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Important 2018 Admission Cycle Dates

Please note carefully the deadline dates below.

  • October 1, 2017 – CalState Apply online application opens
  • October 1, 2017 –  SDSU Division of Graduate Affairs Online Supplemental Application opens
  • December 15, 2017 – CalState Apply online application due
  • January 12, 2018 – SDSU Division of Graduate Affairs Online Supplemental Application due
  • January 12, 2018 – File Completion deadline (transcripts and test scores must be received by Graduate Admissions).  Items received after this date will not be processed.


Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the program must meet the general requirements for admission to both universities, as outlined in the current catalogs of SDSU and UCSD.  Applicants must also meet the special requirements of this program. These currently include:

  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in undergraduate courses and any graduate courses completed – good standing in the last institution attended. For those with a GPA of 2.75-2.99, files will be reviewed, and conditional admission may be granted based on outstanding documentation of the other admission requirements;
  • Submission of scores on the GRE (and TOEFL, if applicable), with satisfactory performance on quantitative, verbal, and analytic portions of the examination;
  • Prerequisite completion of at least one course in statistics, one course in biological science, one course in physical science, one course in behavioral/social sciences, and one course in American Sign Language. Deficiencies in these areas may be completed after admission to the program if approved by the Admissions Committee. The number of new admissions is targeted at 10 students per year selected from a pool of qualified applicants. Therefore, admission is based on consideration of all application materials and the relative merits of individual applicants among all eligible applicants.

Fall 2018 Application Instructions

Students are admitted in the fall only. Begin the process early to assure consideration of your application. Admission decisions are made in late February. Notifications of admission decisions are emailed shortly thereafter.

The AuD program does NOT allow deferred admisssion. Admitted students who are unable to begin the program in Fall 2018 must reapply in a subsequent year and will have no guarantee of being admitted.

Graduate admissions is a 2-step process. First, you must apply generally to the University via the CalState Apply application by December 15.   You will follow the status of this application, as well as receipt of your transcripts and GRE scores, via WebPortal.  Second, you must apply to the individual department via the SDSU Division of Graduate Affairs Online Supplemental Application on Decision Desk by January 12. You will follow the status of this application via Decision Desk .  Processing of the 2 steps is simultaneous but separate.  Instructions for setting up your WebPortal and Decision Desk accounts will be sent after you submit your applications.

All admission materials are initially sent to SDSU only. If admitted, an application to UCSD (with fee) will be required as instructed by the program at a later date.

Step 1 – Submission of the CalState Apply Online Application (the preceding wording is the link) by December 15

  • Complete the CalState Apply online application. There is a $55 application fee.
  • Indicate “Audiology (AuD)” as your Major/Program Objective.
  • Indicate “Doctorate” as the Degree Objective.

NOTE: The CalState Apply online application (Step 1) must be submitted before submitting the online supplemental application (Step 2). Approximately 10-15 days after submitting the CalState Apply application, SDSU will email you your permanent Red ID number and instructions on how to set up your WebPortal account. A WebPortal account is the primary SDSU e-Services online account used to access important student services, including Application Status Check, Updating Email/Address, Applying for on-campus housing, and My Registration Information.  Receipt of your Red ID indicates that Graduate Admissions has received your CalState Apply application, has set up your electronic file, and is now prepared to receive and process your transcripts.  DO NOT BEGIN SUBMITTING TRANSCRIPTS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR RED ID.

NOTE: As you will be submitting an Essay to the department, you do not need to complete the Statement of Purpose on the CalState Apply application. Simply write “Essay will be submitted directly to department” in this section.

NOTE:  Your letters of recommendation will be submitted electronically via the Decision Desk Supplemental Application.  On the CalState Apply application, just list the people who will be submitting letters for you.

Step 2 – Submission of the SDSU Division of Graduate Affairs Online Supplemental Application (the preceding wording is the link) by January 12

  • Complete the online application after receiving your SDSU Red ID #, which may take up to three weeks after submitting the CalState Apply application (Step 1).
  • Essay, Official or Unofficial Transcripts, Resume (optional), and GRE scores will need to be uploaded to the online application.
  • Essay Prompt:  What sets you apart or makes you unique as an individual, a prospective graduate student, and a potential contributor to this profession? Consider, for example, your experience with academics, volunteerism, research, cultural diversity, and work.
  • Once you complete a recommender information section and hit the Save & Send Request button, a request for a Letter of Recommendation will be automatically sent using the email address you provide.  NOTE: YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE (INCLUDING YOUR RED ID) BEFORE REQUESTING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.  If you send out a request without filling out your profile, your name will not appear in the email your recommender receives.  Three letters are required, and we will not accept more than 3.  Letter writers will submit letters electronically, and these will be uploaded to your application.  We will not accept letters mailed to the department.  Letters are due by January 12.
  • You will be able to follow the status of your application through your Decision Desk account to see when letters of recommendation are received.
  • If you encounter any problems with the supplemental application or the emails sent to your recommenders, please email, use the Help Tab located on the bottom right corner of every page of Decision Desk, or call 855-777-0744.

Step 3 – Submission of Official GRE (and TOEFL, if applicable) Test Scores to SDSU by January 12

  • Contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and request that your GRE scores be sent electronically to San Diego State University. Use Institution Code 4682.GRE scores can be submitted any time as they go into a master database, which is automatically searched to match scores to applicants.
  • GRE scores can be submitted any time as they go into a master database, which is automatically searched to match scores to applicant.
  • ETS purges electronic test scores after 5 years.  If you took the GRE more than 5 years ago, you will need to retake the test.
  • International applicants must also submit TOEFL scores if preparatory education is principally in a language other than English.  TOEFL scores expire after 2 years.

Step 4 – Submission of  Transcripts, hard copy or electronic, from All Institutions Attended.  Be sure to begin this process early in order to ensure they have all been received by January 12.  Do not wait for Fall grades if doing so will make you miss the January 12 deadline.  Graduate Admissions will not process any transcripts received after January 12.

  • Send one OFFICIAL hard copy of each transcript DIRECTLY to:
Graduate Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7416 
  • OR send Electronic Copy:   If your school offers this option when requesting transcripts, choose SDSU from the pulldown menu.  If SDSU is not an option on the pulldown menu, ask your school to send to:  Electronic transcripts MUST come directly from your school.  Electronic transcripts sent by students will not be accepted.

NOTE: Submit transcripts to SDSU Graduate Admissions after submitting the CalState Apply online application and receiving your SDSU Red ID. Be consistent in the name you use when submitting applications, transcripts, and test scores – Otherwise, your application and documents cannot be matched by SDSU Graduate Admissions.

NOTE: Students who received their undergraduate degree from SDSU do not need to submit an SDSU transcript as Enrollment Services can access those transcripts electronically. If you attended any other universities or junior colleges and these grades appear on your SDSU transcript, then you do not need to submit transcripts for those schools. For all other students, you must submit transcripts from all schools attended even if the grades appear on your degree transcript.

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS: If you have international coursework, you must have your school send SDSU Graduate Admissions one official original-language copy of all records of academic coursework and proof of degree. For each document you must also send a certified literal English translation, which can come directly from the school itself or from a professional, certified translator. The translation must contain all information shown on the original-language documents.  Country-specific guidelines can be found on the SDSU Graduate Admissions website: .

CHINESE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS:  Degrees from China must also be verified by the China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC).

GPA Calculator

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Pre-Admission Disclosure for Licensure and Credentialing Programs

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from College of Education, Office of Student Services (EBA 259), 619-594-6320,




last updated: 6/29/2017