisions earlier to allow applicants to make their graduate school plans earlier.

1.       Priority Admission - Friday, December 6, 2013
Applications completed by the priority deadline will be reviewed first and will receive admission decisions from the department by the end of February.
2.       Regular admission - Saturday, February 1, 2014
Regular admission applications will be reviewed in early 2014 and will receive admission decisions from the department by the end of March.

All students must complete an online application and a supplemental paper application for their application file to be complete.  Incomplete files will not be reviewed. 

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology utilizes the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) - http://www.capcsd.org/csdcas/students.php

CSDCAS applications will include:

  • Self-reported grades
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended post high school
  • Official GRE scores (GRE CSDCAS Code: 0773)
  • Personal statement (there is no minimum/maximum for the statement; there is no assigned prompt for the statement)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation - It is recommended that at least one letter of recommendation come from a university faculty member. 

Applicants must also submit the Pacific supplemental application directly to the speech-language pathology department at: pacificslp@pacific.edu  (NOTE: If you are unable to email your supplemental application, you may also print and mail the application to: University of the Pacific, ATTN: SLP Department, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211). There is no additional application fee to submit the supplemental application.

Students applying for priority admission, still completing academic coursework during the Fall 2013 semester or quarter, must email a scanned, unofficial copy of their Fall 2013 semester/quarter grades directly to the department at pacificslp@pacific.edu by Friday, December 20, 2013.  All applicants must submit their official Fall 2013 transcripts to CSDCAS for verification by the regular admission deadline of February 1, 2014.  

Applicants to the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of the department's graduate admission information sessions listed below to assist them in making an informed decision about a graduate program that will best suit their needs.  Each information session will be hosted by one of the department's faculty members and provide an overview of the program, tours of the classrooms and clinic facilities, and opportunities for individual questions. No individual appointments for graduate tours will be made during the 2014 admissions cycle. Please check back in early June for summer 2014 information session dates.

We look forward to meeting you on campus soon. If you have any further questions regarding the graduate application and admissions process, please contact the department's graduate program director, Dr. Larry Boles, at lboles@pacific.edu or 209-946-7490.