AuD Application and Admissions
Q1: What are the prerequisites for applying to the program?
Prerequisites for the AuD program are:
- 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. Students may not advance to candidacy without completing all prerequisites. We strongly suggest that student complete the prerequisites before enrolling in the program.
Q2: Will my application be reviewed if I have not completed all the prerequisites?
Yes, your application will be reviewed provided that all the materials have been received. Completion of all prerequisites is not a criterion for admission.
Q3: How much does the program cost?
Q4: Do I need to complete the Statement of Purpose on the Cal State Apply application?
No, as you will be submitting an Essay as part of your CSDCAS application. You do not need to complete the Statement of Purpose on the Cal State Apply application. Simply write “Essay submitted to CSDCAS” in this section.
Q5: When can I begin submitting transcripts to Enrollment Services?
Do not submit transcripts to Enrollment Services prior to submitting the Cal State Apply on-line application. Upon receipt, SDSU will e-mail you a Student Red ID # in 10-15 business days. Receiving this Red ID indicates that an electronic file has now been created for you so transcripts received can be matched to you.
Q6: Do I have to wait for my final grades before submitting transcripts?
No, you do not need to wait for final transcripts for classes in progress at the time you apply. If admitted to SDSU, those will be requested at a later date.
Q7: Can I submit letters of recommendation from employers rather than former professors?
Yes, but letters of recommendation from employers do not carry the same weight with the admissions committee as letters from former professors as the letters are used to gauge academic performance, not job performance.
Q8: Can I track the progress of my application on-line?
Yes, at the same time you receive your Red ID you will receive instructions on setting up your WebPortal account. Enrollment Services will also e-mail bi-weekly reminders to students with incomplete applications. You can check the status of your Cal State Apply application, transcripts, and test scores through WebPortal. You can also track the status of your online application materials submitted to CSDCAS. We strongly recommended that applicant monitor the status of their applications. Only complete and verified applications will be reviewed.
Q9: What happens if I forget to submit either the Cal State Apply application or the CSDCAS online application?
Your file will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
Q12: It is possible to complete the program as a part-time student?
No, the program requires full-time attendance.
Q13: When will I hear if I have been accepted into the program?
Admission decisions will be made by mid-March. You will be notified via e-mail through CSDCAS online system.
Q14: Is an interview required?
Starting in 2022, most students will be asked to interview. After a review of all application materials, the top (approximately 75%) will be invited to interview. This will be a brief, informal interview. It is an opportunity for you to ask questions and for us to get to know you. You do not need to prepare for the interview.
Q15: Do you accept transfer students?
In general, no. The maximum transfer credit allowed is 9 units. You can apply like any prospective first year student, and we may be able to accept 9 units from your previous institution.