Changes in the Communication Disorders Major
What has happened?
The undergraduate major in Communication Disorders (ComD) is now a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP). One hundred students will be admitted to the major each year. In addition, admission to the minor in ComD has been suspended until further notice.
How does it affect students?
If you have already declared ComD as your major (or minor), nothing will change; you will continue taking classes as usual.
Students interested in majoring in ComD can now declare Pre-ComD as a major and will need to apply for admission to the ComD major.
What are the admission requirements?
When you have completed all three of the prerequisite classes: ComD 133, Stat 121, and PDBio 220, you may apply to the major by filling out an "Application for Admission to the ComD Major" form. A copy of the application form may be obtained at the ComD department office (136 TLRB), the Education Student Services center (120 MCKB), or online as a PDF file via the link below.
When are the applications due?
Applications will be due on May 1st and October 1st each year. These forms will be reviewed at an undergraduate admissions meeting shortly thereafter. Admission will be based on the grade point average in the three prerequisite classes: ComD 133, Stat 121, and PDBio 220. Students will be notified with an admission decision within three weeks. The first admissions cycle will begin in October 2012.
What if a student is not admitted to the major?
Each of the three prerequisite classes may be repeated only once, and the student may re-apply. We advise a student who is turned down twice for admission to the ComD major to visit the University Advisement Center in the WSC, or the McKay School’s Education Student Services office to learn about other possibilities.
Where can I go with questions or concerns about the ComD major?
The ComD Graduate Coordinator/Advisor will be the contact person for questions or unique situations. Currently, that person is Dr. Ron Channell, 128 TLRB, email@example.com, or 801-422-6457.