Any student who is admitted to EKU may declare this major. The student will be assigned to a program advisor and will be classified as a "Pre-CD" major. However, having a Pre-CD status does not guarantee admission into the CD undergraduate program. Pre-CD majors will be restricted to enrollment in the following major CDS courses: CDS 275 and 360.
An application for admission must be submitted by February 14th. Please see link to the application below. To be eligible to apply for admission in the CD Program, the following minimum criteria must be met:
- 40 completed college semester credit hours --Examples of hours "not completed" may be those from which the student withdrew ("W"), received an incomplete ("I" or "IP"), or did not pass ("F" or "U"). Hours must be based on 100-level courses or higher. Developmental or remedial courses such as those numbered 090, 093, and 095 (or equivalent transfer courses) cannot be counted in the 40 hours nor in the GPA.
- GPA of 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale) for the 40 semester credit hours completed.
- Minimum ACT composite score of 21 (or SAT equivalent)
Once admitted to the CD program, the student must earn a grade of "C" or higher in CDS 275 "Introduction to Communication Disorders" or equivalent transfer course before registering for any CDS courses in the major requirements.
Information regarding admission to Eastern Kentucky University, tuition, financial aid, and housing may be obtained through the Division of Admissions. An application form for admission to EKU may be obtained at the following link. This is an application for admission to EKU, not the application for admission to the CD undergraduate program.
The GPA x ACT determines a rank order for those applying. The CD Program will admit 30 new undergraduate students each year to enter the Junior-level CDS course sequence. Admission will apply to all students equally, whether they are enrolled at EKU or transfer to EKU. Transfer students do not have to be enrolled in university courses at the time of submitting an application. It should be noted that admission of transfer students, who have been enrolled in a speech-language pathology program elsewhere, will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the program level (Junior or Senior) they should enter at EKU and the ability of the CD Program to accommodate their admission at that time.
Applicants will be notified within approximately four weeks from the admission date. A notice of admission status will be sent to all applicants via email.
The required curriculum for the undergraduate communication disorders program may be obtained through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Wallace 245 (phone 859-622-4442) or may be obtained online by clicking on the following links.
The application to the undergraduate program in Communication Disorders may be accessed at https://application.eku.edu/register/cdapp . As indicated above, the deadline to apply is February 14. Please contact Dr. Kellie Ellis, Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.