The Communication and Learning Disorders program at Our Lady of the Lake University participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). All applicants applying to the OLLU graduate program in Communications and Learning Disorders program after Nov. 4, 2014 must apply online using the CSDCAS application process.

It is recommended that applicants review the CSDCAS process before beginning an application. The CSDCAS website includes a “Before You Begin” section that provides information on the process.

Learn about the CSDCAS application process:
Create an account and begin an application:

CSDCAS provides a Helpline:
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central Time)
Phone: 617-612-2030


Requirements for regular admission

• Application for admission completed through the CSDCAS system

• $40 non-refundable application fee accompanied by university form

• Official score report on the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record Examination; test must be taken within the last five years; not required for applicants with master’s degrees from regionally accredited institutions; must be submitted through the CSDCAS system

• Official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended; transcripts must include baccalaureate and higher (if applicable) degrees earned and dates conferred; must be submitted through the CSDCAS system
(Download special instructions for submitting transcripts from outside the United States and transcripts not in English.)

• A bachelor’s degree in CDIS with a minimum cumulative grade point average 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) on undergraduate work attempted and at least 3.00 in undergraduate work in CDIS; for applicants with a master’s degree, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on graduate work

• Three references submitted through the CSDCAS system

Personal statement/essay submitted through the CSDCAS system

• Selected applicants will be invited to a group interview with CDIS department faculty

Admission deadline

February 1

For those accepted into the program, a $100 non-refundable advanced-tuition deposit is required.

Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

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