Application Process

Application Process

Ithaca College participates in the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To learn more about CSDCAS, please visit CSDCAS Help.

1. Complete the online application.

2.  Pay the application fee.

3.  Include two letters of recommendation that evaluate your academic abilities. (NOTE: If you are also applying for a graduate assistantship, see point 5 below.) 

4.  Include all official undergraduate transcripts from every undergraduate institution attended, as well as documentation of any CLEP and/or AP credits you earned. If you have not already done so, review our GPA and prerequisite course requirements.

5.  Review tuition costs and apply for financial aid or a graduate assistantship, as needed. Students seeking a graduate assistantship must check the box on the online application form, and submit one additional letter of recommendation (in addition to the two required letters).

Observation Hours

ASHA requires a minimum of 25 observation hours. All observation hours must be completed under the supervision of an individual who holds ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence and has completed 2 hours of continuing education on supervision at the time the supervision is provided.

Students are encouraged to complete these hours prior to beginning the graduate program. In the event that an accepted student has not completed these hours prior to beginning the program, they must be completed by the end of Block 1 of the first fall semester.

Health Certification

Prior to the first day of classes, accepted students will be expected to submit a health certification report providing their health and immunization history.

Prerequisite Requirements and Application Deadlines

Learn more about our prerequisite requirements and the application deadlines.


Graduate Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Ithaca College
301 Smiddy Hall
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850